Forward Ever Education

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Inclusive education - Professionally and Experientially Authentic 

We are a community interest company that specialises in the youth, education and social care sectors.

We provide a variety of unique services responding to the needs of children, young people, education staff, youth work staff, youth offending staff and a range of professionals working to meet the needs of young people at risk.





Find out more about the staff at Forward Ever Education


David Williams

Chief Executive Officer


Lawrence Hill

Director of Music Programmes


Lorena Jean

Associate Psychological Therapist


Kiran Bangerh

Associate Facilitator for Therapeutic Hip Hop


David is a youth sector trailblazer. He has a real understanding of what it takes to deliver positive impact for young people in all its complexities and has tested this in a wide range of contexts from youth work, training and development, youth custody and education. He is completely committed to the development of self and others and is an excellent practitioner and social sector leader who I have worked with for over 17 years. He is a great relationship builder - with a skill at finding connections and partnerships with anyone he meets combining this with an ability to think strategically and commercially for the benefit of wider good. David seeks to understand people and contexts and is not afraid to work flexibly and adapt to ever changing environments. All this makes him a natural educationalist and an inspiring leader. I am always looking for new opportunities to work with David and I always find his perspective valuable.

Naomi Hulston Chief Operating Officer - Catch 22

I have known David as a mentor, youth worker, and musician for 25 years, and I would not be where I am today without his support. He gave me my first teaching job at , thereby planting the seed that has grown into a 20 year career in the community dance industry. Having now seen young people develop from the opportunities I’ve been able to provide through my career choices, I have a deep respect for the impact David has made throughout his professional life. His mentorship has helped shape the professional I am today, and has allowed me to expand my work to a large scale business supporting my local community.

Leanne Pero Entrepreneur, Author, Mentor, Philanthropist and most recently, Breast Cancer Survivor

I first met David Williams when he was a youth worker at Youth Centre 21 in Sutton Surrey, the year was around 1998 and I was around 13 years of age. As a child I looked up to David, he stood out from the rest of the youth workers, looking back he was approachable, caring and cool in the eyes of a youth....

Justin Rollins Former Gang Leader and Published Author

Apple Fostering and FEIE CIC have developed a strong working relationship for over a year now and I’m sure we will have a continued partnership for a long time to come. Our Carers and Young People alike really enjoy working with their team and I have found the professionalism at Forward Ever an expanse of knowledge unrivalled. We have had some great results with our Young People referred to their Youth Mentoring program and the Training courses are very insightful, even our very experienced Carers came away with new knowledge and found the training fun and engaging.

India Salewski Director of Apple Fostering Ltd


    Find out more about the Forward Ever Management board and their role in the company

    Kerry O'Brien is an award-winning artists and entrepreneur who founded and leads an award-winning charity Young Urban Arts Foundation. She has thirteen years experience of working in the youth and voluntary sector, establishing powerful engagement programmes from grassroots to national recognition. Being self-made and having experienced many learning curves, Kerry brings the practical tools to Forward Ever to enable them to thrive and grow.

    Kerry O'Brien

    I have worked in young people’s services as a youth practitioner and service manager in both the voluntary and local authority sector for the last 40 years. My last post was manager of Integrated Youth Support Services in Medway in Northwest Kent. In this role, I had responsibility for the Youth Service, Youth Offending Service and the commissioned Connexions, Information Advice and Guidance Service for young people.

    Dave Dowie

    Jemima is a communications professional with a decade of experience in brand, marketing and advertising. She has worked for some of the world's top creative agencies across a broad range of sectors. Jemima has won a number of awards for her work, both for strategic planning and creative excellence. She will complete her MBA at London Business School in 2023. Jemima joined as a Trustee of FEIE in 2021 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge of all things related to marketing and brand awareness.

    Jemima Maunder-Taylor

    Jackie Kelly, HR Trustee Jackie joined as a Trustee in 2021. She is a Human Resources professional with over fifteen years’ experience in Financial Services as a HR Business Partner and Talent & Development specialist. She has international work experience, holds a Masters of Arts in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology from New York University and has a certification in Team Coaching. Jackie brings to Forward Ever her HR generalist knowledge and years of experience working with senior leadership teams.

    Jacquelyn Kelly


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