Strategic Director, Music Venue Trust
The Music Venue Trust was created in January 2014 to protect the UK live music network by securing the long term future of small-scale venues. In this initial stage, Beverley's role is to co-ordinate communication, build support amongst music fans and venues and raise awareness of the Trust.
"In the UK there remains an enormous discrepancy between public funding for certain styles of music over others. We all know that we have some of the best pop/rock/punk/indie musicians in the world, yet the support for the small venues in which they develop their skills and stagecraft is incredibly limited. I would love to see the network of independent music venues recognised as forming an integral part of the UK’s art infrastructure. I think that the Music Venue Trust can help achieve this."