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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

Managing Director & 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 and 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 & Master of Mischief

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 (Hertfordshire) & Rebel On The Dancefloor

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?

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

Area Manager & Sporty Spice

What did you want to be growing up?

I changed my mind often but I remember I wanted to be one of the photographers on the David Attenborough series for a long time.

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition at Kingston University and absolutely loved my course, tutors and  friends.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Nutritionist and NCMP Co-ordinator at BZ Bodies.

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

Be Real is the core value that speaks the most to me. At a time, where it’s so easy to put up a false picture of you and your life, being real is so crucial. At a time, when people are struggling with an economic crisis or health issues, being real with them becomes even more important.  To me, it encompasses all the other values in one because to be real is to be empowering, innovative, passionate and courageous.

Amina Taki

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Queen of Calm

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

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Kitchen Dancing Queen

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a dancer or failing that a Tennis Player, although I think it was always going to be dancing as my Mum ran her own Dancing School. I started dancing there at the age of 3!

What did you study?

I studied Performing Arts at College in Sidcup, Kent. I then joined the University of Life. I did however decide to study Counselling Skills at North Herts College a few years ago. I’m also a qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

What do you do at Beezee Bodies?

I am a Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Co-facilitator of the HENRY programme for 0-5 year olds.

Which one of our core values describes you best?

Be Passionate – Supporting and caring for people in whatever capacity that may be is in my DNA. I believe that it is important as human beings to connect with each other. The positive impact it has on our wellbeing cannot be underestimated. To be heard and feel valued, to laugh (most important one!), to cry and share our experiences with others enriches our lives.

Michelle Hampton

Wellbeing Co-ordinator (Hertfordshire) & Boxfit Enthusiast

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

I wanted to be lots of different things including a police woman, a chef and a popstar, practicing loudly with a hairbrush around the house!

What did you study?

I studied Biology as an undergraduate at Exeter University and spent the first part of my working life in the food industry, developing and launching new food products. During this time and with the arrival of children, my interest in Nutrition blossomed and I decided to study for a Masters in Human Nutrition at St Marys University, Twickenham.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? 

I am a Nutritionist working across Hertfordshire to help families and children to become happier and healthier

Which of our core values describes you best and why?

I would say the core value that best describes me is being passionate. I’m passionate about food, nutrition and being active and want to use this to inspire and support others to make positive lifestyle changes, so they can grow in confidence, feel healthier and enjoy life to the full!

Jodie Plows

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Car Karaoke Queen

Hmmm Let me think…

Lucy Roberts

(Brighton) Service Manager & Gregarious Gallivant

What did you want to be growing up?

I went through a phase of wanting to be a backing dancer or singer and regularly applied to be in the audience at TOTP (Top of the Pops) in the hope of being ‘spotted’, but I soon realised I could neither sing nor dance! Then I wanted to travel so I had a career as a travel agent working for many years in the music industry before retraining as a Nutritionist.

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University. I loved it so much I stayed there and worked in research, before going on to complete my PhD investigating how breakfast composition (mostly in the form of muffins) affects glucose regulation and memory in teenagers. I am also an Iyengar yoga teacher, headstand is my favourite pose!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am one of the Nutritionists in the Brighton team delivering on the adult programmes.

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

Be Empowering! I love supporting people to uncover new ways to put in place the changes they want to make. I grew up living and working in pubs which means I really value the social support and community spirit that comes out of the groups I work with

Sarah Kennedy

Nutritionist (Brighton) & Happy Headstander

What did you want to be growing up? 

 I wanted to be a chef and have my own famous restaurant, cooking and serving meals from all different cultures around the world. My dream of exploring different countries and learn about all the food and flavours is still in my heart! 

What did you study? 

I studied a bachelor’s degree in physical activity and nutrition at the University of Derby, thinking at first that I will become an absolute healthy life expert. That was a bit naïve, soon realising that simply ‘eat less move more’ does not fit easily into people’s complex lifestyles. I went on studying masters in nutrition and behaviour at Bournemouth Uni, discovering that psychology is often the missing element when supporting someone’s lifestyle journey. 

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? 

I am one of the nutritionists, supporting the BeeZee Adult and Families programmes in Brighton. 

