Beki Sharples

Chief Executive Officer
CEO Beki Sharples

At 22 with a brand-new baby, I found myself desperately needing some help and not knowing where to turn. The voluntary sector came to our rescue, and I was able relocate and access the support needed to keep myself and my baby safe. This experience changed my life forever, in so many ways.

After two years had passed, I was able to approach a domestic abuse charity and offer my services as a volunteer, conducting play sessions for families in refuge. I was enveloped into the arms of an incredible charity who employed me within a few months of joining as a volunteer. Many inspirational and strong women then mentored me, trained me, and cheered for me as I began what would be a twenty-year career in the domestic abuse sector - most recently as the Refuge Services Lead here in North Devon.

I joined TTVS as CEO in April 2024 and I am completely in awe of our staff team and community in Torridge! 

It’s important to me that I pay forward the empowerment and support invested in me, and I’m really enjoying learning about my new team and all the amazing work taking place in our community! 

I spend as much time as I can on the beach with my family and friends, and founded a local swim group that swims all year round. Anything I agree to outside of work needs to work with the tide times! I have a soft spot for rescue dogs, and since I have two of my own, I’m known for ‘pushing’ others to adopt .. so if you know me, and you don’t have a dog already …

Our funders:

  • Torridge District Council
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Northam Town Council
  • Bideford Bridge Trust
  • Bideford TC
  • Devon County Council
  • Edward Gosling Foundation
  • Nationwide Building society