The two day Pippa’s Guardians Conference at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern this July began with an opportunity for office staff to meet with area managers, and was followed by an company overview by Managing Director Ben Hughes, who welcomes four new area managers to his team this year.
Alongside this, Ben was pleased to announce the promotion of Helen Edgington and Elaine Kitt to Regional Managers. Both experienced area managers, Elaine and Helen will continue in their guardianship roles as well as taking on various new responsibilities, including providing better support to area managers in the field, improving communication across the company to share best practice, and ensuring that Pippa’s Guardians high standards are maintained as the company continues to grow.
The Pippa’s Guardians Team at the Annual Conference, 2017

Debbie Lennard and Mary Watford’s informative sessions on travel plans and parent/student meetings respectively were followed by an open forum for area managers, and the first day finished with a wonderful dinner in the Abbey Hotel’s Garden room, attended by none other than Pippa Hughes, founder of Pippa’s Guardians; an opportunity for Pippa to see how her legacy continues to evolve and flourish through the hard work of current area managers and office staff.

The focus of day two was safeguarding, and Pippa’s Guardians were fortunate to receive training from Barbarani Education Services, lead by consultant Paul James. Paul is Director of Barabarani Education services and has worked for thirty five years in school leadership and children’s services, personally training over ten thousand professionals in the last five years. His training ensured that all Pippa’s Guardians staff are up to date with changes in the laws underpinning child safeguarding and child protection procedures, and Paul was an engaging and eloquent trainer who delivered the course brilliantly.
All in all, the conference was an interesting two days with illuminating talks and educational training, and an opportunity to consolidate another year’s work before the beginning of the new term in September.