Who We Are

There are a handful occasions in life when you meet someone who you just gel perfectly with, who sparks your creativity, or sets your brain racing ahead, or sees things differently and provides beneficial challenging input.

When these people enter our world and demonstrate a great team ethic and earn our trust, we make sure that we can work with them every day. These are our Osbourne Purdie board members and senior management team. Meet them below.

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Our clients tell us they like working with us,
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Board Members

Simon Davison
Simon DavisonCEO

Simon Davison

Hi, I’m Simon and founder of Pro-Drivers and the Osbourne Purdie Group.

Just to clear one thing up, Osbourne Purdie was my maternal grandfather who I never met, the Chief of Police in Bishop Auckland in the North East of England during the tough 1930s and 1940s. When I started the company, I thought it only right to name the company in his honour and build a business based on his values of honesty, integrity and hard work.

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Paul Davison
Paul DavisonCCO

Paul Davison

Hi, I’m Paul and lead our Osbourne Purdie activity in North America.

From our offices in Orlando, FL, I empower our talented team to perform at their best, and enjoy the consistent positivity that this brings. We are avid users of cloud and online communications and of team working software. These enable our team who are spread throughout USA and Canada, to work cohesively, whether they are field, home or office based, at either our HQ or embedded within our clients’ head office and regional base locations.

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Rob Jeffery
Rob JefferyCMO

Rob Jeffery

Hi, I’m Rob and I’m the very proud head of our Osbourne Purdie family in the UK.

Our organisational mantra is to “Set people up for success” and we strive to do this through all of our actions. We believe that it’s not just about being fully prepared, optimistic or having fun, it’s also fusing great social skills with a desire to help others, all in pursuit of the best outcome.

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Tim Gardiner
Tim GardinerCOO

Tim Gardiner

Hi, I’m Tim, the Operations Director for the Osbourne Purdie Group.

I embrace a challenge, and enjoy succeeding through careful planning and meticulous attention to detail. Indeed, it’s from within the detail that the best processes emerge, which can then be refined to enable efficient completion of activities, whilst enabling those involved to thrive, through their performance.

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Management Team

Matt Davidson
Matt DavidsonClient Services Director

Matt Davidson

Hi, I’m Matt and I lead the Client Services Team for the Osbourne Purdie Group.

I’ve worked within automotive for most of my adult life, and as the landscape in which we operate continues to evolve my passion for automotive continues to grow. I lead and nurture our client services team, ensuring that they work as an extension of our clients’ own teams. Our focus is on delivering the creativeness, quality and business efficiencies that our clients demand, and that we pride ourselves in consistently delivering.

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Julie McDougall
Julie McDougallFinance Manager

Julie McDougall

Hi, I’m Julie, Finance Manager for Osbourne Purdie UK.

I joined Osbourne Purdie in 2003 as the PA to the CEO, I took on the Finance Manager role shortly after joining.  Working out of Woodgrange Towers initially before moving to Lee Barns in 2008. I oversee the running of the finance team and accounts for the UK businesses. I enjoy new challenges, never allowing no stone unturned.

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Helen Arthur
Helen ArthurHead of Curriculum Design

Helen Arthur

Hi, I’m Helen and I lead the learning and curriculum design team.

I’ve been involved in training and development for twenty five years – oooh, it hurts just a little bit to say twenty five years! As a facilitator, with real-life experience as a manager of people, I hope to provide a credible and challenging learning environment. I understand the importance of creating new habits and behaviours, which enables participants to become aware of their impact on others and through that awareness, develop their own culture of excellence. I am an advocate of individuals taking responsibility for their own development and enabling them to consistently deliver an exceptional experience to those around them.

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Laurie Charles
Laurie CharlesSales Curriculum Design Specialist

Laurie Charles

Hi, I’m Laurie and I’m a Curriculum Design Specialist, Trainer and Coach.

I love to see people develop; to become the best possible version of themselves – it’s what makes me tick. I’m not afraid to use unconventional ideas to grab the attention of a learner and embed an idea; never just unusual for the sake of being different and always with the intention of facilitating learning. When facilitating learning, I have an honest, engaging and open delivery style that participants quickly respond to and I am always keen to positively provoke participants into action.

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Fay Wynne
Fay WynneLead Project Manager

Fay Wynne

Hi, I’m Fay and I’m the Lead Project Manager at Osbourne Purdie working on a range of events, short-term tactical activities and ongoing projects for some of our key clients.

I have over 15 years’ experience working in the events industry, coming to Osbourne Purdie with a wealth of conferencing & events knowledge from the automotive, information technology, and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Tom Wyatt
Tom WyattKey Account Manager

Tom Wyatt

Hi, I’m Tom. I’m a Key Account Manager and first port of call for everything DriveSense.

Coming straight from graduating The University of Portsmouth, with a first class degree in Tourism and Events, I was eager to show off to the world my (back then limited) newfound skills and knowledge. Luckily I found Osbourne Purdie who gave me the chance, and after being with the company since October 2018 I have learnt double the amount I did at university… without all the debt too!

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