We wouldn’t be where we are today without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers.

 

Events Team Events Team
Simon Wigzell

Simon Wigzell

Events Director, Let's Get It Sorted

Simon has been a Professional Organiser, running Let’s Get It Sorted since 2013. Having built the business steadily from part time to full time.

During this time he found APDO and the professional organising community and felt right at home.

With a background in the events industry and wanting to support APDO further, he joined the conference team in 2022 to assist in organising and executing the event.

2023 will see Simon join the board as Events Director. He will be directing and leading the conference team, as well as focus on other events throughout the year.

Simon says “I can’t wait to be part of the Board, bringing my event experience to the mix. I’m looking forward to being part of a team who shares the desire of Professional Organising and building our industry further.”
Website:
www.letsgetitsorted.co.uk
Claire Lawrence

Claire Lawrence

Conference & Events Support, Let's Get Sorted!

Claire has been a member of APDO since 2015 having previously trained as a chemical engineer and worked as a primary school teacher.

Like all organisers, she enjoys bringing order and system to her clients and finding bespoke solutions for each situation. She has attended five APDO conferences and is looking forward to joining the conference organising team for the next conference.

Website:
www.letsgetsorted.co.uk
Roberta Hodder

Roberta Hodder

Conference & Event Support, Beautifully Organised by Roberta

Roberta runs Beautifully Organised by Roberta which covers Sussex and South London.

Prior to working as an organiser, Roberta ran a professional childcare business for 10 years and prior to that spent 6 years organising and managing high-end events in the City in London. She has a good understanding of working with people of all ages and what makes them tick as well as how to deliver high quality results.

Although originally from Brazil, she currently lives in Eastbourne with her husband, 2 daughters and tiny sweet dog called Fifi. 

Website:
www.beautifullyorganisedbyroberta.co.uk
Becky Purchas

Becky Purchas

Social Media Support & Copywriter, White Space Pod

Becky launched White Space Professional Organising & Decluttering in 2022 after experiencing how major changes in her life had a direct impact on both her mental and physical clutter.

Becky’s fascination with how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected led her to step away from her role as Director at a Technology firm to work closely with people looking to take back control of their space. Volunteering with a charity supporting people with hoarding behaviours, Becky received the training and experience to gain a good understanding of the mental health challenges involved and the patience and compassion needed to help. Currently a Coaching student, Becky uses her developing coaching skills to help her clients to focus on their goals and feel inspired and empowered.

Becky’s thrilled to be a volunteer to support the APDO community.
Website:
www.whitespacepod.co.uk
Christal Dauncey

Christal Dauncey

External Event & Catering Coordinator, I Organise Manchester

Christal started her business, I Organise Manchester, in 2020 out of a desire to help families make the most of their spaces.

With a background in Event Management she is able to use her practical and people skills to help people break overwhelming projects into manageable stages, enabling her clients to feel much more positive and in control of their home and lives.

Christal joins the APDO team as our Social Media Coordinator and External Event & Catering Coordinator.
Website:
www.iorganisemcr.co.uk
Rachel Riches

Rachel Riches

Conference and Events Support & Joiners and Leavers Checks, The Declutter Lady

Rachel started her decluttering business after the lockdown when the opportunity presented itself to pursue her passion.

Her background in hospitality management was very people-centric, and she really wanted to use those skills to help others and support them in their homes. Having experienced first hand, downsizing elderly parents, one with hoarding tendencies, she knew that on a practical level, she could help others navigate through the process, with empathy and humour.

Married with two grown and flown children, two grandchildren and a father with dementia to care for, Rachel knows how to juggle and prioritise, but loves to be busy.
Website:
www.thedeclutterlady.co.uk

 

Marketing Team Marketing Team
Karen Malim

Karen Malim

Research and Ideas Team Member, Myrtleberry Studio

Karen worked in the charity sector as a strategy and fundraising consultant, and is excited to bring her experience to the Ideas Team, APDO’s 'think tank'.

