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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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: TBC
* Venue & Socials: Nicole Constantinou
* Speaker Liaison: Marcella Caricasole (www.thinktidy.uk)
* 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.