Our team

Michelle Hoskin

(The WOWW!)

 

Where they live: Hitchin, in the heart of beautiful Hertfordshire.

Their family and interests: My quality free time is super-special to me. Being a mummy to my little Ruby Mae  takes up most of my free time, so when we are together we make sure that we do lots of fun stuff. When I do get a chance to focus on myself, I enjoy hanging out with my yummy mummy girlfriends, doing things that give me goosebumps, making green smoothies (don’t ask) and keeping myself in tip-top shape!

Their role in the company: I am the founder of Standards International and the Director of WOWW!

What they love most about their role: I think I have the best job in the world! I get to create magic and share my passion with my team and our clients every day. I love spending time with clients and learning about their biggest challenges so that I can design the best solutions to support them to create a truly WOWW! life and business. I am so lucky to be supported by an amazing team who are committed to delivering their best in everything they do, all the time.

Martin Collett

(The Calculator)

 

Where they live: Hitchin, in the heart of beautiful Hertfordshire.

Their family and interests: I am a very proud father to my daughter Ruby  and spend every minute I can with her. When I’m not with her, you’ll find me either fine tuning my handicap on the golf course or cheering on the mighty Spurs.

Their role in the company: I am the Finance Manager for the business, managing everything to do with the day-to-day finances of Standards International.

What they love most about their role: I’ve worked closely with Michelle since  Standards  International  was founded and I love to see great ideas return great value for both the business and our clients. From hard times to good, so many of our clients have been with us the whole way!

Helen Trumper

(The Sidekick)

 

Where they live: Sandy Llandudno – TripAdvisor’s number one seaside resort in the UK 2016!

Their family and interests: I love cooking and making cocktails for my friends and family and enjoy taking care of my lovely cats.

Their role in the company: I am the Executive Assistant to Michelle Hoskin.

What they love most about their role: I thrive on working closely with Michelle, managing her action-packed diary, spreading the message of WOWW! worldwide and  helping to  deliver the highest quality service possible to our clients.

Dee Ruan

(The Mechanic)

 

Where they live: Leafy south-west London, not far from where a few tennis balls get hit every now and then!

Their family and interests: Hailing from the Caribbean, for me happiness is the sea, sand and sunshine, but now I’m a Londoner I get my annual tropical fix at Notting Hill Carnival.

I love the South Bank, Schnauzer  walks and firmly believe that chocolate is the answer to everything!

Their role in the company: As the  Business Manager, I control the engine room that keeps us running day to day. I look after our internal operations but also the tools and materials that we use when delivering services to our wonderful clients.

What they love most about their role: Working with really great people,  both inside WOWW! HQ and beyond. The inspiring bundle of positive energy that is Michelle Hoskin makes every day an exciting opportunity!

Kelsey Kimsey

(The Heart)

 

Where they live: Lovely Watton-at-Stone village in  Hertfordshire.

Their family and interests: I live with my boyfriend Paul and when I’m not spending time with family and friends,  you’ll find me travelling. I’ve visited  many countries in my 26 years, from Indonesia to South Africa to New Zealand, and plan on exploring many more!

My evenings consist of gym classes and long walks in the countryside with our  new family pups. I also have a slight obsession with Nando’s – my friends think I’m addicted to chicken!

Their role in the company: I’m the Service Delivery  & Relationship Assistant, Marketing & Communications Assistant and Operations Assistant – I keep WOWW! HQ running smoothly!

What they love most about their role:  Variety!    And by working closely with  our clients,  I really get to know them and their businesses.  I’m  loving the ethos and the fab team at SI!

Alison Owen

(The Anchor)

 

Where they live: In a small village called Urquhart, close to the Moray Firth coastline in North East Scotland.

Their family and interests: I have three children: one is 29 and lives and works in London, and the younger two live with me and go to school here in Scotland.

I am an avid Crystal Palace fan who also now follows Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

We love the outdoor life that our new home brings us – fresh air, beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife literally on our doorstep.

Their role in the company: I am a Certification Scheme Assessor.

What they love most about their role: I have worked with Standards International now for a number of years and find my role very rewarding. Every firm and financial planner is different, both in their personalities and in the way they work. It is exceptionally satisfying when the processes behind the standards we promote are seen to provide excellent value to businesses, key individuals and their teams.

Paul Adams

(The Guide)

 

Where they live:  The gorgeous rolling downs of Hampshire –Jane Austen country.

Their family and interests: I have a beautiful wife and three lovely children, all of whom frequently  WOWW! me in so many ways. As well as family life, I enjoy music making (though I am not as practiced as when I read music at uni!), art, photography, and being outdoors – you will often find me somewhere in the depths of my back garden, or in the woods, walking the dog!

Their role in the company: I am a Certification Scheme Assessor and Best Practice Trainer, and occasionally get involved in the internal machinery of SI.

What they love most about their role: I really enjoy working the SI way – professional and thorough, but at the same time relaxed, kindly and even “chatty”. I get a real buzz from working with clients, and helping them discover their own ways to improve their businesses.

Joanne Mullen

(The Sparkle)

 

Where they live:  I divide my time between a quintessentially English village at the foot of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and the rolling hills of County Down, Northern Ireland.

Their family and interests:  With a  passion for travel,  I believe in making the most of every day. I love experiencing the great outdoors, whether that be the coast, in the countryside or the garden (usually in the vegetable plot!).

After losing my Mum too early,  I really value my health and enjoy spending time in the weights room with the big boys, spinning or Pilates and even the odd game of tennis!

Their role in the company:  I am a Certification Scheme Assessor and WOWW! Coach.

What they love most about their role:  Being able to have the opportunity to work alongside, and to share my experience and best practice ideas with like-minded, energetic, awesome individuals, who all have the same values, vision and passion for the financial services industry!    

 Michelle Wilson-Stimson

(The Gloss)

 

Where they live: I live in a lovely 19th-century house in Thornhaugh, Rutland. It’s full of character, charm and two snuggly open fireplaces!

Their family and interests: I have three wonderful children: Shaunagh, my eldest, William, who is at university; and little Mia, who is a budding gymnast.

A real passion of mine is photography and I like to think I’ve become pretty good over the years! I’ve my own studio and you’ll often find me spending my weekends at weddings, particularly in the summer, camera in hand!

Their role in the company: I am a WOWW! Coach.

What  they love most about their role: Without a doubt it’s seeing the enthusiasm and excitement we bring back into the lives and businesses of our clients. Relieving clients of their woes and helping them achieve WOWW! is like nurturing your children – it’s hard work and sometimes there are some serious hurdles but by working together we make growth and fulfilment happen. And knowing you have helped contribute to their success is just delightful!

Darren Weeks

(The Rock)

 

Where they live:  Barnet: close enough for the delights of London but far enough out to enjoy the countryside of Hertfordshire!

Their family and interests:  I am married to Tina and we have two teenage children who keep us busy with their various activities – mainly Taekwondo (they are well on their way to black belt, so I need to be careful!).

When I’m not acting as chauffeur, I enjoy Tai Chi, cycling and walking. I also work at several sports events during the year, such as London, Blenheim and Leeds Triathlons, Etape Caledonia and Ride the Trafalgar Way. Sport is a passion and I find it deeply rewarding to give back. I enjoy watching the elites in action as much as the competitors who only just made it to the  start line – the latter being real heroes of mine.

Their role in the company:  I am a Certification Scheme Assessor and WOWW! Coach

What they love most about their role:  I love bringing my knowledge and experience in financial services to bear, helping firms maximise their strengths. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing firms and individuals realise their full potential!