Meet the Team!
We’re all here to help…
Penny is Managing Director and Academy Principal of PPA. She has been an aromatherapist since 1983 and has been teaching aromatherapy since 1986. Penny spends much of her time in product development and looking after our Distributors and Teachers. Penny is a sought after guest speaker for her Satellite Academies and other organisations. Penny is the daughter of the famous Shirley Price.
Ellie has been with the company since December 2004. She is the general manager of the office. Organising and running the office, to keep things smooth and efficient. Ellie is also Penny Price’s daughter and so has been involved in aromatherapy for most of her life.
Kate is the newest member to join the PPA team and is the vice-principal of our training academy. Beginning her career in aromatherapy in 1985 and qualifying as a Clinical Aromatherapist in 1994, Kate teaches Clinical and Advanced Aromatherapy as well as in-house CPD courses. She looks forward to sharing her passion and expertise with many new and familiar faces on future courses to come.
Sandra is a senior tutor for our Academy and is mainly involved in Anatomy and Physiology, Business Studies, Therapeutic Massage and Aromatherapy CPD courses. Sandra has been teaching for many years and also runs her own therapy business in Stratford upon Avon.
Louise is a previous student at PPA and is qualified in Clinical Aromatherapy, and many other holistic therapies. She also is involved within our formulations department. Louise teaches Aroma Creations and is a regular speaker at our monthly Saturday clubs.
Denise is our accountant and has been involved with aromatherapy businesses for many years. Hers is the voice you will hear if you order our wonderful products – and she is the one who makes all the tea, so we love her very much! She is also the one who will be on your case if you owe us money!
Leigh is our lovely Academy Administrator and is the voice you will hear on the end of the phone if you need any advice or information on any of our courses. Leigh also organises the teaching space and books expert tutors for our courses. Leigh also helps out with our monthly Saturday club, ensuring things run smoothly and everyone has a great time.
Sarah teaches on set days at the main academy in Hinckley and also runs the academy in Leeds. Sarah qualified with Shirley Price in 1997 and has worked as a Clinical Aromatherapist ever since, and has extensive experience of teaching in both the further education (FE) and higher education (HE) sectors specialising in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, complex case management, the physiology of ageing, aromatherapy, reflexology, Swedish massage and many more.
Colette teaches at the main academy in Hinckley, and also runs her own academy in Winchester. Since qualifying, Colette has run a successful aromatherapy business in Winchester, working with carers in the community, teenagers with mental health problems and women with breast cancer as well as clients with a variety of issues. For the last 16 years Colette has loved combining the academic side of teaching with the hands-on practical side of being a therapist.
Thanks also to all our support staff who keep the company running smoothly:
Victor Parr – Production Assistant
Shirley Price – Consultant
Len Price – Consultant