Rooted to coastal living and with a keen interest in the environment, Nicky has been an integral part of 2 Minute since 2015. As #2MinuteBeachClean campaign built traction, she took over the station sales, which lead to fundraising, corporate and international relations, campaigns, recruiting the wider team and was instrumental in the transition to charity status.
Nicky lives in Croyde, North Devon, where she’s always on the beach, either beach cleaning, running, supping, dipping whatever the season, or hanging with her husband and 2 daughters. You may also find her singing at an open mic night, but she won’t ever tell you when that will be!
Claire joined us at 2 Minute HQ after years of working in the marine conservation and volunteering sector across the globe. She epitomises everything 2 minute and is an excellent educator.
She’s spirited, motivational, and her positivity is catching. She loves working with wonderful communities, 2 minute superheroes and volunteers that make up the 2 Minute community.
Claire is a beach addict, surfer, Divemaster, chair of environmental activists A Greener Bude and is passionate about preserving the worlds ocean habitats. When she isn’t rummaging along the strandline looking for nurdles, she will be found either above or below the waves…
Simon joined the team early 2023 after years of working within the product design and manufacturing industry, from teaching product design and engineering to 14 years designing and manufacturing in the Campervan conversion industry, there is little Si doesn’t know when it comes to design!
He is passionate about the planet having grown up bare foot on the beach, which has in turn led to his career and focus on changing consumer mindsets to incorporate the full circle of a product, from raw materials to how they are eventually disposed of.
When he’s not kitesurfing, sea swimming or basically doing any water related activities, Si can be found repurposing and repairing. He’s also very fond of a fun fact, the team are treated daily to one of Si’s random facts!
Liam leads our primary, secondary and adults sessions at The 2 Minute beach School. Liam joined us in Summer 2021 after completing his secondary school teacher training as a geography teacher and now brings geography to life in his classes on the beach.
Liam is a keen outdoors person who particularly enjoys catching a wave and loves to spend time in the natural environment. Liam’s passion for the outdoors really manifests in the work that he does for The 2 Minute Foundation, inspiring children, and adults alike to become advocates for their green and blue spaces.
Fiona leads our Early Years and Primary sessions at The 2 Minute Beach School. She is teacher, a Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leader, and a passionate advocate for the natural world. She shares her passion for the oceans and the natural world with all the children and families that she works with and inspires children to connect with and protect the natural environment by educating them about the problems facing our oceans and encouraging them to take action.
In her spare time, Fiona enjoys dog walks at the beach (of course) or in the woods. She also enjoys being in the water, surfing, canoeing, and swimming with her family. In her down time, when she gets the chance, she loves to snuggle up with cup of tea and a good book!
Georgie is our marketing and communications manager who joined the team in 2023. She has worked in marketing for the past ten years, within the charity sector and also within the sustainable clothing industry.
She is passionate about our wonderful planet and spends much of her time outdoors or in the sea, which is why she finds her work at The 2 Minute Foundation so rewarding, getting to help spread the message of protecting our planet, 2 Minutes at a time.
Georgie is also the person behind the keyboard for our socials and will often be found filming the team like the paparazzi!
Martin is a writer, surfer and activist. After finding a beach covered in plastic bottles in 2007 he vowed to make a difference. Shortly afterwards he set up the Beach Clean Network with Tab Parry, organised his first beach clean and changed his life. He first used the #2minutebeachclean hashtag in 2013.
In 2018 Martin’s book about plastic “No. More. Plastic.” was published, followed by “Kids Fight Plastic” for Walker Books. “No More Rubbish Excuses” was then published in January 2020. His latest book, “Kids Fight Climate Change” was published in 2021.
Martin lives in Bude with his partner Lizzy and a collection of surfboards, bikes and kayaks.
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