Lisa Dawson

Lisa Dawson

Director - Run With It

Lisa Dawson is the Director of the local Education Charity Run With It. Run With It’s moto is ‘learning for life’ and that’s certainly what it does through 3 unique and stimulating environments. Run with delivers a range of numeracy and literacy programmes with a ‘real life’ aspect to all their delivery, offering a diverse way of learning. The charity is also proud to encourage and improve the attitude and abilities of learners alongside building self-confidence and employability skills.

Originally a secondary school teacher Lisa always had a passion for supporting, motivating and educating and over that past decade had built a fully functional and self-sustaining charity operating across the region. Lisa has sourced funding and support from a range of local businesses and national funding organisations alongside recruiting an engaging team of delivery tutors, supporters and volunteers who inspire and motivate learners. Lisa won a women in business award in 2018 for her commitment and passion to improving the experiences and education of thousands of youngsters across the city.

Lisa has learnt a variety of entrepreneurial skills through simply ‘being brave’ and taking risks but most importantly puts her success down to building strong relationships with partners and having a passion for what she does.

Outside of work Lisa is mum to 3 footballing boys. She also enjoys a good musical and travelling

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