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OUR STAFF AND BOARD

The people at the heart of the enterprise

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Annie Berrington 

is the founder of Get Out More and its Managing Director responsible for running the organisation including securing contracts, developing programmes and looking after the day to day business of developing the social enterprise.  Annie is a qualified forest school practitioner but these days gets out less than she used to!

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Susan Eardley 

is the Admin and Finance Manager who looks after the finances, human resources and organisational administration.  Susan has over 20 years of experience supporting third sector organisations.  Also known as the Spreadsheet Queen.

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Julia Babbitt

is our Programme Coordinator. Julia co-ordinates project staffing and monitoring as well as being responsible for the Wellbeing projects. Julia loves being outdoors and has now qualified as a Forest School Practitioner so is let out of the office to run sessions too, particularly adult wellbeing sessions.  Julia’s working days are Tuesday – Friday.

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Sam Colman

is the lead Project Coordinator working on the Better Start Bradford Forest School Play Project, but helps out on other projects too.  Sam has heaps of experience of running forest schools with all ages, including very young children.  He is a ‘big kid at heart and enjoys forest schools as much as the children’.

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Hazel Thompson

is Project Coordinator for the All for Play project and is busy running sessions for all ages in the Keighley Big Local area.  As a mum of six, she knows plenty about playing with children and throughout the week pops up in parks, woodlands and streets with a raft of nature-based ideas for the local community to join in.

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Clare Proctor

is the lead Project Coordinator working on the Forest School Play Project. Clare was previously a teacher and forest school leader so brings a wealth of experience to this project. Clare is currently on maternity leave.



Our Board

Get Out More is led by a team of six experienced non-executive directors

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Dr John Hamilton

is the Chair of the Board of Directors. He is a chartered occupational safety and health, and HR professional and Safety & Sustainability Director at a leading UK property and facilities management provider. He brings extensive commercial and governance experience from over 25 years working in public and private sector.

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Rachel Shaw

owns Yolk Marketing and specialises in marketing for social enterprise, charity and the community sector. She helps to provide a strategic marketing direction for Get Out More and is passionate about using her skills to give something back to communities.

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Philip Cockayne

is a management consultant and turnaround specialist working in government and the public sector. He brings experience in tackling key strategic, operational, and financial issues, along with specific expertise in corporate governance and organisational design.

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Jenny Woodward

is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University focusing on what helps improve people’s health and well-being. She undertaking a PhD on how communities can get involved in improving and using their local green spaces for health.

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Chris Leleux

is the owner of CLX First Aid and a Qualifications Manager for ITC First Aid.  He has substantial knowledge of the education sector, implementing programmes and risk management.

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Paul Varley

is an advisor on finance to the Board.  Paul is an Area Director in the Commercial Banking sector of Lloyds Banking Group.