Claire Benson

Claire is a specialist in Branding, Public Relations and Marketing Strategy with extensive international experience in both the commercial and public sectors; working for organisations such as The Body Shop, APB’s subsidiary DB Breweries and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Claire returned to Cumbria in 2009, having lived and worked primarily in New Zealand and […]

Louise Brown

Louise has extensive experience of working with young people delivering careers guidance in schools, developing and delivering careers education and youth work programmes, working with employers and partner agencies to achieve positive outcomes for young people. Having worked in a variety of roles with young people, Louise took up her first managerial role in 2008. […]

Chris Latta

Chris has always been passionate about Information and Communications Technology (ICT). He started his professional career in computing around 1987 in Cumbria and has always worked within the ICT field. He has seen the technology develop from the likes of the Sinclair ZX80 (his first computer!); to the advanced and streamlined network systems in place […]

Dave Todd

Dave has worked in Cumbria since 1989 and joined Connexions Cumbria Ltd in 2003. Dave has a long established successful career that includes work with both young people and adults. Dave is an enthusiastic manager who loves to be involved in the development and exploration of innovative ways of working. He has been involved in […]

Nichola Jackson

Nichola started her professional career in 1995 as a part time youth worker with Salford Youth Service. She gained her post graduate diploma from Manchester Metropolitan University and has been involved in work with young people ever since. In addition to her professional work, Nichola has significant experience as a volunteer working in both delivery […]

Deborah Naylor

Deborah grew up in Workington and attended local schools. On completing a degree in English Literature, she went on to a take a post graduate Diploma course in Careers Guidance at Newcastle Polytechnic, before returning to West Cumbria. She joined Cumbria Careers Service as a Careers Adviser and gained experience working in virtually every school […]

David Leadbetter

After completing a degree in Politics in Bristol in 1991, David returned to his home county of West Yorkshire and secured employment with NorEast Building Management in Leeds. David arrived in Cumbria in 1994, having completed the Post-Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and the British Psychological Society Level A award at the University of Huddersfield. […]

Daniel Carter

Daniel has worked in Cumbria since 1995. His career has combined managing local delivery teams with countywide business development and contract management. Daniel’s involvement in career education, information, advice and guidance has included designing resources, planning and delivering training and developing policy and strategy with learning providers and other partners. More recently, he has been […]

Claire Willett

Claire is a Contract Manager for Inspira. Before that, Claire was the Area Manager for South Cumbria. Her role is to ensure the provision of a high quality service in the South area by the effective management of staff and resources and networking with partner agencies and stakeholders. She is responsible for achieving key actions […]