About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

  • Richard Bell

    Richard Bell (he/him)

    Richard


    Richard is our Sports Welfare Manager. He works with National Governing Bodies of sports (NGBs) and local sports clubs to promote and support effective safeguarding and welfare practices.

    Richard has broad experience in safeguarding and welfare having worked in offender resettlement, mainstream and alternative education working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and has previously served as a Special Constable for Lincolnshire Police.

    Richard has always been involved in sport having previously been a competitive swimmer and footballer. He has been a swimming teacher and currently coaches local grassroots football.

    Richard.Bell@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 306

  • Dr. Joanna Blackwell

    Dr. Joanna Blackwell (she/her)

    Joanna Blackwell


    Jo is Head of Development – Communities & Wellbeing, at Active Lincolnshire.

    Jo's role involves supporting the integration of physical activity into health and care, and improving the opportunities for local people to move more in any way they choose and reap the many benefits that can bring.

    Before joining the Active Lincolnshire team, Jo has spent 20 years working in public health related roles within the NHS, local government, voluntary sector, and higher education. She has an undergraduate health degree, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a PhD, which explored socio-cultural influences on exercise and health.

    Outside of work she can frequently be found cheering on her children at football, swimming, gymnastics, or a cadet parade. Jo enjoys walking, running and cycling, and more recently has been doing powerlifting.

    Joanna.Blackwell@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 008

  • Ian Brown

    Ian Brown (he/him)

    Ian Brown


    Ian is our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager. He develops and delivers multiple projects and programmes that engage the people in Lincolnshire facing the highest levels of inequalities, focusing primarily on ethnically diverse communities and people with disabilities. He’s the lead for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire.

    Ian is passionate about the role physical activity plays in improving and maintaining good mental and physical health, increasing confidence and developing friendships. Through lived experience, Ian has seen the power that sport has to provide opportunities, goals and hope, as well as giving him the ability to support people going through similar experiences.

    Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with his wife and daughter, along with doing DIY and playing with power tools. He spends most of his free time coaching, running and playing in a wheelchair basketball club, as well as supporting other clubs across the East Midlands.

    Ian.Brown@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 224

  • Greg Brown

    Greg Brown (he/him)

    Greg Brown


    Greg Brown joined Active Lincolnshire in June 2022 as Children and Young People Lead. He is responsible for the coordination and development of Active Lincolnshire’s work that seeks to enable children and young people to be more active, more often through the provision of positive experiences.

    This area of work will see him work with partner organisations and stakeholders to collaborate around opportunities for participation, advocating for the positive impact being physically active can have on the lives of Lincolnshire’s children and young people.

    Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Greg worked in schools providing, supporting and developing outstanding PE provision. He has a passion for ensuring every child has access to enjoyable, high-quality, inclusive experiences though varying activities.

    Outside of work, Greg loves to spend time with his family, be that through the various activities Lincolnshire has to offer or just out exploring the fabulous green spaces in the county. Although most of his spare time is spent with his two children he loves to remain active by playing football and golf when he can.

    Greg.Brown@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 259

  • Paul Chandler

    Paul Chandler (he/him)

    Paul Chandler


    Paul Chandler joined Active Lincolnshire in July 2022 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the marketing for Active Lincolnshire and communicating the positive work that Active Lincolnshire and our partners do.

    This role sees Paul covering all areas of our work across the six strands of the Let's Move Lincolnshire Strategy promoting the work we do around them, as well as continuing to develop our public facing Let's Move Lincolnshire website with it's Activity Finder to inspire more people to get active to make it easier for them to find new ways to do so. Paul's role is integrated with all our other team members to use data and insights to communicate to those most in need of our support.

    Prior to joining Active Lincolnshire, Paul has been involved in the retail and ecommerce sector giving a different perspective on many of our challenges. However before pursuing marketing, Paul worked in the leisure industry teaching & coaching swimming as well as supervising and supporting the training orgainsation to deliver swimming lessons for those who otherwise couldn't access them.

    Outside of work, Paul will often be found with his dogs. You might find him out for a walk exploring the best of Lincolnshire's countryside, cycling down quieter roads, paddling along a tranquil stretch of river or even sprinting down a winding footpath as they train for canicross races (cross country running but with a dog lending a helping paw).

