The Studio Associates & Partners


Specialist and bespoke support for Residents

To enable our Residents to access the skills that they need to grow their idea or enterprise, we work with a range of individuals, businesses and organisations who provide specialist and bespoke support. This takes the form of a monthly timebank where Residents can book slots with industry experts (our Associates) to discuss a particular query or challenge, and we also run a programme of business development workshops and talks.

Sarah Addezio

Sarah Addezio is the Creative Producer working with partners across Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Her role is to support a collaborative programme of research and business development to improve the performance of the creative industries in the region and in particular Bath, ensuring they continue to flourish.

Rachel Pownall

Rachel Pownall is Bath Spa University’s Innovation Manager for MyWorld, a five year UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places (SIPF) funded programme to turn the South West into an international trailblazer in screen-based media. She was previously Knowledge Exchange (KE) Manager on the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) that promoted the use of creative technology across the South West. Rachel’s background is in documentary filmmaking and outside of her role on MyWorld she is currently scripting and developing a variety of creative projects from podcasts to immersive theatre, particularly looking at how creative technology can broaden and enhance the live theatrical experience.

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams has an emerging creative practice called Larkhall, which combines music and live algorithmic visuals; he also works professionally as a software developer and CTO of a small tech startup.

James Wheale

James Wheale is an Innovation & Growth Adviser – Digital and Creative and works on the Innovate2Succeed programme at Business West, helping creative and digital businesses unlock their growth and development. He is also an award-winning creative technologist and Resident of the Pervasive Media Studio. His expertise lies in strategic planning and funding for creative enterprise.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller wholeheartedly believes that purpose is the new status, and is passionate about inspiring enlightened business leaders to make money and have fun by solving the world’s biggest problems.

Abel + Imray

Abel & Imray is a leading firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys handling all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks and designs.

Mogers Drewett

Mogers Dewett is a leading South West law firm that takes pride in building long term client relationships. From their offices in Bath, Frome, Sherborne and Wells their people offer comprehensive expert advice across a range of legal services for individuals and businesses.

Richard Spilsbury

Richard Spilsbury is the Founder of Link Stone Advisory, an advisory and corporate finance business that connects professionals who have worked in industry with entrepreneurs on the move, mainly working with media and tech businesses with their corporate development.

Vicki Cheadle

Vicki Cheadle is a Marketing & PR Consultant and owner of Good Crowd Media. She has over 20 years’ experience in the products and services industries, working on marketing strategy, branding, PR, social media, event management, web design, video production and business development. Vicki is part of the Bath Advisory Group.

Yang Ding

Yang Ding founded New Silk Route Digital in 2015. With more than 15 years’ experience in digital marketing, he has helped a wide variety of companies and organisations access to market in China. Yang is also Director and Chief Representative of the Bristol & West of England China Bureau. He has management responsibility for strategic projects, events, government relations and China Bureau’s Premium member.

We would like to thank all of our Associates for their ongoing support and investment in The Studio. If you are interested in becoming an Associate then please contact Abigail Branagan, The Studio Manager for a chat, on


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