The directors are supported by a team of advisors, to include the following:
Rob Barnes – Funding consultant to advise on grant funding
Joanne Couch ACCA – Accountant who will advise on strategic business and financial planning
Mark Beer – Graphic and web design
Sue has been involved in the running of businesses for over 30 years. She began her business career in a CEO role within a SME, taking responsibility for financial reporting, HR and compliance as well as running the commercial publishing programme. From there she moved into a family business where, as well as being the company secretary, she took charge of steering the company through restructuring and a re-visioning process. After a short break she moved into a more entrepreneurial role, starting her own training company in 2013/14.
Throughout this time, she has maintained her interest in sport and physical activity. Having been an active member of a sports club for 25 years, and 20 years ago beginning her own fitness instructing career. She has worked in sport governance and took a lead role in a major NGB governance audit (working alongside Sport England and various allied organisations). The governance work led her into the world of safeguarding in sport and this has remained a passion of hers for over 10 years. She works as a Lead Safeguarding Officer in Sport and contributes to the work of several key committees in this sphere. Sue continues to teach, lecture and train as a freelance tutor and assessor, and more recently began work as an External Quality Assurance Officer for a national Awarding Organisation.