Jess has over 10 years of experience in operational and people management. Kickstarting her career in Australia, straight out of school, Jess completed certificates 1 to 5 in retail management and quickly climbed the management ladder, and leading in a fairer, kinder leadership style.
After taking a side step in 2016 to work in New Zealand’s Health and Safety industry, which was responding to a Workplace Health and Safety crisis, Jess completed multiple health and safety courses and worked with some of the industry leaders to ensure health and safety standards were being met and that employees would go home safe.
At 27, Jess took a break from her career and travelled through Latin America for 15 months before moving to the big smoke, London. Pursuing her passion for changed capitalism, Jess now is Co-COO of The Trampery after starting as a regional workspace manager. Very quickly, The Trampery faced a pandemic and challenges to it’s business, in which Jess played a key role in overcoming, therefore within 2 years, was offered this leadership position.
The Trampery is a purpose-led enterprise that provides workspaces and training for businesses and entrepreneurs; plus advisory services for governments and landowners. The Trampery believe capitalism must evolve to help solve the world’s social and environmental problems. Alongside the work that Jess does at The Trampery, Jess volunteers for a charity that empowers young vulnerable women in local communities, career mentoring to help and encourage these women into jobs.
Jess works with partners and stakeholders to realise the potential of spaces to support entrepreneurship to be harnessed to combat poverty and discrimination in society, and support entrepreneurs from under-represented backgrounds through low-cost local workspaces and free access to training. Most recently, in Partnership with UWS and Trilogy property developers. The Greenhouse has a mission to offer space and business support to local people, Republic tenants, graduates of the UWS and impact-focused businesses. It is home to Entrepreneurship students from the UWS and The Trampery’s Evo Pioneers which offers free desk space for six months alongside workshops and a network of business support to entrepreneurs from refugee backgrounds in partnership with The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network. By working together, we are able to provide opportunities and make connections that benefit the people that live in our neighbourhoods.
When not at work, or volunteering, Jess can be found with her wife and dog, in their campervan travelling far and wide.