Career Mentoring

Blundell’s School Career Mentoring Programme is designed to help both current and past pupils with career advice in specific industries and career paths. The guidance that can be offered by these mentors has proven invaluable to the decision making process for pupils and Old Blundellians that are either starting out in the world of work and those who are seeking a change of career. We hope that you will find it of assistance in your particular quest.

How to use the directory

Before using the Career Mentoring Programme please download and read the Terms & Conditions for its use. Blundell’s is committed to providing an informative and safe forum for career mentors/mentees and any abuse of this programme will not be tolerated.

If you are looking for advice in a specific industry or career please select the industry category on the right hand side to view possible mentors. Some of our mentors have asked the Development Office to make the initial introductions, but if contact details are listed you are welcome to contact the mentors directly with your questions. Please remember that our mentors are sometimes very busy and may not be able to answer your questions immediately.

This programme is for advice and guidance only, if you are seeking employment please contact the Development Office as they will be able to assist you with a list of mentors that are willing to offer jobs or work experience. Equally if you do not see a mentor in your industry contact the Development Office as they may be able to assist you with an alternative mentor.

How to become a mentor

We encourage Blundellians (OBs, Past and Current Parents, Governors and Supporters) from all stages of life to participate and become involved in this programme. If you would like to offer your services as a Blundell’s Mentor please download and return the application form along with a photo for your entry to the Development Office. Please note you can also become a member of our programme without displaying your details on this directory.

Accountancy & Finance

Gild, Alex

Alex GildAssociation: Alex Gild is an Old Blundellian (SH 1986-91)
Business/Position: Director of Finance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Description: Qualified Chartered Management Accountant working in the NHS

Region: Oxfordshire
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Hall-Tomkin, Clive

Clive Hall-TomkinAssociation: Clive Hall-Tomkin is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Partner at Maxwell's Accountants
Description: n/a

Region: Bridgwater
Tel: 01278 423008
Mob: 07801 291235
e-mail: clive@maxwellsaccountants.co.uk
website: www.maxwellsaccountants.co.uk

Handasyde Dick, Angus

Association: Angus Handasyde Dick is an Old Blundellian (P 1968-72)
Business/Position: Chartered Accountant
Description: Specialises in taxation

Region: Devon
Tel: 01548 830314
Mob: 07866 508442
e-mail: handasydedicka@gmail.com

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Agriculture / Farming / Land Management / Gardening

Gaskell, Simon

Simon GaskellAssociation: Simon Gaskell is an Old Blundellian (P 1980-84)
Business/Position: Owner of The Real Boar Company
Description: Specialises in Agricultural Businesses along with the marketing and distribution of a 'niche' product

Region: Cotswolds
e-mail: simon@therealboar.co.uk
website: www.therealboar.co.uk

Maunder, Richard

Richard MaunderAssociation: Richard Maunder is an Old Blundellian (P 1978-83)
Business/Position: CEO of the Devon County Agricultural Association
Description: Also experienced in Farming and Event Management

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

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Armed Forces

Lennox, Robert

Association: Robert Lennox is an Old Blundellian (OH 1999-2006)
Business/Position: Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, in the Armed Forces
Description: n/a

Region: Canterbury
Mob: 07739 024615
e-mail: rob_lennox@live.co.uk

Soul, Nick

Nick SoulAssociation: Nick Soul is an Old Blundellian (1985-90)
Business/Position: Commander in the Royal Navy
Description: Specialises in military aviation; Commando helicopter pilot

Region: Dorset
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

See Nick Cooper and Richard Swarbrick under Medical.

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Banking / Financial Services / Insurance

Bentata, David

David BentataAssociation: David Bentata is an Old Blundellian (FH 1951-56)
Business/Position: Proprietor of Bentata Associates
Description: After studying law at Oxford University, David was involved in Merchant Banking & International Investment Management. David also has experience in Engineering.

