The Team

David Harper
David HarperChairman & CEO
David Harper is a successful, ambitious and driven entrepreneur. He has established and grown a small business to be a national group today. David’s business interests are principally held in HarperCo Limited, his parent investment company.With a passion for people and business development, David is focussed on the continued growth of the group with a keen interest in building new investment channels. David takes an active role in client relationships across his companies and drives the strategic development of sales and marketing in Talent Training (UK) LLP.

“Your dream job does not exist, you must create it”.

Sam Morgan
Sam MorganGroup Chief Executive
Sam is the group’s Chief Executive Officer and has the primary role of overseeing the overall investment and performance strategy.

Sam has a wealth of experience following his previous roles which include Commercial Director for a major workforce solutions provider where he was responsible for over 500% growth in 3 years and gained decorated awards such as the Times Top 100 Growth Company and Times Top 100 Places to Work as well as delivering services to more than 30,000 people each year.

Prior to his work in the private sector Sam’s earlier career was in Law Enforcement undertaking a series of critical roles for Her Majesty’s Service.

Sam is known for his commercial accumen with the ability to navigate his way around complex issues, providing a solution that ensures return on investment for the Group and it’s extensive client base.

Amanda Charman
Amanda CharmanHead of MIS & Funding
Amanda brings to Talent more than two and a half decades of experience in data, compliance, funding methodology and audit and is a well-respected go-to person within the education sector. With significant experience of working in an MIS environment in a Further Education College and a strong strategic background, Amandacontinues to develop and lead Talent’s MIS department. Amanda takes a no nonsense approach to ensuring that Talent continues to innovate and deliver best in class provision to enable the business to be fully focused on helping the learners achieve more. She plays a crucial role within Talent Training in achieving excellent results by providing and maintaining accurate and timely information.

Amanda is supported by a charismatic and fantastic team of business support colleagues operating centrally out of HQ based at HarperCo House.

Clare Learwood
Clare LearwoodHead of Delivery
Clare has over 15 years’ experience of curriculum design and development from entry level to Higher Education. Clare has led and managed curriculum departments and teams in the FE and NHS sector to make quality improvements through enhancing and improving the learner experience and qualification success rates. Prior to working in Management, Clare was an NVQ Assessor, IV and EV in HSC; she has also assessed and verified Children and Young People, Customer Service, Team Leading and Cleaning subject areas. At Talent Clare brings her skills and experience to further develop innovative curriculum that is relevant to employer and learners needs and be part of the team that leads Talent to an outstanding training provider.
Michelle Ryles
Michelle RylesHead of Finance
Michelle is a fastidious accountant with a wealth of experience gained through working in retail, manufacturing and the public sector. Highly computer literate, she is constantly striving to automate and improve previously time consuming manual processes in the quest for efficiency.
Ashley Murray
Ashley MurrayHead of Projects
Ashley brings to the Talent Training UK LLP team a wealth of industry expertise having successfully led the Training and Development function of one of the UKs largest providers within the logistics/carrier sector. Her previous roles have seen Ashley lead on training strategy across both Operational training and Learning and Development, Talent and Succession. Her professional foresight and approach to both People and Business development has enabled companies and clients to develop and deliver highly successful strategic offerings, resulting in true value and ROI. With a strong background in Leadership, Management and the wider Training arena in large scale corporate business, Ashley is renowned for driving results, her passion and enthusiasm shining through.