Meet the team
Steve Nelson- CEO
Sport/ Activity of choice: Basketball
Your role at Wesport: I have overall responsibility for Wesport’s plan, achievements and working practices. I lead our work to influence organisations at all levels to recognise and use the power of sport and physical activity.
Like: The days I get to see our team’s activities.
Dislike: Blue cheese!
Ruth Glanvill- Project Manager (Community Sport)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Plodding aka running slightly faster than walking
Your role at Wesport: I am project manager for all things Community Sport; supporting local projects to reach inactive young people, including the Satellite Club programme.
Like: I like getting out of the office to visit projects that we support
Dislike: I don’t like not being able to make time to be active
Andy Blackmore- Senior Project Manager
Sport/ Activity of choice: Rugby
Your role at Wesport: Having fun, chatting to people, making tea & coffee... As well as leading our team's work with Children & Young People!
Like: Beans on toast with HP sauce
Dislike: Doughnuts with not enough jam.
Sarah Casselden- Project Manager- Workforce & Insight
Sport/ Activity of choice: Boxfit
Your role at Wesport: I am a project manager working on Workforce Development, Coach Core and Data & Insight.
Like: family time
Nikki Stephens- Business Performance & Finance Officer
Sport/ Activity of choice: Tea drinking. And spin class
Your role at Wesport: All of the behind the scenes elements that keep the organisation running: finance, governance, HR, office management, safeguarding, marketing and performance management!
Like: cats, purple things, sleeping, tea
Lisa Wood- Project Manager- Health & Activity
Sport/ Activity of choice: Cycling and walking
Your role at Wesport: I keep abreast of the Health & Wellbeing landscape and look for opportunities where physical activity can have a true impact.
Like: Skiing on fresh powder in the sunshine!
Dislike: Middle lane hoggers!
Sarah McLeod- Project Manager
Sport/ Activity of choice: Pilates
Your role at Wesport: I am a project manager currently working on our Workforce Innovation project with refugees and asylum seekers, alongside our Parks Tennis Project.
Like: I love going on holiday with my family, especially somewhere sunny!
Dislike:I dislike Brussel sprouts!
Richard Colman- Project Manager (Bristol Parks Tennis & Workforce)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Squash, tennis, football
Your role at Wesport: I manage the Parks Tennis programme in Bristol and also the development of the sport and physical activity workforce across the West of England.
Like: making and growing things
Dislike: tidying up after my kids!
Nicole Emmanuel- Project Officer (Youth Sport)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Football (and lunchtime ping!)
Your role at Wesport: Supporting physical activity and sporting opportunities/competitions for children and young people at school.
Like: taking a pause to think of the environment
Dislike: being away from nature too long
Jane Baldock- Lead Finance Officer
Sport/ Activity of choice: Orienteering, Hockey, Running
Your role at Wesport: I am responsible for all of the organisations finances.
Like: A long run on a sunny day!
Dislike: Being stuck indoors
Melonie Gregory- Core Development Manager
Laura Rudland- Marketing and Administration Officer
Sport/ Activity of choice: Netball
Your role at Wesport: I am responsible for the Marketing and social media as well as assisting with Administrative tasks.
Like: Going on holiday/visiting new places
Dislike: Rainy days
Caleb Thomas- Project Officer (Community)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Football and Golf
Your role at Wesport: I am responsible for supporting community projects and clubs to engage people in physical activity and sporting opportunities within their local areas.
Like: Cheese and basically any sport (not usually at the same time)
Dislike: People who don’t do their fair share
Ian Ridge- Project Officer (Youth Sport)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Football
Your role at Wesport: I am responsible for overseeing Primary PE support, Creating Active Schools Framework and The School Games.
Dislike: Salted popcorn
Josh Clark- Project Intern
Sport/ Activity of choice: Football
Your role at Wesport: I support many colleagues across a range of different projects within the Wesport organisation. I also help out with the marketing and communication responsibilities such as social media and the website.
Like: Playing sport, spending time with family and eating good food