Meet the team!

We are the wonderful BeeZee Bodies team! Find out a bit more about us below...

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a PE teacher or a Fireman

What did you study?

I studied Sports Science followed by an MSc in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and I enjoyed both!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am in charge of the strategic direction of the company and supporting people who work here to reach their full potential

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

I love getting to work with such fun and dedicated people and thinking of creative new ways to help people, both the public and my colleagues

If you could take one of your colleagues to do something you love, what would it be?

Hmmm, good question…. I would take the whole team to do a big challenge like Everest Base Camp as seeing people achieve big things is what I love to do!

Stuart King

CEO & Head of Distraction

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A Vet

What did you study?

BA Sport and Physical Education

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

Ensure all our processes and procedures are in place so that families, individuals and staff are safe and happy. Day to day running of the offices and sites and working out how to put the teams awesome ideas into practice.

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

Working at BZ is definitely challenging but I like to support people to do things they didn’t think they could and support them to find things they love to do.

If I could take one of my colleagues to do something I love, it would be…

I would love to take the whole team to a music concert (probs Coldplay….or Rudimental)

Helen Mayhew

Chief Operations Officer & Mother Hen

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actor. I loved movies growing up and was mesmerised by all the wonderful worlds they created, I really wanted to be part of all that.

What did you study?

I trained as a professional Chef, then moved into Hospitality and Business Management and later i focused on Social Enterprise and Social Impact in communities.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I focus on developing the BeeZee Bodies business model, business planning, strategy and productivity. I also play a key role in the BZ Quiz Team

What do you like about working here/

:

Everybody here is so very friendly and make you feel welcome and valued , and the team have a wealth of different skills coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Which of the BeeZee Bodies core values describes you best ad why?

I could easily say all of them but I will go with Be Innovative as I am always looking for new way to improve how BeeZee Bodies works.

Alan Lugton

Business Development Manager & Organiser of Random Thoughts and Erratic Activity

What I wanted to be when I grew up:

I wanted to be an animator! I loved (and still love) drawing and thought of being able to make characters that move would be super cool.

What I studied:

I studied Biology at undergrad, then spent a couple of years working in Marketing. I soon realised my true passion was Nutrition and so went on to a Masters in Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey.

What I do at BeeZee Bodies:

I’m a Nutritionist! I help share info about healthy living in the BeeZee Families programme.

What I like about working here:

The people. Everyone is so kind and helpful. We have lots of fun but also work really hard at something that means a lot to all of us

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

The one that I resonate with and aspire to the most is ‘Be real’. In a culture where everyone is striving to appear perfect I think it is actually more helpful and important to be real about strengths, weaknesses and struggles. As a practitioner, this is the way I find it best to improve. Being real also helps build true relationships with the people I work with. Changing lifestyles is complicated and asks a lot of people. The more we can encourage them to be real too, the more we are able to help that change become life long.

Ellie Rogers

Business Development Support & Gaming Guru

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A dancer! I trained in modern/jazz until I was 16, then took up Zumba at uni. Now I’m an instructor, so I guess it kinda came true!

What did you study?

English Language & Media at the University of Brighton. I got a degree for analysing the language used in popular magazines and Disney films!

What do you do at Beezee Bodies?

Marketing, communications and brand development – basically I coordinate our blog posts, social media, emails, look after the website and the BeeZee brand!

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

I love that my job inspires people to join our groups and create healthier and happier lives for themselves. Also all the random dogs that are always turning up to work!

Rosie Crompton

Marketing Executive & Dancing Queen

What did you want to be when you were growing up?:

A fireman!!  ( I secretly still do, a little)

What did you study ?

I went straight to work after school but I have always been interested in History and Religion.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies

Talk non-stop to my colleagues. I am exploring new opportunities for BeeZee Bodies so it is important that i understand how all the teams work.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

I think “Be real”  describes me best as you get what you see with me.

David Golding

Commercial Business Lead & Living proof that wisdom doesn’t come with age

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A Pop Star – I’m a child of the 80s, with icons like Madonna and Kylie all around, it was an obvious career choice!

