CultureRunner helps arts and heritage organisations run better and smarter. We do this through research, organisational reviews, training and leadership coaching. We specialise in governance and policy.

We work with our clients to support them through periods of change. This includes governance reviews as part of Lottery-funded projects, cultural services reviews for local government and guidance publications for strategic bodies. Please get in touch  for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. 

See recent work with the Local Government Association which highlights ways in which culture and leisure services responded to the pandemic here

"Mairead’s work on our Governance Review provided our trustees with a detailed plan on how to improve internal structures. During the information gathering process, she was very friendly, courteous and objective throughout. She put everyone at ease and handled the work with sensitivity, tact and professionalism. Mairead’s work has helped us tremendously."

"Working with Mairead and CultureRunner is always a joy. Mairead is extremely dedicated, thorough and organised. I always have complete faith that her work will be to the highest standard and with timely communication throughout the project. I enjoy collaborating with CultureRunner and would definitely recommend their work."

Ian Murphy & Peter Rogers, Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum

Tina Morton, The National Archives

"Just a huge note of thanks for yesterday afternoon! You managed the chaos so brilliantly!  Everyone really enjoyed the session."

Mairead did a wonderful job, especially with such limited time and changing participants over the course of the day.

Caroline Worthington, Royal Society of Sculptors

Stephanie Thorndyke, Novium Museum