About iAM

Our story begins with two guys and a dream – to make the lives of school leaders a lot easier. Having worked in facilities management for many years, across private businesses and schools, our Co-founders, Luke Pargeter and Andy Ball, went on a mission to simplify the way compliance should be managed.

About iAM

The team behind iAM

Behind all the magic is a team of experienced and passionate (maybe slightly mad) team of people. 

Luke Pargeter
Luke Pargeter

CEO

About:

Luke started iAM after delivering facilities management into schools and realising they could do most of it themselves with a few points in the right direction! Passionate about the value iAM is bringing to the education sector, if Luke had his way every school in the world would have a free iAM account. For now that’s not a sustainable business strategy so instead he takes a great amount of pride in knowing that iAM is the most cost effective compliance and training solution in the world.

Superpower:

Plant inspired chef! For a meat eater, Luke makes a mean vegan curry!

Andy Ball
Andy Ball

Schools Mentor & Co-Founder

About:

School Superhero hell bent on a mission to eradicate the forces of compliance evil and make all schools a safe environment to learn and teach in.  "H & S isn't to stop you doing stuff, it's there to allow you to do it...safely!"

Superpower:

Eats Haggis, Drinks Whisky... BRAW!

Laura McNicholas  - Customer Delight Manager | iAM Compliant
Laura McNicholas

Customer Delight Manager

About:

With a customer support background in both H&S and Education and a keen interest in self-development, Laura adds superb experience to our talented team. But there’s so much more to her than meets the eye! For example, our Laura has competed for Wales in acrobatic gymnastics at an international level and has even completed an apprenticeship in sports coaching. Outside the gym, Laura loves walking her two dogs and socialising with friends. “Healthy body, healthy mind” is the sound advice that Laura hopes will rub off on the iAM team. Good luck with that!

Superpower:

Can walk on her hands. Ask her for a demonstration if you see her at shows.

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Laura Smith

Product Manager

About:

As iAM Compliant’s Product Manager Laura is usually found concocting plans for the next big feature or testing something new and exciting before it makes its way to our users. You may recognise her from such films as “Policy Compliance” and “Quick Start Guide” - she’s the voice behind the in app guide videos.

Superpower:

Speedy reading - she’s been known to polish off a 400 page novel in less than 12 hours 😏

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Holly Breckon

Marketing Manager

About:

Holly is here to tell the world about the fantastic work we do and share the expert knowledge we have here at iAM. As our Marketing Manager, she’s whipping our digital and brand presence into shape, creating campaigns and turning our constant stream of ideas into a reality. Although it mostly involves making Tom 2 create nice graphics for her. When not glued to a laptop, she’s out walking the dogs, jetting off to travel the world or re-reading Harry Potter for the 30th time.

Superpower:

Emptying her bank account one bucket list destination at a time

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Steve Fuller

Lead Developer

About:

With experience stretching back to the time when tiled background images were exciting, Steve is part of the team responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the iAM Compliant platform. He builds features, squishes bugs and fights entropy - all with the power of, um, code.

Superpower:

Sculpts wood, slower than it takes to grow the stuff

Jodie Forshaw
Jodie Forshaw

Schools Growth Manager

About:

Expelliarmus! Meet our magical SDR, Jodie! With a flick of her magic wand, she enchants clients and casts good vibes to all. Jodie is a keen traveller, she wants to go to the ends of the Earth and paint the amazing things she finds. It’s a little trickier now with a youngster in tow, but luckily, kids love to explore as much as her. In the meantime, she’s happy enough to walk everywhere and swim as much as she can. Jodie has a passion for feel-good films like Shrek, and of course, her favourite, Harry Potter.  But don’t be fooled: she’s under no illusion about the task ahead - Jodie is always working hard to be the best she can be when nurturing prospective clients.

Superpower:

Can fall asleep literally anywhere. 

Martha Baker
Martha Baker

Schools Growth Manager (International)

About:

Martha’s a very person-focused individual and really loves what she does, and they say when that’s the case you never truly have to work. Martha has a great sales pedigree gained at some very prestigious companies and has been fortunate enough to travel around the world in her pursuit of sales excellence. She spends her days planning her upcoming wedding, watching her fiancé play rugby, and to unwind you’ll likely find her walking her 2 lovely dogs in the countryside or out by the sea. The sort of lifestyle you see in adverts for banks, but you know, for real.

