Who We Are

Inspiring, empowering, supporting

Momentum World

Our mission is to enhance the career prospects of young people through international opportunity.

 

Our aims are:

  • To inspire young people and develop their employability.
  • To increase young people’s understanding of global issues and access to international projects.
  • To add value to formal education.
  • To promote intercultural understanding and inclusion.

 

 

Our work is based around four themes, reflecting our knowledge, expertise, and international partnerships:

  • Reducing social isolation
  • Employability
  • Intercultural learning and heritage
  • Digital media

Have a look at our projects and partners on our showcase site.

We are not connected to any particular group or geographical region. We have no political or religious affiliation. Momentum World is registered in England as a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee.

Our Team

Andrew Hadley

Andrew Hadley

CEO

I have always been interested in other languages and cultures, and have lived and worked in many different countries. As British Council director in Macedonia, I created the Blue Sky network and several other innovative international youth projects. That is how I discovered my passion for working with young people, which led to setting up Momentum World with Paul and Trevor. I firmly believe in the power of international exchange and intercultural learning to change lives, and I want to create more opportunities for this, especially for UK young people. I love music, film, architecture, astronomy, Cornwall and of course my family.
Trevor Keough

Trevor Keough

Operations Director

Hello. I am Trevor Keough and I am the Operations Director for Momentum responsible for all logistic, planning and financial matters as well as being involved in training and facilitation. I enjoy our work with Momentum, making a difference in young people’s lives. I want to do more of this and help to build a successful social enterprise, growing and providing employment for others.

My other interests are my family, hill walking, rugby, golf, travel and current affairs.

Paul Oxborough

Paul Oxborough

Creative Director

Since the age of 17 I have worked as a trained Youth & Community worker, I professionally qualified in 1992. Since then I have used innovation and technology to push the boundaries in my youth work in order to make projects educational, empowering and inclusive. I set up a successful film training company in 2000 and I am a founding Director of Momentum.  My work has allowed me to travel the world and meet some inspirational characters along the way. I am married with two teenage girls and I enjoy reading, motorbikes, running and new gadgets.
Ben Holland

Ben Holland

Youth Development Manager

My experience with Erasmus plus and international youth work started nearly 2 decades ago when I went to Poland on my first youth exchange and since then I’ve been involved in many projects – first as a participant, volunteer, youth leader, coordinator and now trainer. Experiencing new cultures, meeting people that I can share stories with, giving young people access to new opportunities and helping them to explore the world, makes me more passionate about my work and keen on never stopping exploring, searching and reaching.  
In my free time I love stories and games, travelling, sports, time with my family and walks with my dog Hugo. 
I believe in the power of international experiences, my work is International, my family is international and I want you to become international. 
Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Office Manager

I am the Office Manager at Momentum World. I look after all the day to day activities to ensure the smooth running of the office. I have a background in media including 10 years spent at the BBC. I am extremely interested in the work we do to benefit young people. I have three children so am very aware of the importance of this work. I love spending time with my family and also enjoy reading and film if I have any spare time!

Olga Ambrosiewicz

Olga Ambrosiewicz

Project Manager

I manage EuroPeers UK, the international network for young people with international experience under European youth programmes. Over the years, I have been involved in many projects across Europe as a participant, and leader. Every motivated young person in the UK should be able to access international opportunities, EuroPeers are here to educate, inspire and mentor others on their international journey. I am passionate about developing EuroPeers on a national, regional level, empowering young people and helping them to acquire skills that make them more employable. In my spare time, I play guitar and sing for The Anderson Tapes. I also run a Cub pack in my local scout group in East London.

Associates and Interns

Through our associated company, the Centre for International Learning and Leadership we work with many other expert consultants, advisers and trainers in the UK and internationally.

Every year, we host interns and volunteers from the UK and other countries in our offices in London and Keswick, or at other locations. Meet our interns