amity means friendship and harmony between individuals or groups. It also means cordial relationships and mutual understanding - which we aspire to create by putting people at the heart of what we do.

We are a small and vibrant team with complimentary skills and experience. We are motivated by the opportunity to take on diverse challenges, collaborate with others and constantly learn and adapt. We have a network of partners to support us in different phases of projects. If you are interested in collaborating with us please get in touch, we are always happy to meet new people.

Find out more about us by reading our story. 


Katie is a fast thinker, passionate about communities and culture.

Katie has been involved in community consultation since the age of 14 as a member of the Youth Issues sub-committee in Bury, where she designed the first Consult Us More youth strategy which is still used in the borough. Katie was also part of the Investment In Youth team who were successful in attracting funding for the design, build and management of a new drop-in centre in a local park. In recognition of this and her charity work she was voted Greater Manchester Police Young Citizen of the Year in 1996.

Her experience of media content production teams and an MA in Digital Media Management combine to inform her understanding of traditional and digital media communication and leadership. Katie's strategic vision and values driven standards guide everything she does. With amity her natural understanding of process, her involvement, devotion and constant questioning help her lead teams to high performance. 

Katie brings a passion for human-centred analytical and divergent thinking, as well as a love of facilitation and sharing to the delivery of work which she views as an opportunity for everyone to learn. She loves helping others and improving lives.



María empowers individuals, communities and organisations to thrive and affect change around them. She does this by: 
+ coaching people to skilfully participate and collaborate with others to make a difference, leading more fulfilled and purposeful lives
+ facilitating people through a Human Centred Design programme that supports them to connect and co-create solutions to their shared challenges

María is also a wellbeing coach and facilitator with a Salford charity

She is a qualified Zenergy facilitator and a Co-Active Coach. With amity María combines her passion for enabling people to collaborate and be leaders of their own life with a strong desire to make a difference in the world.

She is passionate about wellbeing, personal transformation and learning. She is constantly evolving so she can better serve others and support them to fully participate in life and be the best version of themselves.

She loves having conversations about what matters to people and spending time in nature playing with her dog Metta. 




amity are dedicated, enthusiastic and professional. The delivery of the workshops has been impeccable, Katie and Maria work very well as a team and are enthusiastic as well as empathic in their approach. Their reflective nature means that they are very in tune with how their environment affects their work and vice versa.
— Dr Ksenija Kuzmina. Lecturer in Design Strategy