FRONTFOOT is the first positive step for veterans looking to transition from military to civilian life. This time can be challenging and we are here to support you through the whole journey.
We want to provide careers for veterans and their families to start a new life; the right way; with the right support; for the right employers.
Any service person, or veteran, or family member can sign up to work with FRONTFOOT and once this is complete you will have instant access to an array of e-learning and support materials to help you start planning for the future.
We want our candidates who are planning to leave their military lives to engage with us before leaving.
This can be as early as 4 years prior to leaving.
The FRONTFOOT Team
MEET THE TEAM
Tim is highly experienced recruitment professional with 20 years experience in the Construction industry and a fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Tim is dedicated to nurturing talent to create high performing teams that deliver above expectation and his personal passion for providing exceptional service has seen him retain clients for longer than the average marriage!!
Outside of work, Tim, likes to think of himself as a keen sportsman but although he completes an annual triathlon his sporting prowess is more sofa and pub than track and field these days! He also has two amazing children and a long suffering wife who wishes that he put as much effort into DIY as he does his work!
Lorna is a highly experienced learning and development consultant and an associate member of the CiPD. She has over 17 years experience in the training world and has worked across a multitude of sectors and company sizes.
Lorna is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals and strongly believes in life-time learning. This philosophy is one of the main reasons for her choosing to be part of Front Foot Training and supporting FrontFoot.
Outside of work, Lorna is an active part of ProHelp Suffolk which supports charities in the region, is a keen cook and loves to travel, although as you can imagine this has been on hold more recently. She loves the great outdoors and is an enthusiastic walker alongside her dog Ellie and an aspiring paddle-boarder!
Dan has grown training functions starting his career working at Buckingham Palace for Royal Collection Enterprises. Until recently he worked for a local company where he integrated both performance related and personal development learning through bespoke qualifications and assessment.
As well as designing qualifications, he enjoys delivering courses and watching people develop. ‘I have a very interactive approach to learning and I like to ensure that my training sessions are engaging, interactive and fun – no matter what the subject is’.
Outside of work, Dan has two children and wife who confesses he is the third! He is also a keen runner and run a few marathons.
Ken joined the Royal Marines in July 1999 and successfully completed the most arduous infantry in the UK, ready to serve as a Royal Marines Commando. He served in major units in 3 Commando Brigade and NATO HQ Brunssum. He has been deployed on exercises and operations in some of the most inhospitable countries and over a career spanning 22 years in various positions he progressed through the ranks from Marine, culminating as a Sergeant Major (WO2). As a Sgt Maj, which Ken found an extremely rewarding rank, he was given opportunities to help guide others on their careers, personal lives and looking after their welfare and professionally development to be the best soldiers/sailors they could be.
Growing up in Botswana and schooling in South Africa, Ken met Tim. They shared some incredible journeys growing up but unfortunately, life got in the way and they grew apart, but after 27 years they re-connected through FrontFoot.
Ken lives on the West Coast of Scotland with his family and enjoys open water swimming and ultra marathons.
Bonita Ackerman du Preez
Bonita is a dynamic and highly skilled PTSD trauma recovery therapist, coach and trainer who helps clients move from anxious to empowered.
In her practice, Future-edge Therapy, she specialises in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, anxiety and stress management, fears, phobias, lack of confidence and resilience using the ‘Integrated Trauma System’ developed from her previous teaching career, her knowledge of neuroscience, skills gained through working with clients and from her own experiences. Bonita also supports corporate business with specialist mental health therapy, programs and training.
Bonita is dedicated to helping people. They come to work with her when they feel overwhelmed and out of control due to significant past experiences and trauma. Bonita provides the tools needed to empower her clients to recognise and manage their own trauma and anxiety never letting either win.
In her spare time Bonita loves walking her border terrier Tebi, drinking anything containing bubbles and planning new and exciting outdoor adventures with her wife. Bonita is also a volunteer for Bedfordshire Police delivering therapy, anxiety and stress management training and talks on a monthly basis.