Archives: Speakers

Ella Blunden

Ella is a passionate designer with a background in photography, graphic design and UX. Her work is largely based on designing interactive learning content for Sensory Guru’s systems to support interaction between pupil and educator. Ella has worked extensively supporting individuals with brain injuries and learning disabilities in rehab settings, this experience has been invaluable… Read more »

Lee Blemings

Lee is the founder and CEO of Sensory Guru and an all-round self-confessed techie with an illustrious portfolio of innovative sensory products under his belt, to include the award-winning system, Magic Carpet. Through his own experience growing up alongside a disabled sibling, as well as subsequent work in care and education settings, Lee recognised the… Read more »

Alice Langley

Alice is the UK Training Manager at Tobii Dynavox, the world’s largest assistive technology company, and a passionate campaigner for accessibility and communication. She has a background in SEN Education and has extensive knowledge of the assistive technology tools used for access and communication in education and healthcare environments. Alice trained as a speech therapist… Read more »

Catherine MacKay

Catherine is the Creative Director of Apteriors. Apteriors are a multidisciplinary design studio, with a focus on FF&E (Furniture, Fixings & Equipment). Apteriors are one of the industry leaders in producing a turn-key consultancy and design solution for education establishments. An Apteriors design ensures that the school’s pedagogy and ethos has been fully encompassed and… Read more »

Ben Sutcliffe

A former journalist and marketer specialising in the entertainment and hospitality industries, Ben joined national charity, Caudwell Children, in 2008 as Head of PR. During his 14 years at the charity he has worked closely alongside CEO, Trudi Beswick, on a diverse portfolio of projects including the design and construction of the award-winning Caudwell International… Read more »

Nadim El Bakri

I am part of the Schools and Academies team. As a Programme Coordinator, I support Maintained Schools and Academies in England to apply for Salix funding towards energy efficiency projects, as well as providing advice on how to utilise funding towards long term decarbonisation strategies. In my everyday life I reduce my carbon footprint where… Read more »

Vaishni Patel

As a Programme Coordinator on the Schools and Academies team, I work with a variety of school organisations, including: maintained schools, multi-academy trusts and diocese to ensure they are well supported through the application process when applying for funding. Following the application process, I also assist clients with the delivery of their projects. I have… Read more »

David Judge

David Judge is Executive Creative Director for Space Zero, specialists in the design of environments. They have completed over 600 projects across the globe and are currently working with Wellington College UK and China on the future of their “school experience”. A brand experience designer with 26 years in the industry creating award-winning experiences for… Read more »