Director - Nichola Atkinson
Nichola started her career in the academic world in the Faculty of Science at the University of Surrey before moving to an engineering firm on the research park. She moved into radio, working at the then County Sound before becoming a director of the research and development arm of UK Radio Developments. Splitting the R&D arm off, Nichola took the external clients and headed up her own radio consultancy, coordinating and writing over 50 radio licence applications for companies such as Capital Radio, Saga Radio, Planet 24, BAA, and Absolute Radio, to name but a few, until December 2006 saw the last analogue radio licence submitted with the industry converting to the digital spectrum.
In January 2007, Nichola became a part-time Project Manager of a charity for physically disabled adults responsible for quality assurance, governance, fundraising, marketing and PR.
Nichola joined The Sunflower Trust in June 2009.
Registrar - Dr Alison Yeung
Alison has an extensive background in English language teaching. She is also an academic in the field of Systematic Theology, with a special interest in integrated consciousness. In 2004, Alison became Director of See-a-Sound Ltd, a company that provides an integrated, multi-sensory learning approach to literacy and basic numeracy for children with learning difficulties. Alison first became involved in the Sunflower Trust as an academic advisor in 2005. She became Registrar of the Trust in February 2010.
Accounts - Bina Preston
Bina Preston has worked in various industries including pharmaceutical, oil, software, music and television and now charitable.
Bina is a now a freelance accounts manager sharing her time between a number of clients including another charity which provides homecare for the terminally ill. She is fully conversant in Excel, Sage, good accounting practices and compliance.
Bina undertakes voluntary work for the RSPCA and is also working on a long term eco-garden project.
She has been with The Sunflower Trust since March 2005.
Administrator - Joyce Goodchild
Joyce has always been interested in health and wellbeing and has worked at medical colleges for a number of years. She was educated in Dublin and worked at The Royal College of Physicians in Ireland for several years as Secretary to the Faculty of Paediatrics, The Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, respectively. Joyce moved to the UK in 1987, where she took up the post of Registrar at the Royal College of General Practitioners. She subsequently held the post of Deputy Finance Officer and Membership Secretary at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Joyce joined The Sunflower Trust in September 2010 and is a welcome addition to the team.