About us

Kazky consists of Kevin Bolton and Larysa Bolton.

We have traded as Kevinjbolton Ltd. since 2017, but with Larysa joining the company we are rebranding as Kazky in 2023. Kazky means ‘stories’ in Ukrainian and stories are at the heart of what we do whether it be evaluation, research, consultation, or working with collections.

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Kevin was the creator of the Archives+ partnership, an ambitious project bringing together various heritage and voluntary partners into Manchester Central Library to create a first-class archives facility and engage new audiences. In 2016, he set up Kevinjbolton Ltd as a consultancy specialising in archives, libraries, heritage and evaluation.

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Larysa has been a Director of Kevinjbolton Ltd since August 2022. She was previously the Service Delivery Specialist (Archives and Heritage) at Manchester Central Library and has also worked at University and business archives. Most recently this included cataloguing the Ukrainian Video Archive Society archive at the Yorkshire Film Archive. In a voluntary capacity, she is the curator of the Alla Horska Museum of Folk Art in Manchester.

We also work with a range of associates who specialise in museums, interpretation, records management, peer mentoring, leadership, and strategy development. These include Headland Design Associates, RedQuadrant, and Sarah Wickham.