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PRC Elite Founder

Nick Tester

Nick Tester is a leading figure in Sport and Education, having been Head of Cricket at Chigwell School and Head of Boy’s Games, Football and Cricket, most recently, at Ardingly College. In his time in education, Nick has been one of the most decorated Heads of Football in the Independent sector, having overseen several national and county cup wins, and having produced several professionally contracted players in the meantime. He has also been the national coach and manager to the Independent Schools National U18s and U16s, and coached within the Essex County Cricket Academy. Nick has worked with several of the world’s best coaches and practitioners, including Grant Flower, James Foster, Luke Wright and Andrew Flintoff in Cricket, as well as several of the countries best football clubs. He has also worked with international hockey players such as Martin Haner (Germany captain), Mark Gleghorne (GB Hockey) and Crista Cullen (GB Hockey).

Nick’s innovative thinking behind developing success in school sport, both in terms of participation and excellence, has led him to be asked to talk within the national press in recent years, with appearances in The Times, FourFourTwo magazine, Radio FiveLive, TalkSport, and even German and Indian National television leading to him being a much requested speaker at schools and business events. Being a former Choral Scholar, singing tenor at Canterbury Cathedral, he is particularly interested in the links between Music, Drama and Sport in the development of elite performance, whether it be in academic studies, or in the business world.

Nick’s contact base, coupled with his unique experience and innovative thinking led him to form PRC Elite. Improving Performance, interconnecting contacts and helping schools and businesses get to the top of their game is a passion for Nick, and he is excited with what the future holds.

nick@prcelite.co.uk

Adam Williams

Adam’s extensive experience promoting and running events throughout the UK provides PRC with the expertise for the scheduling and successful co-coordinating of PRC Elite’s conferences.

After working for Queens Park Rangers Football Club – coaching within the club’s academy and throughout the local community – Adam moved from sports to the music industry, forming his music service company Riverjuke in 2014.

Riverjuke's unique approach and high levels of service have quickly established a nationally recognized reputation working with major label artists including Newton Faulkner, TesseracT, to name a few - and regularly providing services for the likes of Sony BMG, RAW Power Management, Redlight management and many more.

Adam oversees national live music events and tours with countless shows on his C.V - including at some of the largest and most prestigious live music venues in the UK and Ireland - he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to PRC Elite not only for our conferences but for the continuing future developments of our business and its day to day running.

adam@prcelite.co.uk

Clarissa Schilling

Clarissa Schilling has been involved in promoting girls sport throughout her career. She has competed at a high level across several sports as an athlete herself, as well as coaching multiple girls and ladies teams in schools, clubs and universities in the UK, USA and South Africa.

Clarissa graduated from the University of Birmingham with first class honours in Geography. After playing and coaching hockey in South Africa, she returned to work in sports marketing and events for the London based company Limelight Sports, working on several mass participation events aiming to get more people active across the country. This was also the same time Clarissa became a contributor for the women's sports magazine, Sportsister, and began several campaigns aimed to tackle the drop-out rate of girls and women in sport and exercise in secondary schools, after school and after university. Her current campaign, #takeonaCHALLENGE aims to encourage girls to try new sports including adventure expeditions, raising money to send disadvantaged girls onto courses to develop skills for adventure sport and expeditions in order to bridge the gap in this male dominated area.

In 2012, she stepped away from the sports events industry to complete her PGCE in Geography at the Institute of Education. She began her teaching career at King’s College School, Wimbledon, teaching Geography, running girls hockey and was Head of Athletics. She now teaches at Ardingly College where she met Nick Tester and her PRC Elite journey began!

clarissa@prcelite.co.uk

Artistic Director of Music Conferences

Marina Finnamore

Marina Finnamore began studying the clarinet in Bournemouth and enjoyed participating in the many bands and orchestras provided by her school and the local Music Service as well as 3 years in the National Youth Orchestra. She then continued her studies at Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, individually in Belgium with Walter Boeykens funded by the Martin and Munster musical trusts, and was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra.

Her debut as a solo performer was in 1985 with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall playing Debussy`s Premier Rhapsody and again in 1989 playing the Copland Concerto. Marina has also performed concertos and solo recitals throughout the UK, most recently during the Monday Lunchtime series in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House.

Shortly before completing her studies, Marina joined the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bass Clarinet where she remained for 3 years as well as retaining the position of Principal clarinet in the Premiere Ensemble under the baton of Mark Wigglesworth.

After a few years performing and touring the world with all the London, regional orchestras and various chamber music groups such as London Winds, and the Hebrides Ensemble, Marina joined the Royal Opera House Orchestra as Principal Bass Clarinet where she has remained ever since.

Throughout her career Marina has been fortunate enough to work with many of the world`s greatest conductors, singers and soloists. She is also in demand as a specialist teacher of the Bass Clarinet.

In 2002 Marina was awarded an honorary ARAM by the Royal Academy of Music for services to music.

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