CQ Staff

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Lucy Alderson
Property Manager – Sneinton Market

Lucy takes care of everything around the Sneinton Market units and tenants. She keeps this place in tip top shape, to ensure and happy and safe work environment for all the digital and creative businesses that have made this place their home. She helps businesses who come in and are looking for somewhere to house their business. Lucy has 2 little boys who she takes to football clubs and piano lessons, so she’s a busy lady inside and outside the office! Lucy also makes cozy wooly hats, so she’s got a crafty streak too!
Email: cqproperty@creativequarter.com


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Anna Mackenzie
Info Hub Administrator

After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Criminology, Anna worked for the next two years at Lincolnshire Police Force. Since then, Anna has relocated to Nottingham and loves living in our creative city! In her spare time, Anna continues to develop her food blog, sharing recipes and her favourite under-used ingredients. Now a member of the CQ team, Anna coordinates the Big House programme, supporting events and managing the administration of our flagship ERDF programme – as well as our staff nights out!
Email: admin@creativequarter.com

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Di Tunney
Communications, Media and PR Manager

Di graduated from U.W.I.S.T. and started her career with Unilever at Port Sunlight as a Management Trainee. From here she went on to work for Thomas Cook HQ in Peterborough as a Market Analyst and Allied Domecq as Marketing Manager for some of their major beers brands before starting her own Marketing and Market Research Agency based in the Centre of Nottingham. In 2000, Di set up The Best Organisation a consultancy specialising in customer and employee Language & Behaviour and offering training and coaching to a wide range of organisations for SMEs to Blue Chip companies.  Di joined the Creative Quarter in May 2017 and is responsible for ensuring that the CQ as a whole maintains a high profile and that its many independent creative and digital businesses are supported to grow and flourish! Di is a lover of live music, a keen theatre and film goer and enjoys eating out at the city’s wide range of great restaurants!
Email: di@creativequarter.com

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Lauren Lynch
Marketing & Events Assistant

Lauren studied towards gaining her qualifications in Art and Design, Drama and Fashion and Design as she has a great interest in the creative subjects. After leaving school she went on to further her knowledge in Performing Arts, studying Acting at NCN Clarendon college for 3 years. Also while studying at college she attended The Nottingham Youth Theatre. After leaving college she went on to work with Nottingham City Council in the Short Breaks Team as a Link Worker, working alongside children with learning disabilities. Lauren did this while also working in retail to gain experience in different work environments. She then went back to her Fashion roots by working as a Cutting Room Assistant making luxurious dressing gowns for The Daniel Hanson Partnership. After that Lauren then went on to a different career path, expanding her horizons within the Marketing industry working on social media projects, She then joined the CQ in August 2016 as the Marketing and Events Assistant.
Email: lauren@creativequarter.com



Cathy Mahmood
Creative Nottingham North Coordinator

Cathy’s first job in the arts was working for Birmingham City Council as the Administrator for a £1.7m new work festival to celebrate the turn of the millennium.

She then took up the post of General Manager for New Perspectives Theatre Company; at that time delivering participatory arts projects in Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire as well as producing and touring three new productions a year.  Managing the Old Library in Mansfield as a venue for exhibitions, workshops and performances she was surrounded by wonderful artists, actors, designers and directors who all believed in the power of art to transform lives and engage communities.

Cathy’s six years with New Perspectives were followed by a unique post within NHS Nottinghamshire – advocating for the role of the arts to improve health environments; to engage public, staff and patients through creative consultation and to work alongside the architectural design teams for new NHS buildings. She led the recruitment for a Lead Artist for Bulwell’s new £22m Joint Service Centre and gained funding for two artists residencies for local health centres in the county.

Cathy has worked as a freelance arts coordinator for the last 5 years – in arts and health as well as youth and community settings.  Most recently she has been working at The Greenway Centre in Sneinton as their Youth Arts Coordinator and developing her Graphic Design portfolio.

Email: cathy.mahmood@rebalancingouterestates.com