Meet the Team

Joy Selby

Managing Director

From initially beginning my career in Retail starting as a Checkout Operator advancing to Store Manager within 6 years. I then entered self-employment as a DVSA accredited Driving Instructor for over 20 years. During this time, I developed a successful Chauffeur driven Limousine Company. It was during this time that I was approached to start a career in Education.

I started in Education as an Assessor delivering NVQ's and Apprenticeships in a number of sectors. I then started Positive Futures with Derek in April 2016 with the aim of supporting people in to work and their career progression.

Whenever I have any spare time you can usually find me, with my friends, on the dancefloor as I am an avid line-dancer. 

Derek McNichol

Finance Director

I started my career in Accountancy and had my own practice. I then started working in the Taxi Industry in 1997 and worked through the ranks (no pun intended!) through to Management. I then moved in to the Education sector in 2007 where I worked as a Classroom Based Trainer going on to become an Assessor and then in to Management.

I started Positive Futures (N.E.) Limited with Joy Selby in April 2016. The company has gone from strength to strength with new Partners asking to work with us. My main ambition is to develop Positive Futures into the the type of company that people want to work with and work for.

I bring several good qualities to the business, none of which involve IT!

Andrew McHale

Operations Director

Andrew has over 20 years' experience in the field of education and training. working across the public, private and third sector in various lecturing, training and management roles. He is passionate about education and the benefit that it can have, with a keen interest on the quality improvement of teaching, learning and assessment related to improved life outcomes.

Andrew has previously had responsibility for quality improvement within the Learning and Skills sector and the operational implementation of quality assurance frameworks, including regulatory compliance and workforce development with a specific focus on the development and implementation of CPD relating to improving standards.


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