We're proud of our continued growth and critical role in supporting our partners to achieve their vision, values and strategic objectives. Throughout our journey, we have consistently demonstrated a set of core values that continue to underpin Engaging Education. They represent who we are and what we believe in.
To create INNOVATIVE ideas that support and promote.
To be SUPPORTIVE to partners at all stages of the creative process.
To present and maintain a PERSONABLE but PROFESSIONAL image.
To maintain INTEGRITY whilst delivering an outstanding service.
To be DETERMINED and dedicated to delivering a collaborative creative service.
BSc in Management Sciences
Ross is the Commercial Director and one of the founding partners of Engaging Education. He established the organisation as part of an after-school project during Year 10 of Secondary School, where his passion for business and education was ignited. Ross is committed to improving the life chances of young people. This is evidenced through his positions as Chair of the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, Vice-Chair of Governors at Goole Academy and Governor at the Freeston Academy. Crucially, Ross understands the challenges faced by academies, schools, multi-academy trusts and the people within. He has a proven track record of working alongside Principals, CEOs, Senior Leaders and students to develop and implement communication strategies – utilising a wide range of media.
BA Hons in Industrial Design
Working as a designer around the world, from Singapore to Italy, he was lured to Wakefield as Design Director for Engaging Education and to establish them as creative specialists in the education sector. Imran has successfully branded/rebranded a number of academies, colleges and educational organisations and further implemented this with design solutions for internal and external communication of key values. He has established the core messaging for a range of multi-academy trusts, schools and education organisations, and is working as the Creative Director for National Careers Week, after being approached to become a shareholder in the company.
Head of Operations
BSc Hons in Politics
Emily oversees all operations within the company and acts as a contact for clients. She liaises with individuals both internally and externally to ensure projects are delivered to a high standard to create real impact for our clients. She effectively communicates partners’ visions and aims to the in-house teams, which is reflected in a range of consistent, engaging and creative campaigns. As well as overseeing operations across the company, Emily is a key point of contact for wellbeing and maintaining the passion and enthusiasm in everything we do.
Projects and Partnership Manager
BA Hons in Sport, Culture and Society
With over 5 years’ experience working within the marketing industry, Michael acts as a key contact for a variety of clients – managing the progress of projects and supporting our collaborative focus. He has experience managing a wide range of clients, focusing on website design and build, paid and social advertising, SEO and PR. Michael brings his experience to the table and works closely with our clients from start to finish, seeing ideas come to life with the help of our brilliant design and media teams.
Projects and Partnership Manager
MA in English Literature
During the last 10 years Magda has worked for the Wakefield Learning Community and, more recently, as marketing and communications lead for a successful, large secondary school. Prior to this, she worked as a project manager for Orange, the Press Association and translation agencies delivering multimedia projects in a fast-paced, ever developing environment. Magda’s dedication to client satisfaction and her keen eye for detail make her an invaluable member of the Projects and Partnership team.
Projects & Partnership Manager
BA Hons in 3D Design
With over 5 years of managerial experience, Emily is a valued addition to our Projects and Partnership Team. Her experience working as a team leader for HMRC has given her the skills needed to manage clients and their projects. She prides herself on her organisational skills, problem-solving and personable approach. Emily’s additional experience teaching English in China and Design & Technology in the UK has given her valuable insights into the world of education, yet another string to her ever-impressive bow.
BA Hons in English Literature and Creative Writing
With over 8 years’ experience as an English Practitioner and a background in journalism, Helen utilises her creative writing skills to build the content for projects. Her attention to detail helps to create quality promotional pieces and digital communication. Helen’s previous career as a teacher gives her additional insight when helping to create bespoke marketing strategies for academies and schools. She has led on, created and developed original resources for a wide range of exciting clients.
BSc in Psychology
Sam has a varied background, from carrying out research with children and young people, to working in marketing and publishing. All of these roles have provided opportunities to write for different audiences, such as young people, parents, governing bodies, and the media. Sam uses her range of experience to tailor written content to suit each client’s needs. Her eye for detail and flair for written communication allow her to create engaging copy for a diverse set of projects and clients.
