LLB (Hons) Law Sheffield University 1990
LPC Law Society Professional Final Examinations: University of West of England 1992
PGCE Cardiff University 1993
SFHEA Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2017
Passionate about music, Lucy is a Creative Industries professional with a legal background and proven track record in business and education. An active participant in the South Wales music ecology she’s run successful retail, training, merchandise, record labels and events companies most notably with the brand Catapult which was based in Cardiffs Arcades until 2014. Lucy’s current position is Head of Music for the University of South Wales based at the Cardiff Atrium Campus.
Lucy choose an entrepreneurial career route after graduating in Law from Sheffield University in 1993. She established a number of brands including Catapult, a music & lifestyle company based in Cardiff which incorporated a retail store, mail order operation, record & clothing label, DJ/music production training, artist development & event management division. Throughout its 21 year lifespan, Lucy has nurtured a local business into a global brand with the company trading on multiple e-commerce platforms & diversifying into successful sub categories.
Lucy also coordinates events & a hospitality brand with the collective Street Food Cardiff, bringing a series of pop-up street food propositions to innovative locations locally & at the UK`s favourite festivals. Street Food Cardiff content is currently being used for Visit Wales advertising. Her consultancy role with the collective Something Creatives provides constant inspiration from colourful projects involving music, art, design, food, festivals, communications, events & venues
Academic Manager Music and Sound
The Catapult Records label was launched in 2011 as a direct response to the lack of physical electronic releases available for Independent Record Store Day. The label focuses on Welsh artists and vinyl format, this has become a unique selling point amongst a growing committed audience.
To date there have been nine sold out releases, one of which (Catapult 007 Earl Jeffers “The Goose”) is signed to Fabric London. Two of the labels artists, Earl Jeffers and The Organ Grinder are in demand for remixes/live appearances/radio (Giles Peterson) expanding the original proposition into artist management & agency.
Cardiff Life Awards 2019 Bite Festival
Best Street Food Event 2015 British Street Food Awards (Street Food Circus)
Best UK Record Shop Drum & Bass Awards 2014 (Catapult Records)
Western Mail Welsh Small Business of the Year Award 1998 (Catapult Records)
Prince’s Trust Arthur Anderson Best Expanding Business Award 1996 (Catapult Records)
PRS for Music
Music Managers Forum
Member of Cardiff Council Music Board
Digital Marketing & Legal Consultant – Somethings Creatives
Bite Cardiff @bitecardiff
Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship & Business Start-up
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