Meet the Team

This is our team, a lot of smiling happy people who work hard to empower the people who need it.

Adele Cook

Managing Director

“Managing Springboard means I get to share the moments when people achieve things they never thought they would.”

Adele Cook

Managing Director

Adele started the business nearly 17 years ago, and takes a hands on approach to running it. While taking responsibility for tenders and contracts, as well as identifying suitable courses as the requirements for employment evolve, she also works closely with learners and job seekers, and is particularly proud of the team she’s built up t support them.

Away from the office, Adele keeps active with a spot of tap dancing, playing netball for a local team, and weekends away in the campervan with her family.

Beth Roche

Marketing Administrator & Tutor

“The massive amount of experience that the Springboard team has means we can help people from all walks of life – and we do that everyday.”

Beth Roche

Marketing Administrator & Tutor

Beth joined Springboard in 2016, and her enthusiastic approach to supporting learners has seen her take on a range of roles in the business – from teaching through to managing our FaceBook profile.

Outside of work, Beth has the call of the road, and enjoys caravan trips across Europe with her family whenever possible. Failing that she can be found taking her faithful hound on a jog.

Cath Barton

Tutor & Careers Advisor

“Springboard is place where people can come, be listened to and get the impartial and professional advice or training they need.”

Cath Barton

Tutor & Careers Advisor

Cath joined the team back in 2012 and has a very wide range of knowledge and experience that see’s her manage Work Clubs as well as delivers Basic IT training and Cookery from Scratch classes.

Cath’s wide ranging tutorial skills are reflected in her free time, which is spent variously taking a quiet hour out for lunch at home with her dogs and indulging her hidden talents as a vintage motorcycle rider!

George Pointon

Cookery Course Assistant

George Pointon

Cookery Course Assistant

Helen Howarth

Tutor

“Springboard is community focussed, helping to developing skills to support career and social progression for all.”

Helen Howarth

Tutor

Helen spends much of her working day with clients, helping them with their CV’s and looking for appropriate work opportunities. Sometimes, that can also mean identifying skills development through training.

After a typically hectic working week, Helen spends weekends away supporting her daughter who events horses, or else relaxing at home with a good book and a glass of wine.

Julie Malkin

Tutor

Julie Malkin

Tutor

Linda Walker

Tutor

Linda Walker

Tutor

Lynne Singleton

Tutor

“I’ve nearly 20 years experience as a careers advisor, and I can honestly say the team at Springboard are the most helpful, friendly and inclusive I’ve worked with.”

Lynne Singleton

Tutor

Lynne joined Springboard in 2019. Supporting clients who are looking to develop new skills and get back into work, Lynne enjoys the diversity of people that she meets and tutors, and finds great job satisfaction when someone gets the job they wanted.

Away from work, Lynne enjoys walking her dog and socialising with friends and family. Just don’t tell anyone she’s a closet Love Island fan.