XpoNorth Podcast #018 - Emma Neilson (Wasps)

How do you take those golden moments when the sun breaks through the clouds in a muddy field while the beats keep the crowd’s feed stomping, to a beautiful bespoke new workspace in Inverness? Emma Neilson has been on that journey; having worked in music festival production for much of her career she is now in project management for Wasps. She spoke to Dougal Perman about her life in festivals, what she learned about remote working and collaboration and empathy, how the workplace is adapting and some of the positive aspects about life and work that we can take from the pandemic.

Emma Neilson is a project manager at Wasps and a former music festivals production manager. Emma is working on the new Inverness Creative Academy which will provide artistic, making, co-working, studio and office space for creative people in the region. Emma speaks to Dougal Perman about how the workplace is evolving, what people need and want from the spaces in which they work and reflects on her experiences working on music festivals and what she learned there.

These podcasts have been curated by XpoNorth to inspire you and highlight different ways that you can potentially create, generate new ideas, products, services and income during what is a very difficult period for most businesses and organisations.

Date Recorded: 30 April 2021
Date Published: June 2021

Show Highlights:

  • Flexible working
  • Music festival production
  • Creative spaces
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy


Interviewee: Emma Neilson
Host: Dougal Perman: Dougal is director of content company Inner Ear, chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association and an advisor at XpoNorth Digital.


Wasps Inverness Creative Academy


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