1. Data for Sale?

    Posted by Sarah Gee - partner on 10th March 2010

    The news breaking this afternoon that T-Mobile staff sold customer information on the open market doesn’t surprise me in the least. It’s a sad fact of human nature that someone will exploit a security loophole for personal gain if it exists, particularly as the ‘going rate’ for selling such data is very high. In this case the data was purchased and used by a rival mobile phone firm in ...

  2. Tomorrow's world: what happens when the public & charitable sectors merge?

    Posted by Sarah Gee - partner on 23rd May 2010

    It’s the eve of the day when the new Government will announce their plans for £6bn of cuts to national expenditure, and I’m musing. I feel worried that the cultural and creative industries will fare badly in tomorrow’s announcements. Although the new Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt has assured us that the cuts to arts and culture will not be disproportionate, I can’t see how they can...

  3. An age old question of fairness?

    Posted by Sarah Gee - partner on 1st October 2009

    The Government’s “Equalities department”: http://www.equalities.gov.uk/ has been running a consultation on age discrimination in services and public functions, which was brought to my attention by the Theatrical Management Association. Although most theatres, in line with other arts organisations, tend to be pretty open and fair by nature, and very welcoming to older visitors, i...

  4. Under-developed audiences?

    Posted by Sarah Gee - partner on 19th March 2010

    Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting on the Royal Philharmonic Society’s judging panel for their audience development award. Held annually, it’s always a very genial affair, with a panel made up of interesting people working in this area from around the UK who spend several hours cogitating, debating and ruminating over the shortlist and eventual winner, and then retire to a local rest...