Who are participle
Hilary CottamFounder & Chief ExecutiveHilary founded Participle in 2007 and is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur, recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and named UK Designer of the Year in 2005. Prior to Participle, Hilary was a director of the Design Council where she started the Design Council’s public service work and led the RED team, developing ground breaking projects in health, education, transport and citizenship. Before joining the Design Council Hilary founded and directed School Works Ltd, a secondary school design initiative set up to look at the connections between learning and the built environment. Before this Hilary spent 12 years working internationally, latterly as an urban poverty specialist at the World Bank, based in Washington D.C.Tarrant SteeleManaging DirectorTarrant is responsible for day-to-day running of the company. Previous to Participle Tarrant worked in the media where he started in the independent production sector before moving to the BBC. While at the BBC he was responsible for the set up and launch of the new digital radio station, Radio 1Xtra. Following this successful launch Tarrant moved to become Managing Editor of BBC Radio 1 where he remained until joining Participle in 2012.Be LaursenAssistant to Hilary CottamBe studied Fine Art and Art History and, following graduation, spent 5 years as an artist in Cambridge selling her work through galleries and commissions. She took a Post Graduate course in delivering workshops and classes based around her work. Before joining Participle Be worked in the graphics and fashion industries providing support and running departments.Emma SouthgateParticiple LeadEmma leads our Relational Working development and oversees the delivery of Backr, Participle's flagship employability venture. She joined Participle as a designer and played a core role in the design and development of Circle, Participle's first enterprise. She is experienced in both the design of new public services as well as implementing them into fully functioning enterprises. As part of the team that developed and tested Circle in its infancy, she then joined the start-up team at Southwark Circle to make the concept a reality. Emma previously worked in the Design and Architecture department in the British Councils’ Arts team where she led the tour of exhibitions across Asia and has won an RSA Award.Kate BagleyCampaigns and Content ManagerKate is Campaigns and Content Manager at Participle, running our digital communications and bringing people together to rethink public services on the Relational Welfare blog. Prior to Participle, Kate worked in communications at several London think tanks, managed international development projects in Africa and Asia, and experienced the wild world of financial services in New York. She joined Participle in January 2014. You can find her online at @weareparticiple and @kate_bagley.Jessica HughesHead of Marketing, BackrJessica is Head of Marketing at Backr. She joined Participle in July 2013 from a marketing leadership role at Fitpro (the world's leading fitness education association). She brings eight years experience creating innovative marketing strategies and building sustainable customer relationships, while working at two of London's top marketing agencies and delivering successful campaigns for a range of companies and organisations, such as RBS, BSkyB and Manchester City FC. Jessica graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (hons) in Religion and Theology.Obie CampbellService Developer , BackrObie joined Participle in 2012 and helped develop the early stages of our Social Health project. She has since focused her design, research and teaching expertise towards Employability and was core to the launch of Backr. In her role she is responsible for service design, delivery and helps to engage the Backr membership. Since graduating from the London College of Communication with a first class degree in Graphic Design, Obie has lectured university students, mentored young people with Time Out and The Sorrell Foundation, and contributed to a range of social enterprise projects.Gosbert ChagulaService Developer, BackrGosbert joined Participle in August 2013 to help deliver Backr. Prior to joining Participle, Gosbert was at Young Enterprise, the UK’s biggest provider of enterprise education for young people aged 6-24 years old. Whilst at Young Enterprise, Gosbert led several projects on financial literacy, business start-up and aspiration building. These projects were delivered with an array of different partners, including NYSE Euronext, London School of Business and Accenture. Outside work, Gosbert serves as a Governor of Stanmore College in north west London and is the President of Harrovian Speakers Club (Toastmasters International). He holds degrees from both Kingston University and University College London.Tara HackettService Developer/Lead Wellogram GuideTara is a Service developer and Lead Guide at Wellogram. As part of her role, Tara is involved with the development and delivery of the service, which aims to support people to build the habits they need to live well. Prior to Participle, Tara has worked in the area of social marketing, where she worked on delivering health projects to the public sector. She has also worked within the Public and Adult Mental Health sector, in roles from research to service delivery. Tara has an MA degree in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. She is currently in the process of publishing her dissertation, which looks at the eating behaviours of male, city workers.
AssociatesCath DillonCath Dillon is currently Regional Director for South of England Services at Scope. Previously she was Participle's Enterprise Director and has worked for over 20 years in a wide range of leadership roles across the voluntary and community sector including Action for Children and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as locally with Community Links in East London, Citizen’s Advice and Women’s Aid in West Yorkshire. Cath completed a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management in 2006 from City University, London having originally graduated with a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies.Sridhar VenkatapuramSridhar works with Participle to develop measurement frameworks across the various projects and enterprises. Sridhar has been at the forefront of health ethics and global health for over twenty years. He has worked as a consultant for a range of international organizations including the Open Society Institute, the Population Council, and Doctors of the World-USA. At Harvard, he worked with the late Arjun Sengupta, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development, in conceptualizing its philosophical and ethical framework. He holds a number of degrees in a range of disciplines including international relations (Brown), public health (Harvard), sociology (Cambridge) and political philosophy (Cambridge). Sridhar has won numerous awards, scholarships, fellowships, and currently is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in ethics at LSHTM, and an Affiliated Lecturer at Cambridge University.Jennie WinhallJennie is a leading voice in taking a design approach to service development and was a founding member of Participle. She combines design methods and thinking with policy and enterprise to develop innovative solutions. Previously Jennie was Senior Design Strategist for RED at the UK Design Council. As part of an interdisciplinary team of designers, social scientists and economists she developed a methodology for designing with end users and front-line workers to create new public services and delivery models. Jennie’s background is in product design and psychology and her work has won awards from the D&AD, the RSA, Germany’s Red Dot and the Australian Design Association. Jennie has worked for design groups in the UK, India, Australia and France.Rachel JamesRachel’s career has spanned the public and voluntary sectors and for the past several years she has worked within children's social care, developing and delivering innovative support services for vulnerable children and families. Rachel previously led on the Life Programme at Participle, joining in 2011 to set up new Life Programmes with our regional partners and going on to lead the work nationally. She is currently undertaking a training programme and working within a frontline child protection team in a local authority. Rachel has a degree in Social Anthropology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development.