our team, our trustees & our advisors


Ben Stone - Chief Executive


Ben has worked with young people for 19 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 and The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and member of the Institute of Fundraising (MInstF) 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, innovation and cross sector social solutions.  

Steve Morley - Director of Engagement & Inclusion


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 - Director of Education & Programmes


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

Danielle is a secondary school teacher and passionate about education and the changing learning needs of young people. 

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 Consultant


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

our trustees and advisors


our patrons

John Hassall


John is author of the Youth Revolution and brings amazing range of skills and experiences in working with young people. John shares our passion and vision for young people. 

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