Penny Wilson – CEO
Penny started her career at the Association of Charity Shops and Barnet Voluntary Service Council. She was then Head of Community Affairs at the University of Cambridge for a number of years, working with local community groups, supporting volunteering by university students and staff and overseeing large public events like the Cambridge Science Festival. She was then Director of Partnerships for national charity The Brilliant Club, working on partnerships with funders, schools, universities and government.
As well as being CEO of Styleability, Penny is Co-CEO of Getting on Board. Penny is also a trustee of Oakington Scouts and Cambridge Student Community Action.
Rosa Bladon – Project Coordinator
Rosa is responsible for developing each bespoke Styleability programme. She has experience working with disability organisations to provide strategic, operational and fundraising support and is passionate about enriching the lives of disabled children and young adults and supporting them to realise their true potential.
She has extensive experience in the private, public and voluntary sector developing engagement programmes, integrated marketing campaigns, experiential events, funding programmes and supporting organisations to improve their resilience.
Hannah Jean – Stylist
Hannah is a qualified stylist and image consultant who was instrumental in formulating the first Styleability programmes. Hannah believes that everyone has a right understand how to enjoy freely expressing who they are through their clothes and has consequently worked closely with several body positive programmes through The Prince’s Trust, Dove Self-Esteem Programme and the UK government’s APPG on body image.
Through over ten years of styling, Hannah believes that every person she works with teaches her something new about who we are through how we dress. In today’s increasingly visual culture, clothes are a vital vehicle of our self-expression that we need to understand and harness to achieve our full potential.
Samantha Williams – Stylist
Samantha is a stylist and seamstress for Styleability. She has a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry, including visual merchandising and design. After discovering her daughter has a rare chromosome deletion her passion for intertwining both fashion and disability has been her driving force. She strongly believes in an inclusive, adapted, accessible industry, where disability is represented.
She has experience in the voluntary sector and is currently a parent/carer chair of her local Hospital representing the needs of disabled children. Samantha is also developing a small clothing range adapted for young adults with dressing difficulties.
Kate Uzzell – Stylist
Kate is a fashion designer and artist educator, living and working in Bristol. Kate has a BA in Fashion Design from Bristol and is part of the collective of textile designers at Bristol Textile Quarter where she worked as studio manager for sustainable fashion label Antiform and where she recently set up her own company Studio 1A Workshops. Kate is currently studying for an MA in Art Psychotherapy. Kate has a knack for coming up with solutions for adapting clothing and she loves sharing ideas and teaching skills to help people make these adjustments themselves. She loves cycling and shopping for second hand clothes.