Mike retains several staff to support him politically and administratively while he carries out his duties as an MEP.
Jane Rogers - Personal Assistant
Jane moved to Birmingham from Wales to pursue further education in European Languages for Business at Birmingham Polytechnic majoring in French.
After graduating Jane undertook a number of different bi-lingual secretarial posts, has always been interested closely in European affairs and has been working as PA to Mike Nattrass since December 2008.
Jane had a 30-year career with Alstom ultimately serving as the Contracts Administrator for the Northern Line project for London Underground, following service as Secretary to the Chairman, and then the Managing Director (Sales & Marketing - Bid Co-ordination).
Jill Stockdale BA(Hons), Cert Ed. - Researcher / Advisor
After a Joint Honours degree in Geography, Geology and English at the University of Keele, Jill developed a highly successful career in teaching, involving a range of senior positions and responsibilities. She also supports Oxford and Cambridge candidates, works with the Open University in supporting 6th formers in independent study, and works as and independent education consultant.
She also assists in research, especially climatology and papers on climate change and CO2 emissions in relation to transport and other environmental issues, and dealing with queries from constituents.
A qualified silversmith, she is determined that the EU should not scrap our centuries old hallmarking system.
Paul Matthews - Transport / Property / Compensation Advisor
Paul has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Surveyor working for various firms throughout the West Midlands including Prudential. During this time he has been involved in local taxation issues, compulsory purchase, rating and council tax banding issues, costing of road schemes and industrial and commercial valuations.
Paul is now Transport / Property / Compensation advisor to Mike Nattrass and deals with related issues.
Paul reports on topics such as repossessions and sales of domestic and commercial premises and why the law needs changing. The cost impact of proposed schemes and the Law of Property in general.
Syd Partridge - IT / Website / Research Advisor
Syd started his working life as an industrial chemist eventually becoming Chief Chemist of the largest metal finishing company in Europe.
His interest in computers started in 1980 when he studied
computer programming as part of his chemistry studies.
In 1988 he set up his own company of which part was the development and marketing of data conversion and reporting software for scientific equipment.
He now spends his time on website design concentrating on mysql relational database design, php coding and accessibility.
Syd looks after the office IT and network, Mike's website, monitors social media and assists with research carried out by the office.
In his spare time he works on stained glass and leaded light panel restoration and has a blacksmiths shop. He is the last remaining UK manufacturer of traditional soldering irons.
Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants are the paying agents on behalf of Mike Nattrass MEP.