Heather Askew

Heather Askew

Heather is currently Director of Finance and Business Development for Brewery Arts in Kendal.  She originally trained as a Management Accountant in London before relocating to Cumbria in 2004 to run her own business.  From 2009 to 2012 she worked for Theatre by the Lake, Keswick supporting the theatre’s community team and other arts organisations in Cumbria, with a particular focus on development and funding.

In 2012, she moved to the Copeland Community Fund to run an annual grants fund of £1.5m working with community groups and third sector organisations in the Copeland area of Cumbria. This was followed by working as a freelance project manager offering organisational development and support to a range of community, third sector and local government organisations.

In 2018 she returned to the arts sector, joining Highlights Rural Touring Scheme where she was General Manager until leaving to join Brewery Arts in 2022.

Heather has been a trustee of Ragged Edge Productions since 2018 and has enjoyed seeing the work expand to include more community based work as well as touring original shows.

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