Matthew Plumridge has worked in the not-for-profit and charitable sector for over 25 years from volunteer co-ordinator to project manager and Board member working with small, medium and large UK and international charities. He is a former Trustee of Volunteering England, Disability Initiative, Toc H and Positive Action (an HIV Charity).
Matthew is engaged by the Charity Retail Association to deliver training in England and Scotland with its members, and acts as a judge in their Annual Retail Volunteering Awards.
He has interviewed over 6,000 volunteers, managed two volunteer centres in Surrey and managed 2,500 volunteers on 60 + community projects throughout UK, Belgium and Germany (British Army on the Rhine - shops, clubs and mobile canteens).
Susie Nicholson RGN, Cert Ed, has spent her working life in the Clinical and Not for Profit sector, initially as a nurse but then progressing into various managerial roles. She is a trainer to Not for Profit / Charitable Organisations, Nursing & Care Agencies and Healthcare Companies in First Aid, Moving & Handling (Back Care), Infection Control, Risk Assessments and various other health related topics.