Our Team

Our  Board

Patricia White

Chief Executive

Patricia has extensive experience and skills in leadership, project management and corporate partnership working. Her passion is to create innovative platforms for the corporate and business sector to partner with the charity/third sector to work together and impact the lives of unemployed people on the margins of our society. 

 

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Susan Davies

Chair of Trustees

Susan Davies is Head of Business, Santander UK, leading a team across a national network who work hard and are highly motivated to help people and businesses prosper. She is a confident speaker and engages audiences on support for business, entrepreneurship, social enterprises and empowerment.

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Caroline Hill

Caroline has extensive experience of working in many different sectors, both in HR and operational roles. Her most recent role was Chief People and Strategy Officer at Wesleyan where she is proud to have played a part in bringing the people agenda to the top table as well as leading the future strategy work.

 

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Sarah Greenhalgh

Sarah is a solicitor at Bevan Brittan LLP with a specialism in corporate, governance and projects work for housing associations, local authorities and charities. Sarah is one of the founding trustees of Suited for Success and has played an instrumental role in the initial pilot, set up and development of the charity since 2015.

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Lyn Bromley 

Lyn Bromley is the managing director of First Impressions Training Ltd. She is an experienced people manager, trainer and consultant.  Her wide-ranging corporate background has been spent entirely in professional services and spans finance, software, training, consultancy and project management.

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James Bolle

James has 20 years' experience in Market Research and Customer Experience, and completed his MBA in 2007. He founded his business, PRPSFL, to inspire people to find their Purpose, so they can love work and lead more fulfilling lives. He has volunteered at Suited For Success since 2019.

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Ian Nicholls

After qualifying in Business studies in the early 1980's Ian trained in legal costing and set up a partnership owned costing company in 1993 and become the sole director from 2016. Ian also played an instrumental part in the initial pilot and became a trustee from the inception of Suited for Success in 2015.

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Our Staff

Angela Dunnett

Administrator

Thomas Cantwell

Thomas manages the visual presentation of the Suited for Success referral centre, he also coordinates and organises the stock, generous donations and enquiries received on a daily basis. 

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Stock Manager

Angela manages the day-to-day administration of Suited for Success from booking appointments and responding to general enquiries to supporting the CEO and board of trustees to ensure the smooth and co-ordinated running of Suited for Success.

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Our Young Professionals Board

The initial set up of Suited for Success in 2015 was a collaborative CSR community project inspired by a board of young professionals working in law firms, banks and corporate businesses in Birmingham.  

 

In 2019 Suited for Success launched an exciting partnership project with TAG Network Midlands called 'The Bright Thinking Project', working with a group of socially aware active young professionals wanting to make a positive social impact in the city. As part of the project, a new Young Professional Board was formed with the ambition to engage with other young professionals in the city and explore creative innovative ways to address the social issues of unemployment and make a difference.

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Naomi Aly

Events manager for Aluna and Siamaisindependent, family-run restaurants and cocktail bars based in Birmingham & Bristol

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Max Andrews

Apprentice Surveyor - Avison Young, RICS Matrics Birmingham Committee Member and BSc Real Estate student at Birmingham City University.

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Anna Mitchell

Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry

Our volunteers

Suited for Success relies on passionate committed volunteers. From business professionals offering a few hours a month doing one-to-one interview coaching appointments with clients to volunteer days with teams of staff from local businesses. Our core team of volunteers are also instrumental in the day-to-day running of the charity, from dressing and stying our clientsor organisating donations to simply welcome clients with an offer of a cup of tea.