Industry Advisors

Our team of Industry Advisors provide us with sector-specific expertise and input. They are an important part of our work, contributing guidance that helps to steer our programmes and activities.

Advisor sectors


England we have advisors in the following sectors:

  • Design
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Jewellery
  • Live events (music and theatre)
  • Craft*

* For craft we are managing a sector-wide Craft Industry Board brought together by the MP John Hayes to champion and grow the skills of craft in the widest sense.


We have cross-sector Advisory Groups in Scotland. Please contact the Scotland office for more information.

Northern Ireland 

We have cross-sector Advisory Groups in Northern Ireland. Please contact the Northern Ireland office for more information.


We have cross-sector Advisory Groups in Wales. Please contact the Wales office for more information.

The role of an Industry Advisor

These pools of Advisors are asked to:

  • feed into our programmes and activities
  • promote our work
  • help us extend our reach into their sector and beyond.

We ask for their advice on a range of matters, including:

How Industry Advisors work

Advisors may be consulted individually or invited to participate in small 'task and finish' groups as appropriate.

They are also invited to meet in person at Industry Advisory Groups, which occur two or three times during the year, and attend our annual National Conference in March.

Ask an Expert

We are keen that Advisors also sign up to be on an 'Ask an Expert' panel.

This allows them to offer their expertise directly to the people who need it.

Find out more about being on an Ask an Expert panel.

Become an Industry Advisor

If you would like to express an interest in being an Industry Advisor, get in touch.

Here are some of the people and organisations involved in our advisory groups:



Cultural Heritage


Live events (music and theatre)