Richard began his career in sales after travelling and teaching in Kenya. His market expertise means he is able to seek out, build and nurture long-term partnerships with clients. These relationships enable us to provide fundraising services to schools free of charge, helping them to raise even more! Richard ensures the company remains competitive and innovative, swiftly adapting the business strategy according to changes in the market. After identifying an emerging need for school business managers to engage in fundraising activities, Richard decided to launch FundEd for schools.
Jane worked as a national newspaper and magazine journalist for many years (with regular articles in The Times, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Evening Standard, Red, Marie Claire and more). She was also PR Director at Sans Frontiere Marketing Communications and has worked as a freelance copywriter and editor.
In 2011, she became a secondary school English teacher and in January 2019, she combined her experience of journalism and education by joining FundEd as Editor. She continues to work part-time as an English Teacher and so has first hand experience of the current funding issues in education.
Carol's background is in publishing. She joined us initially for two months, and has been here since 2011. Carol makes sure we are producing inventive and original content across the magazines and digital platforms. She loves learning about new technologies, and finding ways to help our small team achieve as much as we possibly can. Her obsession with organisation and planning help us stay on track and remain true to our values. Carol is mum to one school-age child, and an active member of the school's PTA, for which she concentrates on publicity and communicating with the parents.
Zoë has been working in magazines for more than 20 years. Starting out as a writer, her pernickety nature led her to become a sub editor. She’s proud of her attention to detail and can spot a typo at 20 paces. Her role involves cutting copy to fit the layout, fine-tuning text until it’s perfect, writing headlines that draw in the reader and ensuring no spelling mistakes slip through.
Joanna uses her 20+ years as a professional designer in all aspects of her life. When she's not laying out enticing magazine spreads she uses her skills to help run events for the school PFA and local community. Joanna is an excellent multi-tasker with an ongoing enthusiasm to do more. Most recently taking on the role of parent governor for the school her three primary-aged children attend.
Sarah joined us when her youngest daughter started pre-school. Sarah thrives on variety: one minute she's liaising with subscribers and advertisers on the magazines, the next she's researching and compiling the FundEd grants database. Sarah contributes ideas, grants information and testimonials to the publishing team and is also the administrator of our Child Safe Zones scheme, which runs in shopping centres nationwide. In her 'spare' time, Sarah's the secretary of the (very successful) PTFA at her daughter's school and leader in charge of a local Guide unit.
Roz began her career as a PA for the director of a charity, before moving into publishing and due diligence. Following her maternity leave, Roz joined Community Inspired, where she assists the managing director in day-to-day activities, taking responsibility for email and online activity, particularly our supplier directories. Roz has two school-age children.
Emma joined the team in February 2019 after a fun stint helping a national charity's local branch with their fundraising. She has spent most of her working life in advertising and marketing agencies, which saw her manage a variety of campaigns. Emma looks after some of our advertising clients and is responsible for researching new products, resources and workshops to feature in our magazines, as well as putting together our giveaways page for PTA+. She has three school-age children and is passionate about supporting schools and PTAs.