Shine’s team of experts understand the realities and challenges of business life, having worked at a range of companies before moving into the wellbeing industry.
Since launching in spring 2018, we have helped over 25 companies improve the health and happiness of their workforce, which in turn has boosted overall business performance.
We also work with a wider network of trusted partners to deliver activities and workshops covering sleep, nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, dance, yoga, meditation, and nutrition.
Meet the team
Matthew Carlton, Founder and Consultant
In 2017, Matthew gave up a career in marketing to pursue his passion for exercise and wellbeing, retrained and began studying workplace wellbeing. He identified a growing demand to help companies support both the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees – and SWW was born! Matthew regularly shares his workplace wellbeing expertise in the media and at industry events, where he is known for his insightful and upbeat approach.
He oversees commercial duties and client programmes at Shine and is constantly looking for new, innovative ways to help companies create better workplaces where employees can thrive. He boosts his own wellbeing via physical activity: a keen runner, he has completed six marathons and loves playing football and cricket, particularly with his two young sons!
Laura Edralin, Employee Wellbeing Consultant
While working at the Royal Albert Hall, Laura established an internal Wellbeing Committee working to improve support and build a programme of events and initiatives for all staff to proactively boost their wellbeing and help support mental health issues.
In 2018, she co-founded the UK National Arts Wellbeing Collective to share best wellbeing practices for individuals and organisations in the Arts, Heritage and Cultural sectors.
As a trained Mental Health First Aider and Happiness Facilitator, Laura’s further passions for mindfulness and creativity brings a bright approach to raising awareness of mental health issues and improving wellbeing programmes in the workplace.
Nigel Pacey, Workshop and Training Facilitator
Nigel helps Shine’s clients to embed a wellbeing culture in their organisations, by ensuring senior management understand the benefits of a happy, healthy workforce. He delivers training in areas such as workplace culture, resilience training, and managing with empathy.
In 2012, he set up Huntcliff Ltd to provide leadership coaching and training for housing associations, local authorities and charities. He is currently Chair of the Trustees for Elmbridge Rentstart, a charity which helps single homeless people into accommodation in the private sector. Nigel likes to boost his wellbeing with a weekly round of golf!
Idriss Kamtcheu, Mental Health
Idriss uses his knowledge and experience from a Masters Degree in Psychology and roles in mental health care at The Priory Group and Nurse Plus to deliver our workplace mental health sessions. He is passionate about changing the image of mental health at work and his engaging facilitation style has been honed from his work at The Prosperity Project, a company specialising in training organisations about race and racism.
He is also a managing director of the BiPP Network, an organisation that is prioritising and advancing the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in psychiatry and psychology.
Meg Murray Jones, Parenting
Meg supports parents with their own wellbeing, using her knowledge of their emotional and physical journey into parenthood and beyond. This knowledge is complemented by both her past experience in director roles at leading PR agencies, as well as being a mother to two children. As a MAR qualified reflexologist, she has helped clients navigate stress, trauma and imbalance.
She is also the driving force behind ‘Postpartum Plan’, providing all the experts new parents should have access to, via a ‘virtual village’ online dashboard.
Rebecca Oldham, Physical Health
Sport has always been a massive part of Rebecca’s life; as a teenager she was a county athlete, playing netball since she was nine and in more recent years, running the London Marathon. Until her late 30s sport and fitness were just hobbies she enjoyed outside of her public sector, office-based job. However after the birth of her first son in 2015, she embarked on a change of career change.
In 2017, she qualified as a Level 3 personal trainer and this enabled her to leave her desk job and follow her passion for health and fitness. In addition to working with Shine, Rebecca is currently a PT at a boutique transformation gym, as well as running online classes to help people stay fit and healthy during lockdown.
Khadeeja Sheikh, Yoga
After suffering for most of her life with debilitating stress-related conditions, Khadeeja was astounded how much yoga helped her to work through these, healing to create a life that was happier, more balanced and fulfilled.
In 2016 she completed her Teaching Diploma with Yoga Alliance and has grown her following and experience since. She regularly teaches Hatha yoga, a traditional Eastern discipline which combines strength and flexibility through a series of movements linked with a focus on breathing, helping to develop a sense of inner wellbeing and calm.
As well as working with Shine, Khadeeja also works with Nuffield Health, running yoga sessions for all levels at their gyms across SW London.
Vikki Little, Mindfulness
After 20 years in the fast-paced and competitive automotive industry, and 10 years into running my own business, Vikki discovered Mindfulness. According to her “it has been one of the most positive changes I have made to my life; a change that has benefited me in so many different ways; my wellbeing, my relationships, my businesses and in my overall enjoyment of life and all that it has to offer.”
Vikki’s unique approach combines her experience as an executive working with a range of brands and companies and a business owner operating in a tough industry with mindfulness techniques and transformational coaching to help individuals and organisations improve wellbeing, achieve balance in all areas of life, reduce anxiety, particularly in the workplace, realise potential and achieve personal and professional growth.
Jemma Carlton, Zumba
A graduate of Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, Jemma is a classically trained actor and dancer. In 2019 she trained as a Zumba instructor and has worked with Shine for businesses including the Rose Theatre and Workspace, as well as running sessions during a number of client online wellbeing weeks.