COMMUNICATING TO IMPROVE LIVES
Welcome to ADR Mediation & Training CIC
We work across the North of England to help communities, neighbours,
families & workplaces to resolve disputes.
ADR Mediation & Training CIC was founded by our current CEO, Kim Logan, in 2013. With over a decade of experience in conflict management and mediation, Kim decided to channel her passion for improving community relationships into creating a Community Interest Company which would work with those in dispute to make communities safer.
Kim’s vision was to empower individuals to deal with their own future conflicts and to improve lives by encouraging communication, so that disputants could gain a better understanding of each other. ADR works with neighbours and within communities to provide a safe, positive environment for conflict resolution. Our methods also achieve sustainable results within families and the workplace. Since its creation, ADR Mediation & Training CIC has grown its reputation and workforce to become one of the leading mediation services in the North of England. Our staff are supported by a team of volunteer mediators who are all trained to College of Mediators standard.
Meet The Team
With a BA in Social Work & Welfare Studies from the University of Central Lancashire, Kim is a NOCN trained mediator with more than a decade of experience in community, family and workplace mediation. Completing her PTTLS training in 2007, Kim also delivers high quality training in mediation skills and conflict management which is approved by the College of Mediators. Kim is passionate about the benefits of mediation and continues to take an active role as a mediator for ADR
Business Development Director
Steven has taken a pivotal role in the growth and development of the organisation. He builds and maintains strong relationships with our partners and has a wealth of experience in improving strategy and processes. As an innovator, he strives to continually enhance our services and ensures that ADR is responsive to changes in demand. Steven is also an active mediator for ADR.
A qualified mental health nurse and trained counsellor, Margaret has worked for many years to support people with mental health issues. Margaret specialises in supporting those with hoarding disorders to declutter, downsize and move. She also has a great deal of management experience and worked for the mental health charity Mind for over 20 years. Margaret trained as a mediator in 2017 and has gained an extensive amount of mediation experience within the community. Her role at ADR focuses on community-based cases.
Amanda is a fully licenced accountant and bookkeeper (AATQB) and a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT) with 20 years’ experience in a financial capacity. She focuses on the practical questions involved in getting things done and is capable of focusing on the right details to achieve results. She is an important addition to the ADR Mediation team.
Stephen trained as a mediator with Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) and completed the Acas Certificate in Workplace Mediation (CIWM) in 2010. Stephen has a wealth of experience in resolving employment and interpersonal disputes between individuals in the private and public sectors. Stephen’s role at ADR involves both workplace and community mediation.
Mediator Support & Development
Marie Coombes worked for Royal Mail for 17 years, specialising in conflict resolution and mediation, training, change management, employee and industrial relations and employee engagement. In 2014 she became an accredited mediator through the Open College Network. A highly experienced mediator, she has completed over 200 cases in a variety of complex and often volatile environments and industry sectors. Her strong relationships with frontline staff, union officials and management at all levels has smoothed the way to a successful outcome in an overwhelming majority of her cases.
Contract & Casework Manager
Janette specialises in business support and administration. She is able to take on a large workload and uses her organisational skills to help us manage and deliver our services. Janette has been a key supporting figure behind our recent expansion.
Viisi Creative Ltd
Viisi Creative are our sales and marketing partner. The team are responsible for a range of services including website development, copywriting, and social media marketing. Viisi have helped us take new initiatives to market and expand our reach. Viisi is a ‘customer creating’ sales and marketing agency that works with ambitious SME’s who want to grow through new customer development.
ADR Mediation & Training CIC is supported by a group of dedicated and experienced volunteer mediators who are fully trained to College of Mediator standard, with enhanced DBS checks performed for all individuals. Our volunteers are expected to complete our Mediation Skills Foundation course (which is provided free of charge) or an equivalent qualification before working with us.