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: Future Talent Director

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

Julie Watkinson

Department: Director

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

Tony Spencer

Department: Director

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

Lucy Read

Department: Programme Manager

Favourite Quote: “What you think you become.”

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

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”

Lynda Evans

Department: Coach

Favourite Quote: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and to leave the world a better place.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rob Briddick

Department: Finance

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

Samantha Willcock

Department: Support

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

Janet Greenwood

Department: Trainer & Coach

Favourite Quote: “What one does is what counts, not what one had the intention of doing.”
Pablo Picasso


Department: Reception

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

Emma Brewer

Department: Coach

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

Georgia Smyth

Department: Administration

Favourite Quote: “If you can dream it – you can do it.”
Walt Disney

Mandy Jones

Department: Coach

Favourite Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Neil Clarke-Strange

Department: Coach

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

Debra Parton

Department: Coach

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

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

Andy Flanagan

Department: Coach

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: Coach

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

Jack Hoyle

Department: Marketing

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

Graham Norris

Department: Coach

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

Frank Butler

Department: Coach

Favourite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Dave Tyler

Department: Trainer

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

Donna Scheider

Department: Coach

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

Steve Colley

Department: Coach

Favourite Quote: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain

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

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