Susannah Bleakley

Chief Executive

Has led the Partnership for 16 years, and is full of energy and enthusiasm. 

Originally from Bolton. Taught sciences in a bush school by Lake Victoria. And an Exploration Geologist with Shell for 7 years, latterly in Indonesia.

Supports:  Likes: hot lime pickle, trail running.  Heroes: Lemn Sissay, Miriam Makeba, Simon Barnes.

Twitter: @S__Bleakley

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Sophie Cringle

Project Officer

Sophie brings panache & skill to everything she manages on projects and in the office.

She joined us in Oct 2012 with an MA in Heritage Management. A background in heritage marketing, events & project management, she previously worked for the Council for British Archaeology, English Heritage and the Wordsworth Trust.

A true all-rounder, super-quick and always sunny. Twitter: @H2H_tweets

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Louise Martin

H2H Cultural Heritage Officer

Louise joined us in June 2014.

Originally from Ulverston she has a wealth of varied archaeological expertise and is excited about returning to the area and getting community archaeology going around the Bay.  

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Michelle Cooper

H2H Community and Training Officer

Michelle has an illustrious museums career behind her, having previously managed Lancaster Maritime Museum and worked for the Armitt Museum, Ambleside, The Beacon in Whitehaven and at Dove Cottage in Grasmere.

She has a passion for working with volunteers and communities  and helping them to experience, enjoy and cherish their local heritage.

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Annabelle Kennedy

H2H Natural Heritage Officer

Formerly with Sheffield Wildlife Trust delivering landscape-scale upland restoration, Annabelle brings wide-ranging ecological expertise to the team.

Annabelle is a keen horse-rider and has a young family so her life is full of the joys of muddy, splashy nature. 

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Jan Shorrock

H2H Project Officer

Jan joined us in August 2015, yet has worked with us many times over the past few years. She been behind many of our flagship events - bringing the 2020VISION street gallery to the Bay and supporting the launch of the Bay Cycle Way.

Jan has a background in arts, marketing, communications and events.

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Jenny Wain

Development Officer

Jenny joined us in June 2016 after a year in Belize working for eco-tourism and conservation. She's a great advocate of landscape-scale delivery and worked with us around the Bay in her previous roles with Cumbria County Council and RSPB Futurescapes.

She has over 20 years of experience in environment, policy and partnership work. Jenny is a deamon mountain biker. Twitter: @JennyWainNature



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Penny McMullen

Office Manager

Penny joined the team in January 2016. Previous roles have been at Impact international and with other local charities.  Alongside excel and budgets she's a genious with fabric and upholstery.  With a great sense of adventure and fun she enjoys exploring the world and the Bay area.  

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Hannah Barnes

LOVEmyBEACH Coordinator

Hannah joined us in May 2017. Originally from Liverpool, she has spent the last three years living, working and studying in the Netherlands, gaining her MSc in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University.

In her previous role she focused on urban sustainability but she is delighted to have swapped cities for beaches. Twitter: @LOVEmyBEACHMBP

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