What did you study?

I studied Economics at the University of Leicester before doing my Chartered Accountancy training.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

Financial Controller – faffing with spreadsheets and nagging people for receipts.

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

Hearing about how we make a real difference to peoples lives, as a new mum myself who needs to shift some baby weight, I’ve been able to learn a thing or two from our programme content for myself.

If I could take one of my colleagues to do something I love it would be…

On a round the world adventure (in first class, of course!), I love to travel and see the world and there are so many places I haven’t been to……yet!

Kirsty Martindale

Finance Controller & Girl Racer

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up! I once thought about being a  Social Worker, so I could help the vulnerable but was put off by a friend who’s Mum was one, then RAF fighter jet pilot .. watched too much Top Gun! I just want to help people!

What did you study?

Life experience! It’s an adventure in progress, gaining knowledge and learning more about the world , myself and my potential .  After 25 yrs in 2018 I went back to studying to gain a CIPD HR qualification, which crushed that fear of your never too old to re-train.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

My Role is Administrator & First Impressions – I work in the Herts Office, I get to talk to parents and carers and tell them all about the brilliant Beezee Families programmes and then sign them up to their local programme. I also make sure the office runs smoothly along with administrative tasks, and assist Stu on some of his tasks .

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

I love it , I get to work along side a great team & dogs! Everyone works so hard and are really passionate to help people make changes and help them to achieve it and the biggest bonus is we make sure we have fun doing it!! Never thought I’d be back on roller skates after so many years!!

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be Real … I find it hard to be someone I’m not, I can relate and empathise with the person on the end of the phone as a woman with a weight issue and a Mum with an ASD Child whom has attended BeeZee  Families. I  know how hard that phone call was to make, and by making it non judgemental it eliminates that fear and helps that person or family overcome the real issue.

Marie Fenemore

Administration & First Impressions

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a Video Game Designer or Tester or a journalist, haha. I loved the creativity of these things as well as doing something that would make someone else happy.

What did you study?

I studied Philosophy Undergraduate at Bristol and then decided to try and get into Event Management. This then became Events Administration and right now I am exploring what the world of Administration holds.

What do you do at BeeZee bodies?

I help out with first impressions calls and other general administrative duties, though I also currently play a part in helping out other teams and learning how best to support them in their tasks moving forward.

Which BZ Value describes you best?

Be Passionate! It is infectious and you see the best of people when you talk to them about what they love. It’s the closest we can get to travelling to alternate dimensions, because the perspectives and experiences can be so different. I believe this ability to inspire is key to growth and positive change, since you are the average of the people you surround yourself with. So surround yourself with passionate people!

Amy Smith

(Hertfordshire) Business Administration Apprentice

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I loved every sport possible growing up, so I really wanted to be a PE Teacher.

What did you study to get here?

I have worked in the leisure industry for many years and I gained various fitness/coaching qualifications, which include Level 3 Personal Trainer and FA Level 1 in Football Coaching.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m a programme co-ordinator for the BeeZee Families programmes in Hertfordshire. I make sure everything runs smoothly on site and I book all the sport coaches that deliver all the fun sessions on our programmes. I also help find clubs for children and their families to join something that they enjoy doing.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be Passionate – I’ve always had an interest in health and fitness, so I’m very passionate about being able to help families achieve the challenges they set each week to become healthier as a family together. It’s great seeing children’s confidence grow throughout our programmes by making new friends, enjoying a sport they never thought they would or achieving something that means a lot to them and being part of that is why I love my job.

Mel Harradine

(Hertfordshire) Service Manager & Sporty Spice

What I wanted to be when I grew up:

A primary school teacher!

What I studied:

I did my BSc in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alberta (in Canada, wooo!). And I my MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Southampton.

What I do at BeeZee Bodies:

I’m a nutritionist on the BeeZee Families programme in Hertfordshire!

What I like about working here:

Every day really is an adventure! I don’t always know how the day will go, but I can always count on it being lots of fun! The people I’m lucky enough to interact with every day are really amazing!

