We’ve assembled a great team to help your organisation thrive


Our goal is to educate, inspire and empower; to help and support organisations achieve greater success through mindfulness, activity and wellbeing. We aim to provide the skills, knowledge and sustainability to make change through academically-led programmes. We believe that your people wish to thrive and succeed in your organisation, but sometimes need support to help re-focus.

CP Active was established to work in partnership with businesses and local authorities to provide qualitative research and behavioural change programmes. We have evolved because of what our research has revealed. Our experts have spent many years in academia, business and in public health settings – this makes us uniquely placed as an organisation to understand how these three elements need to work together to achieve results.

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Our not-for-profit organisation is greater than the sum of its parts.

Mark Bouzida

Mark trained with Marina Grazier of TME to deliver mindfulness in the workplace and is passionate about training clients in mindfulness to benefit themselves and their organisation. Having spent over twenty years’ in corporate environments in the media and music industry, he saw the benefit of using mindfulness to tackle stress and re-focus energy in the workplace. Mark is resident Mindfulness trainer at creative co-working space, This Time Next Year and works with teams and individuals in corporate and small business settings. Mark practises yoga in his spare time, as well as singing and walking.

Dr Nicola Eccles

Director of Research Nicola is a co-founder of CP Active, director of research, and lecturer in health, wellbeing and physical activity. Nicola has studied communities around the world and how they remain active and wants the UK to lead the world in its strategy to combat inactivity. Nicola is responsible for leading all the research elements and creating the innovative programmes that help people to become more active in their daily lives. Nicola has been researching, implementing and evaluating programmes related to physical activity for 25 years. Nicola brought the first sociologically-based child obesity intervention programme to the UK in 2004 and has worked with Leeds University, Stirling University, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Leeds Trinity University, as well as with Sport England, Sport Scotland, StreetGames and Mini Mermaids UK. Nicola is currently a visiting lecturer at Leeds Trinity University and an associate lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, as well as a director of Mini Mermaids UK Running Club. Nicola has completed many triathlons, several ultra-distance events, marathons and duathlons over the past few years.

Richard Eccles

Managing Director Richard is a co-founder of the organisation and specialises in creation and delivery. Richard has spent many years working alongside local and central government organisations and has experience in the physical activity sector and of designing programmes to drive behaviour change. Richard is responsible for new business development, as well as stakeholder relationship development, legal issues and day-to-day management. Richard has been involved in sport for most of his life, having completed numerous triathlons, including Ironman UK, and long-distance fell races such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks. When not competing, Richard enjoys long walks on the moors, wild swimming and coaches primary school children in football.

Mike Brennan

Chief Executive Officer Mike is a co-founder of CP Active and a media expert with many years’ experience in advertising and creating new businesses. Mike runs several outdoor media businesses, covering airport advertising and digital technology, and is a former trustee of a children’s hospice charity. Mike is responsible for the organisation’s strategy and advising on business development and marketing. Mike is a keen walker and plays football regularly.

Nina Fryer

Public Health Consultant Nina Fryer is a public health professional, with an academic background in health and wellbeing, health promotion and evaluation of interventions. She has been teaching and lecturing for thirteen years, and also spent four years working as a Public Health Manager, directly applying academic knowledge in the areas of public health to an employment setting. Nina has evaluated a number of health projects, including the effects on psychological health of an employment based ‘healthy week’. Nina is a keen cyclist and runner in her spare time, having completed a range of long-distance challenges.

Tim Marsden

Head of Insight Tim has worked in marketing for over 25 years across a variety of companies and sectors on the client side – BP, Kodak, the Co-operative, MyTravel, Harveys and Bensons for Beds. Tim advises on marketing and business strategy, as well as getting involved in designing innovative campaigns. Tim’s main activity is cycling, with coast-to-coasts, Land’s End to John O’Groats and a 700-miler from the Spanish-French border to the French-Belgian border all under his belt on two wheels in the last few years.