Counterculture Partnership LLP are delighted to announce that Bo Escritt and Jo Wright, have become Partners in the firm. Both Bo and Jo have previously worked with the Counterculture team as Senior Associates.
They join the firm’s fifteen other partners, thirteen staff and over fifty associates who work nationally and internationally.
“Everyone at Counterculture is delighted to welcome Bo Escritt and Jo Wright as new partners. Their distinctive skills and rich experience will enhance the firm and broaden what we can offer our clients.”Tom Wilcox – Senior Partner
Bo will lead our HR and Professional Development service as well as help build our new Art & Culture headhunting services.
Bo has over 20 years’ experience of working as a Human Resources professional and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her career spans the private, charity and public sector, including 10 years at Amnesty International and 6 years working with various trusts within the NHS.
“I’m delighted to be joining such an exceptional organisation and adding my skills to an already talented team whose work and reputation is far-reaching and highly regarded in which the sectors it works in.”
Bo Escritt – Partner
Jo provides advice and support to businesses, social enterprises, charities and public bodies on strategy and business planning, governance and management, capital projects, creative and cultural policy, fundraising, and project/programme design, delivery and evaluation.
Jo’s former roles include Exec Director of FACT Liverpool, Head of Creative Industries at Welsh Government, and Sector Development Manager (MediaCityUK) at the Northwest Development Agency
“As a creative practitioner and business owner myself, I have always enjoyed helping others to develop their talents and grow successful enterprises; and what I really love is effecting major change at a systemic or regional level. To appropriate a strapline from a former employer (NWDA), I like “making big things happen”.
Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of being involved in strategic programmes that have helped regenerate communities, strengthen cultural organisations, and grow creative and digital economies across the UK and internationally. Since establishing my own consultancy practice 18 months ago, the scope and diversity of these has increased – from infrastructure projects in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Sussex and Kent, to policies and partnerships in China, Armenia and Western Europe.
Much of this work has been in close collaboration with Counterculture, giving me first-hand insights to the considerable and diverse talents, experience and expertise within the team. The opportunity to become a partner in the firm and to make an integral contribution to the future successes of the UK’s leading creative & cultural sector consultancy’ – and, I hope, of the sector as it emerges from the ravages of COVID-19 – is one that I could not turn down. I am pleased and excited to be joining the partnership.”
Jo Wright – Partner