Black Radley Culture has launched the BRC Library White Paper focusing on a radical new approach to strategy development in the public libraries sector.
“The public libraries sector in England has reached a crucial point in its development,” states Jon Finch, Managing Director of Black Radley Culture. “We believe that innovative new solutions are required to enable those leading library services to deal effectively with the range of challenges they currently face. We have therefore produced the attached White Paper which recommends an Asset-based strategy for public libraries. Such an approach has been successfully utilised in the community development sector for some years, and we believe the time is ripe for the process to be adopted for libraries. Black Radley Culture is therefore circulating this White Paper to act as a provocation piece and a focus for discussion. The White Paper initiates a research project we will be undertaking in the coming months to explore the potential of this innovative approach further.”
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Budget cuts have hit England’s cultural services hard, however a radical reduction in staffing and activity is not the only – or the best – response. “Local government, trusts and third sector organisations possess some extraordinary assets,” says Jon Finch, newly installed Managing Director of Black Radley Culture. “The challenge now is for services to become more effective in earning their keep. This means generating more income through a sharper focus on customers. It may also mean improving governance and management processes, to remove any unhelpful distractions from the business of providing a compelling service.”
Finch (41), who headed up the MLA’s work in the South West and West Midlands as Director of Engagement, and was previously Chief Executive of MLA West Midlands, chose his new role with Black Radley rather than move to a senior position in the public sector. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my last 8 years working for MLA. However I wanted a fresh challenge, whilst also continuing to make a difference at the front line in these difficult times. Black Radley’s robust and business-like approach has brought considerable benefits to the cultural, and wider public, sector over recent years. They are working at the cutting edge of the sector’s response to these challenging times, bringing enterprise and new governance approaches to bear. To put it plainly, this is where the action is!”
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