At Enlighten our mission is to develop individuals and teams to ensure they reach their full potential. We work across sectors as diverse as justice, transport and insurance, providing tailored solutions for organisations and individuals. Our method is to work with our clients to ascertain their needs, identify their pain-points and build an affordable, easy to implement solution.
Whether you need staff engagement and retention strategies, delivery of training, or creation of training packages to address specific needs we will find the solution that fits both your requirements and your budget.
We utilise the latest technologies and pride ourselves on providing excellent value and customer service.
Managing Director – Nick Bradley. Educated at Cambridge University he has since worked extensively in Human Resource Management, Strategic Operations Management and Change Management. He is an established senior leader in the disciplines of new business development, IT project implementations, organisational change and delivering operational excellence. He has a commitment to development in himself and others and works with a number of training organisations and partners in the UK and South Africa. He joined Enlighten in 2013 and has grown the business considerably since then and brought his extensive skills and community links as well as strong knowledge of business delivery. He maintains a non-negotiable commitment to high quality, competitively priced products and exceptional customer service.
Director – Charles Phelps MBA. Charlie has a wealth of experience leading large organisational and national programmes, delivering talent management, L&D and OD strategies both in the UK and Internationally. Among many other senior roles he was Head of Leadership and Talent for the College of Policing until recently and has also led high potential development schemes and diversity programmes. He has also been a tutor with the Open University Business School and for cross-sector leadership programmes. His areas of interest and expertise include but are not limited to selection & assessment processes, induction, retention and exit strategies, management and leadership development as well as developing and coaching other senior leaders across sectors. He is a fellow of the CIPD, holds an MBA, and a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and his strategic understanding is invaluable to Enlighten.
Operations Manager – Peter Galloway. He joins Enlighten after 12 years at Mitsui & Co. Ltd, a Japanese multinational. During his time at Mitsui, he worked in a wide range of Accounting, Business Process Management and Internal Audit functions, and was involved in several large projects, including IT system rollouts and the establishment of centralised accounting services across the EMEA region. He has also established monitoring and auditing procedures across a range of departments, accounting and business functions. He specialises in building efficient and effective business processes, and is committed to delivery of excellence.
Administrative Support – Danielle McNulty. Danielle is the newest member of our team and joined in December 2017. She is an experienced organiser with excellent customer service skills. She is responsible for liaising with our clients, both business and the public and providing the level of service of which we are proud. Her organisational abilities assist with the smooth management of our courses and client relations.
Project Manager – Sheralee Ferguson. A versatile and dynamic professional who has had a varied career primarily in the performing arts and entertainment sector. She has run her own business for some years and brings to Enlighten lengthy experience in managing and co-ordinating high numbers of students, with a commitment to bringing the best out of them. She has worked on many and varied high profile events as an events co-ordinator with significant experience in events management. Her previous work includes time with X-Factor and the Football Association, as well as international contracts which have taken her all over the world. It is this diverse experience and proven ability to motivate others to achieve their goals which is of such value to Enlighten.
Non-Executive Director – Russell Cobb. Over a 25 year period Russell gained significant people, commercial and change leadership experience working for Coca-Cola as Vice President and Carlsberg as HR Director. His focus was on developing people, teams and organisations to achieve success for over 10 years within Executive Leadership Teams. He now works as an Executive Coach with leaders and teams across a variety of businesses and sectors in pursuit of greater capability, commitment and performance. He is a Fellow of CIPD, a Member of the Association for Coaching and is currently pursuing an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School. He also uses his skills to support both the Prince’s Trust as a Mentor and Leonard Cheshire Disability as a volunteer.
Non-Executive Director – Shaheen Westcombe MBE. Originally from Bangladesh where her father was in government and her mother a pioneer in women’s education, Shaheen was among the first batch of 3 women architects in Bangladesh. After a brief career as a University lecturer she went to Japan on a scholarship offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education to do her Masters in Architecture at Kyoto University. She worked at various architectural practices in London before moving into senior roles including Head of Community Development and Equalities, Head of Community Partnerships, Assistant Director Social Services (Commissioning) for Waltham Forest Council and undertaking a myriad of charitable work. Whilst at Waltham Forest she was the lead officer for a project on Domestic Violence in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, Social Services and voluntary sector in several EU countries. Currently she is an Executive Member of the Gandhi Foundation, Chair of the Board of MIND in Bexley and is involved with many other organisations. In 2001 she was awarded the MBE for services to Community Relations which remain extremely important to her. Her commitment to fairness, equality of opportunity and enabling cohesive communities is vital to Enlighten’s approach.
Non-Executive Director – Sue Hopgood. Sue is an experienced HR and Organisational Development professional and has delivered a range of highly effective OD intervention, specialising in leadership and workforce development, talent management and culture change. She was Associate Director of Workforce at NHS Blood and Transplant and is responsible for the delivery of the Department of Health’s talent programme for aspiring directors, a national programme for future leaders in the health service with an emphasis on systems thinking and systems leadership. She is co-founder of the Cross-Sector Leadership Exchange a community interest company delivering leadership programmes across the public and voluntary sectors and since 2012 has worked the Pepal and the Red Cross delivering leadership programmes to healthcare leaders and politicians in Uganda. Sue is a highly-experienced educator and holds an MA in Strategic Human Resources and is a fellow of the CIPD and Chartered Management Institute.