Salla Virman - CEO


I am the Director for the Hive, which means that I manage pretty much everything, except programming and project delivery. I work very closely with the other team members and our external partners to ensure that we can keep on developing The Hive as a leading youth music service provider and music charity in the area. I currently work part-time at the Hive so the best times to get in touch are Monday to Wednesday.

Ellen Green - Venue manager


I am the Hive’s Venue Manager and have been working at the Centre for 6 years, prior to working here I had previously been a Hive volunteer.
I studied at Wakeman School and then SCAT before going on to study film, media and video production at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College before returning to Shrewsbury.
I am also a community member on the Shropshire Safeguarding Children's Board.

Katie Jennings - Programmes and Projects Manager


In my role as Programmes and Projects Manager for the Hive, I organise, arrange and assist with the effective delivery of creative projects and activities for young people - especially those who wouldn't otherwise get access to music-making and the arts. This involves working closely with the young participants themselves, partnership agencies, freelance artists and workshop leaders - plus our various project partners and funders.

Emma Croall - Programmes & Projects Manager


Emma is working with us part time, organising our many programmes and projects that we run throughout the year.

Olivia Hames - Sales & Events Intern


Olivia is our Sales & Events intern who will be working with the Hive for 6 months, helping with the day to day running of the venue.

Daniel Lloyd - Digital Marketer & Graphic Designer


Hi I’m Dan, I’m working part-time at the Hive to monitor and update the social media pages, help out with some design work, keep the website regularly updated and engage with our many supporters and clients!


























Meet the Board of Trustees 


Peter Pack (Chair)

Peter is the treasurer of the Shrewsbury Film Society, which he helped to found in 2011. He works as Assistant headteacher at Adams’ Grammar School in Newport. Between 2007 and 2011 he chaired the global board of Amnesty International. Peter has lived in Shrewsbury for 15 years.

Dr. Camilla Stewart

Camilla has worked freelance in the visual arts for fifteen years, developing curatorial and outreach projects for Museums and Art Galleries, the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC. In 2013 she delivered the award-winning outreach initiative “Masterpieces in Schools” for the BBC and the PCF, which took high value paintings to schools in disadvantaged communities across the UK for a day. Her work focusses on making the visual arts accessible for all, regardless of education, income or background.

Andrew Bannerman

Andrew is the Shropshire Council member for the Quarry and Coton Hill ward, which includes Belmont where the Hive is located. Andrew is a director, writer and performer who has formerly worked for the Shropshire education service and Pentabus Theatre. He currently works with established group Shropshire Youth Theatre, who rehearse at the Hive, providing opportunities for young people to gain training in theatre skills.

Debbie Frost

Debbie has a background in a broad commercial activities including brand development having run her own business. Debbie is academically qualified as a barrister and works as a Senior Legal Officer for a Housing Association. Her personal interests in dance, music and art provide her with an empathy with the work that the Hive achieves and having attended a team building event hosted by the Hive in 2014, Debbie is enthusiastic about the benefits to individuals and teams that are delivered through the projects run at the Hive.

Mike Griffiths

Mike was Head of Art and Design at The Wakeman School in Shrewsbury town centre between 1983 and 2013. He has always looked for opportunities in and around the town to enhance the arts curriculum. Mike worked closely with the Hive to provide numerous opportunities for pupils at Wakeman and is committed to providing high quality and inclusive arts experiences in Shropshire.

Adam Pahal

Adam is the Communications Manager at Build It International, an international development charity that provides construction skills training to unemployed young men and women and helping them to build new schools and clinics for their communities in Zambia. He works within the fundraising team, helping to build relationships with current supporters and exploring new fundraising opportunities. Adam is passionate about supporting local music and as a teenager ran live music events in Shropshire for 3 years at various venues. He organised a series of events at the Hive, showcasing local upcoming talent and working with a team of young volunteers to record and edit audio and video footage from the events. He has also worked at Shropshire based record label A Wolf at Your Door Records. Adam joined the board of the Hive in August 2015 as the young board member, and is also a member of the Hive’s Fundraising Task Group.

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