The role of the central management team is to translate the Board’s vision and the North West's local and regional priorities into a workable, practical model of business support.
This includes agreeing strategic priorities with key stakeholders, securing and managing funding, ensuring value-for-money and quality of support, and establishing and maintaining a partnership of effective delivery organisations.
The team also defines the service offer and continually trials both new approaches to service delivery and new variations of support services, ensuring that our offer continues to meet business needs and policy objectives.
It plays a key role in identifying good practice and disseminating it throughout the partnership, to ensure that everybody learns lessons and continually strives to improve along the way.
The central team also directly provides a range of services to support its delivery partners and the businesses they work with. These include our Green Intelligence e-bulletins, the ENWORKS Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit, our ENWORKS In a Box resource, and managing a bank of specialist external consultants.
- Angela Johnson, Programme Officer
Angela was appointed to ENWORKS as Programme Officer in September 2005, having worked in the environmental business service sector since 2000. Prior to joining the programme, she co-ordinated the delivery of the ENWORKS Resource Efficiency and Business Environment Association programmes for the North Manchester Sub-regional Partnership and was responsible for delivering environmental business reviews.
Angela has a BSc in Environmental Studies and Psychology. She supports the ENWORKS central management team in managing, auditing and supporting its sub-regional and sector specific delivery partner organisations and line manages the ENWORKS Programme Co-ordinator.
- Dan Aris, Programme Officer
Dan has been part of the ENWORKS team since its establishment in 2001, having previously gained more than ten years’ experience as a regeneration practitioner in the Northwest. Before joining ENWORKS he worked as Senior Administrator for the Moss Side and Hulme Community Development Trust.
Dan’s qualifications include a degree in Philosophy and a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies. As a Programme Officer at ENWORKS, he supports the central management team in managing, auditing and supporting its sub-regional and sector specific delivery partner organisations and is involved in developing continuous professional development programmes to support them.
- Helen Seagrave, Sustainable Growth Advisor
Helen joined ENWORKS in 2012 as a Sustainable Growth Advisor for Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Helen is part of the team of advisors working on the ENWORKS Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance project to provide technical support on sustainable development to North West LEPs.
Helen joins ENWORKS from Envirolink, a low carbon sector business support organisation, where she was responsible for managing a team to deliver innovative business support to low carbon energy sector companies. She has particular expertise in low carbon and environmental sector development and has previously worked for the Northwest Development Agency as a Sector Development Manager for the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector.
Helen is a Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She also has an MSC in Environmental Protection and degree in Environmental Biology.
- James Gardner, Programme Officer
James joined ENWORKS in February 2008, bringing over ten years’ experience of working on a range of European and national grant funded business support, infrastructure and employment programmes. He has worked in a range of roles at Lloyds TSB, Business Link, Manchester Solutions and the Commission for the New Economy (formerly Manchester Enterprises). Prior to joining ENWORKS, James managed the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA)’s Regional Business Support Action Plan at the Commission for the New Economy.
James has a BA in Business Studies and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). As a Programme Officer at ENWORKS he supports the central management team in managing, auditing and supporting its sub-regional and sector specific delivery partner organisations and is involved in developing new systems to support partners in meeting funder requirements.
- Jane Ashley, Resources Officer
Jane was appointed to the ENWORKS team in October 2008, following four years with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as Lancashire Biodiversity Manager. In her previous role, she was responsible for monitoring partner progress towards delivering the Lancashire Biodiversity Action Plan, securing funding and establishing, managing and delivering a portfolio of projects.
Jane has a BSc in Environmental Science, an MSc in Countryside Management and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). As a Resources Officer, she facilitates the development of new systems, works with delivery partners on developing a range of pilot projects and is responsible for procuring and contract managing external delivery agencies.
- Krista Patrick, Sustainable Growth Advisor
Krista joined ENWORKS in 2012 as a Sustainable Growth Advisor for Lancashire. Krista is part of the team of advisors working on the ENWORKS Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance project to provide technical support on sustainable development to North West LEPs.
Krista has over 15 years experience as an environmental planner in the public and private sector and also works as a freelance consultant supporting the management and delivery of the North West CLASP Programme as well as providing secretariat support to the North West Climate Change Partnership. Prior to this Krista was 4NW’s lead advisor for the Regional Leaders Board on climate change, renewable energy and sustainable consumption and production issues and also managed Urban Vision's minerals and waste planning service.
