Brightstar , Director - People Development
Clare’s background is actually in education: she is a qualified secondary Headteacher (NPQH) and worked in the state education sector for 16 years, eventually running her own Training School. She has a Degree in English and Media Studies and also holds a master’s degree in Management. She has a vast amount of experience in training and development, coaching, mentoring and public speaking. Clare has been working in this sector for the last 10 years and during this time has built a ‘people development’ culture within Brightstar, leading the business to achieve 1st place in the “Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For in 2019”. Brightstar also secured the Best Companies 2019 highly coveted 3-star award (the highest possible) ‘for extraordinary levels of workplace engagement’.
Clare led Brightstar through the ‘Investors in People’ application process, achieving Gold status in 2015 and then the title of ‘Global Investor in People Gold business of the Year’ 2016-7. She has been instrumental in promoting and progressing the ‘Women in Finance’ campaign across the sector and has earned Brightstar the reputation of being a thought leader in this field as well as a being a trailblazing ‘people developer’ within the sector.