Our Team

Bradford Breakthrough is a membership organisation funded only by its members’ subscriptions. Its Chief Executive and its Administrator are both part-time and work from home. However, you can always get in touch – see contacts page.

Here is the Bradford Breakthrough team:

_mg_2240Dr Bob Gomersall, the Chairman of Bradford Breakthrough, is chairman and founder of several businesses specialising in online services.  These include BTL (assessment services software for awarding bodies and professional associations), Virtual College (online vocational training for companies, public bodies and self-employed people) and ADI (online healthcare).  His companies have won many awards including e-learning company of the year (Virtual College) and a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (BTL).  He was formerly chairman of Leeds City Region’s Business and Innovation Panel, and an ex officio member of the LEP.  Before going full time into business he was Head of Physics at Bradford Grammar School and prior to that conducted research into theoretical physics at the Max Planck Institut, Stuttgart.       

higgins1Dr.Trevor Higgins is the Chief Executive of Bradford Breakthrough  having moved across from his role as Chair.  Bradford born and bred, Trevor is also a board member of Bradford Chamber of Commerce Leaders Group.
Previous roles have included – Executive Chair of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ Limited), Deputy Chair of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Chair of the Bradford Employment and Skills Board and a member of the Council of the University of Bradford.

Pat Ledwith


Pat Ledwith is Bradford Breakthrough’s administrator. Pat has lived and worked in and around   Bradford for 26 years and has been Bradford Breakthrough’s administrator since 1994.

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