Our Team

Getting to know the group

POS is a Community Interest Company and the Board of Directors consists of: Heather Budge-Reid and Marion Foster.


Heather Budge-Reid

I’ve been amazed by how brilliant POS is and how much goodwill there is among the Perthshire arts communities. POS now stands on the shoulders of 14 years of peoples’ hard work. However, in an ever-changing world, we have much to do to build on the past and be fit for the future.
I can offer my wholehearted support and energy – I hope I have big ears for listening and big hands for doing. Starting out in communications, production and planning, and then on to international development work (specialising in creating social change, public health and health systems, mainly in Africa), more recently I was CEO of a non-profit organisation for five years.
I’ve held a number of Board positions for non-profit organisations. A large part of my work has involved professionalising organisations through training and facilitation approaches such as strategic planning, fundraising, mission statements, monitoring and evaluation, public speaking, financial management, campaigning, and managing volunteers.
I am a nature photographer and recycling artist. If you would like to know more about what I think and do, please visit my website – Rainbows and Brown String – where you can learn about my motivations!

Angela Thomson

Treasurer and Company secretary
Owner of Artisanand gallery in Aberfeldy since its creation in 2014, after a career in management consultancy and finance across the UK, the Far and Middle East.
Angela curates the exhibitions, constantly seeking new artists for her contemporary gallery which has become known for its quirky conceptual pieces in many media. She features established and emerging artists, mainly local, although anyone who fits the ethos is welcome. She also runs a framing service from the gallery.
Aware of the challenges facing artists, particularly emerging talent, she works with artists offering advice on opportunities beyond the gallery, sales channels, pricing, digital selling, advertising, etc.

Louise Ormerod

Advertising and Sponsorship
As a small child I have always loved art and craft. Learning how to sew with my Gran, making crochet swans along with trying out knitting, embroidery and painting.
My parents guided me into a career in sales & marketing which has now been my remit for over 20 years. This career is coming to an end in November 2022 which I’m very excited about as it has opened doors for me with new opportunities.
I’m delighted to be involved with marketing for Perthshire Open Studios as this marries up my skills with my favourite pastime – Art!
I am also Sales Manager for Perthshire Local.

POS Support team

Individuals and companies that help shape what we do.


Ross Ormerod

I’m a sporran and leatherworker to trade, based at Perth Creative Exchange.
I began my career in engineering which stood me in good stead to go into printing and production. Craigrossie Printing was born during lockdown due to other print companies in the local area being closed. I am regularly upgrading our equipment and services and love a challenge! The best part is meeting new people and learning about their inspiration, journey and techniques.
I am delighted to be part of the Perthshire Open Studios team.
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Ian Emmett

Design and Website
Owner of Greenleaf Creative Ltd, I take great pride in designing websites suited towards my clients needs and reqirements.
Understanding that not all companies are different, I can tailor our service to suit different budgets and requirements.
Having worked in the industry now since 2006, we are confident we can help and business stay present and upto date with their digital space.
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Matthew Shelley

PR and journalist
Matthew Shelley is a Perthshire-based PR and journalist specialising in arts and culture. A former Scotsman news editor who has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines throughout the UK, his clients include POS, The Wigtown Book Festival and the Spring Fling open studios weekend.
Each year he also represents a variety of shows, many from the USA and Australia, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Matthew specialising in finding bright, colourful stories and attracting media coverage for them.
Outside work he enjoys long distance running in the hills above Aberfeldy and Strathtay and is often seen out walking with his rescue greyhounds Dill and Betty.
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Clare Bridson

Social Media Specialist
Clare Bridson of 291 Media is a social media specialist who works with both B2C and B2B businesses across Scotland.
Her skills include strategy, campaign planning, recognising trends, posts management, event promotion, photography, video and community management.
Over the last few years she has worked with many festivals, venues and events including The Edinburgh Magic Festival, Army at the Fringe, The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Gray Line Tours, Vision Events, Edinburgh Festival Fringe acts and ourselves.
Clare will be working with us to promote your work through our social media channels. You can email her at clare@291media.co.uk. She wants to hear all about your art, inspirations and what you are up to.

Marion Foster

POS Support
My career background includes being a radiographer and delivering healthcare business management and training. Unchanged: My career background includes being a radiographer and delivering healthcare business management and training.
I am now a bespoke kiltmaker with a focus on the craft of tailoring. Having recognised that the traditional and specialist craft of kilt making is disappearing, it is now even more important to record and preserve the knowledge and skill required. I am enthusiastic about raising its profile, informing and passing on my knowledge and skills through different training media.
I have been a member of POS for 7 years and as treasurer, I play my part in the running of this wonderful organisation as others have before me, thus enabling me to enjoy and benefit from all that POS offers.
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