Krista is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Planning, a Diploma in Town Planning as well as an MSc in Environmental and Earth Resources Management.
- Melanie Tapodi, Sustainable Growth Advisor/Resources Officer
Melanie joined ENWORKS in March 2008 as a Resources Officer, working to develop and implement systems and projects to support the successful delivery of the ENWORKS Business Support project. In July 2012, Melanie was appointed as the Sustainable Growth Advisor for Cumbria, to provide technical support in the county on sustainable development through the ENWORKS Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance project. The two roles are carried out in parallel.
Previously, she worked at the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) in their sustainable development team and prior to that, in the chemical and utilities sectors, gaining experience in environmental legislation, process intervention to improve resource and energy efficiency and project management.
Melanie has a first class honours degree in Chemistry with Pharmacology (Ind) and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
- Pauline Biggs, Administration Assistant
Pauline joined the ENWORKS central management team on a part-time basis in 2002, bringing with her many years of experience as a Personal Assistant, administrator and receptionist, including 13 years at BT’s offices in Manchester and Huddersfield and six years supporting a company importing consumer goods from the Far East.
At ENWORKS she is responsible for providing a full administrative and finance service to the team, including reception support, event co-ordination, and diary management for the senior management team.
- Peter Cranmer, Finance Officer
Peter joined the ENWORKS team as Finance Officer in 2006, bringing ten years of experience as a part-qualified CIMA management accountant at the Guardian Media Group. His role involved financial reporting across the Group, including for the The Guardian, The Observer and Manchester Evening News. More recently he was a partner in a recruitment consultancy, managing the operations and finances of the business, which served the industrial, retail and catering sectors in the North of England.
At ENWORKS, Peter has worked on programmes funded through the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB), Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a range of other public and private sector organisations. His current role is to oversee the financial management of our programme by working closely with funders, delivery partners and our accountable body, Groundwork UK, to consolidate and verify all financial claims.
Samantha Nicholson, Programmes Director
Samantha joined ENWORKS in 2003, to help launch the new resource efficiency programme and develop the ENWORKS Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit. She had previously worked in the North West’s environmental business services sector since 1999, delivering environmental management systems and resource efficiency support to businesses.
Samantha has overall responsibility for directing the ENWORKS programme, overseeing strategic and operational developments and delivery.
Samantha has an MSc in Environmental Resources and a degree in Architecture. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She has been invited to deliver MSc course lectures across the North West, on sustainable development and environmental business improvements.
- Sandra Hills, Contracts Manager
Sandra joined ENWORKS as Contracts Manager in March 2008, bringing with her more than 20 years of private sector experience, largely within the manufacturing sector. Her experience spans a range of industry sectors and has included operations and supply chain management, quality management and customer service, with a particular focus on developing business systems and implementing best practice initiatives in complex organisations.
Sandra has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Management Studies and Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). At ENWORKS she oversees the management and development of our delivery partnership network to ensure the efficient running of the programme and the achievements of outcomes and outputs against targets.
- Shaun Gibbons, Programme Analyst
Shaun joined the ENWORKS team in July 2007 as Programme Assistant, after six months of supporting workplace health programmes in the Environmental Business Support team at Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale. In 2011 he took up the role of Programme Analyst, responsible for managing and analysing data to support the effective co-ordination of the ENWORKS programme. His responsibilities also include processing partner claims and monitoring the ongoing performance of the programme’s network of delivery partners.
Shaun has a BA in Economics and Geography, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and statistical methods. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
- Vicki O’Kelly, Sustainable Growth Advisor
Vicki joined ENWORKS in July 2012 as a Sustainable Growth Advisor working across Liverpool City Region. Vicki is part of the team of advisors working on the ENWORKS Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance project to provide technical support on sustainable development to North West LEPs.
Vicki has over 15 years business experience working in both the private and public sectors. She spent 8 years working at the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), where she managed a number of environmental sustainability programmes, including delivery of the national RDA lead role with the department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and management of the Defra led Business Resource Efficiency and Waste programme. More recently, Vicki has been working in a consultancy capacity supporting North West Local Authorities with the implementation of sustainable procurement initiatives.
Vicki holds a first class BSc (Hons) in Geophysics and Environmental Science and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Vicki is PTTLS qualified and also volunteers as an Eco-Schools assessor.