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English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. offers high quality Speech and Language qualifications in the UK and internationally.
It aims to promote clear communication at all levels,
stretch the most able and support the least confident and to recognise the potential of all.
Over at the Head Office
Meet the team!
Customer Experience Manager
Business Development Manager
Business Development Advisor (Speech)
Business Development Advisor (Language)
Product Development Team
Heather Harewood, Mark Crosher, Suzanne McKittrick, Cassie Anderson
Communications / HR
Fiona Rushton, Deborah Bassett, Liam Morton, Sheena Singleton
Finance and Premises
Matthew Hannaford, Ayrton Roe
Senior Examiner (Speech)
Senior Examiner (Language)
Who we are
The support and strategic leadership of our Trustees/Directors is central to the business and for fulfilling our charitable aims.
Pippa Quarrell (Chair)
BA (Hons), PGCE
Pippa has had a wide-ranging teaching career, recently spending five years as Head of Kitebrook House. As a pupil at Kitebrook, Pippa was assessed by ESB's Founder, and as a teacher there she spent time preparing her pupils for ESB. She now works at Bryanston School where as well as teaching History at all levels, she is Senior Tutor and runs ESB and Senior Debating.
BA, LGSM, ALAM, FESB
An ESB assessor since 1978, Merriel has assessed all over the world. Other roles at ESB have included Independent Schools Officer and International Director. She was Director of the Professional Arts Centre for 10 years and founded the Shropshire Festival. She is also adjudicator of the BIFF and national organiser of the Thomas Cranmer Finals.
B Ed (Hons)
Avril is headteacher of Sir William Burrough, an outstanding school in East London. She is a National Leader of Education for NCSL and she has been involved in many assignments as facilitator for the British Council. She was appointed Justice of the Peace for City of London in 2004, and awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2014. She is a passionate supporter of ESB.
Dip TM, FCIPD, FITOL, MIFL
Quentin has been working in the learning and development field for over 20 years in various organisations across the public sector. Over the years he has specialised in leadership and management training and is currently head of operational training for a large public sector organisation.
TD, MCGI, MCMI, FInstLM
Ian has a management and training background working with soldiers, cadets, independent schools and charities. He became aware of ESB through his son’s participation in speaking festivals and ESB qualifications. Knowing the benefits good oral communication, ESB is something that Ian believes-in and values. He joined the Board in 2017.
Stephanie is a solicitor in employment law, she is also a CIPD qualified professional having advised on employment law matters for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Her experience covers all areas of employment law including mediation, TUPE, equal pay, discrimination and employment tribunal representation. She joined the Board in 2017 and is passionate about the role of public speaking in boosting confidence, self-esteem and personal achievement.
Julia has spent her life in education. She co-founded Articulacy UK Ltd. in 2012 followed more recently by TalkTastic CIC, both companies being dedicated to giving people the basic skills they need to become more effective communicators. She is also an ESB assessor and moderator. She first delivered ESB qualifications to students in 1980, and having witnessed their effect, has been an ESB supporter ever since.
Ian is a classroom teacher and lecturer with over 40 years experience. Ian works as a tutor for Belfast Metropolitan College, an ESB centre, and began an affiliation with ESB personally in 2015. Using his wealth of expertise in the area, Ian has also assisted ESB in the development of some of our SEND qualifications.
The Christabel Burniston Fund
The Christabel Burniston Fund
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