Ex BBC and ITV reporter, Anna runs a successful media training business teaching citizen journalists, alongside corporate communication professionals how to film and edit professional content using their mobiles. Through this training Anna hopes to inspire others to not only create but demand a more authentic media service, that listens to and represents all voices.
Againstvaccinepassports.com is a new project launched in June 2021 that encompasses similar values. The initial project goal is simple – to help build strong community connections based on trust and shared values. This is a business directory that gives power back to the people, those that care about freedom and inclusivity – immutable principles at the very heart of who we are.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and is an ordained UK interfaith minister.
He has extensive experience of working at executive level in large UK-based businesses, such as Barclays Bank, Volvo Group and Britannia Building Society, both as a senior executive and a senior consultant.
David is passionate about helping business leaders develop their emotional intelligence, as they lead purpose-led, high performing leadership teams.
He says: “Through my work, I actively bring Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging to the table. These are issues which matter to the business leaders I work with. So, when I saw Against Vaccine Passports was for businesses who pride themselves on freedom and inclusivity, it was a homecoming for me! I can see thousands of businesses signing up for the business directory, choosing to take a stand, against a “vaccine passport”, as it simply doesn’t reflect their inclusive values and principles.”
Richard is a front end web developer with over 15 years industry experience.
He says: “I have felt that many of the government’s measures and restrictions during this pandemic have been disproportionate and draconian but vaccine passports are a step too far. They will fundamentally change our way of life and our relationship with the state.”
“I have been only too happy to work with Against Vaccine Passports, in fact I would go as far as to say I am proud to be doing my bit to help keep Britain a free country.”
Jo has a BA degree in Criminology and over 20 years’ office experience as a PA, within the public and private sector.
She is a qualified swimming instructor and loves outdoor wild swimming. She also enjoys Iyengar yoga, cooking and gardening and is currently learning about permaculture, as she strives to live a more sustainable way of life.
Rachel spent six years as a legal PA before becoming a paralegal two years ago.
She is also an actress, singer-songwriter, a twice-published performance poet, and reiki healer. She provides administrative support to Anna and describes herself as a dedicated freedom fighter.
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Natalie Bradbury, 47, lives in Buckinghamshire and has four children aged 27, 23, 18 and 10. She is a trained children’s bereavement counsellor and a make up artist. She is an active member of her local Stand in the Park.
She says “In my life, both professionally and privately, I have always focused on helping others. I am a mum to four wonderful children and they have inspired me to be compassionate and empathic. I have built strong relationships within my local community. My love of people, and compelling belief in inclusivity and self-determination led me to get involved.”
Louise Mitchell, 50, lives in Hampshire and has a BSc in International Business and French and over 20 years’ experience in the market research industry working with global retailers and manufacturers. Five years ago she changed careers to focus on her family and set up a sports massage business. In her spare time she enjoys walking her German Shepherd, doing yoga and learning about sustainable living.
She says “We are living in extraordinary times, and I want to be part of a movement that is trying to ensure a better future for everyone.”
Mike Lees, 75, lives in Wiltshire and has four children, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is an active member of his local Stand in the Park. He is originally from the Wirral, Merseyside, and spent his working life in Financial Services, representing a number of major investment companies.
He retired 8 years ago as a National Sales Manager. He ran a weekly business networking group in Chippenham and has developed excellent relationships with the community and local businesses. He explains why he is working with AVP “I am focusing on the future and not just my children but all children, I have the passion and drive to ensure they have the best possible chance of living in a free world, a future they can look forward to and enjoy.”