If I could take one of my colleagues to do something I love it would be:

I’d take the whole team to Canada in the middle of the winter to go skiing and to show them what cold weather (-20 degrees!) actually feels like!

Charanpreet Gill

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist & Proud Hufflepuff

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger I wanted to be a Blue Peter presenter because it always looked like they had so much fun! I am also the proud owner of a Blue Peter badge.

What did you study?

I studied BSc Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles at Sheffield Hallam University

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a nutritionist at BeeZee Bodies and work with families across Hertfordshire to help them lead healthier lifestyles.

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

I love working here because everyone is so super friendly and you are allowed to be (almost) as crazy as you like!

If you could take one of your colleagues to do something you love what would it be?

I would take Ruth for a ride on the beach as we both love horses!

Charlotte Home

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist & Fan of all things equine

Hello, I am Stephanie, a Nutritionist on the BeeZee Families Programme. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences and I am passionate about nutrition, physical activity and helping others.
Growing up in a big Mediterranean family I know just how chaotic life can be. I love walking alongside families and supporting them in achieving happier and healthier lives.

Stephanie Kudzin

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist

What did you want to be growing up

I wanted to be a professional athlete – I didn’t care in which sport! I guess it’s nearly true as I now play lacrosse for Scotland!

What did you study to get here?

I studied Applied Sports Science as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. During my degree, I discovered my passion for nutrition so went on to study Human Nutrition (specialising in Obesity and Weight Management) at the University of Glasgow.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Nutritionist based in Hertfordshire, working with families on BZ Live. Hopefully I’ll be able to work with these families face-to-face soon!

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

“Be courageous” – I am always up for trying new things and have never been afraid of failing! I feel that it’s important to have at least tried and failed than to have not tried at all, and I think that translates well into being a nutritionist. We don’t expect people to be perfect in any shape of form, we simply encourage people to be courageous in exploring different and realistic ways of improving health and well-being.

Hannah Whiteley

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist

What did you want to be growing up?

I went through many different phases! Marine biologist, lawyer, popstar… too many cool options; I couldn’t decide!

What did you study to get here?

I studied Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Surrey.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Nutritionist; helping individuals and families across Hertfordshire to be happier and healthier.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

“Be Real” – I think it’s so valuable to be authentic and embrace being true to yourself – striving for perfection is futile! Not many things will get you further than a sense of humour and perspective!

Lily Gibbens

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist

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Amina Taki

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist

What did you want to be growing up

I always wanted to be a librarian when I was little. I loved organising and tidying things and I especially loved it when the librarian had to stamp the book with the date !    I still love books and usually have at least two books I want to read.  I also enjoy language and am curious about where sayings come from.  All of us here at BeeZee Bodies like to have a good laugh together:  did you know that the phrase “In Stitches” comes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night….written 400years ago!

What did you study to get here?

I completed my degree in Nutrition at the University of Hertfordshire in summer 2020, having completed a one year Access to Science course prior to that as my original A-Levels were not science related.  I studied English, French and German and have a degree in German and Business Studies from the University of Swansea.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a nutritionist working with families in Hertfordshire.  I am currently working on our online programmes and hope to get back to running sessions in person sometime soon.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be REAL. I think it’s really important to be honest and true with each other; and ourselves. If someone asks me a question I will answer it honestly.  It is much more likely that I will open up to a person who I feel is genuine in their feelings and opinions and I hold myself to that as well. A big part of me helping families to make meaningful changes is us building a relationship together; and that needs both us to be open and real.

Claire Wallek

(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be an Engineer or a doctor! I still love making little lego toys and building pretend houses with my son, but only if there’s instructions involved

 

What did you study to get here?

I studied Sport and Exercise Science as an Undergraduate at Coventry University. I then completed my Master’s in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Behaviour Change at the University of Bedfordshire.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies

I am a Wellbeing Coordinator working on the BZ Live program, including 1-1 sessions with families and group sessions!

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be Empowering – I believe that one of the core elements of sustaining wellbeing, is being able to empower others to seek value in themselves, whilst highlighting an array of refined methods which can help them accomplish their goal.

