MEET THE TEAM
Jo Cameron is a founding Director of The LaunchPad Academy CIC.
She is also an Award-Winning business woman and the owner of Remote HR Solutions and Colleagues on Tap – Coworking Network which are both North East based companies. Jo has forged successful and long standing relationships with the SME business community, the North East of England Chamber of Commerce and regional Business Enterprise Agencies throughout each of her roles.
Jo has over 17 years’ experience in the HR and Recruitment industry which has enabled her to work with a diverse range of organisations in the UK and Australia, including recruiting for the NSW Government. Jo has worked with a number of public and private schools to coordinate and deliver engaging Employability and Enterprise sessions to Years 7-11.
Jo has been employed as an Academic Tutor for the University of Sunderland since September 2014, delivering a full module of seminars and lectures to Psychology students on all aspects of Employability including Social Media, CV’s, Interview Techniques, Assessment Centres and Application Forms. Jo is an active Professional Mentor for the University of Sunderland and has been a Panel Judge for the Student Professional Awards for 4 years in a row. Jo was also recently involved in the University's QAA Higher Education Review.
Beverly Sherratt is a founding Director of The LaunchPad Academy CIC.
She is also owner / founder of Profectus 4 People Limited, specialising in organisation and people development. Beverly became passionate about organisation design, development and culture after leading a previous North East employer to the highest position locally in the Best Company Awards and successfully securing £25,000 worth of Challenge Fund money in response to the Dame Carol Black Health & Wellbeing Report. This fund allowed a research project into the impact of organisation culture on mental health. The project was recognised at the Better Health at Work Awards and Beverly supported SMEs within the North East with her findings, together with significantly reducing absenteeism in the host organisation for the project.
These projects together with her Human Resource experiences were the driver for setting up The LaunchPad Academy CIC with Jo. Beverly has seen so many people leave organisations with stress, depression and burn out - some never to return. Her research has demonstrated a link between cultural change, the pace of change and an employees response or engagement. Beverly wants to use her expertise to enable people to recognise they have career choices and to facilitate early intervention for both employers and employees.
Her passion for helping people to be "standout" candidates comes from spending a number of years designing and delivering recruitment Assessment Centres for large national organisation recruitment programmes, as well as being a trainer for assessors.
Beverly has over 20 years of Human Resources experience working nationally as well as across the North East. She is a NLP practitioner, mentor and is accredited in DISC and i3 behavioural and personality profiling tools. She regularly speaks to HR professionals, Leaders, in Schools, Colleges and Universities as a guest speaker at events.
Associate Director (Finance & Compliance)
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