Meet our incredible trustees who donate their time, energy, effort and resources to supporting MYTIME, ensuring young carers get the opportunities they deserve.
Paul Tansey is the Managing Director of Dorset-based digital marketing company Intergage, former Director and President of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of MYTIME Young Carers and works as an Enterprise Advisor to Poole High School with the Careers and Enterprise Company.
Paul studied at Poole Grammar School where he represented Dorset on the football pitch and the athletics track. He pursued an entrepreneurial career in sales and marketing from an early age, starting his first business aged 21. Paul has run several businesses in the sales and technology arenas since, joining Intergage as Sales Director in 2003 and becoming Managing Director in 2006.
Recipient of the Wow Network’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013 and runner-up in the Dorset Business Awards ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category in 2016, Paul is a regular speaker – delivering talks to business leaders and students on subjects such as sales, marketing, marketing automation, management, leadership and technology.
Paul lives in Poole with his wife Tanith. They have three adult sons and are devoted grandparents to six grandchildren. When not involved in business, Paul can usually be found playing with his grandchildren, aboard a motorcycle, walking in Dorset with his family or watching AFC Bournemouth.
Nicky is Founding Chief Executive of the multi award-winning charity Create, which was awarded Charity of the Year in 2020. Nicky also serves several organisations in a voluntary capacity, as a Trustee of MYTIME Young Carers, a Trustee of the Wales Millennium Centre, a mentor and a listening volunteer/trainers for the Samaritans. In 2013, Nicky was recognised as Clarins ‘Most Dynamisante’ Woman of the Year.
Nicky is motivated by her longing for a fair, caring, inclusive, sustainable society in which every individual can fulfil their potential. She is passionate about the arts and culture, walking and amateur photography, and describes herself as her godson’s greatest fan! She lives by the mantra: “Never wish a single day away.”
Ben Antell currently works as a Regional Director in United Learning. Before taking up this post, Ben worked for two years as an Executive Principal in United Learning supporting schools in Bournemouth, Poole, London, Manchester, Portsmouth and Kettering.
Previous to taking up this post, Ben was Principal at Glenmoor and Winton Academies in Bournemouth for 4 years. These two schools have become two of the highest performing schools in the country and subsequently judged outstanding by Ofsted. Ben is also fortunate to work as an Ofsted inspector and bases his inspection work in the South-West close to his family home.
Ben is an avid supporter of MYTIME and the levelling up agenda for all young people it seeks to create. Ben’s other interests include playing golf (badly), providing a taxi service to his two teenage sons and following the trials and tribulations of AFC Bournemouth!
Community & Music Performance Director
My name is Rebecca ‘Becs’ Turner. I have been a teacher for 22 years and currently work for TEACH Trust in Poole, as a Community and Music Performance Director. I am married and have three lovely children and a gorgeous pet Viszla called Monty.
My father and godfather started the charity which was based at our ‘rest-bite’ centre in Worth Matravers many years ago. It has been wonderful to see the centre grow and transform into the fabulous charity that MYTIME is. I feel privileged to be working alongside this great team, helping to make such an impact for such a worthwhile cause.