Ben is passionate about learning and education and sees it as a powerful tool to drive social mobility and economic growth. He enjoys using his experience in leading large vocational and commercial learning businesses to support business and education leaders to build human-centred, tech enabled learning that gives people the skills they need to succeed in a fast-changing world.

Ben Pike


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Heather has over 20 years’ experience in the education and skills sector, building and growing the UK’s number one apprenticeship training provider; Lifetime Training Group. At Paragon Skills Heather supports our executive team in the creation of effective business strategy, the delivery of our goals and objectives and in ensuring the needs of all stakeholders are balanced in decision making. She is passionate about supporting young people start their careers with an apprenticeship, the quality of delivery and expanding our programme offering. 

Heather Frankham


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Mark works to build a great team, a strong brand and a reputation for quality apprenticeship delivery. He is a natural and impassioned leader, he has worked extensively in business development and operations. His success comes from truly understanding the drive and the worth of the teams he leads. Mark leads the strategic direction of our business with great energy and passion, inspiring a united Knovia team

Mark Botha


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David ensures the efficient delivery of value for money and ROI for our stakeholders and our employer partners. His proactive approach combines analytical and financial acumen, and he is skilled at reporting financial information in a way that is accessible for all. His success in doing this is vital to the goals and objectives of our business and his broad experience within fast moving, multi-site organisations, means he is ideally placed to contribute to our energetic working culture. 

David Hills

Finance Director

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Commercial Director

Paul O’Hagan

Commercial Director

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Lorraine founded Tempdent over 25 years ago as a small dental startup company.  In that time Tempdent has transformed the dental training & recruitment sector through its delivery of high quality training and placements, which have enabled Tempdent to become the  leading national dental apprenticeship training provider in the country.  Lorraine is a passionate and results driven leader who brings to Knovia her vast experience of building and growing a business with both a strategic outlook and a fine eye for operational detail.

Lorraine Nadel

Managing Director

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Matt is an accomplished executive to lead organisations in achieving industry-leading performance and setting new standards in education with a multifaceted skill set encompassing pedagogic development, business strategy, leadership, coaching, partnership development, and organisational development. He possesses a deep understanding of the importance of learner satisfaction, program completion rates, and career/employability outcomes in today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape. By combining and leveraging his strategic vision with a focus on learner success, Matt is ready to drive innovation and set new standards for career focused education.

Matthew Jordan

Chief Transformation Officer

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A professional and experienced consultant and company director specialising in the Health and Social Care and Education sectors. Accomplished in strategic planning/implementation, product development and planning, marketing, and integration. Proven commercial skills with a track record in building business and increasing market share, profitability and through a strong quality service delivery.

Alison Simpson

Chief Delivery Officer

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We are excited to be launching Knovia as a platform that supports the ambitions of the businesses and leaders within our group. With our human-centered, technology-supported learning models, we are committed to building a scalable and sustainable education group. Both Paragon Skills and Tempdent share a best-in-class approach to learning and a passion to deliver the measurable social impact that underpins our group objectives

Ben Pike Chairman Knovia