The team is a gathering point for other members’ suggestions, and provides ideas, topics and themes for annual campaigns. We also meet regularly to explore new ways to build awareness of APDO and its members

Website:
www.myrtleberrystudio.co.uk/
Dani Hardy

Dani Hardy

Instagram Support, Dani Declutters

 

Dani is a patient, positive and passionate professional organiser and brings bucket-loads of energy to each client. Dani loves to work with people to help them transform chaotic spaces into organised, calm functional environments they want to spend more time in. She helps them simplify their life, saving them time, and bringing joy back into their home.

Her mission is to help poeple declutter and shed that excess 'stuff' from their lives, making space for what truly sparks joy and finding calm in the chaos 💫

Dani is excited to be part of the APDO volunteer team and give back to the APDO community.

Website:
www.danideclutters.co.uk
Caroline Rogers

Caroline Rogers

Research and Ideas Team Member, Room To Think

Caroline volunteers in the Membership Team and supports our new members, welcoming them to APDO with a friendly phone call. She's there to point you in the right direction for advice and information and explain the many benefits that APDO membership can offer.
Website:
www.roomtothink.net
Victoria Goffin

Victoria Goffin

20 year anniversary planning team, Organised and Proud

Victoria is pleased to announce that she will be launching her new business, Organised and Proud in 2024.   

 

As a qualified Coach and personal development trainer, Victoria has a strong focus on the emotional challenges and transition people face when they go through any change.  Hence, the business name of wanting others to feel organised and proud in themselves.  

 

Victoria brings her organisational skills from organising and managing large events down to having an organised home, and helping friends with organisational ideas.  Victoria describes herself as a creative thinker and therefore coming up with ideas is natural to her.  She is very much looking forward to using all her skills and experience to help others.

 

Finally, Victoria was delighted to be asked to be a volunteer for APDO.  Victoria really enjoys helping others and jumped at the opportunity to help APDO.

Laura Haddy

Laura Haddy

Social Media Post Creator, Clear The Chaos Ltd

Hello, I am Laura, a passionate clutter-free advocate, and the proud owner of Clear The Chaos Ltd, based in the beautiful surroundings of Oxfordshire. I embarked on this journey (and have never looked back) after 18 years in the Civic Service, the last 4 as an adviser to Visiting Forces. My time in the Civil Service honed my understanding of effective communication, relationship building and the importance of collaboration.

Ironically, I am naturally a bit of a chaotic person, and residing in a neurodiverse household, I intimately understand the impact our surroundings can have on our well-being. It was through my own journey that I discovered the power of living clutter-free and embracing a sense of order.

At Clear The Chaos Ltd, I adopt a client-led approach because I recognise that everyone is unique. Your space should reflect your individuality and serve your specific needs.

My mission is to help individuals create spaces that exude functionality and calm. I understand the challenges that come with maintaining order in a world that often feels overwhelmingly complicated. My services go beyond just decluttering and organising; I strive to help others in managing their spaces effectively for the long run, focusing on mindful consumption and intentional living, making life a little less complicated.

I am married and I have 2 sons, so I am often at the side of a football pitch, or getting away in nature when I can. I am also a proud member and volunteer at APDO.

CTC: For life's chaotic satiations and spaces, because life is complicated enough!

Website:
clearthechaosltd.co.uk/
Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

Social Media Support, Curate My Space

Rebecca launched Curate My Space in 2022 and is thrilled to be fulfilling a long-held dream of making people's lives easier by making their homes beautiful, functional, and simple to manage.

A chartered surveyor by background, she has had a 20 year career in commercial property across the investment, development and finance sectors. She is fascinated by the built environment and by the way in which people use and occupy space. In particular, she sees the home environment as a key contributor to overall wellbeing.

A natural organiser and problem solver, she enjoys meeting new people and being of service to others and is delighted to be able to use her skills and experience to support APDO as a volunteer.
Website:
www.curatemyspace.com
Hannah Carter-Brown

Hannah Carter-Brown

20th Anniversary Ideas Team, Sense of Space Interiors

Hannah became an APDO Member and started her business Sense of Space Interiors in 2023. Having been a graphic designer for 12 years, Hannah was ready for a different creative challenge. With her passion for decluttering, organisation, interior design and helping people SOS Interiors was born. Whilst offering her clients support in decluttering and organising their homes and work spaces, Hannah specialises in maximising storage space and finding the right solution for each space and client. She aims not only to create spaces that are beautiful and functional, but with an emphasis on being good for your health and kinder to the planet. 
Becky Purchas

Becky Purchas

Social Media Support & Copywriter, White Space Pod

Becky launched White Space Professional Organising & Decluttering in 2022 after experiencing how major changes in her life had a direct impact on both her mental and physical clutter.

