Sam Lloyd

Project Manager

Sam joined Starting Point as Project Manager at the end of July 2016. He trained in acting for three years at the Royal Welsh and brings to his work the energy, creativity and people skills gained at drama school. He has worked with youth as a volunteer for 6 years and counting, and is passionate about seeing young people receive support and finding self-worth through relationship. Outside of work Sam enjoys singer song-writing and all things football.


Project Coordinator

Rebecca joined the Starting Point team in September 2014 and is responsible for the day to day running of the programme. In particular, she ensures that Starting Point's Work Experience opportunities follow Health and Safety regulations. Rebecca previously worked in a school for those who have been excluded from mainstream education and as such has a wealth of experience in dealing with young people. She is also a mentor with Starting Point.

Starting Point Steering Group

Steering Group

The Starting Point Steering Group helps to give the Manager support and oversight around the vision of the project. They also bring a wide range of contacts and expertise. Currently on the group are Colin Smith (Mentor), Andy Dickens (Mentor), Sean Green (Reading Family Church & joint founder of Starting Point with Mustard Tree), Giles Allchurch (Chair of the group, attendee of Reading Family Church & also works at Reading YOS) and Katherine Shepherd (Mustard Tree CEO).