Nicki Kavanagh Managing Director

I founded The Juniper Company in 2002 after working in change management and marketing communications at a senior level for a number of years. My strengths are in my keen observation skills, coaching and facilitation and I am a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. I take a very much “hands on” approach to everything I do and enjoy working closely with my team and our clients.


My particular passion is equestrian eventing and I am currently learning to commentate at British Eventing events.

Lynda Swallow Learning and Development Coordinator

Having recently joined the Juniper team, I feel my varied experiences in HR, education and account management will be invaluable to my role here. I have over 10 years’ experience in the education sector where I successfully delivered intervention programmes for students with specific learning needs and more recently in HR coordination. I am people focused and offer an enthusiastic, positive and proactive attitude to my role.


I enjoy all things related to travel, food, family and friends. Skiing is a sport I love, also walking, cycling and yoga.

Marta Evans Learning & Change Consultant

As an experienced Learning & Change Consultant and coach, I am passionate about helping others achieve success and fulfilment from their work. I help our clients improve their business performance and culture by designing and implementing change initiatives and engaging learning experiences for our programme participants.

I hold a Masters degree in U.S. and Global Business Law and a Postgraduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching.

In my spare time, I enjoy practising yoga with my young daughter.

Laura Riches Finance & Office Administrator

I’ve been part of the Juniper team for the last 8 years and have worked in various roles from Learning and Development Co-ordinator to Executive Assistant, utilising more than 20 years of administrative and project management experience in large and small businesses. I thrive in an environment where I can use my experience to develop and cultivate procedures keep a sharp eye on the detail and apply method to madness!

When I am not with Juniper I am applying the same skills to a busy household of husband and three children.

Emily Kavanagh Marketing Assistant

I have just started my placement year with Juniper as part of the third year of an Events Management degree at Bournemouth University. I have a passion for marketing and hope to gain as much experience in this sector as I can during my time with the team. I'd also like to demonstrate and apply the skills I have already acquired through the delivery of engaging marketing activities.

I enjoy photography in my spare time, after studying it through school and college - who knows, maybe I'll be able to put that in to good use?!

Clare Kavanagh Marketing and Administration Assistant

I'm a practical and methodical individual with experience in the Sports and Equestrian industry. Having graduated from the University of West of England last summer, I am keen to build on this experience and grow my skill set in other areas. At the Juniper Company, I'll work alongside our sponsored rider Ginny Howe Eventing as well as Emily and Jemma on our events and Marketing campaigns.

I also look forward to imposing my love of horses on to the rest of the team!

Sarah Moody Marketing & Programmes Assistant

As the new Marketing & Programmes Assistant, I help to develop various Learning and Development programmes, as well as engage in marketing activities across a range of platforms.

I graduated with a BA hons degree in Early Childhood Studies and Digital Media from Canterbury Christ Church University and started my career marketing and developing content for an ed-tech start-up in London. I also have over 3 years experience working in the education sector, teaching and supporting individuals of various ages. I’m passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential in innovative ways, which inspires my work at Juniper.

Outside of the office I enjoy cooking, singing and scooting to work!