Becky’s fascination with how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected led her to step away from her role as Director at a Technology firm to work closely with people looking to take back control of their space. Volunteering with a charity supporting people with hoarding behaviours, Becky received the training and experience to gain a good understanding of the mental health challenges involved and the patience and compassion needed to help. Currently a Coaching student, Becky uses her developing coaching skills to help her clients to focus on their goals and feel inspired and empowered.

Becky’s thrilled to be a volunteer to support the APDO community.
Website:
www.whitespacepod.co.uk
Lynda Wylie

Lynda Wylie

Blog Coordinator, Tidy Rooms

Lynda has been decluttering and organising professionally since founding Tidy Rooms in 2012. She worked previously as a Volunteer Manager and Community Fundraiser for various national charities, and now loves getting alongside clients to support them with their home organising challenges.

Lynda loves connecting with people to hear their stories and encourage them on their journey. She especially loves writing and spent 3 years as a member of the APDO conference team, copywriting and content creating. She is now excited to be using her love of words to co-ordinate the APDO blog. She is also proud to be part of the APDO training team and to be a member of the local Surrey APDO network.

Website:
www.tidyrooms.co.uk
Bettina Trabant

Bettina Trabant

Instagram Assistant, Life Organised

Bettina came to this rainy island in 1994 as a shy foreign teenager to improve her English and experience British boarding school life for a semester. She ended up doing her A-Levels, completing an MA, working in a variety of Museums and Picture Libraries across the UK, and moving house more times than she cares to remember. 

During my working life, I have catalogued, re-housed, scanned, and organised ship models, medals, postal history ephemera, photographs, books, and much more. This has ignited a passion for organising and decluttering spaces.  

Thirty years later, she is still here in the UK and has established Life Organised to help people with their physical and digital clutter as well as their photos. 

Website:
life-organised.co.uk/
Gemma Stevenson

Gemma Stevenson

Canva Support, Your Organised Space

Gemma founded Your Organised Space in 2020 and has been passionately helping her clients throughout Edinburgh and Central Scotland to create homes that are calm, well organised and contain only things which are loved and which support the lives they want to live.

 

Her ethos is 'real home' not 'show home'.  Living with three young children, she knows first hand that creating organised and clutter-free spaces that are easy to clean and keep tidy, means more time spent doing the things we love.

 

Gemma is proud to be part of APDO's volunteer team, helping support with social media.

Website:
www.yourorganisedspace.com
Helena McBride

Helena McBride

Research and Ideas Team Member, The Space Maker

Helena founded The Space Maker in 2017 and serves a client base in both Oxfordshire & Berkshire.  Helena has been awarded the Prestige Award: Professional Organiser of the Year two years running and has frequently been a guest on local radio stations, podcasts and interviewed for in Oxfordshire Living and Oxford Life magazines.

 

With a multidisciplinary background across many industries (hospitality, PR, Publishing, PA, Event Management and Marketing within the IT Industry)  Helena’s  mission now is to help people curate not only their belongings but their lives too and organise them logically, empowering her clients to live harmoniously with their treasures by making mindful choices.

 

Outside of work, Helena has a husband and two teenage boys with whom she loves spending time and, where-ever possible, she loves bringing them along on thrilling, sometimes extreme, adventures along with the more sedate pastime of entertaining friends and family at home or away.

Website:
www.thespacemaker.co.uk
Maria Owen-Roberts

Maria Owen-Roberts

Ideas Team, TwT

Maria lives in North Wales with her husband and 3 children. She began her career as a secondary school teacher and then worked within the family business before moving on to started her own business, Twt (Welsh word meaning tidy or neat) during lockdown after seeing the negative impact that clutter in the home can have on our wellbeing and daily routines.

Maria feels her teaching and business background has honed her communication, empathy and problem-solving skills and she covers a large area of North Wales, is a fluent Welsh speaker, and loves utilising and adapting her organising skills to suit her clients’ needs.

Her mission is to 'help people achieve not just a neat and orderly home, but also a happier, healthier, and more balanced life'.

