Our Non-Executive Directors
Introducing Sarah Daniels – our chair
Sarah is Chartered Practitioner and co-owner of bespoke risk management company, The RedCat Partnership Ltd. The RedCat team has a pragmatic & sensible approach to helping businesses and individuals with both legal compliance and the attendant business benefits. RedCat is based at No.8 Thorpe Road, which is also a hub for other businesses. This includes hiring out the meeting/training/conferencing facilities and office space.
She lives in Norwich with her husband, daughter (when she is not at University) and Dexter the blind cat!
She is passionate about all things Norfolk, particularly our great food, and the beach. She loves cake and gardening
Sarah is thrilled and excited to be asked to assist Your Own Place as a Board Member in the next phase of its growth & development; bringing an entrepreneurial (Sarah has been described as an Ethical Entrepreneur.) aspect to the Board. Sarah is keen on maintaining the sustainability of the current work.
Introducing Cara Keen
Cara is local to Norfolk, having grown up in a small village outside of Sheringham. After completing studies at Sheringham High School & VI Form, she read Law with French at The University of Sussex in Brighton and spent a year of study in Toulouse, France.
After university she worked in law firms in London, Brighton and then she came back to her home town of Norwich where she trained and qualified as a solicitor. She now practices as a solicitor at Leathes Prior in the Cathedral Close, Norwich specialising in Property Law.
Her areas of expertise include residential and commercial property transactions, leases, tenancies and advising on landlord and tenant matters. In her spare time she loves going to local music events, concerts and festivals, being by the sea and exploring the countryside.
Cara acts as our second signatory on our business bank account.
Introducing Stephen Plume
Stephen is Senior Vice Principal at a Norfolk Secondary Academy, the UK’s leading expert on sausages and a keen local food enthusiastic.
Sausagefans.co.uk was set up as a joke over a decade ago after some a casual, pub-based, conversation and soon captured the hearts of sausage enthusiasts from around the World. With their help and support the website grew from a joke into a showcase for over 1300 recommended sausage makers, Stephen found himself invited all over the country to visit sausage makers and competitions. The press even nicknamed Stephen The Sausage King!
As his interest in sausages grew Stephen saw the potential of local food to change lives. As one of man’s great levellers, the not so humble British banger became Stephen’s ambassador for the High Street and helps him spread the word about local food producers up and down the country.
Stephen is believes in the power of people and that with the right help and support everyone can reach their highest potential. He is passionate about addressing disadvantage and ensuring that all can succeed.
Stephen lives in South Norfolk with his wife, four children and two guinea pigs. He was absolutely delighted to assist Your Own Place as a Board Member in the next phase of its growth & development; for him it brings together the power of people, in his adopted county, focusing on support those who most need the support.
And new for 2018, introducing Antonia Dixey
Antonia’s vision is for every single child and young person to have a voice; for them to be listened to and their views acted upon.
She sees a world full of young leaders who know how to solve problems in their communities.
The Participation People is a company set up from scratch 8 years ago, to empower young people to take action in their communities. Antonia is their CEO and #lovesherjob.
As well as being a Non Executive Director for Your Own Place, Antonia volunteers her time supporting BRIT Inspiration Trust, a charity supporting young people facing trauma and adversity.
She is a keen sportswoman and is a bit of a technology geek!
And Nick Welsh
Nick is a Wealth Manager based in Norwich and serving clients nationwide. He has over 12 years’ experience in Financial Services and specialises in managing investments for individuals, charities and on behalf of professional intermediaries.
As well as holding professional qualifications in both financial planning and investment management, Nick is in his final year of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of East Anglia (UEA) which he is due to complete in Q2 2018.
In his spare time, he coaches the UEA Pirates American Football team and enjoys dog walks on the North Norfolk coast.