The Board of Directors
Behind the scenes there is an active and involved Board of Directors who guide the whole organization and oversee strategy and long term planning. They oversee the employment of staff and the issues around forecasting for a healthy future.
The Board of Directors meet about once a month with meetings alternating between operational, strategic and quarterly financial reporting and forecasting.
- All give their time and expertise voluntarily.
The aim is for a strong balance between ‘internal’ and ‘external’ with Board members coming from within the organisation from our membership and from invited directors with an expertise in a particular field such as financial, legal, human resources etc. The healthy balance between those with an active experience of the work of Hot Bed Press and those with amore objective overview and experience and knowledge of how other organisations work is an important factor in the make-up of the Board of Directors.
We are indebted to the work of Business in The Arts who have provided links to a number of individuals with a specific skill-set which has been invaluable to the development of the organisation.
We would welcome new members with business experience and special expertise in such as accountancy, legal, clerical, fundraising, sponsorship etc. that can add to our board and help lead Hot Bed Press as we develop and consolidate our position as a leading arts organization in Salford.
Think you have some skills to offer? Please get in touch on 0161 743 3111.
Jane Hughes – Chair
Jane has been Chair of Hot Bed Press since 2014. She trained as a bookbinder and worked in library conservation before moving into publishing and working as a food writer and freelance magazine editor. She is currently a professional psychologist. She is a member of Hot Bed Press and enjoys letterpress printing.
Kiran Williams – Company Secretary
Kiran Williams goes by the creative handle of Kiran Lee, and is a compulsive textile printer. Kiran is a print technician at Stockport College & has been screen-printing on fabric for 10 years. Kiran has had a studio at HBP for several years & is patiently awaiting a stronghold for textile printing in the workshop. Her own creative work is fuelled by the way that light interacts with fabric & the interplay of print & dye on cloth.
Jeni became a member of the Board of Directors in 2013. She teaches on The Complete Printmaker course as well as occasional weekend and evening courses. As suich she has an eye on educational matters within the Board. ‘As a painter I have always made prints and I find the two practices inform one another. After a long break from printing I returned to making prints a few years ago. I continue to develop my practice through printmaking.’ Having completed an honours degree in Fine Art during the late 1980’s she also taught Life Drawing for many years.
When John Pindar retired from teaching science (after previously being a colourist in the textile industry) he resolved to do something with his hands, his head and his heart. Discovering printmaking by chance five years ago, he found it fitted the bill on all three counts. After a couple of years of gum arabic printing, he now mainly screen prints. John represents the membership as a Director.
David worked for Manchester City Council as a town planner from 1969 to 1999, primarily on research and policy issues. After that he set up an IT company with some other people from Manchester University, which helped public sector organisations to make better use of geographical information. He was also on the Board of the Ancoats Building Preservation Trust, which restored Murrays Mill, as well as a Councillor and Board member of the national cycling organisation, the CTC. David graduated from the 3 year Complete Printmaker course at Hot Bed Press in 2015.