Website:
www.twtcymru.co.uk
Regiane Cardoso

Regiane Cardoso

Ideas Team, Be More Organised

Regiane is a mother of three amazing boys

Noah 4, Davi 7, Higor 19, living in London. She discovered how some organising skills can make a real impact on our lives and how it has a big impact on our mental health and well being.

In 2021, she set up Be More Organised, from her passion for organising. After working for families around Kensington and Chelsea since 2011. Her mission is to bring the transformation that an organised life can bring to an individual and to all the others around them. She’s also developing new products to help with it.

She is very much looking forward to help on volunteers Social Media Support for APDO and to meet new members.
Website:
www.bemoreorganised.co.uk

 

Membership Team Membership Team
Amanda Biggs

Amanda Biggs

Membership Director, Professionally Organised

Before becoming a Professional Organiser, Amanda founded and ran her own hospitality and retail business for 18 years. Her love of decluttering and organising eventually led her to change career and become a Professional Organiser.

One of the things which drew her to APDO was the sense of being part of a team. Having experienced how isolating being self-employed can be, she missed having colleagues and their support. She now feels, as an APDO member, that she has those colleagues to share advice and experiences with.

Amanda volunteered to become Membership Director because she loves how collaborative APDO is and is keen to ensure our members continue to experience this.
 
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.professionallyorganised.co.uk
Sammy Ryan

Sammy Ryan

Prospective Member Calls, Strictly Organised

Sammy joined APDO a year after founding Strictly Organised Solutions Ltd in 2010 and from attending the first conference recognised the benefits of being part of a collaborative membership association.

She first volunteered as part of the conference team and went on to be Head of Conference for three years.

Sammy says,“being a volunteer brought so many unexpected experiences which really benefitted my business. So having taken a few years out I am really excited to do some volunteering and being part of a team again”.

Website:
www.strictlyorganised.co.uk
Helena McBride

Helena McBride

Virtual Meet Up Volunteer, The Space Maker

Helena founded The Space Maker in 2017 and serves a client base in both Oxfordshire & Berkshire.  Helena has been awarded the Prestige Award: Professional Organiser of the Year two years running and has frequently been a guest on local radio stations, podcasts and interviewed for in Oxfordshire Living and Oxford Life magazines.

 

With a multidisciplinary background across many industries (hospitality, PR, Publishing, PA, Event Management and Marketing within the IT Industry)  Helena’s  mission now is to help people curate not only their belongings but their lives too and organise them logically, empowering her clients to live harmoniously with their treasures by making mindful choices.

 

Outside of work, Helena has a husband and two teenage boys with whom she loves spending time and, where-ever possible, she loves bringing them along on thrilling, sometimes extreme, adventures along with the more sedate pastime of entertaining friends and family at home or away.

Website:
www.thespacemaker.co.uk
Kate Galbally

Kate Galbally

Virtual Meet Up Volunteer, Better Organised

Kate Galbally is an award-winning Glasgow-based professional organiser & productivity coach and the founder of Better Organised. She has been involved in keeping family homes running smoothly since she was nineteen years old and is now dedicated to helping time-starved women to declutter, organise and simplify their homes so that they can focus on what matters most.

A proud member of the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (www.apdo.uk) since 2017, Kate is now part of the APDO volunteer team helping with the member virtual meet ups.

In 2023, Kate joined the APDO training team to positively support other organisers with their professional development. With a background in training within corporate, public sector and charity settings over a 25-year period, she thrives on developing and delivering workshops, masterclasses and group training sessions to fellow declutterers & organisers.

Website:
www.betterorganised.uk
Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett

Member Engagement, Catherine Bennett

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.
Website:
www.catherinebennett.co.uk
Caroline Rogers

Caroline Rogers

Member Engagement, Room To Think

Caroline volunteers in the Membership Team and supports our new members, welcoming them to APDO with a friendly phone call. She's there to point you in the right direction for advice and information and explain the many benefits that APDO membership can offer.
Website:
www.roomtothink.net
Lua Maria

Lua Maria

Member Engagement, Lua Maria PO

Lua studied nutrition science, and since she was very young, she has always been involved in some sort of care with people, whether as a caregiver, nutritionist, or working with kids.

