Trainers

Alison Belshaw

Alison has worked for many years helping small organisations to find their feet and is determined to help the social enterprise and community business sector to succeed and become financially sustainable.  Alison is a project manager and trainer with more than 10 years’ experience specifically in establishing, developing and managing social enterprises, predominantly in and… Read More »Alison Belshaw

Esther Passingham

[Team Leader at Voscur] Esther leads Voscur’s support and development for VCSE organisations, making them more capable and sustainable. As Development Team lead, she also coordinates intelligence sharing between frontline support work and strategic initiatives and influence. Esther has previously worked for a range of charities and social enterprises in the South West and in Worcestershire,… Read More »Esther Passingham

Jen Gerrard

Jen is a charity specialist Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and Managing Director of Gerrard Financial Ltd. With a wealth of trustee experience at both a local and national level, Jen is a regular speaker on charity finance and governance matters. A member of ICAEW’s charity & voluntary sector group, Jen regularly contributes to Sector publications… Read More »Jen Gerrard

Jenny Wildblood

[Support & Development Officer at Voscur] Jenny supports Bristol organisations with their income generation and development by providing one-to-one help, training and events on fundraising strategy, skills and information. She’s also a professional fundraiser, consultant and trainer, working with a wide variety of clients to secure investment and increase their capacity to generate sustainable income streams. In a… Read More »Jenny Wildblood

Lori Streich

Lori has been working as an independent consultant since 1996. Her practice builds on considerable experience of work in the social purpose sector and with housing, community, health and social care and heritage organisations. Clients include multi-agency partnerships, local authorities, national, regional and local charities and social enterprises. She has a track record in stakeholder… Read More »Lori Streich

Lucy Hawthorne

Lucy Hawthorne is a facilitator, coach and a campaigner at heart, with fifteen years’ experience of working with charities and NGOs in campaigning and community development across a wide range of issues.  As a campaigner, she brings varied experiences of influencing local and government policy, helping build collaboration between organisations and developing the skills of… Read More »Lucy Hawthorne

Maria Franchi

Voscur’s Training and Development Officer, Maria is a qualified trainer and facilitator with extensive experience of community and organisational development, gained during 25 years working in and with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. She has worked for local and national charities and as a freelance consultant.  Maria uses participative and practical methods, designed… Read More »Maria Franchi

Megan Evans

Megan is a consultant, facilitator, coach and project manager. She focuses on supporting charities, SMEs and communities to develop the skills, systems and knowledge to help them meet new challenges. Using a solution focused and consensus building approach, she believes her style helps to bring people together to work and deliver the task in hand.… Read More »Megan Evans

Melanie Monaghan

Melanie has many years of experience working in the Voluntary and Community Sector; with children, young people and adults at risk; including roles at CEO/Director level and Chair. As an experienced trustee, Melanie has worked at a strategic level across many third sector organisations and care groups and has built a reputation as an active… Read More »Melanie Monaghan

Monique Dall’Occo

Monique has over 15 years’ experience of working in the charity and social enterprise sectors. Chartered Institute of Marketing, PRINCE 2 and Chartered Management Institute qualified and an Associate of the Institute of Consulting since 2009, Monique’s consultancy approach is both practical and based on good practice. With a career background covering the voluntary, private… Read More »Monique Dall’Occo