Meet the Aspire team
Alison Wheatly - Managing Director
She is passionate about quality and is very proud of the work that the team do every day. Before joining Aspire, Alison was a HR & OD professional and loves working with individuals and teams to support them in their growth.
Sally Turgoose - Learning and Development Director
She has extensive management development experience, delivering programmes across all sectors within the UK and Europe. She has a keen enthusiasm for developing influencing and communication skills and empowering people to role model the behaviours to build effective workplace relationships and strong teams. Sally manages the development consultant team and the resourcing of apprenticeship and commercial programmes. She ensures that the consultants’ skill-sets align to client requirements. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, and MBTI and EQI qualified.
Leah Hammond - Head of Quality and Qualifications
Her role is to ensure that the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment is consistent and meets the standards set by Ofsted and other regulatory bodies. Leah also coaches learners approaching external assessments to ensure that they are well prepared and are able to present themselves, and their work, at their best on the day
Kathy Hall - Support Officer
Yukta Vasanad - Marketing and Communications Officer
Yukta is our Marketing and Communications Officer.
Yukta controls all of the content that goes out Aspire’s social media platforms and uses her Photoshop and Illustrator skills to rebrand our flyers, workbooks and video content. She is also responsible for all the engaging content that goes on our website, marketing campaigns and newsletter.
Jem Smith - Support Officer
Jemmej also provides support to our Programme Leads through a range of Psychometric Tests.
Liz O’Connell - Leadership Development Consultant
She ensures all learners are supported and feel safe. Liz is also qualified coach and is DISC accredited. Liz is passionate about learning both for herself and the people who she works with and supports.
Sandra Munro - Leadership Development Consultant
Sandra supports personal development using a range of learning tools including coaching, facilitated sessions, face-to-face workshops and online events.
Katie Adams - Leadership Development Consultant
Whether that is delivering Team Leader Apprenticeship’s or bespoke Leadership and Management Development Programs. Katie also is our Digital Manager, ensuring that Aspire’s digital learning content is relevant and keeps pace with digital developments. As custodian of Aspire’s online learning platform, Katie takes responsibility for the structure and organisation of the Digital Learning Hub.
Rachael Kedward - Leadership Development Consultant
She uses her excellent coaching and facilitation skills to explore real issues and generate practical, value adding solutions.
Clare Sutton - Leadership Development Consultant
Clare works with our clients to deliver the Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship and Leadership Development programmes. Clare is also our Learner Wellbeing Officer and Safeguarding Lead.
Stuart Whyte - Leadership Development Consultant
Stuart focuses on training and coaching for front line managers and leaders for organisations in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Stuart has a wealth of experience in both face-to-face and virtual training.
Brendan Sheppard - Senior Leadership Development Consultant
He is passionate about learning, developing and helping our learners fulfil their potential in all kinds of areas.
Carly Shields - Support Officer
As well as the initial set up of learners on a cohort, Carly also manages withdrawals and completions to ensure the apprentice is up to date from start to finish.
Jo Elbourn - Compliance Officer
Jo is our Compliance Officer and is here to ensure we are always compliant and up to date with the ESFA rules and guidelines. She ensures the information we hold is always compliant and audit ready. Before joining Aspire, Jo has built up over 10 years’ experience within the Apprenticeship sector enabling her to become an expert in the field, if you have any apprentice query’s, she will be more than happy to help.