About Us

We offer project management services to the arts and community sectors, helping develop building projects from concept through to delivery. We help deliver the best quality buildings possible for people who share our values, at the lowest realistic cost and timeframe possible.

We also offer support to clients on operational projects, particularly those working in the cultural sector. We assist our clients in areas such as fundraising and event management, as well as offering training on the core principles of project management.

We love the fact that our job necessitates us getting to know creative teams of people in our community. We predominately work in the Northwest but in reality, we work wherever we find people we like. We’re passionate about adopting a flexible approach bespoke to each individual client and we take time to learn what’s best for you.



Sylvia Hebden is founding director at Through & Around and has undertaken project coordination and management work in the built environment sector for the last decade.

She worked for three years for the Royal Institute of British Architects on their Places Matter! Design Review service. She then went on to work for five years as client-side project coordinator on the Stirling prize-winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. From there, she moved on to Walk The Plank, specialists in the outdoor arts, to deliver their new home in Salford, also a multi-award winning building. Her work at Walk The Plank inspired her to establish a project management practice that specialised in working with arts and community sector clients. She now works across the country and sometimes further afield to develop quality buildings that help to secure the future of these organisations.
Sylvia is captain of one of the teams at Liverpool Chess Club and Secretary to the Merseyside Chess Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends who play a big role in supporting the business through their plethora of catering, facilities management and general counselling services. She is dedicated to the family animals consisting several cats and a free range house rabbit named Roger (obvs).


Siobhan Cotter-Burgess is a founding director of Through & Around and has been in Project Management for 12 years.

Siobhan managed the development and launch of products within the Food for Specialist Medical Purposes sector which resulted in her developing global experience in programme, project and stakeholder management. As exciting as this sounds, Siobhan always yearned to put more of her time into making the world a better place. Sylvia and Siobhan decided to set up T&A to work on the development of quality buildings within the Arts and Community sectors. Working with really exciting projects and interesting Clients has been both fun and challenging….in a good way. Siobhan is experienced in working with Clients, understanding their particular needs and translating these to the project team and ultimately into a project which meets or exceeds expectations.

For her sins Siobhan is an Everton Fan which has given her the strength of character to take the rough with the slightly less rough. Along with ranting about football Siobhan also likes The West Wing, Politics and listening to Podcasts about The West Wing and Politics (and secretly Ru Paul’s Drag Race – don’t judge).

We provide support and expertise from start to finish.
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