Meet The Team

Our core team are all specialist business advisers, who formed SEE Ahead in 2011. All 3 directors are SFEDI accredited, level 4 qualified in writing, running and delivering workshop for adults along with qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring.

Helen Hoyle

Helen specialises in providing business support to small businesses and the social enterprise sector.

A former Senior Manager of a social enterprise with over 20 years' experience in business banking gives Helen much hands-on experience for her business advisor role. Helen writes and delivers our training workshops, and provides much valued one-to-one support to all of our business and social enterprise customers.

Our clients value Helen’s straightforward approach to business improvement and her ‘can do’ attitude.

Louanne Roberts

Louanne has extensive experience in delivering business support to our client base and is the current lead for business support for the ‘Ideas That Change Lives’ contract in Leeds.

Previously, Louanne supported the set-up of a social enterprise within Sheffield College, helping many of the students to start their own business. She has worked for a national charity, a local authority, as well as successfully delivering workshops to start-ups and social enterprises, and holds a degree in Business Studies.

Our clients value Louanne’s innovative approach to organisational improvement and her ability to engage and involve stakeholders using participative techniques.

Rupert Shires

Rupert specialises in facilitating Senior Leadership Team strategic planning sessions for our social enterprise customers.

Rupert brings significant experience of the corporate sector, having worked in the family business for many years where he gained a degree in Marketing. He has an excellent understanding of the third sector and the challenges it faces and has had much success with setting up new social enterprises as well as helping established ones become sustainable.

Our clients value Rupert’s unique insight into the challenges faced by social enterprises and his solution-focused approach.

Supporting our core team is a group of trusted associates

Tim Goodspeed – Social Value UK

Specialism: Economic development

Focus areas: Developing and applying SROI to social enterprise

Colin Whitehead - Naylor Wintersgill

Specialism: Chartered Accountant

Focus areas: Efficiency through accounting

Andrea Stephenson – Ashgrove Learning & Development

Specialism: Leadership & Management

Focus areas: Change management, performance management

Karen Amos – Brightbird Coaching & Training

Specialism: Coaching and Mentoring

Focus areas: Development coaching, stress management, team building

Adrian Ashton

Specialism: Third Sector consultancy

Focus areas: Social impact measurement, tendering for contracts

Rachel Shaw – Yolk Marketing

Specialism: Marketing

Focus areas: Strategic marketing, social media and PR

Kerrie-Lee Barr – KLB Consultancy

Specialism: Third Sector consultancy

Focus areas: CSR strategy, project management, start-up and closure support

Liz Riley

Specialism: Third Sector support

Focus areas: Social Value & impact measurement, tenders and grant submission

Sally-Anne Greenfield – The Greenfield Connection

Specialism: Third Sector support

Focus areas: Strategy; sustainability; governance