As people, we could be empowered by the simplest message or action, to begin making the steps needed to implement change. If I’m able to empower someone through my words or actions, we can start building the blocks needed to create a strong foundation and eventually their dream house!

Kelechi Moulton

(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator

What did you want to be growing up

I wanted to be a primary school teacher. I also went through a phase of really wanting to work at Argos because I used to be obsessed with their catalogue!

What did you study to get here?

I studied Psychology BSc at the University of Birmingham and then did my masters in Health Psychology at King’s College London, both I absolutely loved!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a wellbeing Co-Ordinator working with families in Hertfordshire

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be passionate – I am extremely passionate about understanding people’s perceptions of health and wellbeing and want to support families improving their quality of life.

Anya Mohideen

(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator

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Michelle Hampton

(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator

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Megan Allen

(Hertfordshire) Community Sports & Health Officer

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Lucy Roberts

(Brighton) Service Manager & Organ Donor

What did you want to be when you were growing up?:

I wanted to be an actress. I wrote my ‘Careers Project on Leonardo DiCaprio: I thoroughly enjoyed writing the words and sticking the magazine cut-out pictures in.

What did you study?:

I did a degree in International Development, and then one in Dietetics/Public Health Nutrition. I combined the two and worked abroad for a while, then returned to the UK to work on the food and nutrition scene in Brighton.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?:

I am a Nutritionist – I deliver Tier 2 Adult Weight Management groups across the city, the next round of which includes a lot of dogs….

Which one of our core values best describes you best and why?:

I’d say “Be Passionate” – I’m passionate about food and our food environment, and how they can both benefit and hinder our health and wellbeing.

Katie Sutton

(Brighton) Nutritionist & Free-thinking Folkie

What did you want to be when you were growing up?:

A Nurse – I always loved taking care of people but soon realised that there were a lot of things about the job I couldn’t handle (blood and needles eek)

What did you study ?

I completed my undergrad in Dietetics at the University of Arizona and then went onto get my MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Chester.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies

Nutritionist– I take referrals and get people booked onto our programmes and also deliver some of the programmes.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

“Be passionate” – I am extremely passionate about helping people to build a connection with their food and environment through fun & community!

Ashleigh Comber

(Brighton) Nutritionist & Resident Yankee

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a professional tennis player (and still do).

What did you study?

I studied Human Physiology as an undergraduate at University College Cork and studied Human Nutrition as a postgraduate at University of Surrey. Along with studying the body and nutrition, I am also interested in cooking, football and tennis.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Nutritionist working on the BeeZee Family programmes within the Brighton area.

Which one of our core values describes you best?

Be passionate – I am passionate about nutrition, health and fitness and want to share this passion and knowledge with the families I meet!

Daniel Foran

(Brighton) Nutritionist

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I as younger I would always swap between wanting to be a gardener or a vet. However, at 15, I decided Nutrition is where it’s at. 

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition and Public Health BSc in Sheffield. When I was at university I also volunteered as a nutritionist at a local food bank, ran the cheese and wine society and held events to raise awareness about food waste.  

What do you do at Beezee Bodies?

I work with families helping them to live healthier lives through nutrition education- we have a lot  of fun! 

What do you like about working at BeeZee Bodies?

I love meeting all our families and learning lots of new things from them, no two sessions are the same and my colleagues are honestly the best! 

Which of BeeZee Bodies core values best describes you and why?

Passionate- I am passionate about the power of food and helping people to have a better relationship with food and healthier lifestyles.  

Freya Harrap

(Brighton) Nutritionist and Kimchi Ninja

What I wanted to be when I grew up: 

When I was younger I always wanted to be a fashion designer, but I soon realised that this involved a lot of drawing, which isn’t my best talent.  But I still keep my dream alive by making knit and crochet pieces in my spare time. 

 

What I studied: 

I studied Biomedical science for my undergraduate at the University of Brighton, but then realised my passion for Nutrition, so after working for a year in student recruitment, I studied for a Masters in Nutrition at King’s College London. 

