Company Directors | SkinViva Training Academy, Manchester

Meet our Directors

Our senior team is responsible for the strategy and direction of SkinViva Training.

All the directors have been with SkinViva for many years and were fully involved in the subsequent founding of SkinViva Training in 2013.

The company has seen terrific growth, becoming one of the UK’s leading providers in training for medical aesthetics practitioners. Based in Manchester, delegates attend from all over the UK and even overseas as far as Australia, such is the renown of SkinViva Training’s teaching.

Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP


Clinical Director, Founder of SkinViva & SkinViva Training

Dr Tim qualified in medicine in 2006 following his studies at Warwick and Leeds universities and originally worked as a GP.

He founded SkinViva in 2008, where he thrives on the creativity involved in aesthetic treatments, yet is determined to drive high clinical standards for practitioners, raising the standard of Medical Aesthetics in the UK. It is this passion which led to the development of SkinViva Training in 2013 – a company which offers training in non-surgical treatments for medical professionals.

Miranda Pearce BSc (hons)

Customer Service Director

mirandaMiranda graduated with a First in Sociology from the University of Bristol in 2002 and worked in a number of companies and roles, specialising in customer service.

She was a Founding Director for SkinViva and played an instrumental role in the subsequent set up of SkinViva Training Academy, where her passion for great service ensures a good experience for our delegates.

She is actively involved on the Facebook Trainee Network; encouraging, supporting and advising delegates as they start their own businesses after training.

Lee Cottrill BA (hons)

Business Development Director

lee cottrill skinviva trainingLee graduated in Economics from Lancaster University and has worked in a variety of business roles prior to SkinViva, including time at Lloyds Bank and the Care Quality Commission.

Lee joined SkinViva in 2011, where his experience in business strategy, development and transformation have helped the company to grow rapidly. Lee had a central role in the development and launch of SkinViva Training in 2013, where he continues to drive growth and new areas.

Gillian Kirk (formerly Johnson)Gillian Johnson SkinViva

Finance & Operations Director | Company Secretary

Gillian is FCA qualified with a Post Grad Cert in Business and Executive Coaching from Leeds Beckett University (2015). She spent her early career in finance and now has over 20 years experience as a Director of Transformation in both public and private service sectors.

Finance & Operations Director, Gillian is a founder shareholder of SkinViva; overseeing the Company’s growth and development, including the development of SkinViva Training in 2013.