Pinkspiration consists of a team of committed and experienced employees, industry experts and volunteers.
Lisa Marie Brown MCIM- Founder & Managing Director
Founder of the multi award winning and global business Pinkspiration founded in June 2011 up skilling over 4,500 young people. The business ranks as one of the top social businesses on the Natwest SE100. An expert working in the construction industry her career started by re-building one empty room to working on Wales Largest road scheme the A465 a £400 million programme. Written, produced and directed a new TV programme Transforming Spaces: Design Factor featured on ITV, which re-builds empty spaces and up skills young people supporting them into careers in industry. Working with some of the biggest names in business Richard Branson, Boris Johnson and Kevin McCloud, reaching over 20 million people worldwide.
Leon Brown- Sustainability Director
Our projects strive on zero waste and his expertise in re-using and recycling all materials on site is leading the way. Providing training and knowledge transfer in re-cycling everything from paint, wood, timber and advising on materials for the light furnish of our projects. Over 15 years experience in global management and importing and exporting. An expert in minimizing waste and delivers the logistics for the operation. His expertise in health & safety and logistics management adds value to the delivery of our construction projects. How to re-use, recycle and reform any old items into design pieces. Training young people in sustainability and re-use of products for community projects.
Lydia Bailey- Construction Trainer
An expert in the construction industry and worked in the sector for 10 years. A mum of two and trade expert. Delivering re-build projects, delivering training in tiling, plastering, carpentry, ground works, painting & decorating, planning and build. Her passion is up skilling young people and working with Lydia you a gain real industry expertise.
Jane Lily-Veli- Creative Designer
A creative and expert designer in 3D cad, Jane brings her own design flair to the role of Creative Designer. After studying at the University of South Wales on the Interior Design Course, Jane has a passion to re-use and recycle ensuring high quality and innovative design.
Sian Edney - Business Growth Consultant
A senior expert leading and growing businesses with over 10 years experience, worked with BP and UnLtd to implement growth and sales strategies within a competitive environment. Including building new clients and creating innovative solutions for strategic thinking and growth.
Phil Cooper- Senior Advisor
A business expert and responsible for the 60,000sq ft office complex development where Pinkspiration is based. He has been involved in numerous start-ups and high growth companies in Wales and in other parts of the world. Phil also taught strategy, marketing and internationalisation at Swansea Business School now part of Swansea Metropolitan University. He has a strong interest in construction, skills and the economic development of Wales.
Dr Erica Liu - Director
Erica is the Pathway Leader of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design and subject specialist of the MA Interior Architecture & Design in the University of Hertfordshire. Erica obtained her PhD in cultural studies in the University of Sheffield, after completing a master degree in the University of Warwick. She was an interior and exhibition designer in the Far East for over 10 years. She continued her profession in the UK and is currently the lead interior designer for Propeller Studio. Erica advocates multi-disciplinary collaboration and her projects have won 33 national awards. She is keen to support young people and women in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Her current research interests include place branding and commercial design in interior architecture.
Kiki Farr MCIM, DipM, Chartered Marketer- Director
Working in marketing for over 14 years, gaining experience from various industries, most recently within professional services. Her interest in marketing began in 2000 when she worked as a Personal Assistant to a marketing director for a Welsh marketing agency. She eventually qualified as a chartered marketer through studying at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2009. A well accomplished individual who consistently applies her marketing creativity with a vision of making a difference nationally and internationally.
Heddus Davies- Senior Advisor
A Global designer working on State of the Art buildings, Heddus is a Senior lecturer at the University of South Wales on the Interior Design Course supporting students with work based learning and company internships. Working with Pinkspiration on Transforming Spaces: Design Factor providing work based learning opportunities for students within University of South Wales.
Emma Owen Davies- Senior Advisor
Working on all aspects of financial management for businesses within PWC and supports businesses with external auditing, assurance, accounting and all aspects of financial management. Support with preparing financial accounts for submission to Companies House to comply with HMRC and compliance. Over 10 years experience with a wealth of expertise of supporting Start Up and Growth businesses.
Val Banks- RGN NDN Cert Ed FE Senior Advisor
An industry expert with senior management experience, clinical specialist, teaching and publishing. A Self employed trainer working in the health care sector to develop professional skills and higher standards of care. Winner of an International award for clinical innovation and facilitated new products into UK and Sweden. Supporting the growth of Pinkspiration to develop the skills of young people helping them into careers in the industry.
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