The Team

Colourful CPD was founded by Brian Faulkner and Kay Watson-Bray

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Brian Faulkner (Co-Founder)

BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), FRCVS

Brian graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1995 and worked in mixed practice before studying for an MBA at Nottingham Business School in 2001. He set up, developed and exited a cluster of veterinary practices in Suffolk between 2002 and 2009 during which time he also completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, as well as General Practice certificates in Business and Professional Studies and Small Animal Medicine. He was The Petplan Vet of the Year in 2008. He is Honorary Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School. In July 2020, Brian was awarded the title Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. 

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Kay Watson-Bray (Co-Founder)

After beginning her career in veterinary nursing, Kay moved on to work in veterinary education on a pan-European basis to support veterinary professionals to achieve postgraduate qualifications. She has a great deal of expertise in educational awards, accreditation and learning theory, course structures and delivery in the veterinary sector. Kay is the co-founder of Colourful CPD and the British Veterinary Receptionist Association. Kay lives in Devon and enjoys walking on Dartmoor with her husband and five dogs.​

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Stephanie Writer-Davies (Vet Nurse Liaison)

BVSc, MRCVS​

Steph has developed the Colourful Nurse Consulting Skills training course alongside Brian. Steph is a veterinary surgeon with 36 years experience who has owned her own practice which was a VN training practice. She was SPVS Hon President in 2016 and was the SPVS VN liaison for 10 years. She is a strong supporter of the VN profession, believing in the important role they play in our practices, and being keen to see nurses performing broader and more challenging roles and improve their status and job satisfaction. She is a member of the Career Development & Progression and Training Practice working groups of VN Futures.​

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Libby Tucker​ (Accounts)

Libby trained as a farm secretary at Brooksby Agricultural College in the late 1980’s. After working in a farm office in Norfolk for 3 years, she travelled to be Estate Secretary for a large Estate in Wiltshire, encompassing organising The Marlborough Cup & Country Fair. Libby moved to London in 2003 for a couple of years to tour with a rock band, studying for a FD in Crowd & Safety Management, her C1 driving licence and running her own bookkeeping business. Libby now lives back in Norfolk and continued to work free-lance with a variety of clients of different interests. When Libby is not working, she can be found out horse riding, playing golf, skiing or walking her lurcher Mr Pickle.

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Sophie Lo Curto​​ (Operations Manager)

Sophie is the newest member of the Colourful CPD team, joining us in April 2020. She has worked as a veterinary receptionist and customer care manager for almost 10 years in various small animal hospitals across Surrey. She thrives on establishing relationships with clients and ensures the customer experience in practice is of a high standard. Outside work you’ll find her bargain hunting and gazing at beautiful old buildings across the globe.

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