The Development and Old Bradfordians’ Office

A special relationship exists between BGS, our current pupils, and Old Bradfordians and friends. The Development and Old Bradfordians’ Office strives to nurture and enhance these connections, keeping the spirit of school at the heart of all that we do.

About Bradford Grammar School

development team
With over 6,000 Old Bradfordians and friends across the UK and around the world, we aim to keep Old Bradfordians and friends connected to school and each other, through a varied programme of events, news, and regular updates. We also encourage Old Bradfordians and friends to contribute towards school life, by volunteering or directing support towards areas of particular need.
Working with Old Bradfordians and friends, we can ensure that the values which, for hundreds of years, have defined our school, will continue to inform its future.

For any enquiries or to find out more about us, feel free to get in touch

Development & Old Bradfordians’ Office
(General number) 01274 553789

Lindsey Davis
Lindsey DavisDevelopment Director
Lindsey is a TES Award-winning development professional with over ten years’ experience across the higher education and schools sector. Lindsey joined BGS in November 2018, inspired by the school’s values of excellence, compassion, and service. A graduate of the University of Oxford and the first in her family to go to university, she is passionate about using philanthropy to advance educational opportunities.

Lindsey heads up the Development and Old Bradfordians’ Office, working with senior leadership and Old Bradfordians to define the school’s strategy for engaging former pupils and friends of BGS. Lindsey is also responsible for the school’s fundraising strategy and raising funds for school priorities, particularly Assisted Places.

Lindsey was previously Development Director at the Independent Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham, raising over £4.8 million for Assisted Places and capital projects. Before that, she was based at the University of Oxford, raising more than £5 million for widening access projects, bursaries, and graduate scholarships.

Lindsey is a member of the European Steering Committee for CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), an international association which promotes best practice across alumni and donor relations.

Jessica Alred
Jessica AlredEvents Coordinator
Jess is a confident marketing and events professional, with excellent organisational, negotiating, management and promotional skills. She is also talented at promoting and selling and has a good understanding of a variety of market sectors.

Jess leads on organising and managing a comprehensive series of events for the School, in particular those supporting the Development & Old Bradfordians and Admissions & Outreach departments. Jess also provides support for historically significant whole school events, such as Speech Day and Founders’ Day.

Prior to BGS, she has held various marketing and event roles for Watermark Technologies, Kings Security Systems, Graitec and MicroCAD.

Lindsay Parker
Lindsay ParkerPR Consultant, Stride PR
Lindsay is a multi-award winning PR consultant and freelance journalist who helps organisations and businesses secure media coverage, raise their profiles and grow their profits.

Lindsay has more than 25 years’ experience working as a senior editor for newspapers and glossy magazines and her clients with Stride span the public, private and voluntary sectors. She loves to secure great results for organisations using her considerable creativity, a cracking media contacts book, commitment and a dash of humour.

Lindsay is a former assessor for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). She is passionate about helping start-up businesses work on their branding and communication strategies to help their businesses grow. She also loves media training and has delivered training to a range of organisations, from the County Durham Fire and Rescue Authority to the North East of England Chamber of Commerce.

Emma Wragg
Emma WraggCommunications Manager
Emma leads on the school’s marketing and communications strategy, working closely with the Development Director and PR Consultant to increase BGS’s public profile and engagement with key stakeholders, locally and nationally.

With more than 10 years’ experience across the education, healthcare and public sectors, Emma is a highly qualified communications and marketing professional. Whether it’s working for schools, charities or within healthcare, she specialises in making complex, occasionally bland but important information simple, understandable and exciting for a wide variety of audiences.

Prior to BGS, she worked in the National Communications Team for the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, for almost 5 years. Before that, she was based in the Social Care Communications Team at Leeds City Council.

Rebecca Bull
Rebecca BullAlumni Relations Officer
Rebecca joined BGS after having run her own business ‘Rhythm Time’ for three and a half years. Rebecca is the school’s first port of call for Old Bradfordians and works closely with the OBA Committee, supporting Old Bradfordian events and communications. She also facilitates connections between Old Bradfordians by managing content on Beyond Bradford.

Rebecca supports the Development Director and Senior Leadership Team by ensuring our alumni and donor database supports the school’s strategic objectives and day-to-day running of the Development Office.

Prior to arriving at BGS, Rebecca spent seven years as a project/research manager at the Department for Education and linked public body the Children’s Workforce Development Council. Having also spent four years at the University of Leeds, Rebecca has a wealth of project management experience in the public sector.

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