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

“Be courageous” – no matter how many excuses pop inside my head, I always end up taking the opportunity and trying new things, tasting new flavours, meeting new people, exploring new approaches. Cause that’s what life is about. Even if it’s a challenge, or if it ends up being an unpleasant experience, it moves you forward to a better place.   

Magda Slavikova

Nutritionist (Brighton) & Hula Hooper

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

Nutritionist (Brighton) & Kimchi Ninja

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

Referral Co-ordinator (Brighton) & Gardening Goddess

What did you want to be growing up?

From an early age I loved making things, especially clothes for my Sindy dolls. My parents/grandparents thought it would be good for me to become a teacher. So, I stayed away from that profession! I’m also rebellious.

Either a fashion designer or aircraft hostess were jobs I contemplated but eventually became a Tailor and then a soft toy designer 😊

What did you study?

I completed a Handcraft Tailoring course after leaving school and then did a variety of other programmes to change direction into educational support after having children. I completed a degree, which had long been an ambition, in 2010 and in 2012 I became a Family Support Worker.

I have loads of interests especially in sustainable design/handcraft sewing and seem to always be in a renovation stage on my home. Gardening is also a passion.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Family Support Worker for Gloucester.

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

Innovation…..I believe sustainable design is the way forward. I’ve always been passionate about making things for myself, my children and my home. Where I can I reuse/repurpose fabrics for my projects, and recently started eco printing using the nature growing in my own garden

Jane Jones

Family Support Worker (Gloucestershire) & Queen of Creative

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a musical star! I have seen Mamma Mia an embarrassing number of times and have a new obsession with Hamilton. I loved singing but I my (lack of) dancing skills let me down in my feat to become the next West End dancing queen!

What did you study?

I did my undergrad in Neuroscience & Psychology and have recently finished a masters in Public Health.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m the Implementation Officer, so I work closely with Stu to make sure his ‘Head of Distraction’ role doesn’t dominate the things he actually needs to get done in his ‘CEO’ role…it’s an interesting role!

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

All the BeeZee Bodies values resonate with me, but if I had to choose one I’d go for ‘Passionate’. Part of the reason I chose to do study Public Health was because I wanted to understand the theoretical side of how to improve people’s health and I am passionate about applying this in the real world. I’m super excited to be a part of an organisation that helps people make changes towards healthier, and ultimately happier lives.

Maddie Harriman

Implementation Officer & Colour Coding Queen

What did you want to be growing up?

As I grew up, my career choices changed. It ranged from Chef, to Doctor, to Lawyer! Eventually I studied Law and one of my biggest hobbies is Cooking and baking!

What did you study?

I have completed both the LLB Law Degree and the LPC course.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am the Referral Manager, I work with a team of Referral Coordinators to ensure we are signing people up in the best and most efficient manner, as well as ensuring Personal Data is handled correctly.

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

Be Real. – I 100% feel I wear my heart on my sleeve. I find that being your true self helps you not only be confident but allows you to trust your ability to take on any task and do it to the best of your capability. It allows you to make honest mistakes, whilst having the courage and confidence to make them right.

Batool Ali

Referral Hub Manager & Bake Off Champion

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Growing up I wanted to go into every possible profession you can think of – it would very much depend on my mood (and what my favourite movie was at the time). Primarily I wanted to be an Actor, Writer, Therapist, Teacher, and Firefighter.

What did you study?

I did my BA in Drama and Creative Writing, and I followed that up with an MSc in Psychology and then another MSc in Health Psychology!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I am the Behavioural Insights Officer in Bristol! I work together with the Engagement Officers to help support local communities and families in behaviour change.

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

This a tough one! I suppose if I had to pick just one it is ‘Be Empowering’. Although I wanted to be a million different things growing up, all the professions I chose were designed to help people in some form or another. That is my biggest motivator!

Dyna Androulaki-Korakaki

Behavioural Insights Officer (Bristol) and Overprotective Cat Mum

What did you want to be growing up?

An obstetrician

What did you study?

Studied my BSc and MSc at St Mary’s university.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I work as a Nutritionist on both child and adult weight management programs.

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

⁠I would say the core value that best describes me is being passionate. I’m passionate about helping other people food and nutrition.

Shay Saifi

Nutritionist (Hounslow) and Coffee Queen

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
In my school year book I said I wanted to be an Accountant but I really wanted to work in Advertising or with Wildlife.
What did you study?
I studied Psychology with Marketing and then went on to specialise in Occupational Psychology.
What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?
I’m the Men’s Health Lead, responsible for the Gutless Programme
Which of the core values best describes you and why?
I think being Real best describes me, maybe because I’m not that good at hiding what I’m thinking and feeling. I’m just trying my best to be me.

Paul Rossiter

Men's Health & Wellbeing Lead (Gutless) & King of Chill

What did you want to be growing up?

My career selections jumped around a lot, but I consistently always wanted to be Morticia from the Addams Family.

What did you study?

Aside from my Human Resources qualifications I studied Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. It has always been a subject that fascinated me and I loved deep diving into logic theories. I now spend less time hurting my brain with complicated concepts and more time sewing and embroidering spooky themed things.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am the Employee Experience Manager, my job is to support employees through every part of their work lifecycle. I create strategies, processes and reports – it can involve a lot of data handling at times, but who doesn’t love a spreadsheet?!

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

Innovative – I love exploring new ideas and approaches and get really excited to come up with new ways of working that can make the employee experience better!

Hannah Khan

Employee Experience Manager & Elder Emo

What did you want to be growing up?

Growing up I always wanted to be a marine biologist! I loved the idea of living on a tropical island and snorkeling in the sunshine all day long. Turns out there’s a bit more academia required to be a marine biologist so I started my journey to become a nutritionist, working with people to enhance their diets and health. It’s still a dream of mine to swim with the turtles though!

What did you study? ​

I studied Culinary Arts at the University of West London but then went on to do my Masters in Human Nutrition at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a BeeZee Families nutritionist working in the Waltham Forest branch

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

Be courageous! Having a little more faith in ourselves is something I think everyone can benefit from. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone and taking small steps towards making positive changes is what BeeZee is all about. Change can be scary but sometimes in life you’ve just got to jump!

Amy Monk

Nutritionist (Waltham Forest) & Olive Connoisseur

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a swimmer and whilst I have maintained high amateur status by swimming as much as I can, the elite field eludes me 😐

What did you study?

I studied behaviour. Principally I noticed that if I use my saddest face long enough, people shared their lunch with me.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I mainly keep Stu and Helen (a.k.a. Mum and Dad) sane and go round the offices to make new friends

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

Is ‘Be Sleepy’ one? No? OK, then ‘Be Passionate’ – because I am passionate about swimming, dog agility and all kinds of food… literally anything.

Patricia King 🐾

Queen of Aloofness

What did you want to be growing up?

A Spice Girl! In particular Baby Spice… I had all the costumes and knew all the moves!

What did you study?

I studied Psychology and after working in mental health for five years found a passion for nutrition. I went on to gain my masters in Nutrition and Behaviour with an interest in how the two are linked and influence each other.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m a nutritionist on the BeeZee Live Team, working on the adult and family programmes.

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

It’s hard to just choose one… But if I had to I would say ‘Be Real’. Real in the sense of being honest and open with each other. As well as real to ourselves, acknowledging that perfection is unrealistic and our feelings are valid. Through this I wish to help people develop healthy and happy relationships with food and their bodies.

Christina Hughes

Nutritionist (BeeZee Live) & Arts and Crafts Extraordinaire

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a vet due to my love of animals, or a pro-footballer

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition and Dietetics MSci at the University of Nottingham

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I’m a Nutritionist and work on the BZ Families programme

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

Real. Because it is always kept 100. Integrity and authenticity come first

Nathan Burrell

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Anime Enthusiast

What did you want to be growing up?

​I really wanted to be a paramedic then my identical twin had a bad accident and there was a lot of blood and goo involved so unfortunately I decided I just didn’t have the stomach for it.

What did you study?

I studied performing arts and English Literature. I am also a qualified Vintner so can recommend a very nice wine to go with a nice cooked meal. I also studied and passed ITIL which is a set of detailed practices for IT.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m an NCMP Co-ordinator. I am responsible for calling families who receive the National Child Measurement Programme to check they received their letter, check if they have any questions, see if they need any support and talk about the services that are available to support them in their area.

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

​Be Empowering. My ultimate aim in Life is to help people – that’s my passion! I feel a purpose when I can make a change if only a small one to create a happier healthier life, as ultimately all we aim for is to have a very happy healthy positive life.

Melissa Watts

NCMP Co-Ordinator (Birmingham) & Little Miss Chatterbox

What did you want to be growing up?

When I was younger my dream job was to be what I used to call a hermit philosopher. I was fascinated by the idea of being surrounded by nature, living in the middle of nowhere and spending my time thinking and finding solutions for mind-blowing cognitive dilemmas and important issues of the world… yes, I was a peculiar kid!

What did you study? (if you did not study… what are your interests?)

My background is in Health Psychology. I did a BSc in Psychology, and an MSc and PhD in Health Psychology. I am really interested in developing engagement strategies and different ways to explore and represent people’s experiences, and using that to support and inform better health and wellbeing. One of the areas I am most passionate about is building the bridge between the rigour and robustness of scientific knowledge and the practicalities and contexts of ‘real-world’ problems experienced by local communities.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Behavioural Insights Manager and I work centrally to coordinate the Insight and Behavioural Science workstreams for different contracts and areas of the company. Part of my work is to ensure we place the focus of our engagement strategies and behaviour change approaches on local communities and their natural capacities, needs, and wants. This work ensures the strategies and approaches we use to support behaviour change are evidence based and meaningfully involve people from local communities and the families we work with.

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

I had a really hard time picking between ‘Be Innovative’ and ‘Be real’! I believe innovation is key to my professional life and to health and wellbeing research. However, if I was forced to pick just one, I’d say ‘Be Real’. We should always be true to ourselves and pursue the things in our lives and careers that we are passionate about!

Tiago Moutela

Behavioural Insights Manager & Camping Ninja

What did you want to be growing up?

I really wanted to be an air stewardess, a ballerina, and a mechanic all at the same time.

What did you study?

I studied my undergraduate in Human Nutrition at the University of Greenwich, followed by a Masters in Nutrition and Genetics at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. I am also a Personal Trainer with GP referral.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am the Service Manager for the Children and Young People’s programmes in Brent and Hounslow. I support my team of nutritionists to get the most appropriate and helpful information into the community.

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

Empowering: I absolutely love empowering others to get the most out of themselves that they can. A natural born problem solver, I love to help others overcome their barriers.

Steph Cogbill

Service Manager (Brent & Hounslow) & Master of Mindfulness

What did you want to be growing up?

I mainly wanted to be French, but I also dreamed of being Magnum PI, a jockey, an actor and a skiing instructor.

What did you study?

Well, naturally I studied French at Uni, and being a curious type I have also trained as a Teacher, a Project Manager and a Personal Trainer.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I have spent the past year in our Central Services Referral Team, and am thrilled to be segwaying into the Engagement Officer position within our Hertfordshire contract.

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

That’s a tough one as I feel I align with them all, but as I have to pick one I’d say ‘Be Real’ as my professional and personal integrity supports me in all that I do.

Vic Dundas

Engagement Officer (Herts)

Check back soon 🙂

Faith Barber-Hughes

Disability Wellbeing Coordinator & Queen of Noise

What did you want to be growing up?

Dabbled with PE teacher, dentist, or some kind of adventurer.

What did you study?

My bachelor’s degree was in Psychology, then a master’s in Nutrition and Behaviour.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

Nutritionist for adult programs in Brighton.

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

Empowering’, because I like to give the fishing rod, not just the fish!

Richard Hodgson

Nutritionist (Brighton)

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a teacher because I loved bossing everyone around!

What did you study? 

I studied BA English & Sports Science at Loughborough University, followed by MSc Nutrition with Public Health Management at Sheffield Hallam University.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? 

I’m a Nutritionist within the Birmingham team, primarily working on the Beezee Families programme to support families to become happier and healthier.

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

I would say Empowering. I’m such a people person and I love nothing more than supporting others and seeing them thrive.

Megan Tooth

Nutritionist and Families Manager (Birmingham) & Dogs Best Friend

What did you want to be growing up?
I was always interested in becoming a PE teacher or a Policeman
What did you study?

I studied Psychology and Criminology at university and having worked in education for the past 10 years, I am currently studying an MA in Inclusion (SEMH).

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am the Content Manager and therefore manage and coordinate all the client-facing content that is created within Beezee Bodies and its projects.

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

‘Be innovative’ – I am always looking to do things differently and think more innovative and creative. I am not a fan of ‘ordinary’ and I like going against the tide in order to bring about better results through change, hence the Chief Maverick title.

Richard Bell

Content Manager & Chief Maverick

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Actor or a Journalist or a Forensic Scientist. Or an Actor who plays a Journalist who then becomes a Forensic Scientist !

What did you study? 

 I received my BSc in Public Heath from Canterbury Christchurch University . I then went on to study Public Health Nutrition at the University of Chester.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?  ​

I’m a Nutritionist on the BeeZee Families program in Waltham Forest, helping to support children and families to make healthy changes and feel happier!

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

‘Passionate’ – I am passionate about helping people make long term, meaningful changes towards a healthier lifestyle. It’s a great feeling when you can help someone better themself and they realize eating healthy does not have to be boring !

Esther Ladipo

Nutritionist (Waltham Forest) & DIY Queen

What did you want to be growing up?

​I wanted to be Princess Jasmine.

What did you study?

Nutrition and Public Health at Sheffield Hallam University.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

Nutritionist at Hertfordshire working on the BeeZee Families programme.

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

Be Passionate- this is because I am passionate about health and well-being and I want to be able to champion the families I work with so that they sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Kiran Sandhu

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & The Oat-Cracker

What did you want to be growing up?

Makeup Artist!

What did you study?

Human Nutrition BSc

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Nutritionist for the BeeZee Live.

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

Passionate! I enjoy encompassing my experiences so far into all areas of my life. I do genuinely believe if you’re going to do something…do it with passion, and if I can help someone on their journey along the way – brilliant!

Lucy Cook

Nutritionist (BeeZee Live) & Bunny Rabbit Ambassador

What did you want to be growing up? ​

A dentist – I have absolutely no idea why!  I moved on when I really thought it through.

What did you study? 

I am a qualified Rehabilitation Officer with an FDsC in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) along with having NVQ’s 3 & 4 in Advice & Guidance which are qualifications needed in advice giving roles.  I also have HR, Business and Project Management qualifications along with a BSc degree in Early Childhood Studies. I’m a firm believer in lifelong learning so I’m always picking up training, and courses, that seem interesting or useful.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

Service Manager – Disability.  I manage the BeeZee Bodies contracts for adults with visual impairments, learning disabilities and physical impairment in Birmingham.

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

Innovative.  I really enjoy coming up with creative solutions to issues that pop up and I’m always looking for ways to change and improve services.

Elaine White

Disability Service Manager & Enthusiastic Multitasker

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to design and make one off wedding dresses.

What did you study?

Before I started getting into health and fitness, I went to college to Study Art and Design then University to complete my BA in Fashion Design, more recently studying to be a Personal trainer, with lower back and knee pain specialism, as well as pre and postnatal exercise and nutrition. I really enjoy training with kettlebells and currently training myself for my certification.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? 

I am a wellbeing co-ordinator supporting families to lead happy, healthy lives through the BeeZee Families Birmingham Program.

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

Be real best describes me, I like to be realistic about expectations, real in who I am and knowing that nobody or any situation is perfect. I like to motivate and encourage people but I eat pizza that doesn’t mean I’m “unhealthy” but I’m real and set realistic expectations of myself and others.

Toni Haines

Wellbeing Coordinator (Birmingham) & Chaotic Meditator

What did you want to be growing up?

A singer or a hairdresser!

What did you study?

I studied Performing Arts (Rock & Pop Music) in College as a singer however I sadly haven’t done much singing since other than in the shower or whilst dancing around the kitchen with the kids!.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m the BeeZee Academy Manager looking after our super shiny Learning Management System which has very quickly become new baby!

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

BE PASSIONATE – I’m super passionate about the things I love – whether it be my family, friends, my career, things I enjoy and especially things I believe in…..oh, and Christmas!!

Hayley Lane-Mudie

BeeZee Academy Manager & Crazy Christmas Elf

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Growing up I wanted to be a baker.

What did you study? 

At university I studied BSc Food, Health and Nutrition and MSc Nutrition in Practise.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I am a Nutritionist for Hertfordshire at BeeZee Bodies.

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

The core value that describes me most is ​Passionate. This is because I love nutrition and helping others live their happiest and healthiest lives!

Lily Fookes

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Passionate about Porridge

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be a doctor or a scientist.

What did you study?

I studied Biomedical Sciences as an undergraduate and then went on to study a master’s in Medical Biosciences.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Project Engagement Officer based in Bristol.

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

All the core values are so important to me but the one that best describes me is “Be real”. I think it’s so important to be true to yourself and being real to me means being open, genuine, authentic, honest and kind. When you are your true real self, it gives room for other core values to shine through.

Jhalak Rajput

Project Engagement Officer (Bristol) & Little Miss Sunshine

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Indiana Jones hehe

What did you study?

​I’m a Journalist.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I’m a referral co-ordinator

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

We are Real. Because I am very real, transparent and what you see it’s what you get.

Aura Georgiou

Referral Co-ordinator & Certified Catwoman

What did you want to be growing up?

When I grew up I wanted to be a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. I love dancing and used to make up routines with my little sister. I absolutely adored all the sparkly outfits that they wore (actually still do love the glitz and glam.)

What did you study?

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

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am one of the Nutritionists leading the BeeZee Families programme in Birmingham, to help and support children and families to be happier and healthier.

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

Be Empowering – I am a very supportive person and want to be there for people. I am passionate about helping people to make healthier choices and to see them grow into happier, healthier people through my support, help and knowledge.

Hannah Gibson

Nutritionist (Birmingham) & Disney Princess

What did you want to be growing up?

I always wanted to be a professional ballerina, but particularly to dance the role of the Sugar Plumb Fairy.

What did you study? ​

I studied Commercial Dance in Spain.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

My job role is BZ Live Administrator.

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

I think I can best be described as courageous, because I love taking risks and pushing myself out of my comfort zone!

Martha Watson

BZ Live Administrator

What did you want to be growing up?

When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a vet, but I changed my mind when I realized that there’s more to it than just picking up fluffy animals 😀 I also wanted to become a dancer and I am still very passionate about it. I am proud to have been able to do a traditional Persian dance for my sister’s wedding in front of 400 people!!

What did you study?

I have always had an interest in helping others, and I found health sciences very intriguing. Initially I started off a BSc programme in Biochemistry, but once I started studying, I began to realise how vital nutrition is to development, optimal body function, and prevention and management of diseases. I found myself drawn to the sciences behind what we eat, and I felt I could best serve the community by promoting healthy eating and lifestyle. I changed my BSc to Human Nutrition, which I then followed with a MSc, and I have remained passionate about it since.

What do you do at Beezee Bodies?

I am a wellbeing coordinator working remotely, supporting adults and families as part of the BeeZee Lite programme.

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

Innovative. I like to come up with ideas to advance myself and the company I work for. I enjoy learning about new approaches and keeping up to date with the latest technology in order to welcome change.

Anita Imanieh

Wellbeing Coordinator (BZ Lite) & Persian Belly Dancer

What did you want to be growing up?

When I was younger, I wanted to be doctor.

What did you study? OR What are your interests?

At University I studied Pharmacology for my bachelor’s degree and then studied MSc Human Nutrition.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I’m now working as a Nutritionist in Waltham Forest team delivering family sessions.

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

Being Real and Passionate!

Sepi Jafarian Aragh

Nutritionist (Waltham Forest) & Busy Bee

What did you want to be growing up? ​

A doctor because I wanted to help people, but as I grew older, I found my true passion for food. So I thought why not combine the two?

What did you study?

I did my undergraduate in Nutrition at King’s College London

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I am a Nutritionist working within the Waltham Forest team to deliver the BeeZee Bodies Families programme. I support children and families to improve their lifestyles and become healthier and happier!

