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
Rebecca Miller- Project Intern
Sport/ Activity of choice: Basketball
Your role at Wesport: I support with many projects across Wesport like Active Lives and Active Workplaces specifically in regards to mental health. As well, I pick up some of the marketing for Wesport like social media and website.
Like: Spending time with my family and dogs
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
Caitlin Stephenson- Project Officer (The Daily Mile Coordinator)
Sport/ Activity of choice: Waterpolo/ Netball
Your role at Wesport: I try to engage more primary schools in this free initiative, which aims to get children out of the classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog at their own pace with their classmates.
Like: Being at the beach
Dislike: Coffee & Tea
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