Our Team

HQ Team

Since 2018, Arkwright Engineering Scholarships have been administered by The Smallpeice Trust, the UK’s leading STEM Education Charity with over 50 years’ experience of helping young people develop the confidence to fulfil their potential. The team responsible for administering Arkwright Engineering Scholarships has been based at The Smallpeice Trust’s office since 2001.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme team, is supported by a UK wide team.

Arkwright Engineering Scholarships Programme Team:

  • Simon Wilson - Head of Scholarships
  • Kate James - Senior Operations Coordinator
  • Katie Taylor - Mentoring Coordinator
  • Cookie Vetor - Events & Administration Coordinator


UK-wide Schools Liaison Officers

Liaison Officers are the 'backbone' of Arkwright's interaction with schools.

The team of Liaison Officers is made up of retired Headteachers, Teachers, Careers Advisors and Engineers. Liaison Officers are the face of Arkwright at local level, liaising with new and already-affiliated schools and mentoring our Scholars. The team is actively involved with the selection of candidates, delivery of Arkwright's events, and provides the Chief Executive with an up-to-date view of affiliated schools and Scholars.

Affiliated schools can direct any questions about the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to the programme team or to their local Liaison Officer.

The Liaison Officers' team consists of:

  • North Scotland Region - Graeme Mitchell
  • South Scotland Region - Ian Bell
  • Northern Ireland Region - Sean Connolly
  • Cumbria & Lancashire Region - Phil Taylor
  • North East Region - Andrew Hayday
  • Cheshire, Wirral & Merseyside Region - Graham Collins
  • Yorkshire Region - Managed by HQ
  • North Midlands, Peak District & Sheffield Region - Managed by HQ
  • East Midlands Region - Tim Hayday
  • West Midlands, Worcestershire & Warwickshire - Managed by HQ
  • East Anglia & Cambridgeshire - Managed by HQ
  • Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire - David Oyns
  • South West Region - Managed by HQ
  • Mid Central Region - Carlton Forbes
  • North East London & South Essex - Stephen Cornish
  • South London & Kent Region - Stuart McCain
  • Middlesex & North West London Region - John Coleman
  • South East & South West London Region - Tricia York
  • University Technical Colleges (national) - Sharn Crane