Region: Hertfordshire
Tel: 01462 435341
e-mail: davidbentata@btconnect.com

Henson, Rory

Rory HensonAssociation: Rory Henson is an Old Blundellian (FH 2006-08)
Business/Position: Investment Banker at IBIS Capital
Description: Also specialises in fundraising, investment & private equity

Region: London
e-mail: roryhenson@yahoo.co.uk

Neale, Michael

Mike NealeAssociation: Michael Neale is an Old Blundellian (M 1972-76)
Business/Position: Town Clerk
Description: 30 years experience in the banking/financial industry. Also able to give advice on Will & Estate Planning.

Region: Devon
Tel: 01297 552751
Mob: 07976 835009
e-mail: mikeneale123@btinternet.com

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Building Services / Building Products

Eveleigh, Philip

Philip EveleighAssociation: Philip Eveleigh is an Old Blundellian (P 1994-99)
Business/Position: Chemical Engineer for British Gypsum Ltd
Description: After completing a degree in Engineering at Brunel University Phil worked as a Research Analyst before working as a Process/Chemical Engineer.

Region: Nottingham
Tel: 01159 451048
Mob: 07752 380232
e-mail: philip.eveleigh@saint-gobain.com

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Business Services

Bland, Toby

Toby BlandAssociation: Toby Bland is an Old Blundellian (SH 1984-89)
Business/Position: CEO & Founder of Enhanced Investment Products Ltd
Description: Also specialises in Asset Management, Recruitment in Asia and Event Management

Region: Hong Kong
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

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Education / Academic / Training

Heard, Tom

Association: Tom Heard is an Old Blundellian (M 1994-99)
Business/Position: PE Teacher and Head of Year at Uffculme School
Description: Physical Education Teacher & PE Tutor for University of Exeter

Region: Devon
Tel: 01884 840458
Mob: 07966 674296
e-mail: heardt@uffculmeschool.net
website: www.uffculmeschool.devon.sch.uk

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Engineering / Construction / Property

Ansell, Mark

Mark AnsellAssociation: Mark Ansell is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Chartered engineer for The Wool Packaging Company
Description: specialises in the engineering and manufacturing industry

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Beard, Mark

Mark BeardAssociation: Mark Beard is an Old Blundellian (SH 1976-81)
Business/Position: Chief Executive of E W Beard Ltd
Description: n/a

Region: Swindon
website: www.beard-construction.co.uk
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Bishop, Nigel

Nigel BishopAssociation: Nigel Bishop is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Principal at Recoco
Description: Residential Property Consultant throughout the South West

Region: Exeter
Tel: 01392 433554
Mob: 07939 559349
e-mail: njb@recoco.co.uk
website: www.recoco.co.uk

Le Page, Amanda

Amanda Le PageAssociation: Amanda Le Page is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Chartered Architect, Le Page Architects Ltd
Description: Chartered Architect with qualification in architectural conservation and historic buildings/sites.

Region: Cornwall
Tel: 01752 841380
Mob: 07802 848432
e-mail: amanda@lepagearchitects.com

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Entertainment / Media

See Sam Farmer under Health, Beauty & Fitness.

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Food / Beverage

See also Yunib Siddiqui under Retail.

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Government / Public Service

Pinkney, Olivia

Olivia PinkneyAssociation: Olivia Pinkney is an Old Blundellian (GH 1986-88)
Business/Position: Assistant Inspector of Consultancy for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)
Description: Experienced Police Officer, specialising in serious crime, intelligence, public safety along with local policing

Region: Sussex
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

See also Alex Gild under Accountancy & Finance.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

Farmer, Sam

Sam FarmerAssociation: Sam Farmer is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Managing Director of Jump In 2 Media
Description: Specialises in Cosmetic Science and TV & Film

Region: Devon
Mob: 07775 783339
e-mail: samfarmer@me.com
website: www.jumpin2media.com

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IT / Computing

Wilce, Mark

Mark WilceAssociation: Mark Wilce is an Old Blundellian (SH 1973-77)
Business/Position: Vice-President of Becrypt
Description: Specialises in Software products with a focus on system software and heading up product development in start up companies

Region: Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01494 722960
Mob: 07747 065446
e-mail: mark.wilce@o2.co.uk

Wilcocks, Andy

Andy WilcocksAssociation: Mark Wilce is an Old Blundellian (W 1993-98)
Business/Position: Resourcing & Recruitment Manager at EurotaxGlass
Description: Internal resourcing and recruitment manager. Experience in HR and links to Business School in London.

