We have a team of staff who do everything from working with young people and creating our programmes to marketing, fundraising and finance. Meet the team.
Having started out working life as a Civil Engineer herself, Carol is deeply committed to the Trust’s mission of helping more young people access the fantastic opportunities construction has to offer, particularly young people facing significant barriers into work and those groups who have traditionally been under-represented in the Industry. Carol sees her role as CEO as holding on to the ‘big picture’ while keeping a constant eye on the detail of day-to-day delivery.
Carol's favourite building is the London Aquatics Centre
Vic Grimes - Operations Director
Vic is responsible for leading the delivery of the Trust’s training and education programmes in England and Wales. He also has responsibility for finance, information technology and human resources.
Vic draws upon his extensive experience designing and implementing social policy in his role; working with the senior management team to shape and deliver the Trust's programmes and business plan in line with our vision, mission and values.
Vic’s favourite building is the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Christine Townley - Ambassador
For 10 years Christine led the Trust as Executive Director, where her role saw her design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organisation. Christine is now an Ambassador and continues to champion the work of the Trust.
Christine's favourite building is Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Lucinda Darby - Marketing and Communications Manager
Lucinda leads the design and delivery of the Trust's marketing and communications strategy, developing and growing the Trust's brand, online and social media footprint. She works closely with the whole team to coordinate, collate and communicate our work to stakeholders and press as well as steering internal communications development.
Lucinda’s favourite building is Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Jemma Bridgeman - Wales Manager
Jemma manages our projects and programmes across Wales. She works with construction companies, Local Authorities, Welsh Government and partner charities to provide Wales’s under-represented and disadvantaged people with supported transitions into education, employment and training in construction’s trades and professions.
Jemma’s favourite building is the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
Owain Carter - Wales Project Coordinator
Owain's role involves brokering employment opportunities as part of the Symyd Ymlaen / Moving Forward project in South and West Wales and preparing the young people referred to the project for a 26 week paid work placement. He works alongside working employers and construction organisations to secure placements and ensure that the young people are supported once they start the placement.
Owain's favourite building is St Illtyd's Church, Llanhileth.
Wendy Heller - Training, Development and Curriculum Manager
Wendy is responsible for the planning and development of curriculum, alongside delivery and evaluation of accredited and non-accredited construction training projects and resources.
Wendy's favourite building is the Chrysler Building, New York.
Stanley Curran - London Project Coordinator
Stan organises construction training courses across London, providing support for young people who are not in education, training or employment into careers in the construction industry. He works closely with delivery staff to offer classroom support and provides guidance for young people on their employability skills. He also works on forming important partnerships with youth and community organisations across London in order to effectively engage with young people.
Stan's favourite building is St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
Schools & FE Team
Tom Glover - Schools and FE Manager
Tom manages the Schools & FE team, leading on the delivery of a number of the Trust’s programmes, including; Budding Brunels; Budding Brunels Plus; Introduction to Property Development; and Foundations for the Future. He works closely with schools and corporate partners to ensure the programmes delivered give students a real insight into the construction industry. Tom also sits on the Trust’s Quality Assurance group, overseeing curriculum development. He may or may not make a mean coffee.
Tom's favourite building is the Natural History Museum, London
Deavon Sinclair - Schools & FE Coordinator
Deavon works in the Budding Brunels team and leads on the planning and delivery of the Budding Brunels Rail programme, which is exclusive to Network Rail. In addition to planning and delivering the 3 day Budding Brunels programme, Deavon also works closely with Network Rail professionals to support participating schools by running early engagement workshops and offering the expertise of these professionals to support teachers delivering a range of rail focussed STEM lessons.
Deavon’s favourite buildings are the pyramids of Chichen Itza, Mexico.
Naomi Ryan - Schools & FE Coordinator
Naomi is a member of the Budding Brunels team which runs workshops that help young people discover the variety of opportunities that are available in the construction industry and help develop their employability skills for the future. She also helps to coordinate work experience placements and support Budding Brunels Alumni where possible.
Naomi’s favourite building is the Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi