Meet the team

Beth Nunn 

Founder and CEO

Beth founded PIE in November 2017, after spending a decade working in teaching. Having spent time as an English teacher, Pupil Premium Co-ordinator and manager of a Social Inclusion Centre, Beth has extensive experience working with vulnerable and disengaged young people. 

Leaving formal education has allowed Beth to work with a wider number of young people in a variety of settings and situations; she is passionate about working with young people to make sure they are given the opportunity for a brighter future. 

Our board

Naomi Timperley  Director and Chair of Board

Naomi is a published author, mentor, speaker, and panellist. She has been inspiring businesses to strive for growth through innovation and disruption for over 10 years.

Susannah Haygarth Director and Finance Secretary

Susannah has taught in a variety of contexts over the last 17 years. She is passionate about levelling the playing field between students so that all will succeed, no matter what their background.

Seamus Mannion  Director and Company Secretary

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Seamus has been working with young people for over 20 years and is a passionate believer in giving them a voice, because without youth there are no truly new ideas.

Heather Kenny  Director 

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Heather has worked in the communications industry for over 10 years, building and managing the reputation of global brands. Leading award-winning teams, she is committed to the development of the next generation of communicators.

The WIDER TEAM

Anna Nunn

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Anna is a qualified Primary Teacher with a range of experience teaching in Bolton, East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. She is now working in a supporting role for PIE, doing admin, planning and preparation for all PIE projects.

Caroline Dean

Having spent 30 years in the education sector working within secondary schools throughout the UK, Caroline decided it was time to take a new direction in September 2019. She now spends time working within the higher education sector as well as delivering programmes and projects for PIE. She feels passionate about making a difference to young people's lives and loves how her role at PIE allows her to do this with so many different cohorts. 

Antony Szmierek

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Antony is an English Teacher, writer and poet. He has been delivering sessions for PIE since 2020, including leading on the Put It In Words poetry programme and hosting PIE Digital Family Quizzes. 

Anisha Zake

Anisha is on a placement with PIE, and is from Whalley Range in Manchester. She studies Sociology and Criminology with Quantitative methods at Manchester Metropolitan University. As well as studying this course at university, she has been working as a peer assisted learning programme leader at university.

Evren Vurdu

Evren is on a placement at PIE. She is currently studying a BSC in Criminology with Quantitate methods at Manchester Metropolitan University. She would like to gain new skills that are transferrable to future jobs and would also like to help PIE to discover new research to help their project grow.