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Martin Fey

Martin Fey

Martin Fey is a founder member of the Charity and is Chair of the Trust Board.

Martin has worked in finance all his life and has a proven track record of success. For many years he worked as a Branch Manager for a major international Bank where he was the driving force for its success. He has a vast knowledge and experience of banking including retail banking, commercial lending, and credit risk. Martin is qualified through the Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers.


He retired from the Bank in 2015 and he now dedicates much of his time to giving back to the community where he resides. His philosophy has always been customer first and Martin applies this approach to the Charity, and it is the young people and adults who access the charity that drive his decision making. His calm approach coupled with his eye for detail and experience of managing large professional teams ensures he is an excellent Chair for the Trust.

Martin has a great love of golf and is bell ringer at his local church.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis is a founder member of the Charity and Trust Board and is a highly successful property developer, investor, and businessman.

He has a vast experience of partnership building across many professional areas and he is an excellent communicator and an extremely skilled negotiator. Mark has a strong track record of managing many large successful projects and diverse teams. He is an outstanding leader who is solution focussed and innovative. He is professionally qualified through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Mark has been integral to the development of the charity and his commitment to improving the lives of those most in need has been demonstrated by his exceptional generosity of both his time and his resources.

When Mark is away from work, he has a great passion for sea water swimming and enjoys raising money for a number of charities through this pursuit.

Jacqui Ford

Jacqui Ford

Jacqui is a founder member of the Charity and Trust Board.

Jacqui is a highly experienced senior leader who has worked in the further education sector for over 25 years. Jacqui started her early working life in the NHS as a qualified nurse. After graduating from University of West of England with a BA (Hons) in Social Science she started a career in further education as a support worker for students with special education needs and disability and progressed through several leadership roles to Deputy Principal. Her portfolio of experience and responsibility includes curriculum innovation, SEND, adult education, partnership, setting up a Multi Academy Trust.

Jacqui is committed to inclusion and inclusive practice and ensures she is able to effectively advise the board on the best practice for working young people and adults who have experienced social disadvantage or barriers to learning. Her passion for quality education for all has seen her deliver both regional and national systems of support for young people and adults with additional needs.

Jacqui is an experienced governor for schools, and she has previously set up a trust board for a multi academy trust. Away from work, Jacqui enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with her family.

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Lucy Solomon

Lucy has a background in retail and education, with her experience spanning several years. Following her dream, Lucy set up her own leadership development company and now enjoys supporting people to become the best leaders they can be. She is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and also supports newly qualified coaches.


Lucy’s ability to connect and work with people from many different backgrounds makes her a positive Trustee for the charity. Alongside this, she has the perspective of being a parent to a young person with a learning disability which will also add value to the charity and it’s vision.


Alongside her professional commitments, Lucy advocates for physical fitness to support mental well-being. She has developed a love of Triathlons and other demanding sporting challenges, which she perceives as essential for maintaining her mental clarity and focus.

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

- Audrey Hepburn

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