Meet the Team

Alison Bagnall

Department: MD

Favourite Quote: “If you want to predict the future you need to create it.”
Peter Drucker

James Clarke

Department: Outreach Director

Favourite Quotes: “Live with Passion.” and “Deeds not Words.”
Tony Robbins and Emmeline Pankhurst

Julie Watkinson

Department: Learning & Development Director

Favourite Quote: “Two men looked out through the same prison bars, one saw mud the other saw stars.”
Frederick Langridge

Tony Spencer

Department: Operations Director

Favourite Quote: “Tiny improvements multiplied = significant gains.”
Sir Dave Brailsford

Lucy Read

Department: Programme Manager

Favourite Quote: “What you think you become.”
Buddha

Angela Renshaw

Department: Programme Manager

Favourite Quote: “Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skilful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities”

Lisa Grundy

Department: Programme Manager

Favourite Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Dr Seuss

Paul Taylor

Department: MIS Manager

Favourite Quote: “There is nothing impossible to him who will try”

Jack Hoyle

Department: Marketing

Favourite Quote: “Do or do not there is no try”
Yoda

Samantha Willcock

Department: Recruitment

Favourite Quote: “This is Manchester – we do things differently here.”
Tony Wilson

Thao Nguyen

Department: Administration

Favourite Quote: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela

Oliver Baines

Department: Administration

Favourite Quote: “Learning never exhausts the mind”
Da Vinci

Debbie Smith

Department: L&D Specialist

Favourite Quote: “Imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart, achieve with all your might.”

Jane Klepper-Stephens

Department: L&D Strategist

Favourite Quote: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Rob Briddock

Department: Finance

Favourite Quote: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
Stephen Hawkins

Jessie

Department: Reception

Favourite Quote: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people”
Bill Bowerman

Hayley Woodward

Department: Housing and Property Coach

Favourite Quote: “None but ourselves can free our minds”
Bob Marley & The Wailers

Rachel Brettell

Department: Housing and Property Coach

Favourite Quote: “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
Earl Nightingale

Kelsey Woods

Department: Business Administration Coach

Favourite Quote: “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right”
Henry Ford

Emma Brewer

Department: Business Administration Coach

Favourite Quote: “Anything is possible – Just hard work and grafting.”
Mo Farah

Neil Clarke-Strange

Department: Management Coach

Favourite Quote: “Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.”
Earl Nightingale

Debra Parton

Department: Management Coach

Favourite Quote: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
Stephen King

Roz Thirlwell

Department: Management Coach

Favourite quote: “If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just”
Anita Roddick

Donna Scheider

Department: Management Coach

Favourite Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself”
Georg Bernard Shaw

Graham Norris

Department: Procurement Coach

Favourite Quote: “You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race”
David Bowie

Tara Pearson

Department: Procurement Coach

Favourite Quote: “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Andy Flanagan

Department: Accountancy Tutor

Favourite Quote: “Don’t fear failure, low aim is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail”
Bruce Lee

Vickie Mitchell

Department: Accountancy Tutor

Favourite Quote: “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”
Zig Ziglar

Becky Jones

Department: Accountancy Coach

Favourite Quote: “If you’re the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room.”
Harvey Smith

Jacqui O’Mara

Department: Accountancy Coach

Favourite Quote: “One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

Amy Downes

Department: Accountancy Coach

Favourite Quote: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go far wrong.”
Ella Fitzgerald

Heather Newton

Department: Accountancy Coach

Favourite Quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Lyn Henderson

Department: Accountancy Coach

Favourite Quote: “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
Christian D. Larson

Jenifer Lord

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “Energy flows where your attention goes”
James Redfield

Andy Fleet

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “Change is inevitable – growth is optional.”
John Maxwell

Simon Bernstein

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “There are 3 types of people in this world. Those that make things happen; those that watch things happen and those that wonder what happened; which are you?”
Mary Kay Ash

Victoria Thompson

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”
Chinese proverb

Dave Tyler

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “ Luck is just preparation waiting for an opportunity”

Alec Maryan

Department: Trainer

Favourite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift… that’s why they call it present”
Master Oogway

Image of dog alice

Alice

Department: Head of Hugs

Favourite Quote: “The best Therapist has fur and four legs”

Sue Wright

Department: Maths Tutor