Before joining the 3rd sector in 2007 I had 20 years’ experience in the licensed trade. I now specialise in providing assistance, advice and guidance to the local community. Involvement at strategic level within the 3rd sector enables me to have a sense of the bigger picture. I am highly driven, working hard to get a job done and achieve change. I’m passionate about connecting with people in ways that are real and meaningful. But I do enjoy life in the process!
I've been a friend of Warrington Speak Up since 2004 and a Trustee since 2006. I have worked in the voluntary sector since 1998 and I am Chief Executive of Hollybank Trust, a charity supporting children and adults with complex physical and learning disabilities. I bring strong communication skills and experience of working for a number of charities to my role as a trustee. I am very proud to be a part of Warrington Speak Up and the diverse work it is involved in.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 16 years with the majority of those in Warrington. I am a recognised face by many people who access Speak Up services as well as many others in Warrington. I am a firm believer in strong partnership working and have a real passion for ensuring people reach their full potential and that dreams, wishes and aspirations are met. I am delighted to be a trustee.
I have more than 20 years’ experience in a career covering the technical aspects of electronics engineering. I bring transferrable skills to the charity particularly in the area of quality systems, business planning, growth development and DIY. Whilst having little experience of the voluntary sector I am willing to learn and am very supportive of all Speak Up’s initiatives. My main focus will be supporting Mandy to help the organisation build a positive and sustainable future.