Holding it together for your business


Behind LinchpinPA

LinchpinPA is operated by Anne Williams whose career spans across cultural & creative industries (BBC TV, Arts Council, Creativity Culture & Education), heritage (The National Trust), and the private sector (successfully ran a print franchise for 12 years) where she developed

Anne has strong events management skills, previous understanding of being self employed and television broadcasting experience.

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Getting Ready to Run a Business

Anne writes “Recently I’ve been lucky enough to receive support from PRIME and gained a SFEDI Award Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Run Your Own Business. PRIME is the only national organisation dedicated to providing everyone over 50 who is unemployed or under threat of redundancy, with the support to achieve financial, social and personal fulfilment through sustainable employment. PRIME is accredited as a SFEDI centre of excellence (SFEDI is a government recognised UK standards body for business support & enterprise). It's been very worthwhile completing this accreditation with access to on-line resources & information, support, up to date advice and quality training. I am also a studying member of the Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs." See my case study on


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Anne worked on the Creative Partnerships programme in schools which brings creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn. The programme has worked with over 1 million children, over 90,000 teachers in more than 8000 projects in England. Creative Partnerships was England’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of children and young people across England, raising their aspirations, achievements and life chances. And she is very proud of the fact she was part of the team who won the WISE (the World Innovation Summit on Education) award in 2011 - see a film about it in an interview with Paul Collard, Chief Executive, Creativity Culture & Education.