Region: Wiltshire
Tel: 07919 345079
Mob: 07703 099654
e-mail: andywilcocks@hotmail.co.uk

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Insurance

See also: Anthony Jacques under Management Consultancy.

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Law / Legal Services

Akerman, Will

Will AkermanAssociation: Will Akerman is an Old Blundellian (Petergate 1984-88)
Business/Position: Solicitor at Bond Dickinson LLP
Description: specialises in commercial real estate

Region: Hampshire
Tel: 01794 519101
Mob: 07968 427109
e-mail: william.akerman@bonddickinson.com

Chatterton-Crosse, Anna

Anna Chatterton-CrosseAssociation: Anna Chatterton-Crosse is an Old Blundellian (NC 1996-2003)
Business/Position: Legal Advisor at Johnson Matthey PLC
Description: Commercial lawyer (training both 'in-house' and with private practice experience) specialising in precious metals, chemicals and catalysts.

Region: London
Mob: 07811 896033
e-mail: annacrosse@hotmail.co.uk
website: www.matthey.com

Horton, Mark

Mark HortonAssociation: Mark Horton is an Old Blundellian (W 1967-72)
Business/Position: Barrister & Circuit Judge
Description: Barrister & Circuit Judge in Bristol specialising in criminal work, personal injury, employment & landlord/tenancy work.

Region: Bristol
e-mail: mahorton@gmail.com

Lee, Michael

Association: Michael Lee is an Old Blundellian (M 1956-60)
Business/Position: Barrister at 20 Essex St
Description: Specialises in International Commercial Law

Region: London
Tel: 020 7842 1200
Mob: 07793 750369
e-mail: mlee@20essexst.com
website: www.20essexst.com

Lett, Brian

Association: Brian Lett is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Barrister
Description: n/a

Region: Somerset
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Maryniak, Andrew

Association: Andrew Maryniak is an Old Blundellian (OH 1978-83)
Business/Position: Barrister at 1 Gray's Inn Square
Description: Specialises in Criminal Law and Programme Leader for Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School, London

Region: Devon
Mob: 07830 321824
e-mail: andrew.maryniak@virgin.net
website: www.1gis.co.uk

Maynard, Andrew

Andrew MaynardAssociation: Andrew Maynard is an Old Blundellian (W 1958-62)
Business/Position: Director/Partner at Michelmores
Description: n/a

Region: Devon
Tel: 01392 688688
Mob: 07900 934044
e-mail: andrew.maynard@michelmores.com
website: www.michelmores.com

Rees, James

James ReesAssociation: James Rees is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Barrister at Southernhay Chambers
Description: General Litigator with particular experience in disputes relating to Land & Families

Region: Exeter
e-mail: j.rees@southernhaychambers.co.uk
website: www.southernhaychambers.co.uk

Semmens, Victor

Association: Victor Semmens is an Old Blundellian (NC 1955-59)
Business/Position: Commercial Solicitor (Chairman) - Retired
Description: n/a

Region: Nottingham
Tel: 0115 9475827
Mob: 07831 267258
e-mail: vvsemmens@aol.com

Stimson, Giles

Giles StimsonAssociation: Giles Stimson is an Old Blundellian (NC 1960-65)
Business/Position: Solicitor - Retired
Description: Specialises in law in the Financial Services, Public, Commercial, Employment and Criminal Law

Region: London
Tel: 020 8876 5938
e-mail: giles@stimson.go-plus.net

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Leisure, Travel, Lifestyle & Attractions

Shepherd, Michael

Michael ShepherdAssociation: Michael Shepherd is an Old Blundellian (SH 1966-72)
Business/Position: Management at Hilton Hotel
Description: n/a

