Meet the team

Our team supports towns, cities and venues to support local areas in rolling out Ask for Angela. We are all passionate about supporting the agenda to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the safety of women at night (SWAN).  We share best practice and offer free support and resources to create a safer environment for all in society.

Sylvia Oates

Sylvia has worked in or with the leisure and hospitality sector for 24 years, including 13 years of partnership working experience with businesses, local authorities, police forces, Business Improvement Districts, local Pubwatch schemes, voluntary organisations, trade associations and other partners.
Sylvia is also Managing Director of Six Till Six Ltd

Debbie Ogier

Debbie supports the delivery of Best Bar None, the Home Office backed accreditation for pubs, bars and clubs. She has a wide range of experience from different industries and roles, including leisure and hospitality and now manages a range of projects designed to support a safe night out. 

Iwona Kossek

Iwona has worked in the hospitality, leisure and Night Time Economy sector for over 19 years, with extensive experience of managing venues and working in area management for a major pub group. She managed a night time economy Business Crime Reduction Partnership and has been a Purple Flag assessor.
Iwona is also Head of Partnerships at Six Till Six Ltd

James Hoffelner

James works with licensed premises supporting them with all things licence related. He is passionate about safety in venues and reducing the risk of people finding themselves in vulnerable situations, recommending the venues he works with sign up to Ask for Angela and Best Bar None.
James is also Managing Director of Complete Licensing Ltd