The following people are dedicated in building the creative, craft and hobby industry in a manner that is good for all AFCI.UK members, while staying focused to its aim and goals that will benefit the industry and our members.
All Board Members are volunteers, possessing a wealth of industry experience, expertise and knowledge to make sure member’s voices are heard and ensuring AFCI.UK is run by you for you!

Tony Sheridan
Board Chair AFCI.UK
Target for 2018: To solidify AFCI.UK position as the cornerstone of the creative industry
Derek Bamford
AFCI.UK Vice Chair
Target for 2018: Develop and maintain a strong strategic plan that is good for the whole UK Creative Industry
Sarah Hurley
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: Develop events, designer accreditation program. Mentor our entrepreneur members
Barry Short
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: Grow the audience for the Creative Products worldwide. Establishing crafting as a therapeutic pastime
Belinda Poore
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: To spread the success of the association, ensuring the industry sees and uses its great benefits
Graeme Wright
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: To extend membership to as many companies as possible & represent their interests in a proactive way
Jayne Owles
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: Increase membership, make events bigger and better. Make every retailer aware of AFCI.UK
Linda Ayres
AFCI.UK Board Member
Target for 2018: To get all members networking, growing and developing contacts and business all year round.

AFCI.UK Dedicated Staff member is:

Craig De Souza
Executive Director
Target for 2018:To help members Learn, Connect and Discover ways in which they can grow and succeed, regardless of member level. To provide a powerful association that not only members use and are proud of but one that grows the awareness and economy of the creative, craft and hobby industry for all members.

The AFCI.UK board is not a big boy’s or exclusive club, any and all AFCI.UK members can sit on the board, in fact, we encourage members to get involved after all it’s their association!

Every year, new AFCI.UK board members are nominated and selected by other members and the board.

We welcome all members to get involved and help the AFCI.UK.
If you’d like to get involved or know someone that should contact our team today.

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