Meet Our Staff
As the Chair of the board, Stephen boasts a diverse background, including community support, entrepreneurship, and corporate experience, demonstrating a wealth of skills and dedication. He championed community empowerment and sustainable development at the Community Ownership Support Service. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Stephen ran a successful stained glass business. Previously, he served with The Richmond Foundation, offering support to adults with learning difficulties and fostering community inclusion. Driven by a passion for positive impact and excellence, Stephen eagerly continues his journey of service, contributing to causes that uplift communities and empower individuals.
Level 5 HR diploma, advanced diploma in hairdressing. 20 years equine experience ( management, training, teaching, competing, ect.) 20 years experience in hospitality and beauty industry (management of front office for spa/salon and hotel for various locations in South Africa, Mauritius and Scotland)Mother and full time carer of autistic 4 year old which has give me first hand experience and training on different neurodiverse conditions and I have attended multiple course on this topic.
Community psychiatric nurse, degree in illustration and printmaking and a degree in Mental Health Nursing. Worked in intensive psychiatric care, acute mental health, CAMHS and now severe and enduring mental health in the community. Have done lots of art with people in my work. Have worked for Artlink with people with learning disabilities.
And many thanks to our affiliates who work with us on special projects; Elaine Jenkins, Sarah Oliver, Fran Baker, Fiona Ennis, Equitait, Kim Peters, and many many more