    Paul.Chandler@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07721 469 415

  • Dom Fieldhouse-Gray

    Dom Fieldhouse-Gray (he/him)

    Dominic Fieldhouse-Gray


    Dom joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Physical Activity Sector Lead, responsible for the coordination and network development of the physical activity, leisure and sport sector within the county.

    The cornerstone of Dom's role is to initiate, build and maintain strong knowledge and relationships across the provision of organised formal and informal physical activity providers in Lincolnshire. He will be supporting the training and skills development of the delivery workforce, to ensure the sector is ‘fit for purpose’ and relevant to the need.

    He will also advocating for and provide best practice advice and guidance on inequalities and inclusion, ensuring the physical activity offer is available to everyone and barriers to participation are understood and addressed.

    Outside of work, Dom enjoys exploring Lincolnshire's countryside by bike - a new passion thanks to the first lockdown - and making any excuse to go see gigs and concerts.

    Dominic.Fieldhouse-Gray@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266106

  • Rosie Grimes

    Rosie Grimes (she/her)

    Rosie Grimes


    Rosie joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2023 as an Apprentice business administrator. Rosie combines her studying for her Lincoln College Business Administration Standard with her work within Active Lincolnshire. Rosie takes responsibility to support various aspects of Active Lincolnshire’s administration whether this is supporting projects, diary management, reviewing policies or communicating both internally and externally to support the smooth running of the organisation.

    Rosie was passionate to join Active Lincolnshire through her enjoyment for sport and the benefits it has. From a young age, Rosie has involved herself in a variety of sports and enjoys staying active, which helps her to believe that there is a sport for everyone. This makes her keen to learn more about the sport and physical activity sector as well as gaining business skills to take into the future.

    Outside of work, Rosie enjoys staying active; whether this is going to the gym, dancing, or going on long walks with her dog. Rosie also loves to travel and explore new places both in the UK or abroad when she has the chance.

    Rosie.Grimes@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07436 056 837

  • Charlotte Pedley

    Charlotte Pedley (she/her)

    Charlotte Pedley


    Charlotte is a Marketing and Communications Lead, bringing the work that Active Lincolnshire does across the county to life. Charlotte is responsible for creating website and social media content that supports and informs our business partners and stakeholders. She also works with partners on local and national campaign promotions to inspire behaviour change in the people of Lincolnshire.

    As well as previous experience in the physical activity sector, Charlotte’s background includes working as a marketing professional in contemporary and community arts. She’s particularly interested in social marketing and behavioural change and promoting the benefits physical activity can have on wellbeing.

    Outside of work, Charlotte can often be found curled up with a good book, in the kitchen baking, or getting creative with printmaking or drawing. She loves nature and enjoys going for walks in the countryside.

    Charlotte.Pedley@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 223

  • Lindsay Parker

    Lindsay Parker (she/her)

    Lindsay Norris


    Lindsay joined Active Lincolnshire as the Finance and Business Manager in June 2021, taking responsibility for all aspects of financial management and business support – including governance, data management and health and safety. She provides leadership and advice in all financial matters related to the charity, ensuring the effective operation of financial controls.

    Lindsay is an advocate for the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health. She believes that there’s an activity out there for everyone – it’s just a matter of finding the one you like. That’s why she’s committed to putting her skills and experience to work to support Active Lincolnshire’s mission, doing her bit to contribute to the health of Lincolnshire.

    When she’s not working, Lindsay loves CrossFit, running, swimming, reading, travel and being outdoors – especially when the weather’s warm! She’s also an avid baker and runs her own custom cake business.

    Lindsay.Parker@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 059

  • Gemma Skaley

    Gemma Skaley (she/her)

    Gemma Skaley


    Gemma Skaley joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2022 and is Head of Development (Young People & Workforce).

    Gemma brings to life the delivery and implementation of the Let's Move Lincolnshire strategy, overseeing our work with children and young people and supporting the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.

    With a strong commercial background, Gemma builds our relations and our offer within the private sector.

