our team, our trustees , our advisors & patrons


Ben Stone - Founder & Chief Executive


Ben has worked with young people for 18 years with a wide range of experience including residential children's home management, leaving care, youth justice and gang crime, youth homelessness. This includes management and senior management roles was founder of a previous award winning charity. 

Ben is passionate about opportunities for young people and developing unique projects and strategies which bring together all sectors to create cohesive, progressive opportunity. 

Ben has supported other charities and social enterprises in their development and is a fellow of the school for social entrepreneurs. Ben also undertakes consultancy for other charities and social enterprises. 

Ben is a huge advocate for young people, work experience and community development and sits on other boards of charities to be voice for the third sector and encourage better partnership working. 

Steve Morley - Operations Director - Delivery Lead


Stephen is a trainer, diversity consultant and guest lecturers well as being an inclusive sports coach. 

Having worked in business management, local government and sports development Steve is ideally placed to deliver our courses, projects and activities. His sporting background, coaching from grassroots to elite level, gives him perspective when delivering workshops such as 'How authentic leaders use a sporting mindset to build effective teams' 

Equally his experience in business and local government, particularly his work with BME communities, homelessness, people with disabilities and mental health enables him to deliver equality, diversity and inclusion - mental health & wellbeing in the workplace workshop. 

Steve is also a public speaker and experienced mentor who has a wide range of experiences of working with marginalised young people. 

Danielle Halsey - Business Manager - Education Lead


Danielle is our business manager and is responsible for many of our back office functions including signing up volunteers, DBS checks, policies and accounts. 

Danielle is an English teacher at a secondary school and has mentored many newly qualified teachers as well as worked with many young people who are disengaged with education and requiring intervention. 

Danielle leads our education development and will continue to develop the programmes so they can become accredited to support more young people in reaching their aspirations. 

Danielle has been key to our mentoring delivery, session planning and content to ensure it meets needs and remains unique

Danielle is passionate about supporting young people to showcase their skills and strengths. 

Lisa Ansell - Business Development Manager


Lisa has many years experience in business development, business planning and project development. Lisa leads on business development, income generation and contracts. 

our business mentors

Look out for our volunteer business mentor profiles coming soon

our trustees and advisors

Eileen Hutchinson - Coaching, Mentoring & Training Advisor


our patrons


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