Our Team


 


Chief Executive – Nigel Lewis

Nigel started with CLARITY-The Soap Co. in the summer of 2018. Nigel spent 25 years in IT services before becoming CEO of AbilityNet 11 years ago – a disability charity helping people through technology and innovation. During his time there, Nigel steered the organisation to become an organisation providing services that help millions of people with disabilities. Nigel has a very personal family connection to disability, observing first-hand how technology can dramatically help improve lives. Nigel’s wealth of experience sees CLARITY-The Soap Co in safe hands as it begins the next phase of its commercial and organisational development.

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CLARITY Operations Manager – Hayley Louise

Hayley Louise has spent her entire career at CLARITY, starting as an office junior and progressing all the way to her current position of Operations Manager. She has worked in almost every area of the company and has an immense working knowledge of customers, suppliers, production processes and – most importantly – the staff. Hayley also heads up the welfare and support services of the company. Hayley has a long commute to work as she moved to Clacton-on-Sea 10 years ago.

 


Chair of the Board – Clive Jackson

Clive first became attracted to CLARITY in 2016 after retiring from a 30 year career as a Managing Director and Operations Director in the retailing and food wholesaling industries. He is a passionate advocate of the Social Enterprise sector and is particularly attracted to the challenge of combining strong commercial practice with the sustainable employment of disabled people. Following a period of pro bono consultancy, Clive joined the Board of Trustees in September 2017. He is a keen sports and keep fit enthusiast and divides his time between that, CLARITY and a number of other Social Enterprise organisations.

 


Treasurer – David Grace

David recently retired from PwC where he was the Global Head of Financial Crime and a member of their Global Financial Services Leadership team. David has a law degree and is a chartered accountant. He is now an investor and business advisor to various organisations, as well as a non executive director and trustee of a number of charities and social enterprise organisations, including Common Purpose and CLARITY. He is also part of the Ashoka Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs.

 


John Sharman

John first came to CLARITY as a customer for his company’s Homecare product range. He has a vast experience of organisational leadership and working with the retail market. John is a passionate advocate of the employment of disabled people and sat on the Board for CLARITY before becoming Chair in 2007. He is an avid fan of skiing and exploring the great outdoors.

 


Judith Mellor, OBE

Judith is a former lawyer and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for her contribution to the arts and voluntary sectors. She has from a young age suffered from a degenerative eye disease and is highly devoted to CLARITY’s cause. Notwithstanding the disability, she has been a trustee of several theatre boards and is currently Chair of LAHF (London Arts in Health Forum) and a Governor of Linden Lodge School (a special school for visually impaired children with other disabilities).

 


Anja Batista Sonksen

Anja has over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, both externally and internally within strategy roles at Volkswagen and Visa. After advising a local charity on corporate fundraising, Anja got hooked on the not for profit sector and is now dividing her time between freelance projects for charities such as Comic Relief, volunteering and her growing family. Having grown up in a little village on the Danish-German border, she enjoys travelling the world and all that a big city like London has to offer.

 


Alessio Balduini

Alessio has over 15 years of experience managing global and regional teams and brings a strong entrepreneurial and sales focussed orientation to the Board. He was Managing Director at Moody’s for several years before founding and becoming CEO of Credit Data Research. In his spare time, Alessio enjoys spending time with his family and home cooked Italian food.


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About Us

History

Our Vision and Mission

Our Supporters & Partners

We believe that all disabled people should have an opportunity for employment and at CLARITY Enterprises we champion this vision by manufacturing beautiful toiletry and cleaning products with a workforce that’s predominantly blind and disabled.

CLARITY – Employment for Blind People was established in 1854 as “The Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind” (GWB) to provide employment for blind people.

Our vision is that all disabled people have an opportunity for employment regardless of the complexity of their barriers.

We often act as a “flagship” social enterprise to demonstrate the field to newcomers: in 2010 we were visited by the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP as we are a leading example of Social Enterprise in action.