Region: London
e-mail: michael.shepherd@hilton.com
website: www.hilton.com

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Management Consultancy

Jacques, Anthony

Anthony JacquesAssociation: Anthony Jacques is an Old Blundellian (SH 1962-66)
Business/Position: Owner of Anthony Jacques Independent Career Consultant
Description: Specialises in Management Consultancy and Insurance

Region: Surrey
Tel: 01483 823765
Mob: 07801 665318
e-mail: ajacques449@btinternet.com
website: www.anthonyjacques.co.uk

Russell, Graham

Graham RussellAssociation: Graham Russell is an Old Blundellian (FH 1959-64)
Business/Position: Founder of Trupoint Advisors
Description: University lecturer on Green & Sustainable Businesses and also specialises in Environmental services in the USA. Is willing to help OBs traveling or relocating in his area.

Region: United States
Tel: +1 (030) 520-6607
Mob: +1 (303) 520-6607
e-mail: graham@trupointadvisors.com
website: www.trupointadvisers.com

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Manufacturing / Industry

Clark, Ken

Protectaseal QR codeAssociation: Ken Clark is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Managing Director of Protectaseal Ltd
Description: Specialises in Printing Processes, Laminating Technologies and Export Sales & Marketing

Protectaseal logoRegion: Tiverton
e-mail: ken@protectaseal.com
website: www.protectaseal.com

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Marketing, Advertising / PR & Publicity

Dixon, Gareth

Gareth DixonAssociation: Gareth Dixon is an Old Blundellian (W 1984-89)
Business/Position: Managing Director & Founder of Rainmaker Consulting Ltd & Pearl Finders Ltd
Rainmaker logoDescription: Specialises in Marketing & Sales for advertising, design, research & PR agencies

Region: London
e-mail: gareth@rain-maker.co.uk

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Medicine / Medical Services

Akerman, Harry

Harry AkermanAssociation: Harry Akerman is an Old Blundellian (P 1986-91)
Business/Position: Consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton
Description: Willing to help with Medical Applications/Statements

Region: Hampshire
Mob: 07779 156332
e-mail: harry@theakermans.com

Ansell, Sarah

Association: Sarah Ansell is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: General Practitioner for the NHS
Description: Programme Director for North Devon General Practitioner Training Scheme

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Bazley, Hannah

Hannah BazleyAssociation: Hannah Bazley is an Old Blundellian (NC 2000-07)
Business/Position: Dental hygiene and therapy student at King's College Hospital, London
Description: n/a

Region: Devon
Tel: 01392 881949
Mob: 07885 594495
e-mail: hannah.bazley@gmail.com

Chapman-Andrews, David

David Chapman-AndrewsAssociation: David Chapman-Andrews is an Old Blundellian (NC 1947-51)
Business/Position: Dentist: Oral Maxfal Surgery (retired)
Description: n/a

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Cooper, Nick

Nick CooperAssociation: Nick Cooper is an Old Blundellian (P 1963-67)
Business/Position: Consultant Occupational & Environmental Medicine in the Armed Forces
Description: Also willing to give advice on the Armed Forces

Region: Wiltshire
Mob: 07500 548479
e-mail: nickcooper@doctors.org.uk

Fleming, Mark

Association: Mark Fleming is an Old Blundellian (FH 1987-92)
Business/Position: General Practitioner (Partner) for the NHS
Description: Specialises in Dermatology and also involved in undergraduate training

Region: Norfolk
e-mail: flem@doctors.org.uk

Hamilton, Alexander

Association: Alexander Hamilton is an Old Blundellian (FH 1996-2001)
Business/Position: Registrar at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Description: Training to be a Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Pether, John

Association: John Pether is a parent of a former pupil
Business/Position: Consultant Microbiologist - Retired
Description: n/a

Region: Somerset
Tel: 01823 451311
e-mail: pethdrj@aol.com

Pridgeon, Simon

Simon PridgeonAssociation: Simon Pridgeon is an Old Blundellian (W 1988-93)
Business/Position: Surgeon in Urology for the NHS
Description: n/a

