Kerning the Gap is expanding into new regions across the UK, starting with SW and NW England

7th November 2018

Kerning the Gap, a network promoting gender equality in the design industry, is launching new regional chapters across the UK. This expansion will enable non-Londoners to get involved with activities and events that empower women and inspire change in their local area.

Kerning the Gap has already launched in the South West, kicking-off with an event in Bristol last month, thanks to innovation and product development consultancy  Kinneir Dufort.

Kerning the Gap’s next home will be the North West- driven by design and architectural agency  Uniform– with a launch event in Liverpool on 15th November. Each new chapter will host events across their region in addition to a local mentorship scheme, which has been extremely popular in London.

Kerning the Gap was founded by Nat Maher, CEO, Pollitt & Partners, in 2015 to help support female talent in the design industry and encourage more women to reach leadership positions. Operating from London for the past three years, the group has brought both women and men together to tackle the gender gap through a variety of activity including panel events, podcasts and mentoring.

Nat Maher said: “Kerning the Gap is here to support all women in the industry so being London-centric won’t cut it. The gender gap exists outside of our capital, so it’s only natural that Kerning the Gap does too.”

“Our launch into the South West and North West is just the beginning of an exciting journey. Through our network of determined women from a range of sectors, roles, disciplines and locations we will create change that allows women to grow, encourage one and other on their journey, and provide inspiration to the next generation of leaders.”

Would you like to launch a Kerning the Gap chapter in your local area? Get in touch with [email protected] to see how you can help.

To receive updates on future regional launches and activity sign up to the Kerning the Gap mailing list here:

If you’d like to attend the North West launch in Liverpool you can find more information and book your spot here:


About Kerning the Gap

Kerning The Gap is a collective of like-minded people who want to see more women in design leadership roles, hear their voices and be inspired to create change.

Whether you’re an aspiring leader, or one of the few that has pushed through the gap, we want to build a community to provoke discussion, provide inspiration and, more importantly, turn it into positive action.

Kerning the Gap is ran by Pollitt & Partners, (

Central press contact:

[email protected] – Shona Williams, Marketing Manager, Pollitt & Partners

North West contact:

[email protected] – Sarah Leech

South West contact:

[email protected] – Vicky Walker: Head of Marketing, Kinneir Dufort


About Bristol Creative Industries

Bristol Creative Industries is the membership network that supports the region's creative sector to learn, grow and connect, driven by the common belief that we can achieve more collectively than alone. 

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