Lara Ratnaraja

Lara Ratnaraja Business Broker CATHLara is the Broker for the AHRC funded Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Project.

She has worked within the cultural, digital and creative industries for over ten years, brokering partnerships and collaborations between the sectors. She runs and develops her own projects in cultural sustainability and digital collaboration and is also the Programme Curator for Hello Culture and Hello Business.

In addition she is a CIDA CO Associate on their Creative Capital Programme in Yorkshire, and in partnership with Creative Shift and Creative Alliance delivers a creative industries mentoring programme for the Creative Enterprise Programme funded by ERDF and Coventry University.

She ran successful creative industries programmes as Sector Development Director for the Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries at Business Link West Midlands and was Chair of the Creative Britain Beacon Business Links Network. She is also on the Board of Stan's Cafe.