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Essex Harvard

Essex Havard is an education consultant specialising in adult learning and the cultural sector. Over the past 30 years Essex has worked for National Museum Wales, Bath City Council, the Council of Museums in Wales and the RNLI in a variety of roles but always with education, events and access in mind. For 10 years he worked for the National Institute for Continuing Adult Education (NIACE) as part of the team that developed and delivered Adult Learners’ Week and The Inspire! Awards in Wales.

In 2014 Essex established Adult Learning and the Culture Sector (ALACS), an association of consultants who work together to deliver bespoke solutions to clients in both sectors. Those clients include Communities 2.0, People 1st, Groundwork South East, National Army Museum, St. Mary’s Priory Church Trust, People Around Here and Cardiff City Football Supporters’ Trust. ALACS aims to show the economic and social impact of adult learning in the cultural sector.

Alexis Kirsten

‪Alexis Kirsten has over 15 years’ experience in the marketing industry as a creative thinker and advertising copywriter. The lion’s share of Alexis’ experience was gained while working in the international advertising industry overseas, where she was commissioned by blue chip clients to create 360 degree campaigns for globally recognised household brands.

Now returned to Wales, Alexis writes campaigns and communications (and provides strategic creative thinking), for clients large and small, public and private as Rhubarb Comms and Content at

Alexis is particularly passionate about nature and the environment and accordingly has marketed a number of projects in the third/charitable sector. The golden thread running through the projects encouraged people to engage with the beautiful Welsh countryside, in order to improve their health and wellbeing, while protecting and conserving the great outdoors for future generations.