Meet the Team
I’ve been part of The Pearson Centre since 1994, 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, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Gold Coast, World Championships and I am looking forward to officiating at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. I also compete as a race walker, competing for Great Britain in Italy in 2019.
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!
Hello My name is Claire and I have worked at the Pearson Centre for Young People from September 2022.
I have been a volunteered for years now and helped out in Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade and Holiday Clubs.
I am also an officer in Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade for over 10 years now. I have been part of the Girls’ Brigade from the age of 8 years old and have loved it being part of a family like this.
I really enjoy bring part of this amazing Centre and all it has to offer the area in and around Beeston and seeing the Young People grow and develop.
Part Time Administrator
Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a part time Administrator and also help with Holiday Club which is run throughout the school holidays at The Pearson Centre for Young People.
Part Time Sessional Worker
Part time Cleaner
My name is Lynn Cahill. I have worked at The Pearson Centre for Young People cleaning for a number of years. I enjoy lots of walks with my dog and grandchildren. I also enjoy eating out and going on holiday.
John Wilson OBE
Chairman of the Trustees’ / Boys’ Brigade Captain
Trustee / Girls’ Brigade Team Leader
Boys' Brigade Anchors
Section Leader – Natalie Barber
Claire Blades, Alfie Russell, Dan George
Anchors – Monday 6:00 – 7:15pm for ages 5 – 8
Boys' Brigade Juniors
Section Leader – Andrew Bunyan
David Steggles, Ian George,
Juniors – Monday 6:15 – 7:45pm for ages 8 – 11
Boys' Brigade Company
Section Leader – Tom Jowett
Andrew Bunyan, Claire Blades, Dylan Haliday-Jones
Company – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14
Girls' Brigade Explorers
Section Leader – Claire Blades
Eve Slater, Gabbie Hill
Explorers – Thursday 5:45 – 7pm for ages 5 – 8
Girls' Brigade Juniors
Section Leader – Susan Holmes
Karen Jowett, Kerrie King
Juniors – Thursday 5:45 – 7:00pm for ages 8 – 11
Girls' Brigade Seniors
Section Leader – Karen Jowett
Graham Bostock, John Wilson, Claire Blades, Louise Bacon
Seniors – Thursday 7:15 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14
Girls' Brigade Brigaders
Section Leader – Kerrie King
Brigaders – Thursday 7:15 – 9pm for ages 14+