Sharon White OBE
Sharon has worked in both the NHS and Independent sector for over 35 years. She worked as a Designated safeguarding lead for children and young people looked after and is passionate about ensuring optimum child protection. Sharon is a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Safeguarding inspector expert advisor and the Co-chair of the global School Nurses International. She is honoured to have been was awarded an OBE in the Queens 2015 New year’s honours list.
I’m a journalist and writer who has worked in regional and national news media since 2010. I’m also a CSA survivor and, in 2017, successfully prosecuted the relative who abused me as a child. To read more about my particular experiences with abuse, please visit my website.
I want other survivors to know that they aren’t alone, they aren’t damaged, disturbed or in any way abnormal, feelings it has taken me a lifetime to tackle and which are still with me to some degree.
I also want to help other survivors to find their own voice, by offering a platform to people who feel able to speak publicly, as well as encouraging a society where youngsters who have been ‘victims’ of abuse are able to disclose this before it goes any further.
That is why I’m proud to support the work of organisations likeBeam Project. Supporting adult survivors is important, but ensuring that the children of today who have been abused aren’t burdened with a life of shame and silence is vital.
David is a digital marketing consultant, trainer, and co-author of Fusion: the new way of marketing. Since 2004, his various businesses have provided training and consultancy on Google AdWords, SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, website design, and conversion rate optimisation to companies large and small across the UK and Europe.
Aside from running his own business, David is also a Director of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s leading business organisation, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.
David’s own experiences of childhood sexual abuse have led to him working with organisations like Beam Project to help raise awareness of CSA and of how abusers operate, and to campaign for the introduction of laws that would compel staff in schools and other institutions to report all cases of known or suspected child abuse.
Nemo has been working in the front line to support social enterprises and entrepreneurs, and supported over 100 different organisations and individuals since 2012. Currently he is an Award Manager at UnLtd, one of the leading organisations in the world that provide support to social entrepreneurs. He is passionate about using coaching to empower founders to develop their own unique approach to achieve their goals, and is working towards ACC status with the International Coaching Federation.
Nemo has a burgeoning interest in helping to create happy, high-performing teams and is trained in utilising methods including Nancy Kline’s ‘Thinking Environment’, and in facilitation of Action Learning. Before getting into the world of social enterprise, Nemo’s career focussed on empowering young people in disadvantaged communities. A man of many talents, Nemo also released an album in 2013.
Nemo is currently providing coaching support to Beam Project as part of our UnLtd award.