Lua Maria started as a PO when she realised other forms of care existed through organising people's belongings and helping them to enjoy their space better.
Website:
www.luamariapo.com
Rachel Riches

Rachel Riches

Conference and Events Support & Joiners and Leavers Checks, The Declutter Lady

Rachel started her decluttering business after the lockdown when the opportunity presented itself to pursue her passion.

Her background in hospitality management was very people-centric, and she really wanted to use those skills to help others and support them in their homes. Having experienced first hand, downsizing elderly parents, one with hoarding tendencies, she knew that on a practical level, she could help others navigate through the process, with empathy and humour.

Married with two grown and flown children, two grandchildren and a father with dementia to care for, Rachel knows how to juggle and prioritise, but loves to be busy.
Website:
www.thedeclutterlady.co.uk
Karen Woodman

Karen Woodman

Productivity SIG & Book Club, Jumpstart Coaching & Organising

Karen has been a member of APDO since 2019 and is especially interested in the productivity side of organising.

She’s part of the organising committee for the Productivity SIG and loves helping to coordinate the quarterly themes for the group, as well as chatting with fellow organisers at the monthly meetings about different ways that we can help our clients to feel more productive and happier with their lives.

Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens

Productivity SIG, Julie Stevens

Julie launched Younique Designs Ltd in 2007 as a holistic interior design consultancy to serve homeowners helping them create their ‘Happy Homes’ and to Curate their beautiful lives. She offers Interior Design and Project Management, Organisation and Decluttering, Home Staging and Coaching services predominately to professional working single women and those finding themselves recently bereaved. Julie’s research and reading revolves around Near-Architecture and how our environments affect how we feel, think and behave.

With a degree in Interior Architecture and Design, Julie has worked with office fit out companies as a workplace consultant and project manager, is a teacher of Interior Design and is trained and certified as a House Doctor consultant for Home Staging and Styling. She is currently furthering her studies in Coaching to become a Certified Co-Creative Transformational Coach. Julie’s wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding is widely appreciated by her clients and colleagues.

Julie can often be found in an art gallery, or a city, looking skywards, camera in hand, wearing a Barbour jacket, a string of pearls and drinking a GnT or Champagne whilst eating cheese and onion crisps. Maybe with a ginger cat on her lap.

Julie spent 4 years as a member of the APDO Board as the Director for Professional Development and is currently part of the team leading the APDO Productivity SIG.
Website:
www.juliestevens.co.uk
Julia Jamieson

Julia Jamieson

Productivity SIG, Orka Living

Julia’s Professional Organising business, Orka Living, started just after lockdown when she was ready to get back to the world of work after her last baby started nursery. Before starting the company, Julia, worked in television as a Production Co-ordinator for 10yrs where her organisational skills were key to the role. She knew that one day she wanted to run her own business and the most important thing was to do something that made a difference to someone’s life. She loves organising and productivity and knew that was the right field for her.

Julia is passionate about helping clients declutter, get organised and find a simpler way of living. She particularly likes supporting families with young children, the elderly who are facing a new way of living and those looking to improve their day-to-day productivity either in their personal lives or in their work lives.

Julia’s love of productivity, systems, and tools led her to volunteer for the Productivity Special Interest Group. Having worked in a very fast paced and stressful environment, she is keen to help others find smarter ways of working in order to free up more time and mental space to do more of what makes them happy.

Julia says: “I have loved working with a great team of organisers so far. It’s been a great experience brainstorming, collaborating, meeting new people, and providing an empowering space for other members to grow their knowledge and skillset.”

Website:
www.orkaliving.co.uk
Stephanie Rough

Stephanie Rough

Productivity SIG, The Organised Zone

Stephanie launched The Organised Zone in 2020 after a lightbulb moment during huge declutter for a family relocation.

Having worked with private clients for over 20 years, Stephanie combined this with her belief that a calm and efficient household is the cornerstone of positive wellbeing to help others declutter and get organised to ensure they have time to spend on the things they love.

Based in Christchurch, Dorset Stephanie can be found paddle boarding or on the beach in summer, or running around after her 3 children and her lively cocker spaniel.

