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Through their wealth of contacts Craven&Stoutzker can call upon the services of a range of associates for specific projects. 

Ellie Bohme
Prospect Researcher (UK and Europe)

Working closely with senior staff and development professionals, Ellie provides research and intelligence on potential sources of funds available, and offers consultancy and training on using, managing and developing the prospect research function within organisations.  Ellie has an extensive list of past and current clients which include: British Museum Development Trust, Cambridge University Colleges (11), City of Nottingham Education Department, Fauna & Flora International, Imperial War Museum, London, London Business School, Napier University, Photographers’ Gallery, London, Queen’s University Belfast, Royal Shakespeare Company, Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Selina Fox
Public Relations and Communications

Selina Fox is a top level PR and communications consultant.  Beginning her career in the arts and heritage sector,  she gained extensive experience in stakeholder communications and issues management.  Selina then moved to the highly respected PR agency, Colman Getty,  to establish their issues/campaigns division.  Over three years she built the business from one to 14 retained clients, spanning arts and heritage, (including the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum),  and social issues (launching the first major-impact public awareness campaigns on ageism at work, work/life balance and bullying at work in the late 1990s).  Her time as Head of Media at VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) gave her invaluable experience in  government and corporate lobbying and celebrity management.  As a freelance consultant, since 2004, her work has centred on communications audits, team mentoring, strategic planning and the project management of large-scale communication campaigns.

Clare Wilkinson

Clare is a development professional who has gained experience in all areas of fundraising from prospect research, corporate giving, memberships and major gifts, an area in which she has worked for over four years.  At Historic Royal Palaces, Clare worked with Andrew Craven to launch the charity's first major campaign, successfully raising over £1.4million, mostly from high-net worth individuals to restore and re-open Kew Palace.  Clare was very heavily involved with the formation and subsequent management of HRP's Development Council and has organised cultivation events from intimate Royal dinners to the Tower of London's first sponsor's party for 1,000 guests.

Trudy Zimmerman
Prospect Researcher (North America and Australasia)

After almost 30 years of working in the not for profit sector in the US Trudy became a freelance Prospect Researcher in 1995. Based in San Francisco, Trudy works for a range of prestigious clients including; The TechNation Summit, Golden Gate University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Edinburgh (UK), Newnham College, Cambridge.

Sonya Winner
Photographer and Graphic Designer, London

Sonya Winner began working as a Graphic Designer in 1990, developing material across a broad range of media for both a range of major brand, commercial and not-for-profit  clients.    With her commercial awareness and talent as a photographer, she has established Modern Photography, a franchised network of photographers using her highly innovative approach to portraiture using digital technology