Back in the ‘80’s Jacqueline was a co-founder of the Annual Jazz Saxophone Festival securing a grant from the then GLC for this central London event. She is sympathetic to the notion that procrastination is Opportunity’s natural assassin and as such initiated her first arts business.
Graduating from Goldsmith’s in the middle of a recession, Jacqueline accepted a Trainee Account Manager role for Deloitte. However, being a natural Philosopher and Sociologist meant the corporate life created limitations. Jacqueline took the opportunity of evenings and weekends to extend her portfolio and develop a personal trainer business, which grew into a Mind, Body and Spirit brand, Crystal Clear Holistic Health Ltd. which offered holistic therapies, coupled with exercise programmes to treat lifestyle generated ailments, such as obesity, diabetes and mental health issues.
Her team building skills facilitate a pro-active and positive environment; her drive and awareness achieve great results, for both personal and corporate clients.
Jacqueline has worked as a Business Development consultant for restaurants, spas, health clubs and private members clubs and has won several business awards: EBR Award (2013), The British Library Innovation 4 Growth Award (2019), and the Arts Council Award for business growth for the 2022 project Women in Art Fair. Jacqueline continues to coach freelancers to develop small businesses in the creative sector both for start up and established business development.