Meet the team

Joyce Martin, Director

Having acted as Project Director for the Government-funded initiative, JISC Collections for Schools, Joyce established JCS Online Resources in 2010 as her own business when the funding came to an end.

Joyce has been successful in not only tripling the collection of e-resources for schools but also expanded the JCS catalogue to include e-resources for Further Education Colleges and Public Library authorities.

Joyce loves music and you will often find her singing in her choir or at the theatre or concerts. She also enjoys spending her weekends with her four energetic young grandchildren.

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Gerda Taylor, Finance and Office Manager

Gerda joined the JCS Team in January 2017. After immigrating from South Africa in the summer of 2015 she started work at a mobile phone and smart device accessory distributor in London. Prior to the relocation she spent three years in the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo and opened her own wedding cake business in the city.

She has not lost her love for baking and still spends hours trying new recipes. She also loves exploring Britain so you will not find her at home very often. In 2017 she plans to tick one more thing off her bucket list and visit Puffin Island to see the birds!

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Sean Wright, Sales Manager

Sean graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Fine Art in 2014 and worked as a sous chef at a pub in Oxford before joining JCS in 2015 as an Account Executive. He was soon promoted and now works as the Sales Manager.

In his spare time, he produces a range of media (videos, recipes, reviews) for several different online outlets such as blogs and YouTube channels. He is also a serious ‘cinefile’ and videogame enthusiast.
 
If you ever speak to Sean on the telephone, then you’ll notice his Canadian twang. He migrated with his family to the UK from Canada at the age of ten.

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Polly Krabbé, Marketing and Communications Manager

Before joining JCS Online Resources in September 2016. Polly worked in the charity sector in Fundraising and Marketing and, before that, she gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. She also spent a fantastic six months studying Journalism, English Language, History of Art and Creative Writing at Utica College, New York.

In her spare time you are most likely to spot her out on the pitch with a rugby ball in her hands, playing prop for Henley Hawkes. She also enjoys reading, her favourite genre is autobiography.

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Hugh Webster, Senior Account Manager – Schools

After graduating with a degree in Business Economics in 2015 Hugh joined the JCS Team in October 2015 as an Account Executive before being promoted to Senior Account Executive and then Senior Account Manager – Schools. He used online resources extensively at University and appreciates the positive impact they have on the learning process.

In his own words, Hugh is a 'die-hard rugby fan' and has had a season ticket with Coventry based Wasps for the last decade. If there is a rugby game on, you can be sure Hugh will be watching!

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Amy Williams, Senior Account Executive (FE/HE)

Amy has worked in the information industry for over 20 years. Having started her career working in specialist libraries in London after graduating with a degree in English and Music, Amy went on to gain an MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield.

Amy then worked for a number of publishers and intermediaries, specialising in the promotion and development of online journal resources. She joined JCS in 2015.

Outside of work, Amy is kept very busy with her three young sons. When she does have a spare minute, she enjoys listening to and playing music, and has recently started to teach herself the guitar.  

Mark Bates, Marketing Assistant

Whilst studying a sociology degree at the University of Warwick, Mark developed a keen interest in education and media.

Since then, he has completed a masters in Film and Television, worked as a content writer creating various E-learning courses as well as working in a school where he saw first-hand the difference engaging and interesting content can make to a student’s learning experience. Mark joined the JCS Team in September 2017.

He is a keen reader, with his favourite book being Three Men in a Boat.  He also enjoys heading out to see plays and live music as often as he can and hopes to one day get to see a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre.

Joshua Lee-Tritton, Junior Account Executive (Schools)

Joshua joined JCS Online Resources in September 2017 after completing a degree in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Oxford University. During his degree, he spent time in both France and Spain studying and working as a teacher and translator, and then spent an additional summer in Oxford teaching English to EFL students at various English academies.

In his spare time, he enjoys running long distances and will be completing his second half marathon in October. As indicated by his degree he loves learning languages and travelling whenever his budget and time allow. He has travelled to many places in southern and eastern Europe, his favourite place is Granada in the south of Spain. 

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Rupert Brice, Junior Account Executive

Rupert joined JCS Online Resources in September 2017 after moving to Oxford from Brighton where he managed a busy independent retail store.

Rupert has a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Ethics from Brighton University and graduated in the summer of 2016. Online resources were a key part of his dissertation project — Understanding why Indian colonial subjects served in the British Army during WW1 — giving him an understanding of how invaluable these resources are.

He has a keen interest in history and politics, especially modern world and revolutionary history from the 1700s. He enjoys cooking, collecting vinyl records, and visiting museums as well as being an avid Formula 1 fan.

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