AUGUST 2018 - Founder Kathryn Pierce has been awarded a Merit in her Master of Enterprise (MEnt) postgraduate degree in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Manchester.
Kathryn's research masters dissertation focused on primary research into career-based experiences of a diverse group of 15 LGBT+ entrepreneurs, and an exploration into their motivations for entrepreneurship.
The research is currently being prepared for submission to academic journals for publication.
The other 50% of the dissertation comprised of the Enterprise Project, which was to create, design and produce a business plan for an enterprise. Somewhere is the implementation of this plan and a realisation of three years' academic and community development work.
We're really excited that Somewhere is research-led and we look forward to inspiring and innovative collaboration with academic partners and like-minded organisations, to make work a more inclusive and transformational place for LGBT+ people, and all marginalised people.
We are working on our new business and enterprise initiative with our first major project partner. Watch this space for major news in the coming weeks!