Charlotte Armitage is a successful business entrepreneur, actor, TV presenter and trainee Counselling Psychologist.
Having launched two award-winning businesses from scratch following being declared bankrupt and becoming a single parent, Charlotte has demonstrated a strength of character that has led to her personally being nominated for numerous awards and being a finalist for Forward Ladies’ 2018 Business Woman of the Year.
As founder and Managing Director of the Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency, Charlotte’s commitment has seen the businesses breaking new ground with the introduction of exclusive diploma courses taught by skilled industry experts and promoting diversity on screen by placing actors with learning disabilities in leading roles on mainstream TV, including Liam Bairstow, the first down syndrome actor to secure a regular role in Coronation Street and James Moore, who has cerebral palsy and has just been nominated for an NTA as his role as Ryan Stocks in Emmerdale.
As a trained actor herself, Charlotte has also appeared in ITV’s Coronation Street and Happy Valley, as well as presenting a variety of TV shows including ‘Challenge Charlotte’ on city TV stations across the country.
Alongside Charlotte’s work with the Academy she is also a passionate advocate of mental health awareness and is currently training for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Teesside University. Having always had a fascination in the human mind and with a desire to help people overcome their mental health issues and struggles in order to live a healthy life, Charlotte is also a board member for two mental health charities, Touchstone and Leeds Survival Led Crisis Service.
She is a warm, confident and genuine speaker, with her extensive experience giving her messages real foundations.
Charlotte is available to speak on issues including: overcoming adversity, the Film & TV industry, Acting Industry, Education, Women in Business, Being a Working Parent, Mental health.