CEO Dancing Giraffe CIC
Susan has a vast amount of experience in the third sector. She worked with Royal Mail as both a human resources manager and a disability manager. She has spent the last 15 years working as a consultant in the disabled field, access auditing and advising on many major architectural projects and still continues to do so. She is also a Patron of Limbcare, a charity for people who have lost a limb or limbs through, accident, war or illness.
Susan is a high-profile figure within the regions Third Sector access movement where she has made a vast number of contacts. She joined Dancing Giraffe early in 2011 and has been instrumental in creating and maintaining good practices within our fast growing team. She became CEO on the resignation of the former CEO in September 2012. In 2018, Susan was awarded the title “Most Influential Woman in Disabled Persons Support 2018 – United Kingdom” from AI – Acquisition International
Forefront Digital Ltd
“ForeFront Digital are a full service digital agency that specialises in Creation, Design, Development and Marketing of websites. Stuart Barnett from ForeFront DIgital says the company is honoured to be a part of the team. ‘I was introduced to Dancing Giraffe at its concept stage by Susan Pattrick, who we had worked with and who was familiar with our knowledge around accessible websites. We really liked the concept and saw the potential, so we offered to donate our time to the project. We are a very local business, and although we work with clients all over the UK, we like to work with local organisations and charities whenever we can.
‘Dancing Giraffe is a highly accessible website, designed and built to accommodate lots of users at different levels, with lots of algorithms that can link information together to make it relevant to individual users. The unique element of this site is that it will relate users to articles based on their interests and ability. We’ve used some quite ground-breaking technology to create a bespoke package that suits the unique needs of Dancing Giraffe and its users.
‘From the outset we have believed that Dancing Giraffe will eventually cater for hundreds of thousands of users and have created something that will grow with the organisation and be as interactive and powerful as they need it to be.’ www.forefrontdigital.co.uk “
Analyst, Statistician and Resource Centre Manager
Stephen Bundy is the Google Analytics statistician and has done some web development for Dancing Giraffe. He now does editing of the front page and jobs page, adds community news items, and is the Resource Centre manager. He has sorted out display issues using HTML and CSS from time to time.
Stephen worked on version 3 of the Dancing Giraffe website from September 2013 to January 2014. He has a first class honours degree in Computing and the Mathematical Sciences from the Open University.
“Hello, I’m Annie. I have been volunteering for Dancing Giraffe for nearly a year now. I write news and features and also help develop articles for our other writers. I have a BA in English Language and Journalism and work full time in content as well as volunteering.”