Danny Kenward, Assistant Director 

Danny started his career in the accounts department for an independent freight forwarding company, eventually working his way up to becoming the HR and Commercial Manager. His duties included all aspects of HR, from recruitment to payroll, looking after the fleet vehicles, property compliance and maintenance for all their UK sites. With over 10 years experience in the summer school sector, Danny has a wealth of knowledge in all areas and has strategic responsibility for the commercial and operational side of the Summer School. Danny is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.   danny.kenward@bedes.org

Neil Firman, Admissions Executive

Neil has a degree in French and has previously worked in the fields of multilingual customer service and ESL teaching. Prior to joining Bede’s Neil spent 11 years working as an English teacher in Japan for a private English conversation school, where he taught both adults and children at over 40 branch school locations across the country. As the current Admissions Manager, Neil's responsibilities include promoting Bede’s summer courses, processing enrolments and following up enquiries related to bookings and payments. In his spare time, Neil enjoys reading, swimming, watching films and studying foreign languages. He has also recently started teaching himself to code. neil.firman@bedes.org

Annabel Schulte, Integrated Admissions Assistant

Annabel lived in Canada for 7 years, during which time she worked on one of Canada’s most innovative pieces of immersive Theatre, which won several awards. She has a diploma in Technical Theatre specializing in costume and prop design alongside a diploma in Media, all gained while in Canada. At Bede's, Annabel works as Integrated Admissions Assistant where her role includes promoting all of Bede's Prep, Senior and Summer Schools with a particlar focus on the latter, where she undertakes all admissions duties such as responding to enquiries and processing enrolments. In her spare time, Annabel enjoys reading, being creative and spending time with her family and loved ones. annabel.schulte@bedes.org

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