    Gemma.Skaley@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266214

  • Donna Sutton

    Donna Sutton (she/her)

    Donna Sutton


    Donna is our Health & Wellbeing Lead, responsible for areas of work that connect mental and physical health. She’s the lead on our pre and post-natal work that supports new and expectant mums to be more active, as well as other health related projects.

    Donna provides insight, support and guidance to Active Lincolnshire’s partners to enable them to support the people they work with to be active. The pre and post-natal work also challenges the perceptions of physical activity during pregnancy, aiming to create significant changes in messaging and ensure the provision of safe activities for women.

    Donna has lived and breathed sport and physical activity her whole life. Through this involvement in sport, she’s been able to develop her confidence and build a skillset – and she wants everyone to be able to enjoy those same benefits. She believes everyone, no matter what their circumstances, should have access to quality, safe and enjoyable opportunities to be active.

    Her time outside of work is mostly spent with her sons playing cars or superheroes, enjoying time outdoors, or playing volleyball. When she finds some time to herself, you’ll find Donna in her home studio pampering herself or her friends as a qualified nail technician.

    Donna.Sutton@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 040

  • Emma Tatlow

    Emma Tatlow (she/her)

    Emma Tatlow


    Emma joined Active Lincolnshire as the Chief Executive in May 2020. She is responsible for supporting the team to excel at their work by providing an environment where staff can thrive and feel empowered to achieve the Active Lincolnshire mission.

    Emma focuses on a whole system approach to address inactivity in Lincolnshire. As well as making sure the needs of the local population are met, she works to actively reduce the barriers and inequalities to accessing and participating in physical activity. Emma is also accountable to our funding partners, ensuring that Active Lincolnshire operates with excellent governance and is compliant in our role as a charity and Active Partnership. As CEO, Emma is responsible for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire and through all the work we undertake.

    Passionate about collaboration, Emma believes the best way to make a long-term, sustainable difference in our county’s activity levels and overall health is by working together. She strongly believes that with innovation, creative thinking and a commitment to change, Active Lincolnshire and its partners can support the people of Lincolnshire to become more active in the ways that suit them best.

    When Emma isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running, occasionally taking part in triathlons and running events. She loves anything outdoors and enjoys exploring the trails and green spaces that Lincolnshire has to offer.

    Emma.Tatlow@ActiveLincolnshire.com

    07903 266 314

Richard Bell (he/him)

Richard


Richard is our Sports Welfare Manager. He works with National Governing Bodies of sports (NGBs) and local sports clubs to promote and support effective safeguarding and welfare practices.

Richard has broad experience in safeguarding and welfare having worked in offender resettlement, mainstream and alternative education working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and has previously served as a Special Constable for Lincolnshire Police.

Richard has always been involved in sport having previously been a competitive swimmer and footballer. He has been a swimming teacher and currently coaches local grassroots football.

Richard.Bell@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 306

Dr. Joanna Blackwell (she/her)

Joanna Blackwell


Jo is Head of Development – Communities & Wellbeing, at Active Lincolnshire.

Jo's role involves supporting the integration of physical activity into health and care, and improving the opportunities for local people to move more in any way they choose and reap the many benefits that can bring.

Before joining the Active Lincolnshire team, Jo has spent 20 years working in public health related roles within the NHS, local government, voluntary sector, and higher education. She has an undergraduate health degree, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a PhD, which explored socio-cultural influences on exercise and health.

Outside of work she can frequently be found cheering on her children at football, swimming, gymnastics, or a cadet parade. Jo enjoys walking, running and cycling, and more recently has been doing powerlifting.

Joanna.Blackwell@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 008

Ian Brown (he/him)

Ian Brown


Ian is our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager. He develops and delivers multiple projects and programmes that engage the people in Lincolnshire facing the highest levels of inequalities, focusing primarily on ethnically diverse communities and people with disabilities. He’s the lead for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire.

Ian is passionate about the role physical activity plays in improving and maintaining good mental and physical health, increasing confidence and developing friendships. Through lived experience, Ian has seen the power that sport has to provide opportunities, goals and hope, as well as giving him the ability to support people going through similar experiences.

Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with his wife and daughter, along with doing DIY and playing with power tools. He spends most of his free time coaching, running and playing in a wheelchair basketball club, as well as supporting other clubs across the East Midlands.

