We are a Faculty with proven success of delivering business assistance and partnership projects. We are proud of our engagement with local, national, european and international partners.
From major projects with multiple partners to support for individuals and small companies, we offer the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
The Faculty has a dedicated Income Generation Team:
Sam Hope - Associate Dean for Enterprise, Knowledge Transfer and Research
Before joining the University of Wolverhampton, Sam was a television industry producer for 16 years. Sam has created and coordinated numerous productions for Britain's largest commercial TV channel, ITV Plc and rose to the position of Director of Creative Services; a role that involved coordinating teams in 6 regional studios across the UK. Sam graduated from Central St. Martins with a BA Hons in film & video production and won a scholarship to study at Syracuse University USA. Sam has run her own media company Magenta Penguin Ltd; formed in 2004 and recently completed 160 one hour programmes for the BBC and has won a further contract for 120 one hour programmes. Most recently, she was creative director and project lead for the successful Leonardo da Vinci Development of Innovation "SignMedia" - an online learning tool for Deaf Media Professionals, with a complimentary Transfer of Innovation "SignMedia SMART" project which successfully completed in October 2015.
Helen Sargeant- Principal Lecturer Commercial Income and Entrepreneurship
Helen is Prince 2 qualified and is an ECQA accredited EU Project Manager and has extensive project management experience having led a number of large EU projects including a KA2 (Languages) and Leonardo Transfer of Innovation. Helen also has experience of commercialisation and resource development across a number of fields. Helen has an early career background in the commercial sector and has an MBA.
Scott Knight - Business Development Manager
Scott Knight is based in the University's Business Solutions department and is the Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts. Scott has worked in Higher Education Art & Design since 2001, having previously worked in retail logistics upon graduation from University in 1996. He has worked on numerous projects with regional creative SME's in both the East and West Midlands including KTP, ESF Objective 2 and 3 projects. Scott also worked with colleagues on a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project whereby the University partnered with a French lead. This project was graded a respectable 8 out of 10 upon completion.
Alison Carminke - Academic Enterprise Manager
Alison has worked at the University of Wolverhampton since May 2008, and has carried out project and finance administration on a number of national, EU and worldwide projects. Specifically, she has a great deal of experience in managing partner and coordinator budgets, arranging consortium and partner agreements, producing project management and quality manuals as deliverables and creating promotional materials. She is currently the project manager for an Erasmus+ strategic partnership, two Creative Europe projects and a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. As well as having a masters in English language, Alison has a CELTA qualification and has taught English as a foreign language in Japan.
Dr Francesco Paradiso - Research Assistant
Francesco joined the Faculty of Arts in November 2015. He holds a BA in philosophy and human sciences, a MA in philosophical sciences from the University of Bari, Italy; and a PhD in philosophy from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests focus on deconstruction, music, photography and architecture. He is currently exploring the relationship between meaning and art, especially with regard to performing arts. He has worked on the development of research projects in collaboration with universities in The Netherlands, Iceland and the US. He has also previously worked as project manager in vocational education and training, and sales.
Dr Jenny Gilbert-Evans - Research Assistant
Jenny joined the Faculty of Arts in October 2016. She holds a PhD in History from University of Wolverhampton. Her doctoral research was an AHRC Collaborative Award project investigating Walsall Museum’s Hodson Shop Collection in terms of unworn and everyday dress within museums. Prior to her PhD studies, Jenny completed for an MA in Popular Culture and worked as a freelance writer, video producer and as a creative project funding officer. Her research interests include the everyday nature of fashion and the presence of mass-produced clothing in museums, the biographies of objects, and the history of the wholesale clothing industry. She also teaches on a variety of history, contextual and cultural studies modules.