Salisbury born; Claire's career has taken her across the globe working for P&O Cruises before settling back in her home City where she has been involved in managing high profile events and projects in Wiltshire for the last 15 years.
In 2019, Claire was the Senior Project Manager for 36 Salisbury and is a founder of Wiltshire Makers. In 2023 Claire took over the Chair following the retirement of Terry Kemp.
Claire now works as a Senior Programme Manager for QinetiQ as well as managing the day to day running of the pop up shop and organising the Wiltshire Makers Markets.
Lija is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor, and Isa manager at Evelyn Partners. Her particular focus is on trusts and estates, FATCA and CRS reporting, and life assurance bonds. She is passionate about building communities, creativity and enterprise and has been involved in voluntary and business endeavours for many years.
At the moment in addition to being a director and treasurer of Wiltshire Makers CIC, Lija is also an artist, a partner in a family business, trustee and treasurer of Footprints Project, volunteering with Tax Help for Older People, and involved with Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.
She is excited to be involved in the next chapter of Wiltshire Makers and the growth of our artisans.