Ian.Brown@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 224

Greg Brown (he/him)

Greg Brown


Greg Brown joined Active Lincolnshire in June 2022 as Children and Young People Lead. He is responsible for the coordination and development of Active Lincolnshire’s work that seeks to enable children and young people to be more active, more often through the provision of positive experiences.

This area of work will see him work with partner organisations and stakeholders to collaborate around opportunities for participation, advocating for the positive impact being physically active can have on the lives of Lincolnshire’s children and young people.

Before joining Active Lincolnshire, Greg worked in schools providing, supporting and developing outstanding PE provision. He has a passion for ensuring every child has access to enjoyable, high-quality, inclusive experiences though varying activities.

Outside of work, Greg loves to spend time with his family, be that through the various activities Lincolnshire has to offer or just out exploring the fabulous green spaces in the county. Although most of his spare time is spent with his two children he loves to remain active by playing football and golf when he can.

Greg.Brown@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 259

Paul Chandler (he/him)

Paul Chandler


Paul Chandler joined Active Lincolnshire in July 2022 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the marketing for Active Lincolnshire and communicating the positive work that Active Lincolnshire and our partners do.

This role sees Paul covering all areas of our work across the six strands of the Let's Move Lincolnshire Strategy promoting the work we do around them, as well as continuing to develop our public facing Let's Move Lincolnshire website with it's Activity Finder to inspire more people to get active to make it easier for them to find new ways to do so. Paul's role is integrated with all our other team members to use data and insights to communicate to those most in need of our support.

Prior to joining Active Lincolnshire, Paul has been involved in the retail and ecommerce sector giving a different perspective on many of our challenges. However before pursuing marketing, Paul worked in the leisure industry teaching & coaching swimming as well as supervising and supporting the training orgainsation to deliver swimming lessons for those who otherwise couldn't access them.

Outside of work, Paul will often be found with his dogs. You might find him out for a walk exploring the best of Lincolnshire's countryside, cycling down quieter roads, paddling along a tranquil stretch of river or even sprinting down a winding footpath as they train for canicross races (cross country running but with a dog lending a helping paw).

Paul.Chandler@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07721 469 415

Dom Fieldhouse-Gray (he/him)

Dominic Fieldhouse-Gray


Dom joined Active Lincolnshire in April 2022 as Physical Activity Sector Lead, responsible for the coordination and network development of the physical activity, leisure and sport sector within the county.

The cornerstone of Dom's role is to initiate, build and maintain strong knowledge and relationships across the provision of organised formal and informal physical activity providers in Lincolnshire. He will be supporting the training and skills development of the delivery workforce, to ensure the sector is ‘fit for purpose’ and relevant to the need.

He will also advocating for and provide best practice advice and guidance on inequalities and inclusion, ensuring the physical activity offer is available to everyone and barriers to participation are understood and addressed.

Outside of work, Dom enjoys exploring Lincolnshire's countryside by bike - a new passion thanks to the first lockdown - and making any excuse to go see gigs and concerts.

Dominic.Fieldhouse-Gray@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266106

Rosie Grimes (she/her)

Rosie Grimes


Rosie joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2023 as an Apprentice business administrator. Rosie combines her studying for her Lincoln College Business Administration Standard with her work within Active Lincolnshire. Rosie takes responsibility to support various aspects of Active Lincolnshire’s administration whether this is supporting projects, diary management, reviewing policies or communicating both internally and externally to support the smooth running of the organisation.

Rosie was passionate to join Active Lincolnshire through her enjoyment for sport and the benefits it has. From a young age, Rosie has involved herself in a variety of sports and enjoys staying active, which helps her to believe that there is a sport for everyone. This makes her keen to learn more about the sport and physical activity sector as well as gaining business skills to take into the future.

Outside of work, Rosie enjoys staying active; whether this is going to the gym, dancing, or going on long walks with her dog. Rosie also loves to travel and explore new places both in the UK or abroad when she has the chance.