Superpower:

Martha’s organisational skills are second to none.

John Clarke
John Clarke

Schools Growth Manager (MATs)

About:

We asked John to provide us with a website bio, but it was a bit too corporate for our tastes. So, we’ve decided to make stuff up instead. John is a keen collector of chicken nuggets that look like things, including dinosaurs, smiley faces & unicorns. John makes cheese and sells it at the market every other Wednesd… oh, alright. He’s actually extraordinarily competent at his job, with over 10 years in EdTech and a passion for the sector. Outside work, you’ll find him watching the footy when time allows - he’s usually busy with his wife and kids. John also has a love of cars and fine dining - not a chicken nugget in sight.

Superpower:

Can throw a black pudding 300ft. Has top-notch people skills which allow him to build great relationships.

Kirsty Treherne
Kirsty Treherne

Education Lead

About:

Some people relax with a good book, a bubble bath, perhaps a glass of wine. Not Kirsty. Her idea of chilled is watching true crime documentaries. Yeah, alright, it’s a phenomenon, but we just don’t get it. Brutal murders and the like - not exactly relaxing. She also eats chocolate while watching, which is something we CAN get behind. Nom. Kirsty is our educational lead with a background as an English teacher and a Special Education Needs & Disability teacher, as well as being a headteacher, so very qualified and knowledgeable - your learning is in safe hands.

Superpower:

Likely the most talented performer in the company. We’ll test those skills at the Xmas party.

Anita Leggett
Anita Leggett

Personal Assistant

About:

With extensive experience within independent schools over the past thirty-two years, Nin has a huge amount of patience after dealing with demanding folk. She’s an ideal PA for our CEO, Luke and our Co-Founder, Andy, then. Nin knows compliance inside out, and acknowledges that there’s always more to learn, and that she won’t always get it right - yet every mistake is a learning experience. Nin describes herself as a people person, but we think that just means ‘chatty’. When she’s not talking to friends and scoffing chocolate hob-nobs with colleagues, she’s chilling in her beautiful garden with her two Golden Retrievers, reading a romance novel. Swoon!

Superpower:

A fantastic cook (that goes with the people-pleasing thing - where’s the office biscuits, Nin?)

Amie Pargeter
Amie Pargeter

Helpdesk Manager

About:

If you contact our helpdesk, you might be lucky enough to reach Amie. With extensive knowledge of our systems, she’ll get you back on track in a jiffy. But if you’re really lucky, you’ll get to hear Poppy, Amie’s Maltipoo, trying to get in on the conversation too. Cutie. When Amie isn’t helping customers, she’ll be hopping Greek islands, camera in hand. Alright for some, eh? Or y’know, she’ll probably be baking sweet treats for her family. Send some our way please, Amie!

Superpower:

Vast system knowledge (as you’d expect from a helpdesk overlord, we suppose).

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Cristiano Crolla

Lead Front End Developer

About:

Meet Cristiano. He’s one of the main reasons our compliant platform looks so good and works so well. Yep, he’s a UI and design expert. Probably the right job for him, then. Cristiano has a multitude of hobbies, including 3D modelling, but he’s always looking for other things to distract him - although his dog pestering while he works isn’t the most ideal of them. Cristiano lives in Glasgow, so as tempting as it is to find out whether he’s into neeps, tatties, battered black puddin’ and Irn Bru, we’re not going to ask him. But you can.

Superpower:

Cristiano is a ridiculously flexible person. Not an especially useful skill for his role, though.

Kyle Allen-Taylor
Kyle Allen-Taylor

Back End Developer

About:

You know when you see a hacker in a movie, surrounded by screens and fast moving code? Well, that’s basically Kyle’s life. He’s extraordinarily proficient in developing and maintaining iAM’s codebase, whatever that means. He knows his tech, the inner workings of the compliant tool, and hates messy code. Kyle spends his spare time gaming, creating video game content for the internet, including Twitch, and self-teaching difficult piano pieces. Blimey. Basically, Kyle’s a smart (plant-based) cookie all around.

