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United Kingdom : UKLF prepares for launch of Northampton Leather Hub
10 August 2018

Northampton’s Grosvenor Centre 

The UK Leather Federation (UKLF) has appointed a project manager to oversee the implementation of a new leather centre in Northampton.

The new hire is Tremaine Richard-Noel, a music scholar and trainee accountant. He will take up the role for a six-month period. UKLF has said he was selected from “an enviable range of superb candidates”. 

The Northampton Leather Hub is the latest phase of a project launched by Cockpit Arts, a London-based social enterprise and business incubator for craftspeople. It has already set up a similar hub in Deptford, in south-east London. 

The new hub will be based at the National Leather Collection in Northampton’s Grosvenor Centre. It is a collaboration between the National Leather Collection, UKLF, the Institute for Creative Leather Technology (ICLT), The Leathersellers’ Company and the Leather Conservation Centre.

Mr Richard-Noel will initially be tasked with ensuring that the urgent building phase is delivered on time and to budget. He will also conduct business planning, feasibility and fundraising activities. 

Upon announcing the appointment, UKLF said: “We're confident that Tremaine is up to the task, as he brings with him a wealth of experience of senior governance posts and also in managing his own businesses, where he has increased turnover and client base exponentially since inception.”

Information courtesy of Leatherbiz