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Meet the team

Welcome to our introduction to the members of our Senior Management Team. Below you will find our staff profiles showcasing academic experience, expertise and areas of interest.

Senior Management Team

Chris Stott
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Stott joined Training 2000 as Head of Business Development in 2018 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2019. 

Helen Kirkley
HR Business Partner

Helen joined Training 2000 as HR Business Partner in 2021 and brings over 20 years’ HR experience, predominantly served in the further education sector. For the previous 8 years’ Helen lead and managed the Human Resources Department in a large sixth form college.

Karen Soames
Head of Business Development

Karen Soames joined Training 2000 as Head of Business Development in September 2019. Prior to working within education, Karen has 13 years of experience working within the Leisure industry across numerous Business Development roles.

Lisa Bloomfield
Head of Contracts and Quality

Lisa joined Training 2000 over 20 years ago in July 1999 as the Programme Manager for the then new Foundation department and later went on to be the Director of Foundation. 

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Gillian Rogers
Head of Finance

Gillian Rogers joined Training 2000 in November 2023 as Head of Finance, bringing with her over 20 years experience within Finance roles across various industries.