BA Hons in English Literature with Creative Writing
With over seven years’ experience split between teaching English and writing content, Daniel has a keen insight and expertise in both the education sector and the world of copywriting. His previous roles required a fastidious work ethic, which he draws on to support the copywriting team in creating faultless, engaging content. Daniel is always thoughtful as to clients’ specific needs and is adept at suiting promotional campaigns and digital content to specific purposes and audiences in a variety of long and short forms.
Digital Marketing Lead
BA Hons in English Language and Linguistics
Sally leads on all digital projects for Engaging Education and our clients, including managing social media accounts and websites. With a strong background in language and linguistics, Sally oversees all digital campaigns, ensuring that output across all channels is delivered consistently and to a high standard. As Digital Lead, Sally uses her expertise to develop innovative digital strategies for our partners, and analyses performance to inform future decisions and promote growth.
Digital Marketing Executive
BA Hons in English
Sophie’s previous experience working in the editorial team at Mumsnet as well as her continued interest in the education sector as a whole make her perfect for her role as Digital Marketing Assistant. Sophie keeps on top of all things digital, from community management and social media to the population and management of websites. She works hard to ensure that digital content is up-to-date and reaches the right audiences, so that our clients don’t have to.
Digital Marketing Executive
BA in Journalism, Media and Communications (Joint Honour)
Olivia’s previous experience working with small, sustainable homeware and menswear companies, focusing on marketing and social media, has given her valuable skills and an in-depth understanding of all things digital. She enjoys the aspects of growth within social media, and this allows her to support clients with an enthusiasm that enables them to improve their social channels. Olivia prides herself on working efficiently and creating engaging digital content for our clients.
BA Hons in Multimedia Design
Jade is an essential cog in the Team EE machine and is responsible for keeping our operations running smoothly. With 12 years of experience in customer service and 6 years spent as an administrator, she is an expert in ensuring that the team and our clients have everything they need when they need it. From arranging printing and dealing with invoices to responding to general queries and signposting, Jade keeps everyone and everything organised to ensure we deliver the best service possible every time.
Videographer / Photographer
BA Hons in Film & Video
With 10 years of experience in the media industry, James is involved in the entire production process – from pre-production briefs to the final edit. His creative enthusiasm is clearly evident with each project he is involved in, making him a valuable asset to the company. James has successfully built strong client relationships and delivers projects that are of the highest creative standard.
BA Hons in Film & Television
Specialising in video and motion graphics, Tom’s 5 years of experience in the industry make him a valued asset within the team. He has the ability to deliver creative editing solutions that help projects stand out from the crowd. Tom is incredibly enthusiastic about video editing and isn’t afraid to push the envelope at times, resulting in engaging and successful productions.
BA Hons in Media Practices
Kurt joined our team with over 3 years’ experience specialising in filming and editing for the education sector. He has experience in working collaboratively with different clients, establishing their needs and creating media that is memorable. Kurt has a keen eye for the use of colour, movement and space, allowing viewers to be truly immersed in his work. With the wealth of visual stimuli on offer, Kurt focuses on capturing attention through film that stands out.
Videographer / Photographer
MA in Filmmaking, Sheffield Hallam University
With experience working in TV and on commercial shoots, Will has a natural flair for capturing engaging video and photo content. He works across all areas within the Media Team, from pre-production to the final edit, expertly tailoring all materials to our partners’ needs. Will’s wide range of experience enables him to create outstanding content for a variety of clients and their different audiences by fulfilling briefs and exceeding expectations.
Videographer / Video Editor
BA Hons in Film & Media Production
Sam uses his experience as a professional videographer to create refreshing and compelling video content for our clients. His bold, innovative productions have been showcased internationally (by Eight Productions) and recognised by regional arts bodies. Sam’s specialist skills lie in cinematography and post-production, which he utilises to produce immersive and engaging video content that is always attentive to clients’ briefs.
Graphic & Motion Designer
BA Hons in New Media
Zac uses his extensive experience in motion design to bring visual elements to life, creating engaging and exciting animated materials for a range of clients. Before joining Team EE he gained a wealth of experience across the board, creating animated content for social media, web and TV for large international clients. Zac is an expert in using motion to capture attention, inform and inspire, making him an asset to the team and our clients.
