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Meet the Cohort .

Anna Gallon is a Northern theatre-maker and creative engagement producer who Co-Founded Four Wheel Drive in 2023, a company which specialises in crafting bespoke off-road theatrical experiences. Collaborating with local heritage organisations and events companies, the business has achieved success […]

ViridianLAB is a brand new arm of ViridianFX, led by Ben. Driven by curiosity, and as the sibling to ViridianFX – which works alongside Netflix, HBO, and AppleTV – it’s at the forefront of visual storytelling. In this fast-paced world, […]

Carly Jay is an experienced interior designer specialising in environments for children and young people. Having designed environments for over 15 years, working for museums like Eureka!, Carly is now setting up her own company. She remains dedicated to creating […]

Dan is a commercial drone pilot, trading as Fly Flow Media. The business, just 12 months old, specialises in close proximity and high speed aerial filming, for Film, TV and Motorsport. Dan’s background is in Physics and has been designing, […]

The Production Dept. is Gavin’s new venture, to which he brings over a decade of experience. He led the creative production for one of the UK’s top airlines and holiday companies, as well as a major government infrastructure company. Gavin’s […]

Harry Stockdale is an animator and founder of the York based animation studio, Hijinks Studios. After working in the industry for three years at a small studio in Hull, Harry decided to study animation at York St John University to […]

Eirini Mavrogeni (aka Iris) isn’t your average graphic designer. With over two decades of experience in digital, web, and print design, she injects a splash of creativity and a touch of her distinctive Greek charm, creating a unique blend that […]

Jacob Ward is an actor and director from York. He trained at The Oxford School of Drama, and works across theatre, voice-over and film. Jacob loves working with complex texts and bringing audiences interactive experiences. Keeping his business idea under […]

Marzena Madziag specialises in creating custom props and unique fabric items, and works as a scenic painter and set dresser for museums, theme parks, theatres, and private clients. She brings ideas to life through handcrafted, high-quality creations. In Poland, she […]

Matthew Rhodes is a York native that transformed his grief into a passion project. After losing his sister Emily to brain cancer in 2019, Matthew and his mother Joanne wanted to make a difference to those going through illness. They […]

Schiewe Ceramics, based in York, creates fine art ceramic sculptures that tell real stories about real people. Every person in this world matters, and every individual has different memories and aspirations unique to them. Schiewe takes these impressions and turns […]

Born in Poland and based in York, Wojciech Sukiennik has extensive experience in hospitality, ranging from Michelin-star kitchens to street food venues. He specialises in social media content and photography for the hospitality sector. A self-taught artist, his bold and […]