Angela Novell has been named as Third Sector Champion at the National Business Women’s Awards of the Year, 2019.

CEO of the city’s leading learning disability charity, MK SNAP was recognised by judges as “a champion in every fibre.”

Angela Novell said she is thrilled with the national recognition and added: “I’ve got a great team of people who work for me and they, like me, are inspired by those that we serve. “Our work makes a tangible difference to people with disabilities every day and it’s seeing that transformation that makes working in the third sector so powerful”. The judges added that Angela Novell is “someone who believes in what they are doing, supports from all angles and makes sure what they do is sustainable”.

MK SNAP based in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, supports over 140 adults with learning disabilities through education, work training and life skills. Since taking up the CEO post, Angela Novell she has launched a five-year strategic plan for the direction of the charity involving stakeholders from across the organisation and resulting in the award of a major strategic grant of £65,000 from MK Community Foundation.

The charity is shortlisted as Charity of the Year and Health and Well-being Business of the year at the MK Business Achievement Awards 2020. MK SNAP have been Winners of the Aviva National Awards 2019 and named as the Deloitte Society Partner Charity for 2019-2023. MK SNAP won Sports Project of the Year 2019 at the recent MK & Bucks Sports Awards.

Before joining MK SNAP, Angela Novell Interim Joint Chief Executive of MK Dons Sport & Education Trust, having formerly held the post of Director of Education for the trust for six years.

Angela has also led an award-winning team of qualified professionals from a diverse range of educational, youth work and health backgrounds, including Community & Family Learning, Vocational & Youth and was responsible for the Early Help commissioned parenting service for Milton Keynes; Get Set Parenting on behalf of Milton Keynes Council.

She is Founder President of Soroptimist International Milton Keynes working to improve the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.