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

Innovative – I love to be creative and develop fun and original ideas.

Christina Choo

Nutritionist (Waltham Forest) & Sushi Thief

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Animal conservationist or a Footballer

What did you study? ​

I studied Sports Management at Northumbria university

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

B.Youth Programme Coordinator

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

Innovative! I always look to keep stuff fresh in my life by making new changes from trying new foods to creating new workouts at the gym.

Max Ellis

Teens Programme Wellbeing Coordinator (Hertfordshire) & Dog Whisperer

What did you want to be growing up?

A ballerina

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Nottingham for my undergrad and then I did my Masters at St Mary’s University in Human Nutrition

What do you do at BZ bodies?

I’m one of the Nutritionist in the Brent team

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

I would say Passionate.

In a world where there’s so many misguided approaches to nutrition on what to eat/ what not to eat, I’m very passionate about providing nutritional information to people which will help guide them to make their own informed choices on how they can create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Sophie Maher

Nutritionist (Brent)

What did you want to be growing up?

PE Teacher

What did you study? ​

O Levels – yes I am that old!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

Team Administrator

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

Be Real – I do not like falseness in any form and especially in people and I therefore strive to be genuine with whomever I meet.

Marianne Barber

Team Administrator (Birmingham) & Nifty Netballer

What did you want to be growing up?

I wanted to be everything, and I am *turns head to wink at imaginary camera*. I had dreams of being some sort of scientist, then a performer and then a relationship counsellor. Finally, in Year 9 as I was choosing my options, I found a way to smush all of those dreams into one and, decided I was going to be a dance movement psychotherapist.

What did you study to get here?

I studied BA(Hons) Dance at Kingston University and will be starting my MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Derby University in September 2022. I also spent 2 years in China, learning and butchering the language.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am a Wellbeing Coordinator, supporting the nutritionists with programme delivery for the BeeZee Families in Birmingham.

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

‘Real’. When you are your true self, it gives space for all the other core values to shine authentically through you. Like a wonderful human prism.

Montana Lewis

Wellbeing Coordinator (Birmingham) & Investigator of All

What did I want to be growing up?

I never really knew, I just knew I wanted to help people in some way. I had a short lived dream of wanting to be a fashion designer.

What did I study?

Health, Nutrition and Exercise with Foundation year at the University of Bedfordshire.

What I do at Beezee Bodies?

I am one of the Nutritionist working in Brighton and Hove, supporting the BeeZee Family Programmes.

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

“Be Real” – For me being real is about being honest, open and compassionate! These are values I live by and that I hope others do to, in my opinion it is how we can strive to be our best selves. When working towards a healthy lifestyle, being open and honest towards your nutritionist and being compassionate towards yourself will help you achieve your goals.

May Taylor

Nutritionist (Brighton) & Neurodivergent Ninja

What did you want to be growing up? ​

I’ve always been really into video games, so my dream job whilst I was young would’ve been becoming a professional gamer. Didn’t happen but I’m still a very avid gamer to this day.

What did you study?

Studied animal care, when I became older my dream job changed to becoming a vet. I soon realised after starting the course that I was unfortunately allergic to all animals with hair so I had to move onto something new.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

I’m currently an Administrator for BeeZee Bodies.

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

Be Real. I feel the best thing you can do is be yourself. Let people see and get to know the real you.

Kirsty Small

Administrator & Self-Professed Master Gamer

What did I want to be growing up?

I wanted to be paleontologist growing up (as I was obsessed with dinosaurs!) until I discovered my love of food and wanted to be a chef.

What did you study?

I studied Nutrition at the University of Hertfordshire but have also worked in catering as a chef and in mental health with teenagers.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

I am one of the Nutritionist working in Hertfordshire helping families and children to become happier and healthier!

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

The value I feel best describes me is ‘Be Real’. I think it’s so important to be true to yourself and being real for me means being open minded, friendly and honest. You can’t expect others to be true to themselves if you are not and change only happens when you are honest about the barriers you may be facing.

Peter Humbles

Nutritionist (Hertfordshire) & Pokémon Professor

What did you want to be growing up? ​

Being a shy child, I wanted to go into research.

