The Very Good Solutions Company
The Very Good Solutions Company is a UK based consultancy composed exclusively of neurodivergent practitioners. Working in accessibility, sustainability, academia and tech we have come together to share our expertise and experience, and to work with foward thinking, progressive organisations
We work cross sector with an impressive portfolio of clients, and select the businesses and organisations we work with very carefully. You can find out more about us and our consultancy by exploring the links below.
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Meet the Team
Andrew is Innovation Manager for Cheltenham Festivals, Senior Academic at the University of Gloucestershire, and Cheltenham Culture Board coordinator. He has worked for almost 30 years in cross sector roles including events, academia, politics, broadcast and innovation. Andrew established the consultancy following year of research and project delivery within creative ecosystems, event sustainability, artist accessibility, mental health, and the future of cultural placemaking. The consultancy specialises in intersectional, regenerative projects around the UK and beyond and Andrew continues his cross-sector work through interconnected, harmonised projects and practice. He is a trustee for Youth Music and Global Local, a mentor for Attitude Is Everything and Inclusion Gloucestershire and in his spare time performs as double bassist with Thrill Collins.
Harry (Anghard) Jones
Harry is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional combining a strong academic background with extensive experience acquired in various educational and event settings. Combining over ten years of experience in assisting and delivering events and festivals in a variety of roles, she is now focussing on merging her professional psychological and disability training with developing accessibility and diversity in the event industry. Working in collaboration with Attitude is Everything’s Charter for Best Practice she aims to change and deliver a smoother experience to all festival and event customers or staff in relation to accessibility for deaf and disabled and neurodivergent people. The combination of her previous roles in production, artist liaison and site office provides a unique perspective for informed consultation around reasonable adjustment.
Tom is a seasoned Creative Technologist, blending eight years of hands-on experience and research in immersive technology with a keen expertise in audio and event production. His academic journey and research, underpins his nuanced approach to creating interactive and engaging virtual environments. Tom's career has gracefully traversed the live events industry and extended into sound design, mixing, and editing in film, TV, and commercial video. Through thoughtful integration of sound and visual elements, Tom excels in tailoring each project to deliver a cohesive and captivating experience. His work is characterized by a blend of technical proficiency and creative vision, ensuring that each project not only captures the imagination but also resonates on a profound level with its audience.
A recent graduate in Music Business from the University of Gloucestershire, Laura is an event freelancer and emerging accessibility professional with a passion for creating inclusive spaces for diverse audiences. Specialising in EDI, she is on a mission to make the live music sector and wider entertainment and cultural industries a more welcoming and inclusive space for disabled and neurodivergent people. Through her work, she advocates for diversity and seeks new and innovative ways to amplify accessibility across sectors – inclusive of artists, performers, audiences, industry professionals, and more. Laura is also trained by Attitude Is Everything to audit and deliver proactive accessibility actions plans.
Dr. James Dalby
James is an academic in the creative and tech industries, with fifteen years experience teaching at university level. He specialises in a range of disciplines including XR and immersive (virtual reality, metaverse etc.), transmedia, cinematography, and visual special effects, and has published and spoken internationally on immersive and XR, transmedia, social technologies, and media economics. An expert in Design Thinking and Sprint project methodologies and workflows, James has run training in these areas for many years, and is undertaking a PhD studying links between the use of social, immersive and metaverse technologies on time-perception and memory, and how this might affect learning and education.
YISKA is a Disabled Artist and established performer with over ten years' experience. They run Noteworthy Access, offering access audits, awareness talks and bespoke packages. Facing significant barriers to achieving success in music, YISKA is on a mission to transform the industry and advance accessibility for both artists and audiences. YISKA was awarded a Gold Certificate in the Disability Equality for the Live Event Industry Training delivered by Attitude is Everything and Falmouth University. YISKA takes an 'Access First' approach, because Access should not be an afterthought. YISKA's work is intersectional, innovative and bold: we are all invited to be part of a radical reimagining of accessibility for a future that is both exciting and possible.