our team

determined to make lasting change.

LEWIS ALEXANDER BAXTER

Founder AND CEO

Lewis founded The Blurred Line Group in 2018. After suffering from major depression and considering suicide in 2016, Lewis has seen first-hand the challenges facing communities across the UK: limited mental health services available, the lack of clarity of where to access support and long waiting lists for help. In the last 2-years, with experience on the Board of mental health charities, Lewis is aware of the real struggles that small, local charities and community projects have in accessing funding. Lewis is a law student at Durham University, and an experienced public speaker, delivering engaging talks and workshops at businesses across the UK. He recently completed a TEDx talk on the topic of mental health. 

“We may have begun our journey with a small event in Lancashire, but The Blurred Line Group aspires to become a leading organisation supporting mental health charities, projects and people across the UK.”

Email: lewis@theblurredlinegroup.org

Louise Young

Non-Executive Director: MARKETING

Louise Young is currently Marketing Director for Kinteract, an EdTech business specialising in using technology to enable students to achieve their full potential both in the school environment and beyond. Louise has over 25 years of marketing experience having worked within a variety of marketing roles and business sectors for companies including Sky, Orange, Wembley Stadium and Arena and more recently specialising in education.  She also ran her own business for 7 years.
 
“I’m delighted to be supporting The Blurred Line Group in the next phase of their development. Mental health and wellbeing are so fundamental to the lives of each and every one of us and I’m proud to be able to contribute to the success of TBLG.”
 
Email: louise@theblurredlinegroup.org

John Valentine

Non-Executive Director: Partnerships and Revenue

John has worked on cross-sector business partnerships, with an emphasis on start-ups with an ethical and non-profit focus, for the last eight years. Currently leading delivery at the youth-powered anti-violence charity StreetDoctors, he has worked with senior leaders in finance, law, police commissioning, central government and many other sectors to build support for social change organisations. John has significant personal experience of mental illness, and is a regular speaker and advocate for lasting change.
 
“Society needs mental health support that is down the road and has a human face – I’m thrilled to be part of The Blurred Line Group’s journey to empower proper local mental health support for the communities that need it most.”

Hannah Beko

Non-Executive Director: CORPORATE SERVICES and training

Hannah has been a property lawyer for the last 14 years and has run her own legal business through challenger firm gunnercooke since 2012. Over the years, Hannah has worked with a wide-range of clients from high net worth individuals and SMEs, through to larger corporates and financial institutions. Clients appreciate her genuine approachability and care towards their businesses. Hannah enjoys leading corporate training and presentations on life skills, such as stress management, efficiency, time and energy management, and life and business success planning. Through Authentically Speaking, Hannah’s core mission is to enable as many people as possible to live a happier life.
 
“When we take care of our mental health and well-being, we are able to be the very best version of ourselves in our private lives, businesses and careers. This is why I am passionate about assisting The Blurred Line Group, as we develop partnerships with corporates across the UK and improve support for those with mental health struggles.” 
 
Email: hannah@theblurredlinegroup.org

Deji Bakare

Non-Executive Director: Funds and Philanthropy

Deji is a banking professional with over 10 years’ experience in structured finance & client services. He currently overseas key institutional client relationships at a global custody bank based in London as Senior Vice President. Deji is passionate about financial literacy, social impact and organises free financial literacy workshops for school leavers and recent graduates. In his spare time, Deji works with a team of volunteers to support the provision of pastoral care to individuals in the areas of mental and emotional wellbeing. As Head of Funds & Philanthropy, he leads on our national fund raising strategy and philanthropic initiatives.
 
“It is such a pleasure to be a part of The Blurred Line Group’s grassroots movement to empower and offer key support to mental health initiatives and projects across the UK.”
 
Email: deji@theblurredlinegroup.org

MATTY HALL

HEAD OF PROJECTS

Matty met Lewis several years ago and through their joint-passion for mental health awareness and fundraising, The Blurred Line Group was born. Matty has helped craft the organisation’s public presence in producing print and digital graphics, creating video content and working with the team to build the brand. Matty brings a wealth of first-hand experience to The Blurred Line Group; after battling with his own mental health whilst at college, music and the ‘creative arts’ were his escape. As Head of Projects, he leads on our innovative event initiatives and national campaigns, to maximise our exposure and encourage public engagement across the UK.

“The Blurred Line Group has a culture of creativity. We experiment. We take risks. We are bold. But most importantly, we can’t wait to show you our plans.” 

