Steph joined the charity in October 2016 as the Fundraising Officer - Corporate. Steph returned to Cornwall after 10 years away studying at university, and working and volunteering for several charities, including charities operating in conservation, seafarer welfare, animal welfare, the arts and Girlguiding. With a background in community and corporate fundraising, Steph was excited to come home and put her experiences to good use in a Cornish charity which supports the people of the region. Outside of work Steph enjoys visiting the theatre, walking the Cornish coast and looking after her two rescue cats.
Since joining the ambulance service, Steve’s ambition has always been to become a member of the Cornwall Air Ambulance and he is proud to serve the local community as an aircrew paramedic. He began his medical career in 2000 with the ambulance service and qualified as a paramedic in 2005. He became a full time member of the aircrew in June 2009 following a robust selection process. Today Steve leads the paramedic aircrew.
In his spare time Steve’s hobbies are surfing, cycling and travelling the world. He has cycled from London to Land's End and also from London to Paris raising funds for charity.
Steve joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in October 2018, although he has worked with the charity as a consultant since 2010 helping to deliver several major projects from the construction of the Operating Base and Charity HQ in Newquay to the selection of our current helicopter operator and procurement of new aircraft.
Having originally trained as an engineer and worked in the aviation sector since 1990, Steve has worked on the design, development and support of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as an engineer, project manager, in business development and as a business director for two large multinational aerospace companies.
In 2005, Steve and partner Avril setup their own consultancy business to deliver project and business management services. This has allowed Steve to work across a range of diverse projects, including Air Traffic Control Systems, the construction of Newquay Airport, train planning for Network Rail, new technologies for offshore wind turbines, innovative research projects in digital & data systems and building a Cornish pasty factory. Steve has also worked with a number of other air ambulance charities to deliver strategically important projects ranging from the selection of new aircraft, mobilising new areas of service delivery such as night flying, supporting the management of day to day operations, analysing operational data and establishing new models for delivery of clinical service. Steve hopes to bring this wealth of experience to support the ongoing development of Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Outside of work Steve enjoys spending time with family (Avril, Emily and Alasdair), walking their dogs, beard growing, cooking, gardening, classic car restoration and retro Volkswagen Campervans. Steve does not enjoy golf and as a result a hardly used set of clubs will soon be available to purchase at one of our charity shops.
With extensive and varied experience in Marketing and Communications, Stuart joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in July 2018 as our Communications & Marketing Manager. Originally from the New Forest, Stuart studied at university in Bristol before working as a Senior Marketing Executive in Bath. Nearly six years on and following the birth of his first child, Stuart re-located to Cornwall with his family in the Summer of 2017.
After working as the Marketing Manager for a successful Cornish Resort, he decided that he’d like to work towards a cause that he was truly passionate about, Cornwall Air Ambulance. In his spare time Stuart rarely sits still and can be found running, playing football, enjoying days at the beach and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Stuart was born, brought up and has lived in West Cornwall all his life. He worked as lifeguard and swimming instructor before joining the ambulance service in 1992. He has worked on emergency ambulances since 1997. While based at Newquay, he joined the coastguard cliff rescue team.
Stuart was selected for the air ambulance and completed the HEMS training in 2002. Initially he was a part-time member of the crew whilst being stationed at Penzance and Helston. He is now delighted to be full-time on the aircrew. Stuart enjoys being outdoors and living an active life, he loves to travel and has been to and worked in Australia. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys running and coastal walking.
Sue has been with Cornwall Air Ambulance since 2013 when she joined as a Relief Manager for all of the shops. She then became the Manager of the Superstore in Camborne and in February 2018 Sue began her role as Retail Assistant at headquarters in Newquay, helping Retail Area Manager Jo in the management of all the shops and retail activities.
Every day is different and Sue finds it immensely fulfilling to know that all the money raised goes to keeping the air ambulance flying. In her spare time Sue likes to get out and about around Cornwall, she loves visiting its lovely coastal villages and sampling the local food and beverages.
Tom joined us in July as a Critical Care Paramedic. Originally from Tipperary, Ireland, Tom moved to England 10 years ago to train as a paramedic in London. He then went on to work in London for 2 years, before joining the East of England Ambulance Service in the Hazardous Area Response Team.
He joined Essex and Herts Air Ambulance in 2016, and saw an opening at Cornwall Air Ambulance. He was attracted to the location and job role, as well as the opportunity to develop his critical care skills. He is looking forward to developing the training and pushing the boundaries of the care we can provide in the hope that patients will be able to receive more specialist care on board.