Meet the Team
As well as the incredible work of our volunteers and supporters, the Number 11 team is responsible for the running of the centre and Number 11 as a whole. Get to know the team below by reading their profiles!
Staff | Chief Executive Officer
Peter came to Number 11 with a wealth of experience after spending over 30 years in the Sport and Fashion industry. Besides working in a CEO role previously, he has also worked in the Charity sector in Crewe for the past three years, helping reach the many needs of vulnerable families. Peter has a vision for Number 11 where we can develop the great work we do to support more people to give them a real purpose in their lives.
Peter is married with two adult children. He loves to play the piano and enjoys a round of golf as well as going to many gigs and music festivals!
Staff | Project Manager
Rob joined Number 11 in the Summer of ’22. His background is in Health and Social Care, working within the NHS for over 20 years and further 10 years in the independent sector. He has also more recently worked within the fitness and wellbeing industry. Rob brings many aspects of his employment background along with his own lived experience, working closely with the Number 11 staff team in providing the best we can for our clients and volunteers.
Rob loves the outdoors and likes to spend time outside with his dog, whether it be walking, running, paddle-boarding or exploring new places, simply taking nature in on trips out in his van. He also loves both the preparation and consumption of food alongside generally keeping fit and holistically healthy.
Staff | Next Steps Co-ordinator
Julie is another friendly and outgoing addition to our team and joins us after spending all of her working career as a primary school teacher. She is passionate about helping people to unlock their potential – whether that be in enabling them to develop basic English and Maths understanding or facilitating more practical skills based workshops.
Employability is an important part of the role: helping clients to write a CV, search for a job etc. Julie searches out opportunities for clients to volunteer locally and spends some of her time working with Dave to ensure Number 11’s sustainability.
Staff | Client Support Co-ordinator
After joining Number 11 in September 2019 as a volunteer, Amanda has more recently taken on a new role as Client Support Co-ordinator. The role involves working with some of the most vulnerable people from all over our city, providing essential help and support when it’s needed most.
Amanda lives with her daughter and two guinea pigs who keep her very busy and entertained, although she still can’t decide who makes the most mess! She enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, theatre, live music and chocolate
Staff | Centre Support Worker
Cath volunteered with us at Number 11 for over 12 months and found herself taking on a variety of roles in the centre from cooking meals to 1:1 support. After discovering her true passion and jumping at the opportunity, she became a member of the team in October ’22 as a Client Support Worker. In this role she spends lots of time supporting individuals on a 1:1, providing that ever essential help and care where needed.
Cath is an avid reader and loves a good crime fiction novel. Besides spending time with friends and family, she likes to swim and walk her cockerpoo Milo. Cath also has a bit of knack for finding an absolute bargain whilst pottering around in antique and bric-a-brac shops!
Staff | Centre Activity Worker
Amanda also joined the team in October ’22 and loves to deliver a wide variety of activities for our clients to take part in; from arts and craft and baking to team building, gardening and physical exercise. During the lockdown period, Amanda became inspired to train as a hula hoop instructor and now spends most of her spare time learning new hoop tricks! She’s a big believer in movement being like medicine as it has such a positive impact on wellbeing and encourages positivity…this lead her nicely towards the work of Number 11.
Amanda lives with her partner and loves to spend time with him as well as seeing family and friends; being an aunty also keeps her on her toes!
Staff | Administrator
Robyn is our newest member of the team and often finds herself at the heart of it all. As our Administrator, she is working really hard behind the scenes, keeping us all well organised and on task. Before working at Number 11, Robyn volunteered with another charitable organisation in the local area and was heavily involved in running a local church toddler group.
Robyn is also a very sociable person, spending much of her time with friends and family. However, she also really enjoys baking, walking and going to the gym. Robyn lives with husband and 2 young children.
Trustee | Volunteer
Wendy joined after being forcibly roped in by the founder! She worked as a social worker in Child Protection, working with children and their families who faced a huge variety of complex issues from mental health, disabilities, addictions, family breakdown, criminality and the care system. She also works in schools, and with women to build self esteem and confidence.
Her professional background and love for people motivates her to reach out to the hurt and broken, driving her desire to find fun and creative ways to engage people who would not usually choose to access support. Wendy obtained a BA Hons in Special Needs & Psychology, Dipsw in Social Work and Post Qualifying Award in Social Work. She just loves chatting to people and drives James crazy as she tries to keep his head on the ground!