What did you study?

​I grew up in Bombay, India and trained as a clinical psychologist.

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

Coordinate Healthy Hounslow – the alliance-based health and well-being service in the London Borough of Hounslow. It’s a new partnership and a new role. We are trail blazing a unique way of coproduction to deliver lifestyle services to residents.

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

Choosing one value is hard as I believe that all the values are essential to do a great job. The best two that describes me would be empowering and courageous. Empower others to stand up for themselves and courage to continue to be the best at what we do.

Rasneet Choudhary

Alliance Coordinator (Healthy Hounslow) & Resident Barre Extraordinaire

What did you want to be growing up?

​I went through a range of career concoctions! Pilot, footballer, voiceover actor, games designer, entrepreneur, symphony orchestral player, a krypton factor & crystal maze champion but ended up travelling the world and discovered I was an educator!

What did you study?

​I studied Business in London, teacher training and yoga philosophy in India and currently studying a Masters in Education​

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?

​I’m a Physical Activity Specialist​.

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

I would choose Real as I love trying to be in touch with all dimensions of reality!

Michael Olabode

Physical Activity Specialist

What did you want to be growing up? ​

I always wanted to be a Mounted Police Woman or join the army – but I realised I cry if anyone shouts at me!

What did you study?

I’ve studied all sorts over the years – different vocational qualifications mainly.  My interests are animals, music, fine wine, and the human psyche!

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies? ​

Referral Coordinator – I am part of a team who facilitate the enrolment process onto the BeeZee programmes.

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

Courageous – one of my life mottos that I have always tried to live by is ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.  Sometimes I feel like I have lived a thousand lives – and I don’t regret a single one of them!

Lucy Washington

Referral Coordinator & Wrangler of Children and Dogs

What did you want to be growing up?
Up to around 12 years old I wanted to be a hairdresser. For a short while I also wanted to be an astronaut.
What did you study?
I love learning and I’m a bit of a qualification collector. I studied a BA in Education, PGCert in Occupational Therapy, Level 3 Personal Training, Mindset & Nutrition Coaching.
What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?
I’m an NCMP Co-ordinator. I am responsible for calling families who receive the National Child Measurement Programme to check they received their letter, check if they have any questions, see if they need any support and talk
about the services that are available to support them in their area.
Which one of the core values best describes you and why?
All five of the core values best describe me so it’s hard to choose one, but for the sake of this profile I will say ‘Be Real’. In order to make change in life and grow, mentally and emotionally, it’s essential to be real; that’s open, honest and true to oneself. Change only happens when you’re honest about the roadblocks, the stumbles, and the falls. So whether I’m supporting others through change or pushing myself towards change it’s so important to ditch the fake, the lies, the excuses, and just be real.

Sara Ashley

NCMP Co-ordinator (Birmingham) and Chief Tea Drinker

What did you want to be growing up?

A musician – ambitious really as I don’t play any instruments and I’m not a good singer!

What did you study?  

Media & Communications 

What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?  

Assisting, presenting, filming, coordinating, a little bit of everything to try to fill in any gaps that I can. 

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

Be Innovative. I like to think that I am good at coming up with novel solutions for things that crop up.  I love the team here as they are all innovative & creative and genuinely pull together to do their best for the clients and each other.

Jim Clifford

Wellbeing Co-Ordinator (Birmingham)

What did you want to be growing up?
I always wanted to be an explorer, whether in a jungle, under the sea, or on the moon! Whilst it’s not my career now, if I’m not working, you’ll always see me exploring someplace new.
What did you study?
I completed a BSc in Medical Physiology then went on to complete an MSc in Human Nutrition. My experience has given me an understanding of humans from the level of molecules and cells, right up to the level of communities and cultures.
What do you do at BeeZee Bodies?
I am a Nutritionist helping to develop and deliver the Gutless programme which helps men live happier and healthier.
Which one of the core values best describes you and why?
Be Passionate – I resonate with this value the most as I am incredibly enthusiastic and excited about the work I do and the direction Beezee Bodies is headed.

Joshua Clamp

Nutritionist (Gutless) & Pomegranate Enthusiast

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