Jamie Colston

Facilitator, Catalyst, Coach, Parent

"Jamie has vision, strong organising capabilities, and the energy to make things happen. He is a tireless advocate of young people and the innovative contribution they can bring when given the opportunity. He is an innovator and a role model, always deepening his own professional practice as a change agent and facilitator, and on a personal level embodying values of openness creativity, and courage."

Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney, Founder, Embercombe

What other people say

“Many thanks for the excellent work you have undertaken for the school. From what I have heard and indeed experienced, it has been of high quality, carried out in a principled manner with a considerable integrity, and has been very much appreciated.”

Chris James, Chair of Governors, Ralph Allen School


"It's rare to find people like Jamie, who combine a deep knowledge of facilitation with excellent complex project management skills. Through our collaboration I learned a lot from his open and inclusive leadership style, and his burning passion to support others to grow. 

I can't wait to work together again!"

Jim Ralley, Founder, Make Things with People 



"Jamie is amazing especially when facilitating events with young people. He is creative, intuitive and skilled at co-constructing workshops and meetings. He is passionate about the environment, learning and collaborative enterprise."

Jane James, Educational Catalyst


“Jamie's professional shines through as a Personal Assistant for our son with Autism in many ways. He communicates very clearly and is a real ally who is interested, non-judgemental, respectful, empowering and empathetic. He is caring, proactive and passionate about getting things right.

Autism can be very different for different individuals but he strives to understand the individual and what’s important to them, listening attentively whilst building a rapport to create a trusting relationship. His also has an holistic approach, is extremely person-centred whilst making plans for the future.”

Fenella Bradshaw, Parent


“What I like about Green Vision is that no one is telling you what to do, forcing you to think about issues in a particular way, there is just a whole group of inspiring people helping you and empowering you to take whatever affirmative action means something to you!”

Rachael Hayman, Green Vision, Director and Participant



"Jamie's skills in working with young people and facilitating leadership has been a great benefit to Ralph Allen School. There are some inspirational student-led projects now in school as a direct result, including work in recycling, a student newspaper, and others."

Tim Withers, Principal, Ralph Allen School



"Jamie is a dynamic and enthusiastic facilitator and organizer of events. His particular passion for empowering young people is clearly seen in his interactions with the university students he works with in the Youth Climate Summits he organizes at Bath University"

Steph Bradley, Story Teller and Author



"Jamie has vision, strong organising capabilities, and the energy to make things happen. He is a tireless advocate of young people and the innovative contribution they can bring when given the opportunity. He is an innovator and a role model, always deepening his own professional practice as a change agent and facilitator, and on a personal level embodying values of openness creativity, and courage."

Tim "Mac" Macartney, Founder, Embercombe



"Jamie was instrumental in leading the creation and set up of our new Co-op in Bathampton to provide a source of locally grown produce for the local community. Once the Co-op was running we engaged with Jamie again to help us secure finance through fundraising opportunities. I found Jamie to be hugely enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the work he was was involved in. He has a vast amount of knowledge that enabled him to secure several critical fundraising opportunities for us. Jamie has a high degree of integrity and is very personable and easy to get on with. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him."

Jim Robinson, Director, Bathampton Community Co-operative



"Jamie is a powerhouse of optimism, opportunism, entrepreneurialism and infectious enthusiasm. He is an organised projet manager, an excellent communicator and a skilled group-builder. We are lucky to have him in Bath and North East Somerset working in any way he can to rally people to build brighter, more sustainable community futures."

Sara Grimes, B&NES Corporate Sustainability Officer



"Jamie was a committed and professional community mobiliser for Transition Bath, who really catalysed the community conversation about energy in Bathampton in order to stimulate change. I haven't worked with many community representatives who can so ably generate and sustain interest in an issue within their community"

Rachel Coxcoon, Head of Community Empowerment, Centre for Sustainable Energy