Tempus Novo

The Tempus Novo Team



Steve has worked in the criminal justice system since 1986. Starting at HMP Wormwood Scrubs he worked with some of the most notorious criminals in the UK. Since then he has managed a wide range of projects in prisons in the North of England. More recently he worked as Business Development Manager at HMP Leeds and it was during this time he developed a successful model for rehabilitating ex-offenders based on employment. Keen to do more Steve decided to set up Tempus Novo.

Val Wawrosz


Val has been working in the criminal justice system since 1988, starting his career working at HMYOI Huntercombe with young Offenders. He has worked with every type of prisoner from remands to those serving a life sentence. Val`s passion for the rehabilitation of offenders contributed to the creation of Tempus Novo.



Paul has worked in different areas of rehabilitation, including several years in housing support. He joined the team in January 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and importantly a passion to change lives.



Lauren is working with us part time between her studies at Leeds Trinity University. She is a great addition to the team and is fast becoming an invaluable team member, as she displays a maturity way above her years. Her passion for family support adds another very important dimension to Tempus Novo.



Alveena is a highly motivated young lady who genuinely wants to “make a difference” to people’s lives. She joins TN as someone with a reputation for hard work and with a passion to succeed. Her knowledge and experience will add value to what is already an Award winning team, where new thinking is embraced and changing lives is the focus.

Sara Shepherd


Sara joins the team on a full time basis after a period volunteering. She brings with her an incredible skillset, and as a former property lawyer is someone we hope to see grow with the charity.

Neil Davidson


Neil is a former Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Marshalls PLC and a long-time supporter of numerous local charities. Over the years he has raised several hundreds of thousands for the Overgate Hospice in Halifax. Organising many a sportsman’s dinner and using his impressive contact list to pull the crowds in. It is his “giving nature” which resulted in him being bestowed the honour of Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire , something only a handful of people achieve! He joins Tempus Novo at an exciting time and is looking forward to adding his passion and skills to the cause.

Martin Biddulph

Marketing Manager

Martin came across Tempus Novo through a close friend and work colleague, Chris Hudson, founder of Hub Marketing and a TN Ambassador. Trained as a graphic designer, Martin has worked in various creative guises over the years from designing Christmas cards (in June!) to being a Creative Director and running his own design agency in Soho, London. Having worked on global corporate accounts in TV, print and digital he’s very passionate about Tempus Novo and it’s achievements and aspirations.

“Working with a truly passionate team that produces "real life" results that, unlike most companies’ advertising ‘promises’, do actually dramatically change lives. This is evident when you meet the Tempus Novo Graduates as their gratitude and pride is real. The employers also get enormous benefits in terms of skill sets, attitude and enthusiasm that the TN Graduates offer having been through the TN programme. Society benefits also both financially and ethically so it’s a WIN WIN WIN situation.

It's taken Steve and Val years of experience, determination and honest mistakes to come up with a formula that works to solve what they witnessed first hand was a serious problem that needed sorting.

The ex-offenders that have successfully become TN Graduates have adopted a positive attitude and hard working ethic, which is inspiring and humbling in equal measures. The marketing task is to change societies perception of ex-offenders and humanise them, which, when you meet the TN team and their Graduates, it does just that.”