Bridget is the founder of dream on. She is passionate about bringing out the best in people and providing the support and encouragement to others that she has had through her life.
After qualifying as an accountant she spent the first ten years of her career working in many different businesses varying from car manufacturing to consulting, gaining a broad understanding of business and financial management. Bridget’s career continued to progress culminating at RSA where she was UK CEO, one of only sixteen women to be a FTSE 100 executive director.
Attending a leadership course at a critical stage in her career made a huge impression on Bridget’s life and she subsequently benefitted from business mentoring. It is this experience that Bridget wanted to make available to women in all walks of life through dream on.
After successfully launching dream on, which combines her passion for helping women be the best they can and her love of fashion and style, Bridget saw that a dedicated charity was needed to maximise the help offered to women.
Bridget is married to Chris and lives in Suffolk. She and Chris have restored a small woodland and are both active in the local community where they live.
Alison built her career in the insurance industry quickly becoming the youngest women at 32 years old in a FTSE 100 company to be made a Senior Manager.
She then became a consultant and top performing partner in the Financial Services practice.
After meeting her husband Pete, she had a change of lifestyle and started working for herself. Alison met Bridget following a short return to Corporate life. Alison's passion for success is undiminished and she now runs her own consultancy business as well as coaching at dream on.
Shirley has been married to Graham for 30 years. They have 3 children, a daughter aged 20 and 2 sons, 18 and 17. Shirley has lived in Suffolk for the last 22 years.
As a teenager Shirley was passionate about justice and fairness for all and read Law at Uni. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1984 and became an equity partner in a Solicitor’s practice in 1987.
A life threatening illness changed Shirley’s perspective and she decided to give up practicing law with the arrival of her first child. However her legal background has been well used, helping individuals and organisations.
Shirley has known Bridget for some years and became intrigued by the work of Dream On. Realising the unique opportunity Dream On offers women to make sense of their lives she joined the team to pursue her desire to coach women to use all their natural abilities to change and enjoy life with direction and confidence.
Alan Sutherland is a retired businessman. He held a number of roles at ICI. Since retiring he has been vice chairman of the national Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and chairman of the local CAB. He has been involved in the East Anglian Museum of Life.
Anne moved to Suffolk about 35 years ago when she married Ray, a local farmer. They have four grown up children and six grandchildren.
Anne worked for 25 years as a GP in a local practice. As one of her sons put it she retired recently to ‘work on her golf swing’. She also enjoys her garden, walking and all forms of sewing and needlecraft.
Anne is passionate about seeing women fulfill their potential.