Claire Fielding - Business Manager

​Claire Fielding joined the Trust as Business Manager in January 2017, having previously worked for the Department for Work and Pensions for 21 years. Claire was most recently, and for the last 14 years at DWP, on the Benefit Investigations Team in Lowestoft, having previously managed benefit processing teams and working on Social Fund in Great Yarmouth during her career. Claire brings a knowledge of such matters to the Trust and is keen to organise and run the office, and provide support where she can. While working for the DWP, Claire was lucky enough to participate in the Prince's Trust Volunteers programme which brings people together from all walks of life, with a view to working as a team to undertake community projects and also provides opportunities to develop new personal skills.
Claire fully endorses the Anchorage Trust's aim of encouraging and supporting young people to achieve their goals and improve their own lives, having been given the chance to do so.

Gail Hodds - Operations Manager

Gail was born in Great Yarmouth, She has previously worked in the Civil Service this includes most recently, 10 years experience at Great Yarmouth Jobcentre delivering a range of frontline services.  Gail left to focus on a new career working with young people. after also gaining experience as a Home–Start volunteer, supporting families with young children. Since leaving the Jobcentre Gail has gained valuable experience with local community projects developing and learning new skills in supporting people to engage and connect with services within their community. Gail is currently studying Health and Social care with the Open University and is passionate about working with young people and encouraging them to achieve their goals and enable positive change in their lives.

James Sinclair - Fundraising & Events Manager 

​James is local to Great Yarmouth and shares our passion for a brighter, safer and more prosperous Great Yarmouth. James has a natural talent for fundraising and has determination in abundance. James has raised large amounts of money for other charities and we are very lucky to have him leading our fundraising team. James supports our markerting and social media presence and is part of our overarching funding strategy team.

Leanne Quinn - Tenancy Support Worker

​Leanne delivers our tenancy support functions and inspires and guides the young people we work with. Leanne undertakes regular house reviews, 1:1's with tenants and supports young people to understand their responsibilities in managing tenancy. Leanne uses her spare time to volunteer with Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers.

Jane Palmer - Employment & Engagement Manager

​Jane leads on all our project delivery, employability and employer engagement activities. Jane brings a huge amount of experience of working with young people and community development.

Kerri-Ann Quinney - Fundraising & Marketing Officer

​Kerri is a key member of our fundraising team and supports James to deliver events which raise vital funds and awareness of our work, our vision and our ethos. Kerri brings huge organisational skills and

Meet Our Team...

Rebecca Algar - Volunteer

Rebecca was an integral and instrumental part of the founding team of the East Anglia Anchorage Trust and holds 13 years experience of working within the NHS. As part of her current role she is a dementia champion as well as health and safety rep. Rebecca is often seen at various events supporting the work of the Anchorage Trust and is very much an organiser in the background at EAAT. 

Laura Franks - Peer Mentor Project Lead Volunteer

Laura is an inspiration to those around her. Laura herself has experience of services and wanted to give something back. Laura is dedicated, hardworking and gets involved in many of the projects the Anchorage Trust delivers. Laura is infectious to those around her and leads by example. Laura leads on our peer mentor project and is involved directly in delivery.

Benjamin Stone - Chief Executive
Ben has worked with young people since 2001 which includes roles in child protection, children's residential care, children's services including leaving care and youth offending teams in areas such as Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales as well as locally in Norfolk. Ben has held management positions for many years and is vastly experienced and passionate about working with young people to support them to achieve positive change. .

Ben is also a non executive director of local community radio station Harbour Radio a community interest company set up to support and promote the local community and an ambassador of Inspired Youth and Vice Chairman of Great Yarmouth Town Football Club. Ben is a fellow of The School for Social Entreprenuers 2016 cohort and winner of an UnLtd Millennium Award. 


Emma Beth - Administrator 

Emma is a key member of our office function and provides an amazing amount of organisational and administration skills. Emma also undertakes many of our drop ins at both local colleges and attends other information events to share our work. 

Nicky Taylor - HR Manager

CEO and creator of Magical Door Productions, Nicola is a highly experienced and qualified Senior Manager and Trainer with over twenty years’ experience. Skilled in NLP, Hypnotherapy and Person Centred Counselling, Nicola has a passion and a drive to help others, whether they are people who live with disabilities and illness or people who need some direction and guidance in life. Nicola passionately believes that everyone is entitled to live a good quality of life, and that this right should not be constrained by demographics, finances or parentage. Nicola is looking forward to bringing her mixture of warmth, wisdom, humour and creativity to The East Anglia Anchorage Trust and contributing to its continued growth.