People

Mickey FellowesMichael Fellowes

Director and owner of Sunsurfer. Direct experience of disability and committed to inclusion into society for disabled and D/deaf people. Established Sunsurfer Consultancy as a sole trader in 2004 and set up as a limited company in 2016. Worked in disability and Deaf arts with a range of organisations including Shape London, Commonground, DaDaFest, The Audience Agency and others. Enjoyed nearly twelve years as a key tutor for HearFirst. Educated to BA and MA level with further professional training in Adult Learning - City & Guilds 6302. NVQ3 British Sign Language and accredited Mental Health First Aid tutor.

Susan CraneySusan Craney

Associate trainer. Is passionate about promoting mental health awareness. She is a skilled Mental Health First Aid trainer with Deaf and hearing people and has just delivered her 25th MHFA course.

Judith FellowesJudith Fellowes

Associate trainer. Has a MRes in Usability and many years experience working to make technology and systems accessible and easier to use. Judith has worked with HSBC, Sky, BBC, Co-operative Group, the Home Office, Government Digital Services and others. She has NVQ3 British Sign Language and many years experience of business training.

Julie RyderJulie Ryder

Associate trainer. Julie founded award winning training company HearFirst in 2002 and has trained thousands of people in equality and diversity from hundreds of private and public sector organisations across the country.

Kate TinstonKate Tinston

Associate trainer. Is a BSL user. A trained teacher currently studying BSL NVQ level 6.  She supports Deaf children in Lancashire schools and enjoys introducing Adults to the beauty of British Sign Language.