Rosie.Grimes@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07436 056 837

Charlotte Pedley (she/her)

Charlotte Pedley


Charlotte is a Marketing and Communications Lead, bringing the work that Active Lincolnshire does across the county to life. Charlotte is responsible for creating website and social media content that supports and informs our business partners and stakeholders. She also works with partners on local and national campaign promotions to inspire behaviour change in the people of Lincolnshire.

As well as previous experience in the physical activity sector, Charlotte’s background includes working as a marketing professional in contemporary and community arts. She’s particularly interested in social marketing and behavioural change and promoting the benefits physical activity can have on wellbeing.

Outside of work, Charlotte can often be found curled up with a good book, in the kitchen baking, or getting creative with printmaking or drawing. She loves nature and enjoys going for walks in the countryside.

Charlotte.Pedley@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 223

Lindsay Parker (she/her)

Lindsay Norris


Lindsay joined Active Lincolnshire as the Finance and Business Manager in June 2021, taking responsibility for all aspects of financial management and business support – including governance, data management and health and safety. She provides leadership and advice in all financial matters related to the charity, ensuring the effective operation of financial controls.

Lindsay is an advocate for the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health. She believes that there’s an activity out there for everyone – it’s just a matter of finding the one you like. That’s why she’s committed to putting her skills and experience to work to support Active Lincolnshire’s mission, doing her bit to contribute to the health of Lincolnshire.

When she’s not working, Lindsay loves CrossFit, running, swimming, reading, travel and being outdoors – especially when the weather’s warm! She’s also an avid baker and runs her own custom cake business.

Lindsay.Parker@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 059

Gemma Skaley (she/her)

Gemma Skaley


Gemma Skaley joined Active Lincolnshire in February 2022 and is Head of Development (Young People & Workforce).

Gemma brings to life the delivery and implementation of the Let's Move Lincolnshire strategy, overseeing our work with children and young people and supporting the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.

With a strong commercial background, Gemma builds our relations and our offer within the private sector.

Gemma.Skaley@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266214

Donna Sutton (she/her)

Donna Sutton


Donna is our Health & Wellbeing Lead, responsible for areas of work that connect mental and physical health. She’s the lead on our pre and post-natal work that supports new and expectant mums to be more active, as well as other health related projects.

Donna provides insight, support and guidance to Active Lincolnshire’s partners to enable them to support the people they work with to be active. The pre and post-natal work also challenges the perceptions of physical activity during pregnancy, aiming to create significant changes in messaging and ensure the provision of safe activities for women.

Donna has lived and breathed sport and physical activity her whole life. Through this involvement in sport, she’s been able to develop her confidence and build a skillset – and she wants everyone to be able to enjoy those same benefits. She believes everyone, no matter what their circumstances, should have access to quality, safe and enjoyable opportunities to be active.

Her time outside of work is mostly spent with her sons playing cars or superheroes, enjoying time outdoors, or playing volleyball. When she finds some time to herself, you’ll find Donna in her home studio pampering herself or her friends as a qualified nail technician.

Donna.Sutton@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 040

Emma Tatlow (she/her)

Emma Tatlow


Emma joined Active Lincolnshire as the Chief Executive in May 2020. She is responsible for supporting the team to excel at their work by providing an environment where staff can thrive and feel empowered to achieve the Active Lincolnshire mission.

Emma focuses on a whole system approach to address inactivity in Lincolnshire. As well as making sure the needs of the local population are met, she works to actively reduce the barriers and inequalities to accessing and participating in physical activity. Emma is also accountable to our funding partners, ensuring that Active Lincolnshire operates with excellent governance and is compliant in our role as a charity and Active Partnership. As CEO, Emma is responsible for equality, diversity and inclusion across Active Lincolnshire and through all the work we undertake.

Passionate about collaboration, Emma believes the best way to make a long-term, sustainable difference in our county’s activity levels and overall health is by working together. She strongly believes that with innovation, creative thinking and a commitment to change, Active Lincolnshire and its partners can support the people of Lincolnshire to become more active in the ways that suit them best.

When Emma isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running, occasionally taking part in triathlons and running events. She loves anything outdoors and enjoys exploring the trails and green spaces that Lincolnshire has to offer.

Emma.Tatlow@ActiveLincolnshire.com

07903 266 314

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