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Steph Reynolds

Director of Optimus Education

Steph is the Director of Optimus Education. She began her career within the education industry in 2008. Steph contributes to all areas of the business, ensuring that Optimus Education products focus on good outcomes for pupils to support improvement within education, as well as improving the work life balance of teachers and school staff. The importance of wellbeing and mental health is at the core of Optimus Education and this is reflected in all services and products within the Optimus Education portfolio.

Jen Delderfield

Events Business Development Manager

Jen Delderfield is our Events Business Development Manager. She joined Optimus Education in 2008, where she began her career within employment and skills event project management. She is passionate about creating inspirational events to change lives, account management and leading the delivery of commercial project strategies.

Craig Cahill

Sales and Project Team Leader

Craig is the Sales and Project Team Leader within the Events Department. He joined the Optimus Education sales team in 2018. Before joining the business, Craig gained over ten years of experience in employer engagement with local and national education providers.

Lisa Reece

Operations Team Leader

Lisa is an Operations Team Leader, she joined Optimus Education in December 2019. Before joining the business, Lisa gained 15 years of previous experience in organising the operational element of conferences and events.

Gill Rowe

Sales Executive

Gill Rowe is a Sales Executive, she joined Optimus Education in 2015. Gill has contributed towards the success of past Skills London events and now focuses on Skills Scotland and Education conferences. Gill enjoys building relationships with exhibitors and helping them to promote their opportunities. She is passionate about inspiring young people to make informed decisions early in their career.

Callum Hadrill

Sales Executive

Callum is a Sales Executive, he joined Optimus Education in 2022 with over ten years of experience in sales roles. Callum is motivated by his desire to enrich the lives of young people by helping them to find fulfilling and rewarding employment opportunities.

Aisha Rehman

Sales Executive

Aisha is a Sales Executive within the Events Department. She joined the Optimus Education sales team in 2022. Before joining the business, Aisha gained over ten years of experience as a Sales & Operation Manager. She is also an experienced Partnership Engagement Manager working in the stakeholder and voluntary sector.

Charlotte Vowles

Operations Support Officer

Charlotte is an Operations Support Officer, she joined Optimus Education in 2016. Charlotte’s role within the team is to recruit visitors to attend our Skills Events and liaise with schools to manage the booking process for attendees, including making arrangements for additional accessibility requirements.

Megan Hughes

Visitor Attendance Coordinator

Megan is our Visitor Attendance Coordinator. A new member of the team with a wealth of experience in events management, administration and customer service, Megan is responsible for recruiting visitors to attend our Skills Events and liaise with schools to manage the booking process for attendees, including making arrangements for additional accessibility requirements.

Sam Dawson

Marketing Executive

Sam is a Marketing Executive, she joined Optimus Education in 2022. She began her career in marketing and events within further education in 2016. Sam is also a qualified teacher and has worked closely with young people at various stages of education from Early Years to Further Education. She is passionate about education and improving the prospects of young people by inspiring a love of learning and desire to succeed.

Nyall Bickley

Junior Operations Executive

Nyall Bickley is a Junior Operations Executive, he joined Optimus Education in 2022. After working in education and attending university, Nyall took on the role of Health and Wellbeing Navigator with Live Well Kent, another organisation within the Shaw Trust, before making the move to his current position.

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