Adam Crizzle is the Managing Director of Hillcroft House UK Limited
He started his business career in 1979 in Purchasing and Supply, working for numerous organisations from PLCs to medium and small businesses. He next became involved in Government to Business sales, increasing the business community's awareness of the various government facilities available to them.
In 1989 he married Jeanette Wright, an English teacher. Their children, Emily and Nicholas, were born in 1990 and 1993. Jeanette was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and died twelve months later in October 2006.
During Jeanette's illness Adam carried out extensive research into the general public's awareness of bone marrow donation. He completed two research reports with specific suggestions to increase awareness of donation and consequently reduce costs for the tax payer.
After meetings with the UK Health Minister and Shadow Health Minister in April 2006, the government committed itself to a national educational programme in all 6000 secondary schools to cover blood, organ, tissue and bone marrow donation. In January 2007 support for this programme was given by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair in Parliament.
In addition, Adam created a research organisation to measure the impact of this programme. This organisation has charity status and is called the Jeanette Crizzle Trust: www.jeanettecrizzletrust.org
As Managing Director of Hillcroft House and Chairman of the Trust, Adam is convinced that research should be applied to whatever project one starts, in order to measure its effectiveness.
He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, with his two children.