Each of our centre teams is headed by an experienced Centre Manager passionate about enabling people to achieve their goals and aspirations.  Centre Managers are supported by a team of dedicated tutors, project co-ordinators and assistants from diverse backgrounds including education, health and social care, business and beyond! Centre teams also benefit from the help of local volunteers who share their time and skills for free and add value to our clients’ experiences and learning.  For current vacancies see here and volunteering opportunities see here.

To find out more about our centres please go to Reach Southwell, Reach Newark, Reach Mansfield, Flower Pod and Flower Pod Newark.

Our Reach Learning Disability Care CIC is headed by our Registered Care Manager supported by a wonderful management and delivery team.  In 2018 Reach Care was rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission – a reflection of the team’s commitment to high quality one-to-one care support.  Please see Reach Care page to find out more.

Our Head Office team includes a hard-working bunch of people committed to good governance, financial control and innovative fundraising. We’ll update this page in due course but if you’d like to know more about our team please get in touch.

Steve Shatwell

Chief Executive

I became Chief Executive of  Reach in 2007 (Southwell Care Project as was). Prior to this, I ran my own financial services business for 20 years and was prime carer for Richard, my brother who had Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. I am passionate about supporting people to have choice in their lives. I truly believe that with our fantastic staff, volunteer and trustee team we can reach new standards of delivery and support for adults with learning disabilities.


Rachel Lannon

Chair of Trustees

Independent Corporate Business Consultant and Trainer with over 10 years’ experience of supporting multinational companies and statutory bodies to improve capabilities and capacity. Former Global Procurement and Operations Manager at Kodak Ltd. Former JP.

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Nick Turner
Deputy Chair of Trustees

Retired local businessman. Member of Southwell Lions. Verger at Southwell Minster.

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Adrian Hartley

Father of a son with complex needs. Expert by Experience working with CQC Inspectors. Co-chair of Carers Space Notts. Chair of the Respectful and Inclusive Language and Communication Learning and Action. Member of the Learning Disabilities and Autism Physical Health Steering Group Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) (LeDeR).

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Pati Colman

Former Complaints Manager, Adult Social Care. Former Investigations Officer, Training Officer, Study Supervisor and Mental Health Social Worker with Nottinghamshire County Council. Chair of the Westgate Group for people with disabilities and their families.

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Julie Payne

Founder member of the Westgate Group. 20 year foster carer, former chair roles at local school and Family Care adoption panel. Parent of three sons, one with a physical disability, adoptive parent to two disabled daughters and "mum" to Selma, who also has disabilities.

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Bob Gardner

Bob is a chartered accountant. Now retired, he spent most of his career with three UK public companies in senior roles in finance, business development and general management. He is the father of a daughter who had profound and multiple disabilities.

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Paul Evans

Director of Youth & Education at St John Ambulance. Strong background in education, youth services, homelessness and mental health. Passionate about social mobility, inclusion and services that create real and lasting change in people’s lives. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and full member of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Mark Bramble

IT Engineer currently working for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Many years’ experience of voluntary work for charities and civic organisations. Father of a son with learning disabilities.

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Retired Partner of intellectual property law firm Potter Clarkson, where he specialised in trade mark law. Previous positions include 'in-house' at BT and the branding consultancy Interbrand. He sits as a Magistrate in Nottingham and Mansfield.

Centre Staff

Please see under our Services tab for information about our Reach Southwell, Reach Newark, Reach Mansfield and Flower Pod centres.


Volunteers are very important to us. They come from all walks of life and make a real difference to our clients’ lives. Click here to find out about volunteering at Reach.

Find out about a volunteer’s experience here.