Meet the team

MiteshMitesh Bhimjiyani – founder 

Mitesh is the brains behind the operation. He’s responsible for the overall direction of the company, developing relationships with schools, universities and employers, and making sure that the business runs smoothly. He's also a big advocate of diversity with his parents having emigrated to UK from Africa & India, he was also the first in his family to attend university.

Mitesh started Success at School when he found himself in need of some inspiration. He’d had a successful career in investment banking but he didn’t feel fulfilled. When he looked back on the careers advice he’d got at school, he realised he’d never had the chance to explore his options, so he decided to make sure that the same thing didn’t happen to young people today.

When not coming up with new ideas, Mitesh plays a lot of sport – cricket and hockey mainly, but he also dabbles in others. Although he doesn’t get a lot of time to do it, Mitesh would love to travel more and take lots of photos!

Brands – if you’d like to work with us and reach thousands of young people, get in touch with Mitesh at mitesh@successatschool.org. Any universities that are interested in partnering with us should also contact Mitesh.

Simone Richardson – education engagement manager

Simone has spent the last 14 years in the education sector, working for some of the market leaders in educational resources, from print-based teacher-led resources to digital assessment.

Simone is excited about the prospect of Success at School, as the mother of a 16-year-old who is currently confused by his future options! She says our website is the ideal tool for schools and students alike.

Simone lives in Greater Manchester with her partner and teenage son, and enjoys watching live music, eating out, socialising and going out on her mountain bike.

Simone is our education engagement manager for the north. Say hello at simone@successatschool.org 

Clare WileyClare Wiley – editorial team

Clare is a journalist and editor who has covered everything from arts and technology to the environment. Clare studied law at university before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. She has written for a range of newspapers and websites, and is passionate about discovering inspiring ideas and innovations. She is excited to work with Success at School on vibrant, engaging content of all kinds that helps young people make informed decisions about their careers. Clare is responsible for bringing readers high-quality, interesting and relevant information about education and careers.

Clare lives in Manchester and in her spare time loves cycling, exploring new places and cooking.

If you have ideas for brilliant content, get in touch with Clare at clare@successatschool.org.

JamieJamie Goodland – editorial team

Jamie makes sure that the Success at School website is full of the most up-to-date, relevant and interesting information about education and careers. This includes latest news, blog posts and advice. He also produces our monthly newsletter and manages our social media accounts.

Before joining Success at School, Jamie managed the website of an international children's charity, and has written for newspapers and websites since his university days. As well as his wife and cat, he loves music, travelling, spending time in the countryside – and is a bit of a film buff.

If you have any story or blog ideas for Jamie, he’d love to hear them – email him at jamie@successatschool.org

 Matt Woods – coding guru  

Matt has over 12 years' commercial experience building websites and online software for small to large businesses, working with a wide range of programming languages. Matt looks after our website and all our technical development, technical support and generally makes sure the website's performing to its best, while continually working on improvements.

Matt lives in London, but is originally from Hull in East Yorkshire. He enjoys running, spending time with his partner and he's currently learning Mandarin.

Say hi to Matt at matt@successatschool.org