Meet the team
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
Lucy is a student from Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Sociology. She is currently on a final year placement with PIE, completing her dissertation on gender differences within education, and the impact of the PIE programme.
Zainab is a student from Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Criminology. She is currently on a final year placement with PIE, completing her dissertation about the overall impact of the PIE programme, with a focus on cultural capital.