Our Corporate Team
Louise Parrott Bates, Chief Executive Officer
“I have worked in the Health and Social Care sector for over 28 years. As a qualified social worker with a background of older people’s and children’s’ services and latterly disability services.
I am passionate about improving services for people with disabilities and have spent the majority of my career dedicated to this at Pure Innovations.”
Judith Hutton, Director of Human Resources
“I have had a long and fulfilling career in human resource management working in both the public and private sectors. My previous employers include BUPA, NHS, Chartered Accountants, Government and housing.
I joined Pure Innovations in 2005, excited by the prospect of setting up a HR department from scratch and working for an innovative, dynamic organisation that had recently transferred out of local authority control.
I am proud to work for a supportive company that enables its employees to work flexibly and creatively. I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).”
Dave Ferrier, Operations Director
My time with Pure started in 2005 as an Employment Officer on the Stockport Learning Disability Team, working on many different teams up to 2012 when I became the General Manager of Employment and then Head of Operations.
I am passionate about us making sure our clients are kept at the heart of everything we do as we practise the 2 c’s – Communication and Contribution. I am incredibly proud to lead the operational delivery of Pure Innovations and be part of everything for which our organisation stands.
Stuart Brierley, Finance Director
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and have had a varied career having worked in industry, local government, charitable and not for profit sector.
My experience has included, accounts preparation, full cost recovery in a manufacturing environment, involved in the purchase and disposal of various companies, been part of a client team on various PFI projects and have been Finance Director of an environmental charity.
I’m interested in organisations with a strong social impact and outside of work I’m a trustee of Emmaus (Mossley) and a fair trader for Traidcraft PLC.
The jokes are forgettable, if you could remember them!
David Lennie, Chair
30 years experience working at senior director level in a number of businesses, working with SME, 3rd sector, public limited, private and private equity ownership. I have led businesses in Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
I have been the owner of my own business, Coaching and Mentoring a number of local SME business and charity leaders.
Currently I’m working as a Business Connector for the charity Cheshire Connect; matching skills and expertise of local businesses and professionals, kindly offered for free, with the needs of the voluntary and community sector.
I have a passion for creating successful and sustainable local voluntary organisations, working in partnership with local businesses.
A finance director at Network Rail, Nicola’s professional career has been spent exclusively in large industrial organisations based in the North West.
More recently, Nicola has become an advocate for driving a better gender balance in such organisations, establishing the first Women’s Network at URENCO and receiving an award nomination for the Working Mum’s Champion.
Nicola is married with three sons. Through her children she became involved in the Scouting organisation and was a Cub Scout leader for 5 years. When this came to an end she didn’t miss the camping, but she did miss the fulfilment of contributing something to the community. This is why she became a Trustee for Relate in Cheshire & Merseyside and wishes to become involved in Pure Innovations.
Outside of work, Nicola can be found in wellies walking the dog across muddy fields.
“My background is working with young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and, in particular, I value the vast experience I gained during my previous employment at Pure Innovations in setting up and managing projects related to supported internships, independent travel training and alternative education programmes.
My current role, as Head of Business and Development at Open Awards, focuses on working with schools, colleges, training providers and employer groups across England to lead the strategic management of qualification and curriculum development. I am passionate about creating opportunities for individuals to access meaningful educational opportunities to support their progression.
I am delighted to be able to return to Pure in a voluntary capacity to continue to support the fantastic work they do with individuals in our communities.”
With almost 40 years experience in both the public and private sectors, Alan has developed a considerable portfolio of skills which he now uses to support organisations in managing change and improving their business performance.
After spending over 30 years in Local and National Government, culminating in a role as Assistant Director at the Department of Health, Alan has since spent time as a Director in the private care sector and running his own consultancy.
Alan has an excellent track record in delivering business growth across SME’s through strong financial planning, successful ICT deployment, performance management and the implementation of international standards.
As a natural collaborator Alan has developed a reputation for building productive working relationships at all levels, both within organisations and with external businesses. He is a firm believer in creating strong partnerships to deliver improved service outcomes.
Alan enjoys spending time with his family, with four adult children and four fantastic granddaughters Alan is kept pretty busy during his free time!