MEET THE TEAM
We are a professional and a progressive team with wellbeing at the heart of what we do. That includes the wellbeing and sustainability of our clients, as well as your stakeholders and employees.
Matthew has over 30 years operational and commercial experience, working for and supporting local authorities, trusts and private companies at board and senior management level. His experience allows him to provide practical advice on all aspects of growing and developing a successful business, motivating teams and delivering transformational change.
Phil has worked with Benesse UK on a number of contracts, providing direct project support, financial oversight and advice on governance matters. Phil brings an independence and rigor to all matters financial and compliance related and has an infectious enthusiasm that can really help drive performance and results.
Sales & Marketing
Jim has extensive experience with both private and public sector high profile clients, supporting and developing product launches, sales campaigns and marketing strategies. He is an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation and competes regularly in national and international marathons as part of his fundraising activities.
Planning & Design
Charles runs an award-winning architectural practice specialising in environmentally sensitive leisure, cultural and residential projects in the UK and France. He is increasingly involved with ‘green issues’ of energy conservation and carbon neutral construction methods with a broad expertise in countryside planning issues.
Evaluation & Impact Monitoring
Andrew specialises in helping organisations evaluate their social impact and social value. He also has a high success rate in winning funding to deliver local and national projects which meet the needs of the local community. Andrew recently worked on the trailblazing Big Lottery Funded national project ‘Talent Match’.
RACHEL VAN REIL
Rachel has designed and installed 300 reader-friendly public and school libraries of different sizes across the UK working with many library authorities. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences in the UK and abroad and sits on the selection panels for both the English PEN Promotes and English PEN Translates grants fund.
Research & Events Management
Charlotte is a Sports Management undergraduate at Loughborough University who undertakes market research and market analysis on behalf of Benesse UK. Her previous role for Access Sport as a club development officer focused on bringing sport to young disadvantaged people across London through a range of programmes and events.
Operations & Management
Colin owns several businesses in the UK and overseas and currently sits on the board of the UK Golf Owners Association. His business acumen allows him to drill down to the core issues and to bring a common sense approach to business start-ups and business planning.
Funding & Project Development
Mike specialises in business planning, community consultation and securing funds/ grants for publicly and privately operated facilities in the UK, including leisure and sports facilities, resort areas, parks and open spaces, ports, harbours, museum, art galleries and theatres.
HOW WE WORK
Committed to Excellence
Benesse UK works with organisations, delivering sector-leading expertise to
provide the highest level of support, giving you confidence that our solutions
are both valid and reliable.
These relationships are built on trust, a strong joint
track record and shared values.
Over the past three years, Benesse UK has established a network of partners
and associates allowing us to provide the right support at the right time.
Our associates are drawn from experts in finance, sales and marketing, cost
and risk management, architecture, building, design and facilities management.