Meet Our Team

The people at Every-One who work with our partners and associates, influence policy and practice and support our projects and initiatives.

HQ Every One Team

Vicky Thomson, Chief Executive


Vicky joined Every-One as Chief Executive in 2015 and has been instrumental in developing the new direction for the Charity. Vicky’s vision is that people have choice and control over their health and social care and works towards ‘Making Wellbeing Personal’. After personal experience of caring for a family member, Vicky is passionate about influencing policy and practice and working with people to use their lived-experience voice to positive shape services of the future.

Colin Hopkirk, Business Development Lead


Colin is the Business Development Lead for the organisation. Colin brings a wealth of experience from the public and charitable sectors, involving people and developing services. He is committed to working closely with partner organisations and other stakeholders, developing strong relationships to grow the charity and extend its work.

Lynn Kendall, Business Administrator


Lynn joined Every-One in March 2022 and has the difficult job of keeping us all organised.

Paula Batchelor, Lived Experience Lead


I started my career via the youth training scheme (as it was called back
then!), which formed a brilliant basis of my career to this day, I remain a
massive advocate of the apprenticeship route for young people, at the time my
employers helped me realise my potential and gave me opportunities I never
probably would never have got, I even won apprentice of year after returning
back into education, which was a confidence booster to continue learning. 

I started working at the Careers and Guidance Centre/Connexions approx 25
years ago.  This is where my involvement working the youth sector really
began, I started undertaking careers advice sessions with young people and
adults, in schools, prisons, libraries in fact anywhere where it was
appropriate to chat.  This then all lead on to project involvement,
delivering and supporting projects funded through various streams, delivering
and also managing projects started my interest in looking at how projects started,
applying for funding and delivering, completing and the evaluation
process.  I started doing some staff training, quality management and
looking at MI systems and supporting their development and completed my
assessors award.  

I have managed various employment projects, both national schemes and local,
large and small.  Supporting adults and/or young people into work,
supporting those most in need and helping them achieve what they want to
achieve is so rewarding, whether I do this directly or indirectly it still
feels the same!   

Working within the community sector within various roles and projects has
really highlighted what great work they do across the county, through
volunteering they can and have achieved so much, coming into their own through
the pandemic. 

I was a young carer myself, therefore for me being able to develop, engage
and be involved on support for carers, whether directly or indirectly through
working with Every-One is brilliant.  All carers do a superb job, often
without realising they are.   

Amy Wallis, Marketing Consultant