Peter Emms

Strategic Development – Explore | Create | Innovate

I love developing projects and strategies for improved resilience and organisational growth. Having worked and played in the creative and cultural industries for my whole life, I have an exploratory and imaginative approach to the opportunities of development. This is supported with a well trained critical and analytical perspective, honed over the last 10 years through engagement in Masters level study and data driven decision-making.

I’m currently looking for my next career opportunity, supporting or leading strategic development projects in small/medium sized organisations or intrepreneurial teams. I am keen to challenge my experience and skills in a more complex environment. I am happy to discuss alternative or wider roles if the company is somewhere I’d love to work to help move us forward into new, bold and exciting avenues of achievement.

Fascinated by – How to plan, manage and strategise for networks and communities; Technological opportunities for organisation development; How to engage people through content; Creative activities and people

Experienced in – Managing creative projects, workshops & events; Co-development of an organisation and culture; Generating knowledge from information and research; Using digital content and information to tell stories

Suited to – Future orientated environments, such as developing organisations or R&D/intrapreneurship

Operating best when – Understanding problems and investigating solutions; Imagining and planning for the future; Observing and analysing ongoing activities; Identifying trends and making connections

Supporting skills – Creative project and event management; Data gathering, analysis and reporting; Web content management

Current focuses – New music technologies and co-creative web platforms; Digital information opportunities for relationship marketing and data supported decision making; New Classical & Techno

Please join me for a coffee and we can look for collaborative opportunities:


Or read on for more on my skills & experiences

Experience (more detail on LinkedIn):

  • Team Positions – Co-ordinator, Team Leader, Project Manager, Freelancer, 1-of-1000 (Large Plc)
  • Small Creative Organisations – General Management with some experience in all areas: Governance, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Development, Customer Service
  • Large Plc – Data management and analysis, report and contract drafting/editing, digital content production (Currently updating my data skills on this Coursera course)
  • Project Manager –  Music & mixed-creative events, musician training programs, community engagement campaigns, creative workshops
  • Writing – Research/report, creative, copy
  • Web Design & Administration (basic HTML, CSS & currently learning Java-Script and SQL)
  • Digital graphic and communication design (junior level)
  • Music Composition – Score, modern electronic, piano


  • MA – Arts Management (2015/16)
    • Practical: Designing and planning a digital content engagement platform; Project managing and delivering a cultural event
    • Research: Management, policy and strategic decision making; Developing new audiences for classical music; The effects of the internet on revenue streams for musicians
    • Dissertation – A study on the digital business models and value exchange networks for creative music technology platforms
  • BA – Music Technology (2000-2003)
    • Max MSP and other cutting edge music technologies
    • Computer composition for octophonic sound systems
    • Mixed-media sound design and composition 
    • Introductory C++ programming
    • Internet programming
    • Electronic and computer systems
    • Digital signals and processing techniques
    • Acoustics
  • BTEC – Music Technology (1998-2000)
    • Live & studio technology and its applications
    • New creative technologies (early digital transition)
    • Music business

Supplementary Education:

  • HNC Construction & Property (Employer Subsidised)
    • Organisation Management, Building Management, Project Management, Law & Contract, Health & Safety, Environmental Responsibility, Architectural Design
  • Diploma, Music for the Media
    • Scoring Films, Animation, TV, Games, Web; Freelance management practices
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
    • Advanced People Skills, Listening, Empathy, Self-Awareness

Join me for a coffee and we can talk about the support I can bring: