The organization behind the Academy is Goodwill Solutions CIC. Goodwill Solutions Community Interest Company is a multi-award-winning company providing a range of warehouse services, while also providing social impact through its work helping people, from all backgrounds, to start careers with the logistics sector. Based in Northampton, the company provides specialist logistics services to blue chip retailers and manufacturers.

The key people behind the Academy are:

Graham Tomkins, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Goodwill Holdings CIC

Graham is a successful entrepreneur with over thirty years experience in S.M.E. start-ups. He Co-Founded Goodwill Solutions CIC in 2008. The business was given the Royal seal of approval in April 2020 when it won the Queens Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity. Graham firmly believes social enterprises can show us the future of what business can look like.

Liam Fassaam, Supply Chain Open Education Academy Co-Director

Liam is a thought leader, researcher and implementer of collaborative logistics and supply chain solutions that embrace a systems and social value view, supported with knowledge from a Military, Senior Management and Academic career spanning over 30 years. He is also engaged as the expert adviser to SeaFish (DEFRA) in the area of food supply chain, advises the European Commission on Food supply chain operations, supported the All-Party Sustainable Resource Group in Westminster on Circular Supply Chain and Food Security (APSRG), has advised to the Governments Office For Science, All-Party Parliamentary Freight transport group (APFT) and the Connected Places Catapult on Freight and transport futures. He has twice been awarded the title of ‘Global Social Media Influencer’ in the field of Supply Chain Management.

Simon Denny, Supply Chain Open Education Academy Co-Director

Simon served in the British Army from 1976 – 1986. He then joined Tesco where he was part of the team that redesigned training for the distribution branch. He moved into Higher Education in 1992 and worked for the University of Northampton until 2018, latterly as Executive Dean. At Northampton he specialized in designing bespoke development programmes for companies; three of his schemes won National Training Awards. In 2010 Simon gained The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.