The ace team work hard to deliver a wide variety of projects. We really value working at ace and are supported by a management team, HR, Advisory group and board of trustees. Maximilian Clark Maximilian Clark About me About my work I work across health & social care producing information that is accessible for people. I also work with Champions on implementing the Joint Learning Disability Strategy 2015-20. I also run make + create, an arts organisation that works across Suffolk to deliver art sessions and host bi-annual exhibitions. What people say about me Creative Bold Accepting Diligent Gentle Caring Resilient Thoughtful Intelligent Perceptive Matthew Foulger Matthew Foulger About me I enjoy helping people and spending time with people who I care about. I also coach athletics with people with disability. My guilty pleasure is west end musicals songs. About my work I really enjoy working for Ace Anglia as a people first supporter helping people with learning disabilities to have their voice heard within their local community’s and spreading the word of the joint Suffolk learning disability strategy. What people say about me Caring Trust Worthing Funny Good singer Great dancer Humble Friendly Modest Lovable Great fashion sense Hard working Punctual Independent Kat Murray Kat Murray About me I am a mum of two crazy boys; both full of beans, banter, and belly laughs. We’re mid-way through a project in the country (which will probably take the rest of our lives to complete) but we love it. I’m always up for a road trip, a glass of wine, a swim in the sea, a chinwag or a rollercoaster. About my work My time at Ace is split between two jobs as HR Lead and Senior Advocate. I have worked for Ace for nearly 9 years and I am so proud of Ace’s continuous evolution. What people say about me warm-hearted caring empathetic professional considerate of other people’s feelings Jonathan Chew Jonathan Chew About me I am not getting any younger, but still love writing, playing and writing music and play in a couple off Rock Bands \m/ I love spending time with my family and am partial to a couple of glasses of Red “Just a couple” About my work Within my role at Ace I split my week between people first facilitation and one to one advocacy. What people say about me Outgoing, Friendly and enthusiastic Helpful Legend, loved by everyone, Everyone’s best friend He Rocks \m/ David Hill David Hill About me I’m optimistic, loyal, hardworking, funny and determined. About my work I have been very fortunate in the last few years to grow as a designer. It started with a huge opportunity to do a year-long training scheme with 4Talent. They got me a full-time placement at a London digital media company and I then earned a job working in Rio for the Paralympics. Afterwards I was hired by the digital media company. In 2017, I decided to take a drastic move to Suffolk and start a new chapter of my life. I began using my skills as volunteer graphic designer with Ace, before getting hired by them. I am part of Ace’s Accessible Information Department, creating Easy Read material along with an array of other things. I am also responsible for keeping the websites up-to-date. Bridget Warren Bridget Warren About me I enjoy reading, aerobics, running and swimming, going on holiday and spending time with family and friends. About my work I have worked for ACE since August 2015 and thoroughly enjoy supporting people to ensure their voices are always listened to and acted upon. Before joining ACE I was an advocate for children and young people in care. I have completed the Certificate in Independent Advocacy and I work on Care Act, learning disability, NHS complaints, Child Protection and accommodation advocacy. What people say about me Approachable spirited proactive assertive easy to talk to a good listener decisive non – judgemental efficient Annette Berrington Annette Berrington About me I was born in Germany, my dad is from Ipswich and my mum is from a small town in Germany. I am married with 5 children, 2 of whom are my step children. I love being a mum and a grandmother too. I am always proud of my families achievements, they are my world. I have pets, they take a lot of looking after but they are worth it as they bring happiness to the home. About my work I am a full-time advocate and I work from the Ace Stowmarket office and the Ace Ipswich office. A long time ago I met a children’s advocate and I remember then thinking what a good job that would be and I was right, it is a great job, the best job I’ve ever had. I take a human rights-based approach and empower people themselves. What people say about me Kind warm-hearted generous patient thoughtful thorough professional bubbly friendly happy Anita Beamish Anita Beamish About me My friends and family are important to me. love travelling, trying new things, photography and gardening. My family and I are renovating a house and small holding. We have ducks and chickens. Next year we hope to have pigs and goats. About my work I am a part time advocate. I love my job, meeting new people and helping people with issues in their lives. What people say about me Professional Perceptive Knowledgeable Thorough Intuitive Calm Likes a Challenge Proficient Andrea Clark Andrea Clark About me I love spending time with my family and friends. I feel blessed to be surrounded and supported by them all. I enjoy watching contemporary dance, reading and all things creative. I love the sea, walks and holidays. I try to find a happy place in every day. I try to learn new things every day and hope for a future filled with new challenges and experiences. About my work I enjoy my job at Ace and greatly admire the people I work with. I learn from the people I work with and I love the drive, creativity and enthusiasm that is all around me. Every day at Ace is different. “From exciting to disbelief and everything in between.” What people say about me Humble a genuine person gracious I love your energy you inspire me you have a beautiful heart Adele Irons Adele Irons About me Hi I’m Adele I’m married with four children, all grown up now with children of their own. We also have three horses and three dogs in our household. When I’m not at work I’m kept busy running around after the animals, looking after the grandchildren and trying to get to the bottom of the never ending jobs list as we are currently trying to refurbish our home. About my work I have worked within care and support work for approx 18 years. My career in the care sector has seen me work my way up from being a support worker to managing a transitional project in 2008 for young people with LD, Autism and other complex needs. I continued in managerial roles until starting with ACE in 2017. What people say about me I think people would say that I am a caring person, that I am honest and trustworthy and enjoy a good laugh.