Istoria Group's Chairwoman becomes an RSA Fellow


Istoria Group’s Chairwoman becomes an RSA Fellow


We are pleased to announce that Claire Menzies (Chairwoman, Istoria Group) has joined the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) fellowship following the admission panel’s review.

Claire has joined the fellowship to promote Bristol and the South West as a creative hub. Istoria Group is an ambassador for local creativity and innovation and promotes collaboration across industry sectors.

Claire comments:

“I’d like to work with like-minded people to help solve local issues and challenges and raise the region’s profile.”

Claire’s career has been devoted to building, growing and investing in a highly-successful group of creative and innovation companies, based both in Bristol and Indianapolis. Within Istoria Group we have a Bristol-based innovation hub for promising start-ups, whom we both fund and mentor. At all times and at all stages, we have pursued a sustainable agenda and a joined-up business mission of people, profit and planet.

“I am passionate about giving back. Ignition, the exhibition, event and experience agency I founded 12 years ago and which is a key pillar of Istoria Group, has, over the last 12 months alone, won awards for creativity, for being the industry’s ‘Best Eco Supplier’ and ‘Best Employer’, as well as being a Top 20 UK Best Workplace. I’m honoured to have the opportunity share the key learnings and best practice with other members to help other businesses become the best versions of themselves.”


About the RSA and Fellowship

The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.

Supported by 29,000 Fellows, the RSA shares powerful ideas, carries out cutting-edge research and builds networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

Fellows have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people and a platform for social change.

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Claire Menzies, Chairwoman

Claire Menzies, Chairwoman