Andrew Scadding

Andrew has a long career working within the third sector and, since retiring from his position as Director of Thai Children’s Trust still actively continues his voluntary work.

Patricia Orr

Pat Orr

Chief Executive Patricia Orr has spent her career in communications, setting up Third Sector PR in 1994 to provide PR services primarily to the non-profit sector.

Ellen O’Donoghue

Ellen O'Donoghue

Ellen is a specialist in strategy and programme delivery, and is now Executive Director of the suicide prevention charity James’ Place.

Sarah Byfield-Riches

For many years Sarah ran her own consultancy specialising in arts’ sponsorship and event management.

Francine Bates OBE

Francine Bates

Francine Bates is a leading figure in the charity world with an insider’s knowledge of Whitehall. 

Baroness Pitkeathley

Advisory Board Chair, Jill Pitkeathley, was raised to the peerage in the first list of the Labour Government in 1997.

Stand Down

The call for mental health to have parity with physical health is high on the national agenda. One of the largest groups likely to be affected by mental trauma is the military. Recently launched Stand Down charity is the ‘first of its kind’ to provide free and confidential help online, providing easy access in the privacy of the home.

Avenues Group

With social care providers under pressure financially at the same time that demand for its services increase, the need for high standards for vulnerable people is paramount. Yet the provision of quality care is under close scrutiny. Reputation management is a priority.