Stephanie is passionate about organising and productivity and is currently part of the team leading the APDO Productivity SIG.
Website:
www.theorganisedzone.co.uk

 

Professional Development Team Professional Development Team
Andrea McKeogh

Andrea McKeogh

Professional Development Administrator

Andrea launched her business,TidyAway, in early 2019. Organising has always been a big part of her life and, allied with her joy of helping people, she now enjoys supporting her clients in regaining control of their surroundings.

Previously having worked as a nurse in the NHS and then working with children with Special Needs in Education, this has given her insights into the way people think and enabled her to develop an empathetic and non judgemental approach to her work.

She is looking forward to providing support to attendees of the courses offered by APDO.
Joanne Lubbock

Joanne Lubbock

Book Club, Perfect Order

Jo launched Perfect Order in Cheshire in 2020 to fulfil her passion for decluttering and organising.

Jo is described by her clients as an absolute godsend and is a calm and caring organising coach.

With 2 decades working in Recruitment Jo uses her love of working with people to help them reclaim that Perfect Order in their home.

Jo studied her CIM in Digital Fundamentals having recently graduated with Merit.
Website:
www.perfect-order.co.uk
Liza Hooks

Liza Hooks

Social Media Support - Training, Idara Organising

Liza moved to the United Kingdom in 2019 and applied her experience in human resources management, training and consulting to start iDARA Organising in her new home.

Liza has benefitted greatly from the support APDO offers its members and is looking forward to support its vision in her volunteering role.

Her role will help APDO members engage with the wonderful training opportunities on offer to develop their practice as professional organisers. This in turn will help establish professional organising in the UK as a credible and valuable service.
Website:
www.idaraorganising.com

 

Operations Team Operations Team
Sammy Ryan

Sammy Ryan

Kite Mark Team, Strictly Organised

Sammy joined APDO a year after founding Strictly Organised Solutions Ltd in 2010 and from attending the first conference recognised the benefits of being part of a collaborative membership association.

She first volunteered as part of the conference team and went on to be Head of Conference for three years.

Sammy says,“being a volunteer brought so many unexpected experiences which really benefitted my business. So having taken a few years out I am really excited to do some volunteering and being part of a team again”.

Website:
www.strictlyorganised.co.uk
Liz Aitken

Liz Aitken

Operations Director, Carefully Sorted

Before setting up Carefully Sorted with business partner Julia Durand, Liz had a rich and varied career across many sectors: industrial relations, the music industry, arts education, charitable fundraising and, latterly, financial services and risk.

She has corporate experience managing people and projects as well as monitoring compliance and governance of individuals and departments.

With this professional background, her steadfast resolve coupled with a great sense of humour, the Board felt she was perfectly placed to keep the APDO Board on track with its ambitious deliverables for 2019 and beyond.
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.carefullysorted.com
Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris

IT Director, A Fresh Start

Katherine entered the world of professional decluttering after having her first child. Having always believed that decluttering and organising were a vital part of creating a relaxing home environment, or running a successful business, she decided to change career and created A Fresh Start.

Having previously been a teacher, Katherine hopes she will be able to continue helping people improve their lives through the wonderful world of decluttering and organising.

Katherine's interest in IT and technology led her to apply for the role of IT Director on the APDO Board and she enjoys being part of the team.
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.freshstartdecluttering.com
Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Online Marketing, Organised Well

Laura launched her business, OrganisedWell, in 2018 to pursue her passion for helping people who feel overwhelmed to regain control and create calmer, more organised homes and lives.

With a background in people management, coaching and leadership, she joins APDO as our key contact for website analytics.
Website:
www.organisedwell.co.uk
Daxa Joshi

Daxa Joshi

Online Marketing, Clutter Genie

Daxa launched ClutterGenie in 2018 after realising the true joy she felt in helping friends and family declutter and organise their homes.

With a background in designing and developing online management systems in the corporate world, she has always had a love of finding solutions and systems to organise and make things easier and more efficient. She can now use these skills to help people create blissful home environments while helping APDO with her online web knowledge.
Website:
www.cluttergenie.co.uk
Lucy Howarth

Lucy Howarth

Administration Team

Lucy has an extensive background within business management, customer service and administration. She assists with the day to day operational support for the board and ensures that our members received the best experience possible by aiding with membership queries and correspondence efficiently.
Email:
[email protected]
Lisa Wildgust

Lisa Wildgust

Finance

Lisa has spent most of her career working as a Project Manager in the Financial Sector, particularly within the Customer Servicing areas of finance.

