Meet the Team

Find out more about the team behind 1st for EPA.

  • Helen Shinner

    Helen Shinner Managing Director

    You’ll find me working on strategy and thinking of ideas to improve EPA for our providers and apprentices.

    Tell me your recommendations for family days out or for a good business show – my current favourite is Dragons’ Den.

  • John Pritchard

    John Pritchard Head of EPA

    If we are not talking about the apprentice experience, customer service or quality, I won’t be involved.

    I’m always happy to meet and discuss any topic on a golf course.

  • Karen Carroll

    Karen Carroll Head of Quality & Compliance and Safeguarding Officer

    Contact me if you have any questions about the way we deliver EPA or want to join our team

    …or if you want to know more about Reflexology – it’s my passion!

  • Paul Simpson

    Paul Simpson Quality & Compliance Coordinator

    My focus is on coordinating compliance efforts to maintain high quality standards, while striving for continuous improvement.

    I’m always eager to explore experimental dishes. If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

  • Owen Davis, Head of Operations

    Owen Davis Head of Operations

    Strategic thinker and problem solver. Enjoyer of whisky and all things EPA.

  • Tilly Roberts

    Tilly Roberts Head of Partnerships

    Contact me if you are looking to work with us or if you want to find out more about who we are and what we have to offer.

    If you have any chocolate recommendations, let me know. Personally Mini Eggs are unbeatable!

  • Beth Smith

    Beth Smith Account Manager

    Either knows a way or will make one. Famous for getting things done and always does it with style.

  • Tanya Hill

    Tanya Hill Lead Administrator

    You’ll find me doing a bit of everything – handling bookings, checking evidence and answering queries.

    On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

  • Kiran Iftikhar

    Kiran Iftikhar Business Administrator

    You’ll find me dealing with all things admin – from booking assessments, dealing with queries and reviewing gateway registrations.

    If you have any book recommendations, let me know! Murder mystery books are my go-to.

  • Abbie Summerson

    Abbie Summerson Business Administrator

    At 1st for EPA you’ll find me dealing with queries, assisting with registrations or booking assessments.

    If you have any holiday recommendations, hit me up! Orlando is my all time favourite.

  • Ange

    Ange Page Lead IQA

    Leading the way on all things IQA.

    The woman, the myth, the legend. May be at work or may be on a sun lounger.

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    The Team Assessors, IQAs and Invigilators

    We have the most fantastic team of qualified assessors, IQAs and invigilators working hard to ensure we deliver a high quality, professional, and above all, friendly service.

    Between them they have a huge wealth of industry experience and qualifications – you’re in good hands!

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