Meet the Team
I’ve been part of The Pearson Centre for the last 25 years, moving up here from working with The Boys’ Brigade in South Glamorgan. I grew up in Girls’ Brigade and began volunteering in BB when I was 12 in my home town of Sutton Coldfield. I have held lots of different roles in BB from working in my local company to being involved in organising national events prior to moving into BB employment. Although I no longer regularly volunteer in BB, it is still a big passion of mine. My volunteering time now finds me on an athletics track where I officiate – as a Starter’s Assistant. My athletics has taken me to the London Olympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and more recently have held manager roles at the World Indoor, Outdoor and World Para events in 2017 and 2018. I also compete as a race walker and at the end of last year was ranked number 1 in the UK – in my age group – for 5k distance.
Hi my name is Calvin and have been an employee at the Pearson Centre for almost 7 years. I thoroughly love my job, the team are great to work with and customers have become friends. I am a big music collector and well back into vinyl. l also enjoy holidaying in Blackpool, thankfully l saw a great deal more of the world in my younger years but now restricted as l have developed a huge fear of flying!
Development Worker (Maternity Leave)
Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am the Full Time Development Worker at The Pearson Centre. I studied Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology at University. I have a desire to see young people reach their potential, to push themselves beyond their limits and embrace their every day. Many young people desire fun, and being a youth worker basically means I get to carry that on into my adult life!! Outside of The Centre you would probably find me at Community Church Nottingham or in one of the local restaurants as my other passions are Jesus and having someone else cook for me!
Development Worker (Maternity Cover)
Hi, my name is Hayley and I am the Full Time Development Worker at The Pearson Centre covering for Charlotte whilst she has her baby! I have recently graduated from University after studying Health and Social Care with Arabic. I have been working with young people for many years outside of my studies and it has been so rewarding to be a part of lives and having as much fun as possible!! I am really looking forward to working here at the centre and I hope to see loads of you here! Outside of the centre, I enjoy spending time with my younger brothers, visiting my friends and a nice takeaway on a Friday night after a busy week!
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am the Part Time Development Worker/Administrator at The Pearson Centre. I love working with the community and young people of Beeston. There is a lot of potential in Beeston for young people and I like helping and seeing that develop. I have a degree in Textile Design and enjoy anything creative. I also enjoy baking and trying out new recipes. Outside of work I like going to the local coffee shops and also visiting the Peak District.
Hello from Wayne Parry, Caretaker of The Person Centre for Young People. Wayne is British by heritage but hails from Africa where he spent the best part of his life. Wayne has had a fun-filled career in Marketing specifically Advertising and Event Management which has adequately qualified him for his current position as caretaker. During his spare time Wayne can be found swinging a golf club or doing handyman work. Waynes love of the outdoors has made him an environmentalist and he is passionate about waste management and recycling.
Part time Cleaner
John Wilson OBE
Chairman of the Trustees’
Trustee / Boys’ Brigade Captain
Trustee / Girls’ Brigade Team Leader
Boys' Brigade Anchors
Section Leader – Natalie Barber
Alfie Russell, Alexander Bunyan
Anchors – Tuesday 6:15 – 7:30pm for ages 5 – 8
Boys' Brigade Juniors
Section Leader – Janie Goodman
Andrew Bunyan, David Steggles, Ian George, Dan Swain
D of E volunteers – Dan May, Sam Hay
Juniors – Tuesday 6:15 – 8pm for ages 8 – 11
Boys' Brigade Company
Section Leader – Caroline Jones
Andrew Bunyan, Adam Walker, Charlie Kelvey, Tom Jowett, Caleb Kinderman, Kate Aspden-Mansfield
Company – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14
Boys' Brigade Seniors
Section Leader – Adam Walker
Andrew Bunyan, Adam Walker, Charlie Kelvey, Tom Jowett, Caleb,
Seniors – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 14 – 18
Girls' Brigade Explorers
Section Leader – Kay Sullivan
D of E volunteers – Maisie, Neve and Alex
Explorers – Thursday 5:45 – 7pm for ages 4 – 8
Girls' Brigade Juniors
Section Leader – Sara Hand
Heather Brough, Paul Hand, Kay Sullivan
Juniors – Thursday 6:30 – 8:15pm for ages 8 – 11
Girls' Brigade Seniors
Section Leader – Karen Jowett
Sarah Butcher, Graham Bostock, John Wilson, Claire Blades, Louise Bacon
Seniors – Thursday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14
Girls' Brigade Brigaders
Section Leader – Kerrie King
Brigaders – Thursday 7 – 9pm for ages 14+