Sarah: Managing Director
Sarah came to Lamplight in 2006 from the heritage sector where she worked on the implementation of complex museum database systems. She is a trustee of a charity supporting a children’s home in Kenya and, before the birth of her three children, was a volunteer reading assistant at a local school. Sarah has a PhD in philosophy and previously tutored philosophy courses at the University of Sheffield.
Matt: Technical Wizard
Matt has over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector, first as an administrator at a youth charity, and then working with a number of charities helping them set up new projects, with their fundraising, and evaluating their work. He is now Chair of a local charity, leading a process of significant operational and strategic change. Matt studied Maths at Keble College, Oxford, and gained a Masters in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He has been programming databases since he was 12 years old.
Clare: Implementation and Training Manager
Clare is based in our West Sussex office in Chichester. She joined the company in October 2009 after working for 5 years as a manager in a retail sales environment. Clare volunteers regularly doing street outreach and has travelled abroad to take part in different volunteer projects. She has a degree in Management, during which she spent a year specialising in HR in the voluntary sector.
Susan: Implementer / Trainer
Susan joined Lamplight in June 2016 after 4 years of holding a Senior Leadership position in a national childhood bereavement charity. Her responsibilities there included operational management of the clinical delivery function. Susan made key contributions to the expansion of services into the South East, Midlands and the North West.
Prior to working in the charity sector Susan held a number of roles within the Telecoms industry including managing Resource and Capacity Demand Planning for the UK and Ireland and Sales Operations within Europe.
Susan started her career in banking and has a degree in Psychology from the University of Surrey. She brings professional experience from a wide range of backgrounds and fully understands the increasing pressures that charities encounter to be fully accountable to their funders and to operate service delivery as efficiently as possible. She is delighted therefore to be working for Lamplight which combines her technical and operational experience with her passion to continue her support of charitable efforts nationwide.
Nomvelo: Communications and Marketing Assistant
Nomvelo is a recent graduate and is based in our West Sussex office in Chichester. Nomvelo will help you get the most out of your Lamplight system, and will likely be the person showing you Lamplight on a walkthrough. Nomvelo has volunteered in community projects and has also taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. She has a degree in Business Management, and after completing her degree she took time off and went backpacking.
Lamplight is building a team of associates with a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector. Associates deliver training and implementation support on behalf of Lamplight. We try to match our associates with our clients to give the best fit possible.
Milla has worked in the voluntary sector for over 10 years, initially in a fair trade organisation and then as a project manager in a community centre. She focused on research and evaluation which led to a role as a consultant at Charities Evaluation Service for three years. There, she developed new services and training around choosing and using databases, organisational development and understanding statistics.
Milla has degrees in Anthropology and Health Policy, and a postgraduate diploma in social research methods. She also spent two years in an advertising agency as a strategist at the start of her career, which was interesting and fun – but not very useful!
Milla volunteers regularly as a befriender, and as a workshop facilitator (in non-violence and personal relationship skills). She also works as a freelance consultant in evaluation and research for a range of charities.
Lamplight’s partners are individuals or organisations who recommend Lamplight where they think it appropriate.
If someone signs up to Lamplight on the recommendation of one our partners, we’ll pay the partner a modest fee to mark our thanks. Our partner programme is is a non-exclusive, transparent arrangement – so partners are free to recommend whichever system they think most appropriate; and we expect them to be up-front about the payments they’ll receive.