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Meet the Team

We have a collaborative and flexible mindset as an organisation. Each member of the teams leads on a strand of work but we also come together for larger projects. 

 

Our values and vision are very important to us, kindess is our currency and we give what we can. You will also see that we all invest in our local community through other interests and passions as well as BizEd. This is important to us as it keeps us connected within our communities and we see this as a benefit to the organisation.

We're always looking for people that have a similar outlook on life, want to use their skills for a good cause and are happy to work flexibly. 

Vicki Ayton

CEO

Vicki Ayton

Vicki has over 15 years of expertise working with businesses and organisations to design and deliver a number of successful innovative skills, training, and business projects. She also has 10 years of experience as a trainer and lecturer across Apprenticeships, Further Education, Higher Education, and Outdoor Education. 

 

 

BizEd Projects is her way of using these skills, knowledge, and connections to benefit others that face additional barriers to employment.

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(Associate) Workshops, Training & Projects

Catherine Sharrocks

Catherine brings her skills as a business mentor, coach and trainer, backed up by 30 years in the financial services industry helping businesses achieve their financial goals. She is working with BizEd using her training and development skills to help co-design and develop new programmes that deliver social impact for our communities. She also has her own consultancy business, Castrama Consulting.

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Catherine Sharrocks
Anne Allwood

Non- Executive Director

Anne Allwood

Anne is an experienced Chartered Accountant and friend of Vicki’s for many years. She brings her experience of working with a range of large and small organisations across Shropshire on tax and accounting matters to the CIC and also acts as a strategic friend to the organisation.

Business Development & Marketing

Laura Scotland

Laura brings a wealth of employer engagement experience gained from over 15 years in the education sector. She loves to combine her creative and strategic skills and has a keen interest in sales and marketing. Laura is passionate about social enterprise and mobility and the opportunity to ‘level-up’ through diversity and accessibility.

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Laura Scotland

“Growing up in a rural county myself, I know how hard it is to access these opportunities if you are on a low income. We all need a little help sometimes, and through this website and resources I can help more individuals get those chances they need – especially in these difficult times.”

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