Meet the team

Academy Staff

The Young Technicians Academy team share a wealth of knowledge and experience in the creative sector and a willingness to pass down their passion and skills to the next generation of aspiring industry professionals.

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Lisa Waller

Receptionist and Office Administrator

Caitlin Bethell

Performing Arts

Carly Bethell

Performing Arts Tutor

Zach Anthony

Performing Arts Tutor

Hayley Burroughs

Performing Arts Tutor

Owen Bosworth

Media Tutor

Andy Bugbee

Education & Business Development Lead

Ethan Twydle

Academy Technician

Academy Patrons

Hayley Burroughs

Performing arts patron

"It’s nice to be able to help younger generations to get into the industry. I want to support where I can, helping others to get the best opportunities."

Annabelle Davis

Performing arts patron

"Its an honour to be an ambassador for The Young Technicians Academy. I'm excited to see young people realise their talent and start working with them in the industry!"

Stuart Gibbons OBE

Academy Patron

"The Young Technicians Academy is a unique and much needed facility, training the next generation of events and entertainment personnel. I am honoured to be appointed as patron happy to lend my support to their endeavors."

Shaun Pearce

Academy Patron

Shaun Pearce is a distinguished figure in the UK's technical production industry, renowned for his leadership as the founder and Managing Director of Pearce Hire.

Academy Ambassadors

Stewart Howe

Academy Ambassador

Sally Howell

Academy Ambassador