 

What I do at BeeZee Bodies: 

I’m a nutritionist in Brighton working on adult programmes. 

 

What I like about working here: 

I love the people that I work with, everyone is so supportive and kind, and it’s so great working for a company that puts their employees at the heart of everything they do.  We also have dogs in the office quite frequently which is pretty fab too. 

 

Which one of the core values best describes you and why? 

I would say “Empowering”.  I love being able to help others and share knowledge which then empowers individuals to take control and make healthy lifestyle choices. 

May Robertson

(Brighton) Nutritionist and Self-proclaimed master chef 

What did you want to be, growing up?

I really had no idea what I wanted to be when I was growing up – it changed every week – I just knew I wanted to travel.

What are your main Interests?

I have been interested in health and fitness all my life and have dabbled in many areas of wellbeing – being a bit of a course-a-holic – jack of all trades springs to mind!  And I love being active whether it be in my garden, walking, yoga, tap dancing or ballet.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Referral Co-ordinator at BeeZee Bodies which means I talk to people when they contact the office and let them know about all the different things we do.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

I would say the core value that best describes me is “Be Empowering”. This is something I get chance to do in abundance when helping people book on a programme or when facilitating a group and in my daily life – I get a lot of pleasure from other people’s successes as well as my own.

 

Sue Littleford

(Brighton) Referral Co-ordinator & Gardening Goddess

What did you want to be growing up?

I either wanted to be a gymnast (this dream was quickly shattered when my legs kept growing) or an actress. I was quite the imaginative child and loved fantasy worlds where I could imagine myself as a mermaid,  one of the elves of Rivendell or Kiera Knightly in pirates of the Caribbean.

What did you study?

I studied Sports Performance at the University of Bath. I am also incredibly passionate about conflict transformation, self development, re-wilding, permaculture and lessening my impact on the planet.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am the Service Manager in Gloucester currently working on building local partnerships for the new services we will be delivering here.

Which of the BeeZee Bodies core values best describes you and why?

My favourite BZB value is Be Real – I love being able to work somewhere I get to bring my whole self to the dance floor. It brings me great joy knowing and seeing the genuine in myself and others. From here I believe we can find sustainable ways to thrive.

Shaunagh Craig

(Gloucestershire) Service Manager and 'finder of things'

What did you want to be when you grew up?

From a very young age I always had my heart set on being a Dentist or……owning my own Haberdashery (I love to Knit!)

What did you study?

When I left Sixth form I initially started studying a Masters in Pharmacy at UCLAN for 2 years but through a personal journey of my own I realised my true passion and interest sat with Nutrition and its importance for optimum health. After a 2 year break from University I returned to Study my BSc in Human Nutrition at the University of Worcester.

What do you do at BZB?

I am a Nutritionist working with families across Gloucestershire.

Which BeeZee core value describes you best and why?

I would most definitely have to say “Passionate”– I am incredibly passionate about individuals having access to knowledge to support optimum nutrition and health, ultimately ensuring positive relationships with food and wellbeing are established for life!

Poppy Brindley-Thomas

(Gloucestershire) Nutritionist

What did you want to be growing up?

I went through different dreams including being a ballerina (much too short and stocky), a footballer (not many women footballers around then) and finally a nurse which I achieved!

What did you study to get here?

I nursed for 3 years before realising it wasn’t for me. Inspired by my family background I went to university and trained to be a social worker, gaining a degree in Applied Social Science.  I worked as a social worker in London for 15 years and then moved to family support and mental health services.  Before coming to BeeZee Bodies I worked in international development with a children’s charity.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m the family support worker in the Gloucester team and support families to work together to achieve the changes they want to have a healthier lifestyle.

Which one of the core values best describes you and why?

Be empowering – This has been the theme that has run through my career, I love supporting people to believe that they can achieve their dreams, hopes and ambitions.  It is wonderful to see what changes can be achieved when people have the confidence to try something new, and to persist if things don’t go right at first.

Naomi Deutsch

(Gloucestershire) Family Support Worker

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