The APDO Team

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:

  • Lesley Spellman

    APDO Board Members
  • Head of Mentoring

    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.

    Globe logo www.clutterfairy.co.uk

  • Jasmine Sleigh

    APDO Board Members
  • Trainer

    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.

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  • Tilo Flache

    APDO Board Members
  • Youtube Manager

    Tilo manages APDO's YouTube channel, spreading the word about APDO and our industry via video. With his background of translation and office management, he has worked as a project manager and European software trainer in an international law firm in Brussels before starting up his Brighton-based organising and decluttering business in 2015.

    Globe logo www.cluttermeister.co.uk

  • Mel Carruthers

    APDO Board Members
  • Blog Manager

    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.

    Globe logo www.moreorganised.com

  • Concetta Laquintana

    APDO Board Members
  • Houzz Manager

    Concetta has an eye for interior design so felt volunteering for the APDO Houzz platform to be the perfect fit for her skills and interests. Houzz is the leading platform for residential design letting you browse ideas, advice and thousands of images for your home improvements and renovation.

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  • Claire Birnie

    APDO Board Members
  • Instagram Manager

    Claire has been creating a buzz on Instagram since starting her decluttering business so we are delighted she is now sharing those skills and knowledge to develop APDO's Instagram profile and followers. #teamwork

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  • Nichola Skedgel

    APDO Board Members
  • Twitter Manager

    As someone who is constantly on the move, Twitter is the perfect social media platform for Nichola. In a few short posts she can find help, assistance or humour to enlighten her day. And she hopes to bring this kind of entertainment and education to the followers of APDO.
    As a former events manager for large scale televised events working for British Athletics, Nichola took the plunge into self-employment in 2016 looking to balance life as a mum and work. As an experienced house move project manager serving Yorkshire, she specialises in home organisation, house move planning, and house move execution.

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  • Shelina Jokhiya

    APDO Board Members
  • Legal advisor to APDO Board

    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.

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  • Isabelle Lamy

    APDO Board Members
  • International Liaison & Surveys Manager

    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

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  • Heidi Vorster

    APDO Board Members
  • Member Enrollment

    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.

    Globe logo www.all-organised.co.uk

  • Lisa Pantling

    APDO Board Members
  • Member Engagement

    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.

    Globe logo www.clutterfl.co.uk

  • Catherine Bennett

    APDO Board Members
  • Member Engagement

    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.

    Globe logo www.catherinebennett.co.uk

  • Membership Projects

    APDO Board Members
  • Recycling & Donations Directory

    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
    (www.declutterwithjules.co.uk)

    * Tracy Marquis
    (www.marquisshomemanagement.com)

    * Tracy Muir
    (www.supporttosort.co.uk)

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  • 2019 Conference

    APDO Board Members
  • Learn – Share – Connect – Promote

    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: TBC

    * Venue & Socials: Nicole Constantinou
    (www.edit-ldn.com)

    * Speaker Liaison: Marcella Caricasole (www.thinktidy.uk)

    * Delegate Bookings: Sue Darby
    (www.dottheisorganising.co.uk)

    * Conference Admin: Catriona Watson
    (www.clearspaceforme.co.uk)

    Globe logo www.apdo.co.uk/conference/

  • Liz Aitken

    APDO Board Members
  • Newsletter Compilations

    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.

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  • Helen Clutton

    APDO Board Members
  • Copy Editor

    Helen is our eagle-eyed copy-editor making sure that all our APDO correspondence maintains a high standard and continuity.

    Globe logo www.hspace.co.uk

  • Kim Bloomfield

    APDO Board Members
  • Website Proofreader

    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.

    Globe logo www.bloomingorganised.com

  • Jules Langford

    APDO Board Members
  • London Socials Coordinator

    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.

    Globe logo www.clutteredtocleared.co.uk

  • Jan Jansen

    APDO Board Members
  • Treasurer

    By day, Jan is a finance director for a top London hotel but has kindly been the treasurer of APDO since late 2014. He supports the APDO board with their monthly accounting as well as the Annual General Meeting proceedings.

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  • Emma Luck

    APDO Board Members
  • Administration Team

    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.

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