Ashley Sudell is a member of the North West residential pre-enablement team, he joined Svella Connect in October 2021.
“We have had a lot of new starters since the changeover to Svella Connect and we are building the team in a really positive way, we all muck in and help each other out now.
“Because I am an amputee some people on the outside might think I am not fit for the role – but that only spurs me on to be the best I can be. A few years back I was involved in a motorbike accident and I lost my leg. Since then, I have appreciated what's really important.
“I had six operations. I was even told I had a 20% chance of survival – I still remember to this day the feeling I had when I woke up, I breathed a massive sigh of relief. And I see what happened to me as a positive thing, as I never really appreciated what I had before.
“I don't agree with negativity, I have seen struggles and have put myself out there as much as I can. I have done this and gone the extra mile to support my manager, as I can see the lines of progression and I want to be a part of that.
“I like being out in the field, my main motivation is to improve my skills and my knowledge.
“Outside of work I am a keen fisherman. I am a really passionate individual, and I put all my effort into this hobby of mine. I even went traveling the world to fish in places with the most beautiful scenery, places like Slovenia and Spain.
“If I am doing something I do it properly, I am very committed. I also manage my son’s local football team Longridge FC. I enjoy devoting a bit of my time back to the local community.”