Region: Newcastle
Mob: 07881 827863
e-mail: pridge40@hotmail.com

Swarbrick, Richard

Richard SwarbrickAssociation: Richard Swarbrick is an Old Blundellian (M 1977-82)
Business/Position: Head of Armed Forces Health for the NHS Commissioning Board
Description: NHS Healthcare Management specialising in Armed Forces Health

Region: Devon
Tel: 01884 251546
Mob: 07808 763934
e-mail: richardjswarbrick@yahoo.co.uk

Unsworth-White, Jonathan

Jonathan Unsworth-WhiteAssociation: Jonathan Unsworth-White is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Consultant - Cardiothoracic Surgeon for the NHS in Plymouth
Description: Also a medical academic tutor at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Unsworth-White, Sarah

Association: Sarah Unsworth-White is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Consultant - Anaesthetist for the NHS in Plymouth
Description: Also a medical academic tutor at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Region: Devon
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

Whitehead, Martyn

Martyn WhiteheadAssociation: Martyn Whitehead is an Old Blundellian (M 1977-83) and a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Veterinary Surgeon at the Vale Vet Centre
Description: n/a

Region: Devon
Tel: 01884 32228
e-mail: mwhitehead37@btinternet.com

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Oil / Gas / Mining / Energy

Kemp, Lester

Lester KempAssociation: Lester Kemp is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Managing Director of Arabian Nubian Resources
Description: Also specialises in Geology and Mineral Exploration, particularly with gold, base metals and industrial minerals and Capital Raising (Resource Funds/Private Investors)

Region: Devon
Tel: 01884 821211
Mob: 07810 020471
e-mail: lesterkemp@me.com

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Property

Barker, Chris

Chris BarkerAssociation: Chris Barker is an Old Blundellian (P 1960-64)
Business/Position: Chartered Surveyor (retired).
Description: Specialised in valuation of property both in private practice & government service.

Region: Surrey
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

March, Ronald

Ronald MarchAssociation: Ronald March is an Old Blundellian (NC 1955-60)
Business/Position: Worked for Newton Housing Association (retired).
Description: n/a

Region: Kent
email: r.s.march@btinternet.com

Vause, Rick

Association: Rick Vause is a parent of a current pupil
Business/Position: Director of Vause Cribb & Co.
Description: Chartered Surveyor dealing with commercial agency, investment and development.

Region: Devon
Mob: 07958 340865
email: rick@vausecribb.co.uk
website: www.vausecribb.co.uk

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Recruitment

Munro, James

James MunroAssociation: James Munro is an Old Blundellian (SH 1981-86)
Business/Position: Director/Owner of Appointments Bi-Language - Specialist Recruiters
Description: Recruitment specialising in finding jobs for school leavers, graduates and experienced professionals in international businesses

Region: London
Mob: 07734 906007
e-mail: james@ablrecruitment.com
website: www.appointmentsbilanguage.co.uk

Wilcox, Andy

Association: Andy Wilcox is an Old Blundellian (W 1993-98)
Business/Position: Group Resourcing Manager at EurotaxGlass's
Description: Recruitment specialist

Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org
website: www.eurotaxglass.com

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Religious / Voluntary / Charity & Community Services

Hutchison, John

John HutchisonAssociation: John Hutchison is an Old Blundellian (P 1966-70)
Business/Position: Chaplain at Sheffield Children's Hospital
Description: n/a

Region: Sheffield
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org

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Retail

Siddiqui, Yunib

Yunib SiddiquiAssociation: Yunib Siddiqui is an Old Blundellian (SH 1982-87)
Business/Position: CEO/Owner of Jones the Grocer in the UAE
Description: Is willing to help OBs traveling or relocating in his area.

Region: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Contact via Development Office:
Tel: 01884 243262; e-mail: devoffice@blundells.org
website: www.jonesthegrocer.com

Thomas, Andrew

Andrew ThomasAssociation: Andrew Thomas is an Old Blundellian (W 1964-67)
Business/Position: Senior Consultant at Bearn's Hampton and Littlewood
Description: Specialising in Fine Art Auctioneering

Region: Exeter
Tel: 01392 413100
e-mail: kthome@bhol.co.uk
website: www.bhandl.co.uk

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