Blue Spark Foundation


Tim Davies

Tim Davies is our Chairman. He graduated in Law from the University of Southampton and then qualified as a solicitor. He practised for over 30 years as a corporate lawyer at an international firm of lawyers where he was a Partner, Head of the Corporate Department and a member of the Management Board. He is now a Business Adviser for the Young Enterprise UK Programme and a trustee of  The Children’s Trust for Children with Brain Injury. He is also a school governor and a judge for the ESU Churchill Public Speaking competition for schools.


Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett is our Finance Director. He graduated in Economics from the University of Southampton and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. During a 25 year career with Racal Electronics plc, a large UK quoted multi-national group, he progressed to hold the position of Finance Director with Racal’s Telecoms, IT Security and Corporate Finance divisions. After the acquisition of Racal Electronics plc by Thales SA, a €10bn p.a. turnover French Group, he was responsible for integrating the Racal subsidiaries into Thales accounting and budgeting processes. He then resumed operational finance director roles for Thales within Thales’ Transportation and UK Services divisions.


Sarah Budnik

Sarah Budnik is our Grant Applications Director. She graduated in Geography from Royal Holloway College, University of London. After graduating, she worked at Royal Holloway as their Community Action Volunteer Manager before joining BEN, the automotive industry charity as their National Volunteer Coordinator. She then trained as a teacher and now teaches geography and is Deputy Head of Upper School at Sutton Grammar School in the London Borough of Sutton.