Matt Hilliker – Company Director

Matt is the Founder and Director of Achieve More Training Ltd. He is an experienced Coach Educator with a background in Sport Development and Work-Based Learning.

Matt holds a UEFA B Licence qualification, PGCE Post 16, as well as a BSc (Hons) in Science and Football.

Matt has worked as a Sport Coach across Europe, America and Australia in the early 2000’s. He has 10 years experience in Local Authority and Sport Development with Denbighshire County Council, Sport Wales and Streetgames. More recently, Matt has worked within Coach Education for the FAW, The FA, WRU, Cricket Wales, Disability Sport Wales and created the coach education programme for British Dodgeball. In this time, Matt won accolades from Denbighshire County Council as ‘Leader of the Year’ for 2015 and attended the House of Lords to receive the ‘Sport Leader Centre of the Year’ across the UK in 2014.

Since working in work-based learning, Matt has worked strategically with Skills Active, Sport Leaders UK, First4sport, CIMPSA, AfPE and QIW to ensure qualifications in the Active Leisure Sector in Wales are current and purposeful. Matt is part of the Skills Active Expert working group, who review National Occupational Standards across the UK annually. Key achievements include bringing the Level 3 PE and School Sport NVQ framework and the Level 5/6 Primary PE Co-ordinator qualifications to Wales for Practitioners to access.

Joe Havey – Company Director

Joe is one of the founders of Achieve More Training, and is also a Director. Joe is an experienced leader in work-based learning, having held senior leadership roles since 2010 and a Managing Director position since 2015.

Prior to this, Joe’s worked in sports coaching. Initially, he was involved in Community Sports Projects, as well as coaching in the USA and in Europe. Then, later, he held roles delivering and developing sport and Physical Education for primary school’s, as well as coaching football within an academy structure. This included curriculum planning, managing teams of coaches and providing CPD for primary school staff involved with the delivery of school sports and P.E.

This experience allowed Joe to move in to work-based learning, specialising in helping schools to ensure that they had the right knowledge, skills & qualified staff within the team to meet the needs of the pupils and the curriculum.

Joe continued to build on this experience, leading teams of teachers, tutors and assessors, quality assurance, administration, business development and MIS staff to deliver effective and successful provision. Some achievements to note include leading in successful OFSTED inspections, gaining Prime contracts from ESFA for both Apprenticeships and Adult Education budget, as well as Adult Traineeships, and successfully managing sub-contracted provision and sub-contractors across multiple funding streams.