Meet the team, find out what we do
Julie Taylor – Director of Enterprise
Julie oversees the strategic, operational and financial management of the department.
She came to Goldsmiths in 2008 as Strategic Business Development Manager, evolving and implementing a framework to grow the College's partnerships and collaborations with businesses, charities and museums and galleries before taking on the leadership of the department in 2011. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Julie was Creative Industries Manager and then Head of Knowledge Transfer at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). In this capacity, she developed and delivered the UK’s first Knowledge Transfer strategy and resultant funding programmes for this research community. Before taking up a full-time position in higher education, Julie worked for over fifteen years as an award-winning television producer and director.
You can contact Julie on 020 7919 7701 or at julie.taylor (@gold.ac.uk)
Aidan Sheridan – Enterprise Manager
Aidan joined the department in 2005, working as part of a team to develop and execute the business strategy, with a specific role of managing and delivering the Exchange business support initiate. His job involves mentoring, supporting and working with academics, students and graduates to develop spin-out businesses and business services, generated out of the intellectual property from academic research and studies, and then selling these services to the business community.
Aidan comes from a very creative background, launching his career as a Design Studio and Print Production Services Manager, then working within publishing, promotional sales, marketing and exhibition organizing. He then started producing film memorabilia and paintings, a career he pursued for a number of years. He then took a position as an Enterprise Advisor to start-up Creative Businesses His role involved delivering business advice to Creative practitioners and researching and connecting up all support agency resources in the West Midlands focused on supporting Creative and Cultural businesses. Aidan combined the services available through Business Link with these agencies to help individuals and businesses develop a business strategy, to support long-term viability and growth. He also helped set up and run an incubator for Creative industry start-up businesses at Wolverhampton University Science Park.
There was an interesting shift in business support industry in which he saw universities taking a far more active and more effective role in supporting businesses. The University of Central England started up the Technical Innovation Centre (TIC) and began to deliver some very exciting services. It was this that prompted him to join Goldsmiths.
You can contact Aidan on 020 7078 5069 or at a.sheridan (@gold.ac.uk)
Emmy Gregory – Secretary
Emmy has been secretary to the Enterprise office since mid-2011, and secretary to the Research Office since 2008. She now divides her time between both departments.
You can contact Emmy on 020 7919 7770 or at emmy.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)
David Kuper – Legal Advisor
David is a practising solicitor who has been working with Goldsmiths for almost 5 years. He is primarily responsible for legal oversight of all significant research and business collaboration contracts. David was previously a partner in a boutique West End law firm specialising in intellectual property and patent litigation, where he acted for clients both in the UK and internationally. Prior to training as a solicitor, David worked in IT and telecommunications, and in addition to his work at Goldsmiths, David is a legal consultant to several high-tech start-up and spin-out companies.
You can contact David on 020 7078 5068 or at d.kuper (@gold.ac.uk)
David Murphy – Intellectual Property and Projects Administrator
You can contact David on 020 7919-7043 or by email at either d.murphy (@gold.a.uk) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Watkins-Foley, Executive Training and Short Courses Co-ordinator (Temporary)
You can contact Annie on 020 7717 2626 or annie.watkins-foley (@gold.ac.uk). Short courses can be found at:
The team are based at Deptford Town Hall - G8 - G10.