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Meet the team

Name Photo Contact details Role Job overview
James Long James Long 07917 040 032 WES Business Development

My role is to support Headteachers and School Business Managers across all of the WES Traded Services and act as a single point of contact to help coordinate services to schools the view to building stronger relationships our schools and Academies.

I work with schools through the process of Academy conversion and work with WES Service Managers around developing future service improvements and progressing opportunities. 

I also try to meet with all new Headteachers and School Business Managers when they start in Warwickshire to provide an introduction and overview of the WES services and answer any questions new starters might have. 

Abigail Hart Abigail Hart 01926 418614 HR Advisor
Works Monday to Wednesday

Abigail has a BSc degree in Business Administration, Public Policy and Management from Aston University and is an Associate Member of the CIPD. She has been working for Warwickshire County Council since 2009 and also has HR experience in the charity sector. Abigail is a football fan and regularly attends matches to follow her team. 

Hilary Evans Hilary Evans 01926 418614 HR Advisor

In the ten years that Hilary has been employed with WCC she has gained a wealth of transactional HR experience; having recently completed the CIPD level 5 Intermediate in Human Resource Management she is now working as an HR Advisor for Schools. Spare time activities include spending time with her grandson, home improvements, reading and travelling.

Jo Jones Jo Jones 01926 418614 HR Advisor

Jo has worked in HR at Warwickshire County Council since 2005 and has been a HR Advisor in the Schools team for the past 5 years. She has a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management. In her spare time Jo enjoys running and is part of a local running club.

Kully Bening Kully Bening 01926 418614 HR Advisor

Kully Bening started her career in HR as a graduate trainee in the NHS assigned to Soilhull Healthcare NHS Trust. Following this, her experience has included working within various sectors including local government, Higher Education, Finance and IT. Kully's interests include, cricket, baking and keeping fit.

Lorna McDonagh Lorna McDonagh 01926 418614 HR Advisor

Lorna McDonagh has worked in HR for 19 years and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  She has worked across both public and private sectors and enjoys the Employee Relations aspect of HR.  Lorna loves to travel, with Perth, Australia a firm favourite.

Lucy Beresford Lucy Beresford 01926 738323 - Monday-Wednesday HR Advisor

Lucy Beresford has over 10 years experience in HR. She started her HR career in the NHS, however most of her working life has been spent in various HR advisory roles within WCC. She has a BSC (Hons) in Sociology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and is a Associate Member of the CIPD. Lucy enjoys running in an attempt to keep fit and loves visiting Cornwall with her children

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