BA Hons in Graphic Design
With a passion for illustration, Sam brings his own unique style to the design team. Coming from a small design consultancy, his ability to take ownership of projects and create original content has established him as a vital part of the team. Sam has worked on many successful interior projects that have helped clients to create visually exciting environments. His forte lies in print design, resulting in engaging marketing materials.
BA Hons in Fashion Brand Management
Joining the company with 4 years’ experience in the industry, Samantha is passionate about digital and social media trends, constantly looking for inspiration for creative concepts and innovative ideas. Her forte lies in confidently fulfilling the brief by understanding the client’s needs as well as the intended audience. Samantha focuses on branding, layout and typography – creating social media and commercial awareness.
BA Hons in Graphic and Communication Design (Ind)
Beth completed her Year in Industry with EE during her undergraduate degree and couldn’t stay away! As one of our Designers, she helps to bring clients’ visions to life by creating exciting materials to engage a wide range of target audiences. Beth draws on her extensive experience in designing books and educational resources for children to ensure all materials she works on are both attractive and informative, fulfilling our partners’ needs every time.
BA Hons in Graphic Design
Fresh from her degree at Leeds Arts University, Elise brings an exciting new perspective to the Design Team. She’s passionate about telling stories through illustration, typography and colour while remaining true to an established brand. Elise is a great all-rounder and loves to dive into all areas of the design process, from initial idea to final product.
BA Hons in Graphic and Communication Design
Molly has a wealth of experience supplying structural and conceptual designs within the FMCG industry, but it is her love for illustration and print that shines through her graphic design work. Through digital and print media, Molly brings her own creative input to every project, while always satisfying client needs. Her attentive nature, artistry and technical expertise mark her as an invaluable asset to the design team.
BA Hons in Graphic Design
Sarah supports the rest of the Design Team to create a variety of attractive and engaging materials for our partners. By making updates to existing materials, preparing artwork for print and creating graphics and mock-ups for social media, Sarah’s work is essential in ensuring we go above and beyond on every project. Her degree in Graphic Design and experience designing logos, branding and graphics for a range of clients make Sarah the perfect fit as Design Assistant at EE.
Andrew has worked in education for over 26 years, mostly in leadership roles. He has been a Headteacher as well as a CEO, overseeing the expansion of a large multi-academy trust. Andrew first worked with us as a client and has first-hand experience of the impact of strong branding and effective marketing. As an advisor, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to our team enabling us to have a deeper understanding of the educational landscape.
Logistics & Morale Officer
With an extensive career in the West Yorkshire Fire Service as Watch Commander and experience as a Road Safety Trainer, Roy is responsible for ensuring all print materials are delivered safely and efficiently via the Engaging Education van. Alongside this role, he is responsible for maintenance and keeping our team’s morale high. Roy is a skilled musician and personifies the description of a ‘people person’ – an attribute that makes him the perfect delivery man for our organisation.
Kenton has more than 25 years’ business experience in a wide range of industry sectors, including working at Director level for two of the UK’s largest FMCG PLCs. With this experience and his specialist knowledge of Leadership & Business Coaching and Mentoring, Kenton’s advice and guidance have been invaluable in driving Engaging Education’s continued growth.
Years before Engaging Education came into fruition, founders Ross and Greg were involved in a school-based enterprise project that was to become the start of a passion for business and education. This project saw the birth of ‘Olly and Molly’ – a story about two inquisitive characters who travelled to London. Move forward a few years to 2006 and ‘Olly and Molly’ had arrived at Middlesbrough Football Club as part of a project overseen by Ross, Greg and a number of their peers. In 2008, the pair began delivering workshops to local schools and their passion for education grew.
By 2011, Engaging Education became a registered company, delivering creative workshops to local schools. During 2013, Engaging Education welcomed its Design Director, Imran, who brought with him extensive design skills and creative ideas. The company’s summer schools were delivered to 14 schools during 2014 and proved very popular. In the same year, the company secured its first SLA with Ossett Academy, followed the year after by Goole Academy.
During 2016, Engaging Education updated its website and identity, and the creative service grew substantially. Company partnerships were developed in 2017 with the investment in National Careers Week and the work created for KCOM. This same year saw the company achieve the first, of many, Trust contracts.
Today, we’re a strong team of designers, copywriters, digital experts, marketeers, strategists, photographers and videographers with a vast range of partners and ongoing projects.