Media Savvy CIC is a social enterprise (not-for-profit) organisation, based in the North East of England. Our core purpose is to promote education, employability skills, creativity and in some cases, also recovery and rehabilitation to some of the most marginalised groups and individuals from our local communities. We primarily do this through 2 mediums; Digital Arts and Media and Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing. We deliver a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses to an extremely diverse range of beneficiaries. Click HERE to visit our Community page.

Maintaining and evolving a successful, innovative and sustainable social enterprise is not an easy job. We have a core team of highly experienced tutors, who are also extremely talented designers, illustrators, videographers, animators, web designers and even personal trainers. We are therefore able to offer a diverse range of commercial services in order to help us sustain our core social enterprise activities.
Click HERE to visit our Commercial page.


Our Team

Dan Makaveli

Dan Makaveli

Managing Director

The least MD-like MD you could find ... more of a jack of all trades doing his best to steer the ship at Savvy Towers and doing the odd bit of video production.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

head tutor/Creative lead

Lisa co-ordinates all of our teaching as well as creating fantastic design and illustration work throughout the year, such as our annual SHINE exhibition.

Mel Makaveli

Mel Makaveli

Health & wellbeing lead

Our resident Health and Wellbeing lead. Mel is fully qualified in all areas of fitness and nutrition and is also a first aid instructor.

Haythem Tawfiq

Haythem Tawfiq

Creative tutor/web designer

Our experienced creative tutor and also our very own Web Designer. Haythem is also proficient in all Adobe software and general IT support.

Ella Clasper

Ella Clasper

Creative Tutor/content wizard

Our 'allrounder', hence 'wizard'. Ella has dominion over our social media channels as well as producing some wonderful design work.

Daniel Allinson

Daniel Allinson

Creative Tutor/videographer

Daniel specialises in ALL aspects of video production as well as being a proficient tutor.

Adriyan Radev

Adriyan Radev

Social media co-ordinator

Our social media strategist - though this high flyer spends most of his time in our capital.




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2018 at a glance


Courses Delivered




Direct Beneficiaries




SHINE 6 Launch

Wow what a great night – thank you to everyone who made our #MSShine6 launch night so special!   We saw some amazing work, heard some inspirational stories, ate a lot of pizza…and we couldn’t Read more…

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Find us at the office

27 Norfolk St. Sunderland, SR1 1EE.

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Dan Makaveli
Mon - Fri, 09:00 - 17:00.

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