Her knowledge of finance and understanding the importance of high levels of customer service means she is able to ensure she meets all the APDO financial obligations whilst making sure both member and board financial requirements are completed in a timely manner and to a high standard.
Email:
[email protected]
Noel Guilford

Noel Guilford

Accountant, Guilford Accounting

Noel is a straight-talking chartered accountant, business coach and author. After a career with a 'big-4' accounting firm Noel set up Guilford Accounting in 2002 to work with business owners and membership associations that want to grow their businesses and become super-successful.
Website:
www.guilfordaccounting.co.uk
Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark

Partnerships & Sponsors, By Victoria Clark

Victoria started her company ByVictoriaClark in January 2023. After 15 years of working in the financial markets both in London and Madrid. She has a lot of experience working with all types of clients and enjoys taking the time to work out what’s best for each person. 


She truly believes helping people declutter their homes helps with their mental health and feels strongly about how we can all help each other. 

Victoria lives with her husband and their two Pomeranian dogs in Cornwall but is happy to cover most of the south of England for any client that needs her.

Website:
www.ByVictoriaClark.co.uk
Georgiana Klinke

Georgiana Klinke

Kite Mark Team, LifeSpace London

Georgiana started her Professional Organising business, LifeSpace London 6 years ago, following a 20 year career in senior HR Roles in the Finance and IT industries, working in London, the US and Continental Europe.

She is an advocate of efficiency and ‘getting things done’ so as to have time to follow her passions of history, skiing and interior design! She is a fluent French and Italian speaker and loves travelling with her family.

Website:
lifespace.london

 

Volunteers Team Volunteers Team
Marie Bateson

Marie Bateson

Volunteers Director, Cut The Clutter

Marie became a professional organiser five years ago after always wanting to start her own business and having felt immense job satisfaction when organising spaces for friends and family and always being organised herself.

Alongside her decluttering and organising, Marie does part time Project Management work and is the UK coordinator for Home Sweet Home, one of our conference sponsors.

With a background in Sales, Customer Service Management, Training, Business Development and Project Management for corporate companies, Marie is a great fit to manage our volunteers.

Marie says " I am interested in people and after being a volunteer for APDO myself I am delighted to support the association and meet more of the organisers through this role".
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.cut-the-clutter.co.uk
Sheena Taylor

Sheena Taylor

Charities Liaison and Recycling Coordinator, Your Professional Organiser

Sheena launched her business Your Professional Organiser in 2021 to help women who want success in their career to achieve freedom from clutter so they can focus on their work.

With a background in management, mentoring and coaching in the education world, she has a commitment to improve the lives of others through her love of organising and her desire to declutter in more sustainable ways.

She is looking forward to using her passion for reusing and recycling to keep APDO members updated on businesses that support these causes.
Website:
www.facebook.com/SheenaTaylorOrganiser
Sophie Mew

Sophie Mew

Proofreader, For The Love Of Things

Sophie’s background is in museums. She is a busy mum of two, is half French, with a PhD and has worked with collections in museums around the world and in the UK.

With her business ‘For the Love of Things’, Sophie has carried across her love for engaging with people and organising belongings to the world of decluttering.

Completely convinced by the importance of our environments on good mental health, Sophie loves to help people sort out their homes and move towards achieving that feeling of ‘lightness’!

Sophie really enjoys being part of the APDO community and is happy to volunteer, using her writing and publishing experience to review content for APDO.
Website:
www.fortheloveofthings.com
Maya Rooz

Maya Rooz

International Liaison Manager, Maya Rooz

Maya Rooz is a Certified Professional Coach and Professional Organiser, currently based in Munich, Germany. She specialises in mind decluttering as a fundamental component of an organised environment and life.

She also brings a breadth of international sales & marketing experience from her automotive career, having lived and worked in five countries in the past 15 years.

Her home is in Solihull, West Midlands which is why Maya chose to be a member of APDO even from afar.

Being a triple national herself, Maya is passionate about connecting good people and values across borders, languages and cultures.
Website:
www.mayarooz.com