- Each member of the team brings a wealth of experience from the business and social care sectors.
- We share a philosophyof bringing passion and empathy to each course we deliver.
- Our combination of backgrounds produces a unique training style ensuring the very best results for our clients every time.
After gaining an honours degree in Performing Arts at Nottingham, Fran began her career as an actress. She worked widely in theatre and television and after a period of working in Educational Theatre she undertook a post-graduate teaching qualification at Manchester University. Fran had a very successful career in Primary education, alongside teaching drama to older students and young adults.
In 1997 Fran began working for the Time for You project, now amalgamated into The Federation of Jewish Services. Her responsibility was recruiting, training and supporting volunteers who assisted carers by giving them a break from their caring responsibilities. She went on to create the Time for You Young Volunteer Project, after obtaining funding from the National Lottery. This highly successful project continues to see in excess of 200 young people volunteering regularly in their community.
Fran is one of the founders of Link Training Partnership. She brings her skills as a teacher, trainer and actress to the company, and has worked on all of their training projects.
Angela has lived and worked in the Jewish community for most of her life. In her role as Development Worker for the orthodox community of Salford her job was to build bridges between the community, Salford Local Authority and the Manchester Jewish Federation (then known as Jewish Social Services).
As well as identifying unmet need, her brief was also to deliver cultural awareness training to Salford Social Services.
Prior to this she was involved in many community projects including arranging workshops and organising well women clinics for Asian women, working with health visitors promoting breastfeeding and setting up mentoring groups for new mothers. As a qualified breastfeeding counsellor Angela also delivered training to postgraduate medical students and trainee GP’s.
She then went on to work for The Jewish Marriage Council also as developmental worker before setting up Link Training Partnership with her colleagues.
She has worked in the sector for several years, has significant insight in Muslim culture and is able to provide multiple perspectives on what is a very diverse community that can have origins from around the globe.