Our people

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 job-share the HR Director role  and 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.

Our team have access to an internal intranet system where you can find what is happening and access our filestore of information and documents.


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!

Our Trustees

David Lennie, Chair

Tim Cornes

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.

Nicola Dean

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.

Jude Wells

Jude is a qualified social worker and has worked in health and social care for over 30 years.  She has worked at all organisational levels in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, in roles as varied as specialist old age psychiatry social worker, team manager and service manager.

Jude has also worked at a national and regional level on a number of department of Health  funded programmes; for example she was the project manager for both Personalisation implementation and the Greater Manchester pilot for Right to Control.

She worked with the NDTi on the introduction of the new SEND reforms as a regional adviser for Preparing for Adulthood.

Currently Jude works at MMU on the Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods programme; a research based, resident-led community project.

Outside of work she is involved in local politics, writing plays and spending time with her new grandson.

John Morgan

Julia Lancaster