Meet the team
I started working part-time with Carolyn in 2014 and full-time from April 2015. Prior to that, I spent ten years in the RAF as a personnel administrator, followed by ten years in marketing communications for a global laser and optics manufacturer, and then ten years for a local church in finance/admin and leadership. On this basis I should be in post here until 2024!
My current role is to make sure the organisation runs properly – I end up being a bit of a jack of all trades, managing the offices, finance, payroll, policies and procedures, organising training days and desktop publishing of our resources.
My wife, Rachel, is a primary school assistant headteacher and we have two grown-up children. Our daughter has just finished university where she studied English Literature and our son is just starting university in Leeds where he is studying Music Technology. Winnie, our Cockerpoo, enjoys spending the day in the office with the team.
I try to keep fit by going to the gym several times a week. In my spare time I volunteer as a money coach teaching people how to manage household budgets. I am also trained as a mentor.
Digital Content Developer
My previous experience includes six years in customer-facing retail alongside studying for my A-Levels and obtaining my degree.
My current role is always growing and developing with each new week. When I joined the team in September 2017, I was an admin assistant who also helped out on live training days, but my potential was quickly realised and I soon began applying my degree knowledge to develop and improve the digital services that we offer as an organisation. Now my role sees me as a web developer one day, a videographer on another and a sound engineer on others, whilst also helping out on all our live training days.
I graduated from university in the summer of 2017 and moved back in to the family home just around the corner from the office, where I currently live with my parents and older sister.
When I’m not at work, I can be found at the gym in the mornings and enjoying the company of family and friends in the evenings. I absolutely love major international sporting events when one comes around every couple of years, and follow football and Formula 1 throughout the regular season.