Marge Ainsley Duncan Hodgson

Marge Ainsley

After graduating from The University of Sheffield in 2002 with a MA in Arts and Heritage Management, Marge worked in various marketing roles including at Museums Sheffield and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. She went freelance in 2008 and was voted one of the 50 best freelancers in the UK by marketing magazine, The Drum, in 2012.

Marge works with a range of organisations to support their marketing, audience development and research projects. She is a member representative for the Arts Marketing Association and is a Member of the Market Research Society, Visitor Studies Group and the SROI Network. She is a Trustee of TramShed Theatre Company.

Duncan Hodgson

Duncan has a background working on digital projects including directories of positive activities for young people to online learning platforms for voluntary sector organisations and more besides. In 2011 he was shortlisted for a TalkTalk Digital Heroes award for his work providing free social media workshops for voluntary sector organisations and in 2012 he established altBlackpool, an volunteer led arts and culture magazine for Blackpool.

In his role at LeftCoast Duncan leads all marketing and audience development activity and has oversight of monitoring and evaluation across the project. He also freelances on European projects through the Erasmus+ programme offering digital reporting and blogging for youth initiatives and sits on the board of Aunty Social, a community arts social enterprise in Blackpool.