Meet the team
Diversity and drive for excellence runs through the veins of the Speak First team. Each individual shares the same passion for people, learning and knowledge. Our team work together to support our clients and ensure they, and their people, receive a first class experience. Learn about what drives them here.
The Speak First team
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CEOConnect with Amanda Vickers on LinkedIn
Amanda leads Speak First to be a provider clients can trust through implementation of strong values, a positive culture and clear vision that prioritises the experience and needs of our clients. When she’s not leading the team, Amanda loves to see the world and experience different cultures, spend time outdoors gardening and reading.
DirectorConnect with Steve Bavister on LinkedIn
Steve’s passion is people. That’s why, even as business partner to Amanda, he loves to design and deliver training alongside developing the business strategy and providing leadership for Speak First. A creative mind, he can often be found in his extensive library, writing or reading a book, picking up a camera or playing guitar.
Global Head of OperationsConnect with Jack Bavister on LinkedIn
Jack has a huge passion for business management and people development. Jack supports Speak First’s strategic goals through identifying and implementing new processes, systems and procedures. Outside of work Jack can normally be found embracing his love of the outdoors cycling, sailing, kayaking and climbing.
Global Client Services and Project ManagerConnect with Terri Coyle on LinkedIn
Terri provides exceptional project management of global training roll-outs for some of our key clients. Her first-class customer service and exceptional organisational skills ensure that each client has a seamless and personalised experience with Speak First. Outside of work Terri enjoys taking part in various sports activities and keeping fit.
Global Marketing AssistantConnect with Kate Dobreva on LinkedIn
Kate draws on her experience and knowledge of marketing, to raise awareness of the Speak First brand and to support all departments with creative projects and innovative ideas. Her passion for creativity and adventure is evident in her hobbies. She enjoys hiking, exploration, drawing and trying new experiences.
Global Head of Account ManagementConnect with Jun Man on LinkedIn
Jun draws upon a wealth of experience working with some of the largest organisations in the world to bring our clients real value and results, and drive the global strategy and vision for our clients. Outside of work, Jun loves to spend time with his two young kids, at the movies and trying new food!
Global Sales ManagerConnect with Oscar Famakinwa on LinkedIn
Oscar focuses on building strong, supportive client relationships founded on his infectious energy and enthusiasm. He draws on his experience to understand the challenges businesses are facing – all around the world. Outside of work, Oscar is a passionate traveller and enjoys taking part in a range of sports activities.
Senior Global Account ManagerConnect with Matthew Sherman on LinkedIn
Matt is a Senior Global Account Manager and responsible for managing global client relationships across various sectors including accounting, consulting, financial, insurance, and legal. Growing up in New York, Matt has spent 7 years living in London and now spends his time between Sweden, London and New York with his wife and two kids.
Senior Global Account ManagerConnect with Christos Allen on LinkedIn
Christos draws on his extensive business experience as a successful H2H consultant in Ireland, Finland and the UK providing measurable outcome-orientated learning solutions to some of the world’s leading organisations. A philomath and combinatorial creativity fan who loves the arts, extreme sports and following his beloved Spurs.
Senior Global Training Design ManagerConnect with Nadim Brammann on LinkedIn
Nadim draws on his experience in hospitality, sales and training, to express a passion for designing training that is not only informative, engaging and eye-opening, but stands as a catalyst to the fundamental growth of each individual, within their organisation. His enthusiasm becomes apparent in his hobbies, where he enjoys extreme sports.
Senior Global Training Design ManagerConnect with Loen Miles on LinkedIn
Loen works as part of the Design Team at Speak First creating standardised, tailored and bespoke training to meet and exceed our client’s requirements. She loves using her creative skills every day and engaging people to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys family, socialising and is working to create her dream home.
Global Client Services Assistant
Lauren supports the Client Services function of Speak First by drawing on her knowledge and experience. Her organisational and planning skills ensure that each client’s journey with us is a smooth one. Outside of work, Lauren loves to keep fit at the gym, travel and experiment with different foods.
Global Account Manager
Chris ensures teams become the best versions of themselves at all levels. He focusses on gaining a deep understanding of his client’s challenges and needs to ensure they receive training that delivers the right results. Chris is passionate about nature, nutrition, and sports, having played with some of the best sportspeople in the world.
Office and Finance Assistant
Sara supports the day-to-day finances using her experience which has developed her understanding of both accounting and administration procedures. She ensures that daily duties within her department are carried out to a high standard. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, traveling and reading.
Client Services and Office Assistant
Kim works alongside the Global Client Services team, offering administrative assistance and a high standard of service. Her attention to detail and ambition for personal growth makes up her can-do attitude towards any challenge. She enjoys spending days with family and friends while also binge-watching TV series.
Senior Global Training Designer
Fred has a wealth of experience gained within the automotive sector, working in partnership with well-known premium brands in many regions across the globe. Like all of us at Speak First, Fred is passionate and committed to providing learning excellence. Spare time for Fred is a mixture of family, good food and travel.
Senior Global Training Designer
Terry has worked in Training and Development for over 20 years in a variety of sectors both designing and delivering training courses for clients and companies. Terry has an innovative mind and assists clients to find solutions to business challenges. Terry enjoys travelling, the gym, catching up with friends and family and enjoys cooking.
Work at Speak First
We're always on the look-out for talented people
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We’re always looking for committed and talented people, who live and breathe our values, to join our team. If this is you, and you have a passion for learning and development, see what roles we may be recruiting for below.
If we don’t have any openings and you think you’ve got something extra special that we just can’t miss, get in touch!
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