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Lyn Strahan

Project manager, cyclist, jam maker

Lyn project manages our big events and programmes. She works with clients to make sure that everything runs like clockwork, from initial planning to execution. She also crunches the numbers to analyse the performance and impact of our programmes.

Lyn was already a high-flier early on in her career. She joined Reed Recruitment's graduate training programme with a degree in Accountancy and Management Studies, and after only three months on the programme was seconded to work for the Chairman Alec Reed.

Her new role involved running Reed's charitable interests and so at just 22 Lyn took over the reins of Ethiopiaid, a charity with a £1m+ turnover.

At 27, Lyn also helped set up one of the first City Academies in London. She project managed the foundation of the Academy on behalf of the Alec Reed Academy, working with Fosters Architects, meeting the then-Education Minister David Miliband, and negotiating with teaching unions.

Leaving to fulfil her ambition to run her own business, Lyn then bought a hotel and pub in Hay-on-Wye and turned it into a successful, profitable business "I loved it, but it was totally life-consuming!"

When she's not glued to a spreadsheet you'll find Lyn making awesome jam and putting in the miles to prepare for her next cycling sportive.

Bringing people together to solve problems and create solutions gives me a real buzz - especially when it can make such a meaningful difference.

Lyn Strahan,
Tinder-Box

Get in touch

Talk to Lyn:
+44 (0) 1598 741218

+44 (0) 7768 174 590

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By the numbers

60
Miles covered on her first cycling sportive
4
the number of times she's been to Ethiopia to monitor and develop local charities there
52
jars of jam were made by Lyn last summer

Things you may not know about Lyn

  • She once worked as a waitress in a cocktail bar
  • She makes awesome rhubarb and ginger jam
  • She's a pretty decent digger driver
I love it when we surprise and delight our clients, when a project or event delivers more than was expected and people are energised and enthused by that. Getting the small things as well as the big things right can really make that difference.
Lyn Strahan, Tinder-Box

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