Ashley is our Team Development Director.
It was this initial work in tourism that provided me the platform to study and successfully complete a degree in Hospitality and Business Management in Dundee. Following on from my degree, I decided to have a career change and achieved a post-grad teaching qualification. Although the sector was completely different, there were a lot of transferable skills between hospitality and teaching and it was an area i quickly became passionate about.
My career then took me to Aberdeen, working in local primary schools. As my career progressed, I was promoted and able to work on local authority projects to develop and design major educational projects.
I stopped to have a family and decided my next career path would combine my love of meeting new people and my wealth of experience of training and teaching to help others realise their potential. Now, as Lead Trainer, I enjoy designing my own courses and working with a range of businesses in different sectors. Everyday is different and always interesting.
Working with these individuals, families and other agencies, was a steep learning curve and one that opened my eyes to the limited understanding that able bodied people have of so many different conditions. Education for all about simple strategies which can benefit everyone continues to be an area I am keen to include in all my workshops.
As a family we enjoy being out on our bikes and, to clear my head, I love to get out for a run. Looking forward to my first big Tough Mudder in June this year. Really enjoy binge watching a crime box set and have recently enjoyed the 10-episode dramatisation of OJ Simpson.
I love cooking and being cooked for. Never go wrong with a curry or chilli.