Superpower:

Learning multiple languages concurrently, including machine and spoken. Trés bien!

Ryan Simms
Ryan Simms

Senior Software Developer

About:

Whether it’s tinkering with his cousins' broken laptop or building tools for Instagram followers, Ryan spends his days surrounded by tricky tech jobs. Thankfully, with his experience in the sector of over 15 years, he’s definitely up to the task. It’s not just web tools Ryan builds, though. From flatpack to converting a garage, building a decking area or replacing doors, he loves a bit of DIY. He’s also enthusiastic about playing the drums - his neighbours less so.

Superpower:

Trainee magician - he can make a box of Guylian seashell chocolates disappear! Alakazam!

Michael Cleary
Michael Cleary

Senior Software Developer

About:

It’s fair to say that Ruby on Rails is a little bit over most of our heads. That’s why we’ve hired an expert to do our software development. Well, you would, wouldn't you? Micheal really knows his stuff, with 10+ years experience in the sector, as well as formerly working for the DWP, as a haulage logistics manager and *checks notes* as an archaeologist. He’s a keen saxophonist and amateur astronomer, too.  Never know when those might come in handy, here. This should be fun.

Superpower:

Knows more about ancient history than about the modern world.

Jamie Walsh
Jamie Walsh

Helpdesk Service Representative

About:

Hailing from Stockport, Jamie was recruited to support our team in a technical capacity, with his previous experience assisting big names like the Premier League and Nike in his back pocket. Yeah, he’s a smart cookie, building on his super-human knowledge base as he learns all areas of the iAM Compliant system. Jamie’s a guitar whizz, following in his fathers footsteps (Pops is part of Stockport's own Punk rockers ‘Kingsway Flyers’) by practicing often. If he’s not shredding or taking part in some gaming session or other, you’ll find him watching his beloved Stockport County or recovering from the subsequent session by hitting the gym.

Superpower:

Always gets the high score on arcade Guitar Hero machines.

Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell

Head of Partnerships

About:

Let’s start with the more corporate stuff. Josh has been providing compliance and risk solutions for more than 10 years, and claims to know everyone in the sector. So, we want to put that to good use, obviously. He’s been brought in as our Head of Partnerships, and after working with other suppliers in the sector, and seeing how we do business ethically, he was eager to join us. On a personal level, Josh is a typical North Yorkshire lad, which means he’s a fan of long country walks, a reet good pint of Tetleys and of course, Leeds United. If he’s not in the countryside/pub/Elland Road, he’ll be having a quiet night in with his wife, a curry and Vinnie, their white persian cat.

Superpower:

Can open any bottle with his teeth - we’ll make use of this skill at the Christmas party.

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Our Story

Working with some of the brightest minds in the tech world and alongside world-class eLearning designers, Luke and Andy created a simple, intuitive, and affordable solution specifically designed for schools in the UK and beyond.

The iAM Compliant tool was born, and it continually helps schools and MATs across the country.

iAM Compliant Journey
"The main benefit is that everything is in one place and easily accessible.  I also really like the document vault that lets you keep all the reports and other things like O&M manuals, electrical drawings et cetera in one place. Trying to find things in premises managers filing cabinets is a nightmare!"
"Not every school has a compliance manager or an expert in facilities. IAM compliant provides that. The videos are so helpful, they can take you from not knowing how to take water temperatures to how to take water temperatures very, very quickly.
It's so easy to look at IAM compliant and work out where you're at and whether your policies are compliant and whether you're actually in compliance on a day -to -day basis.
It is a great system for that."
"The iAM training platform is amazing, the training is built to IOSH standards and so easy to navigate.  The training courses are fun and easy to follow, they deliver the legislation and understanding of each subject in an easy language that delivers great results for the user. The range of courses is brilliant with so many areas covered and still improving. I would recommend this training platform as a great tool to use for the development of your employees."
"After years of using the Council's compliance package, new School Site Manager, Paul Williams, pitched to his senior leadership team the idea of bringing this responsibility in-house. In doing so, they achieved some incredible results through using a combination of team upskilling, an iAM Compliant account, and employing a private Facilities Management service for contractor tasks."
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