Paula Barnes – Chair

Paula BarnesPaula joined our Board of Trustees in January 2014. Paula is a senior qualified solicitor and partner with Lester Aldridge. Joining as a partner in the Personal Injury team in January 2019 she offers over 25 years’ experience in clinical negligence, community care and public law to the firm.

Paula has undertaken clinical negligence claims at all levels, including catastrophic brain damage cases, including cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury and spinal injury cases. Paula has experience of dealing with claims in a variety of fields of medicine.



Paul Sams – Vice Chair

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Paul Sams is Partner of leading law firm Dutton Gregory Solicitors.  His legal knowledge, expertise and experience of property transactions, development, and contacts in the region’s business community is exceptional and makes him a great asset to The Rainbow Centre’s Board of Trustees.



John Natt – Treasurer

John is a partner in Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, a top twenty firm of accountants. John acts for a wide variety of owner managed businesses providing accounting, tax , audit, advisory and transactions services.  His wider responsibilities within the firm also involve him in sitting on the firms Audit and IT Committees.John Natt

John’s strong financial background and contacts within the local business community will be of great benefit to the Board of  Trustees.  Before joining the Trustee group John has been involved in raising funds for the Rainbow Centre over a number of years via his Rotary membership and on hearing that new board members were needed  he was delighted to be able to take on a trustee role .


Stewart Lambert – Trustee

Stewart is a partner at south coast accountants James Cowper.  He specialises in corporate finance which involves the buying and selling businesses and raising funding for clients.  He is also a non-executive director for 3 companies providing strategic stewart-lambert3advice, challenging the operational plans and acting as a mentor to the executive directors. 



Iain Grant – Trustee

Iain Grant

Iain is currently a director and co-founder of a limited company, operating internationally dealing with all aspects of running a business.

With over 15 years’ experience working in various I.T environments Iain says  “I have found working in business, computing and analytical roles throughout the years has aided in setting up a successful enterprise. I am currently working with The Rainbow Centre to assist with their 3 year strategy, review their I.T systems and processes. I am honored to be a member of The Rainbow Centre’s board of trustees.


Paul Wallis – Trustee

Paul WallisPaul is Managing Director of Hantec Systems, the company Paul founded in October 1995. The company provides a suite of governance, risk and compliance management systems to its clients, along with strategic advice for sustainable business growth. 

Paul is the chairman of a business growth and mentoring board and an Independent Compliance Director for 3 companies in the south. 



Kevin Briscoe – Trustee

04/07/2018 Stock business image for Briscoe French public relations company based at Universal Marina, Fareham, Hampshire. Portraits and group photos for website, social media and press release use.

Kevin is a director of Briscoe French, a public relations agency based at Sarisbury Green. A journalist by training, Kevin worked in regional evening newspapers for nearly 10 years before joining the Hampshire Constabulary press office. After a period as Head of Media and Corporate Communications for Hampshire Police he set up his own consultancy which developed into the PR agency he has today.

With more than 30 years experience of the media and communications sectors in the south of England Kevin is delighted to be working with a charity of the standing of The Rainbow Centre. He is also a governor at Fareham College and Sarisbury Junior School.

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