After receiving a degree in English Language BA Hons in 2007, Beth spent a year working in recruitment and travelling around Asia before making the decision to become an English teacher. She was awarded her PGCE at MMU in the summer of 2009, before joining the English department at an inner city Manchester school. During her time there, she worked in various roles including as Pupil Premium Co-ordinator, manager of the schools on site exclusion unit, and as staff governor.
In September 2017, Beth left her career in teaching to found educational social enterprise PIE: Pursuing Individual Excellence. With almost a decade of working within schools to help support vulnerable students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Beth hoped that by founding this new social enterprise, that she would be able to support the development of young people across the North West.
In the first eighteen months of trading, Beth has worked with and over 1000 students across the North West of England to help make them ‘Future Ready’. She focuses specifically on raising achievement and aspirations of young people from lower socioeconomic groups, and works in some of the most deprived areas of the country delivering PIEs programmes.