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Jason PierceCEOView Profile
Multi-tasking is not what men are usually famous for, but on this occasion we have to disagree.
Jason manages to split his spare time between golf, skiing and fund raising for charity. But his passion is working with his dog Bentley looking for lost people, alongside the volunteers at Search and Rescue.
Being the CEO of Skillsarena is a demanding role and requires many key areas of expertise. Being able to multitask enables Jason to ensure the company provides an excellent solution to its clients, whilst focusing on the success of the company.
Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate are a key to his heart, especially when it is melted and soggy! But none of this would be important without his family and friends support and to share his life with.
Vicki MannOperations DirectorView Profile
Vicki MannOperations Director
Vicki loves life and makes the most of it. When she’s not riding her horses, or walking her dog Izzy, she loves to socialise with friends.
Holidays are very important to her especially skiing at Christmas or summers in France at the family house drinking the local wines and sampling the finest French food.
Positive, reliable, and a sunny disposition are true qualities you can rely on and as Skillsarena’s Operations Director, Vicki excels in providing excellent customer service and keeps the whole team in tact.
The first thing you notice when meeting Vicki is the great big smile on her face and she is always able to make you laugh with her cheerful sense of humour.
Chris Bedford-GayTechnical DirectorView Profile
Chris Bedford-GayTechnical Director
Being Skillsarena’s Technical Director requires multiple skills and Chris is not short of experience in this field.
Want something done ask this incredibly busy man. Chris excels under pressure and loves spinning plates to keep everyone happy.
When he’s not in our Manchester office, you’ll find Chris enjoying his spare time with friends and family including his wife and three young boys.
Chris finds time to fund raise, especially for FOP which is close to his heart. Loving a challenge the latest fund raising effort saw him walking on hot burning coals, setting his feet on fire!
IzzyDirector of PlayView Profile
IzzyDirector of Play
Izzy is our youngest recruit and joins the Skillsarena team as Director of Play.
Although she’s still in training, Izzy’s enthusiasm and tenacious spirit has certainly been noticed and we have high hopes for this go getter.
She loves spending her lunch hour running round the park and will do any job we ask of her for a treat or two.
Outside of work, she likes nothing better than going for long walks and spending time at the stables where she ‘helps’ look after her owner Vicki’s horses.
If you come to visit us you’ll be sure to get a greeting like no other!