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Meet the Team

Simon Cook

CEO of Battle Buddy

Simon concluded 25 years of distinguished military service leaving in 2015.

He did numerous of overseas deployments starting off his career as a private soldier and becoming a commander, achieving the rank of a senior NCO.

Alongside helping others he enjoys drawing and painting.

His favourite quote is ‘Stars can’t shine without darkness.’

Steve Martin

Battle Buddy UK Director

Steve served 23 years in the British Army, and left to work in the renewable energy sector.

Steve is distantly related to Constantine the Great.

His favourite quote is ‘Those who don’t say what they mean, will live and die by their own sword.’

Glen Cartwright

Battle Buddy UK Director

Veteran and partner of a marketing agency, totally committed in supporting Battle Buddy going forward.

In the 70’s, Glen was mobbed by Bay City Roller fans because he looked like Eric Faulkener!

His favourite quote is ‘You’re never too old and it’s never too late.’

Stuart Arundel

Battle Buddy UK Director

Stuart helps generate income with donation campaigns and the generic advice to the organisation.

He learnt to surf whilst playing rugby for a season in Australia.

His favourite quote is ‘Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.’

Dr. Lawrence Atkins

Battle Buddy UK Trustee

20 years of experience in peoples psychiatry.

For around 15 years Dr. Atkins was a Civilian Medial Officer for the Territorial Army.

For over 3 years, he has been providing and developing the NHS Veterans Mental Health (VMH) Complex Treatment Service.

Lawrence is currently the Clinical Lead for VMH.

Ian Buttle

Battle Buddy UK Trustee

As Creative Director, he’s been positioned to support Battle Buddy UK with awareness campaigns.

In 1994, he gave Sacha Baron Cohen his first acting job in a McCain MicroChips advertisement.

His favourite quote is ‘It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.’

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