Email: matty@theblurredlinegroup.org

Nathan Littler

Head of Brand

Nathan leads on brand development and all things creative. After securing a First-Class Honours Degree from the University of Salford in Graphic Design, Nathan has been a full-time Graphic Designer and Creative Manager at a North-West company ever since. With a strong track-record of developing and implementing brand strategies, Nathan is The Blurred Line Group’s creative problem solver. He spearheaded the relaunch of our brand and has been driving our brand direction ever since. You will often find Nathan wearing “sick” shirts and is usually passionately fuelled by black coffee. 

“We want to create a brand that people want to connect and engage with, as ultimately, our aim is to fund and support mental health charities and projects across the UK. I am proud to see where we have come from and I am excited to see where we will go.”

Email: nathan@theblurredlinegroup.org

AUSTYN CLOSE

Head of External Relations and Communications

Austyn focuses on streamlining The Blurred Line Group’s external communications strategy by liaising with key contacts across the media, political and voluntary sector landscapes as well as engaging with numerous other key stakeholder groups. An international communications practitioner by trade, Austyn currently works for London-headquartered communications consultancy, Newgate Communications, advising clients in the property industry. Austyn recently finished a secondment in Shanghai working for Asia’s largest bilingual mobile app and an award-winning APAC communications agency. Previously, Austyn graduated from the School of Oriental & African Studies with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and History – focusing on East Asia. 

“It’s humbling to be part of a revolution in how we support and address mental health here in the UK. In the deepest of corners in the country, there are people suffering in isolation that The Blurred Line Group is committed to helping through sustainable and community-driven funding.”

Email: austyn@theblurredlinegroup.org

Kath Lord-Green

Head of Media

Kath is Founder and Station Director at Ribble FM, a multi-award winning community radio station in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Awarded ‘Outstanding Woman in Business’ NW at the E3 Business Awards, Kath has gained knowledge and skills in various roles throughout her career. Always passionate about radio, she was a News Correspondent on commercial radio, and more recently, has held senior management positions at local and regional media organisations. Moreover, she was instrumental in the development of the Substance Misuse Service, and as Service Manager, was recogniseed for her work, being invited to the Queen’s Garden Party. Kath was diagnosed with depression in the past and believes that mental health struggles, in some way, affect us all.

“The Blurred Line Group support the smaller charities and projects ‘on the ground’ who do vital work; I’m thrilled to be part of their journey.”

Email: kath@theblurredlinegroup.org

Peter Byrne

Head of University Programme

Peter is a big believer in peoples’ ability to overcome mental health issues and a passionate supporter of organisations that assist people to do so. As an individual who has suffered depression in the past and as somebody who lives with an autistic spectrum disorder, The Blurred Line Group University Programme enables Peter to give something back to society and promote our core values and activities. As a university student himself, Peter’s role is to liaise with university staff, students and student bodies.

“I experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by people living with mental health issues; it affected my work life and personal life. It is my mission to bring The Blurred Line Group’s enthusiasm to universiy campuses so that we can ensure that individuals across the UK can access the support that they need.”

Email: peter@theblurredlinegroup.org

Jasmine Roebuck

Head of Social Media

Jasmine is currently studying for a Business Management degree. Over 8 years experience in events management and a passion for social media, it is only right that digital marketing has played a pivotal part in the campaigns put together to promote these events. Jasmine has worked across various industries including football, education and hospitality.
 
“Mental health awareness is something that I am incredibly passionate about and it is a cause very close to my family and I. TBLG is unlike any other not-for-profit organisation and I love the mission and core values. I am excited to become part of the team!”
 
Email: jasmine@theblurredlinegroup.org

laurie daws

corporate partnerships advisor

Laurie is an experienced salesperson at a FTSE250 IT reseller. Educated at Giggleswick School in the North West, Laurie decided to pursue a career in sales. As an Account Manager, Laurie works with various companies across the UK, building trusted relationships and working with contacts within businesses to advise and implement IT solutions. The Blurred Line Group values its relationships with businesses, both local and national. Laurie will generate income for The Blurred Line Group by managing new and existing partnerships, whilst building long-term and well-stewarded relationships with businesses whose objectives align with that of the Group’s.

“We are driving change in mental health support, funding and opportunities in the UK, and we want your business to join our journey. Get in touch.”

Email: laurie@theblurredlinegroup.org

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