About Us

Fresh Professional Development Ltd (fresh) was founded in 2000 by Alan Pannett, who developed fresh into one of the most respected legal training companies in the UK, providing professional development training, coaching and consultancy to the legal sector.

In January 2016, fresh became part of The Fresh Development Group Ltd (FDG). FDG provide the board and management of fresh.

If you select any of the management profiles below, you will be taken to their profiles on the FDG website (FDG.uk.com).

Meet The Team

Bill Cooper
Bill CooperManaging Director
Bill is the managing director of the group companies. He is responsible for the vision and leadership of the group.
Rachel Berry
Rachel BerryOperations Director
Rachel heads up the operational ‘engine room’ of the business. She is responsible for the delivery of all of our services. She has a deep understanding of our market and clients’ needs.
Alan Pannett
Alan PannettAdvisory Board Member
Alan provides a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice to the board.
Tony King
Tony KingAdvisory Board Member
Tony King is a member of the Fresh Development Group Ltd (FDG) Advisory Board. He provides advice on the legal sector, the SRA and legal education strategy.
Jenny Karat
Jenny KaratHead of OM Operations
Jenny is Head of Operations for Online Mentor. In this role she is the interface for all OM:Halo clients with either the technical or customer support teams.
Chris Copleston
Chris CoplestonChief Technical Officer
Chris has over 30 years of IT, senior executive and project management experience and has been responsible for managing, analyzing, designing, developing and supporting numerous technical projects.
Claire Horney
Claire HorneyHead of Administration
Claire manages the fresh administration office in Lewes and has responsibility for liaising with trainers and clients.
Helen Horney
Helen HorneyFinance Manager
Helen role includes sales and purchase ledger as well as collating weekly and monthly accounts. Helen also assists with administration including liaising with trainers and clients and the preparation and dispatch of course materials.