The APDO Board meets regularly to manage and develop the association together. Our amazing support team (below) assist the board throughout the year and on smaller projects to drive the association forwards. APDO Board members and support team all give their time voluntary alongside running their own professional organising businesses.
Our administration team deal with all membership issues and administrative tasks for board members.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers since 2004 and openly thank our past and present members for their voluntary contributions in making APDO a membership body to be proud of.
We would like to introduce our current stars of the show:
With a background in project management and training for large organisations, Lesley is our Head of Mentoring. She managed our new website development in 2016 and enjoys mentoring members on business growth and success.
Jasmine is one of our core trainers for Starting your Professional Organising Business and Developing Your Professional Organising Business. She is also available for mentoring calls.
Nicki manages APDO's YouTube channel, helping us spread the word about APDO and our industry via video.
Mona is on a mission to spread awareness about the negativity of clutter and uses APDO's Twitter channel to help her achieve that goal. She's the one responding to and re-tweeting APDO members' and partners' tweets.
Mel supports our PR and Social Media team by collating and publishing all the blogs on APDO's website from members and partners alike. Before launching her professional organising company in Scotland, Mel headed up marketing and business development teams for international corporate law firms in the Middle East.
Before becoming a professional organiser in Dubai, Shelina was an in-house Solicitor for large corporations with a focus predominately on Compliance, Company Secretarial, Intellectual Property and general Corporate law, all of which have made her an invaluable asset and advisory to the APDO Board as we grow as an association.
Isabelle is our key contact for our overseas members as well as liaising with representatives of all the sister organisations under IFPOA (the International Federation of Professional Organizing Associations).
She also is a whizz on surveys and questionnaires so helps us poll our members to monitor how the industry is changing
Heidi studied and worked in communications and now puts those skills into her voluntary role with APDO's membership team. Heidi responds to all enquiries from potential members as well as ensuring any former members have adhered to their obligations.
Lisa volunteers in the Membership Team and supports our new members, welcoming them to APDO with a friendly phonecall. She's there to point you in the right direction for advice and information and explain the many benefits that APDO membership can offer.
Chloë could be one of the first APDO voices you hear. She's part of the Membership Team working closely with Lisa Pantling. They call new members within the first few months to help you make the most of your membership.
Catherine has been a member of APDO since 2014 and feels passionately about the support it brings to its members. She checks in with provisional members to see how they’re getting on with their membership requirements and to remind them of all the resources we provide to help support their business.
Building on the resources of our Members Hub, this team is currently compiling useful lists of places to recycle and donate the more unusual items that APDO members might come across:
* Jules Langford
* Tracy Marquis
* Tracy Muir
Pulling off a successful annual conference takes real teamwork and this year the conference committee supporting Sammy Ryan as Head of Conference are:
* Marketing & PR: Hannah Young
* Venue & Socials: Nicole Constantinou
* Speaker Liaison: Helen Cousins
* Delegate Bookings: Sue Darby
* Conference Admin: Catriona Watson
When Liz admitted she loves working with words, we jumped at the chance to have her coordinate the APDO quarterly newsletter which is jam-packed with activities our members are up to and industry developments.
Helen is our eagle-eyed copy-editor making sure that all our APDO correspondence maintains a high standard and continuity.
Having launched our new website in 2016, Kim is now helping to thoroughly road test it for any broken links or inconsistencies to bring our members and clients the best online experience we can.
Whilst we have ad-hoc regional meet-ups throughout the UK, Jules faithfully organises the London APDO social gatherings three times a year ensuring camaraderie between a large percentage of APDO's population.
Emma is an experienced administrator with a first-class honours degree in Business Economics. She assists members with day-to-day membership queries and the annual renewals and compliance process. Emma also issues all the email correspondence to members on behalf of the APDO Board and any ad-hoc admin support we require.