About Us

 Tameside LiveWorkInvest has been brought to you by the Tameside Prosperous Board to help individuals, communities and businesses to enjoy the maximum benefits of Living, Working or Investing in Tameside.

The Tameside Prosperous Board exists to facilitate the creation, development and growth of businesses in the area. Acting as a catalyst to bring together the strategic role of the Council, the strength and experience of the business community and the capacity of the education sector it will help to deliver on infrastructure, which encourages enterprise and in doing so provides positive employment opportunities.

The Tameside Prosperous Board has been charged with driving progress in four key areas:

  • Helping Tameside residents become more enterprising.
  • Safeguarding and helping Tameside businesses to grow.
  • Increasing the number of new businesses in Tameside.
  • Aiding businesses in creating and accessing local supply chains (business to business).


Introducing the Tameside Prosperous Board…


Phil Brown
Managing Director at Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd.

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Phill Brown MBE: Managing Director Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd. Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd was founded by Phill Brown from a Greenfield site in Romiley Stockport some 12 years ago. Since then has grown to be Greater Manchester’s leading Independent Builders Merchants. With six trading Branches around the M60 Greater Manchester Ring Road.

The company is currently expanding at around 20% per year with employment of 70 people and sales of £12m per annum. Clients include AGMA( the Ten Greater Manchester Authorities)., housing associations, large public companies and over 800 live trading accounts predominantly in small private construction sector.

As the Tameside President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Strategic Board of the Business Growth Hub, the Stockport Economic Alliance Committee, and a Governor of two local FE Colleges, he has a sustained track record of partnership working with public and private organisations, in Tameside and across Greater Manchester.

Phill was proudly awarded the MBE in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours List for Services to Business and Apprenticeships in the Greater Manchester region.

Bill JenningsBill Jennings
BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA BSc Proj Man, DMS AP, MaPS
Director of “Jennings Design Associates Ltd” (JDA Architects)

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Bill is Director of “Jennings Design Associates Ltd” (JDA Architects) with qualifications in Architecture, Project Management (BSc) and business management (DMS). He is also a member of the Association for Project Safety.

He has worked in Local Authority as “Team Leader” of the Architects department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and in the Architects department at Bolsover District Council.

He has also worked in private practice from small two person practices to 150 staff national companies, and spent 9 months working on projects at the Millennium Dome before setting up Jennings Design Associates Ltd in Denton, Tameside.

LM 2015 plain head shot side 2Louise Marshall
Infrastructure & Shared Services Director
Brother UK Ltd

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As Infrastructure and Shared Services Director for Brother UK Louise’s role is diverse, with responsibilities that include CSR/Environmental Issues, Health & Safety, Business Continuity & Risk Management, Security, Insurance and Legal Compliance, Facilities and Site Services (including utilities, catering, cleaning, and waste management), Process Improvement, Project Management, Internal Communications, and Shared Services (HR, IT & Finance).

Her personal skills include the ability to manage projects and resources effectively, identify and implement business improvements, and to bring strategic insight into operational functions.


Robin MonkRobin Monk
Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability at Tameside Council

Having graduated from Salford University with an Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences Robin has spent his entire career at Tameside working firstly as an Environmental Health Officer and now in his present position he manages a workforce of over 600 covering areas of Environmental Services, Engineering, Asset Management, Planning and Economic Development. During the time at Tameside Robin has worked extensively with local businesses.


Tracey RushTracey Rush

Director: AsOne Design Limited
Commercial responsibilities: Business Development/Operational Management
Community responsibilities: Judge – Pride of Tameside awards, panel member – Tameside Dragon’s Den, board member – Tameside Enterprise Board

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From leaving school Tracey always had the drive and ambition to be her own person. She never saw herself as a ‘corporate cog’ but was determined to run her own company and be responsible for her own destiny.

Eventually, at the ripe age of twenty Tracey achieved her ambition of running her first company; fast forward a few years to 2001 when along with her husband Joel, she established AsOne Design Limited. Working together and with an expanding team of expert professionals AsOne Design has grown to become one of the areas top digital marketing agencies and Tracey is proud of her contribution as business development and operational Director.

Martin Walton Martin Walton
Managing Director at Waltons Commercial

Born in Rochdale in 1957, Martin’s family moved into the Hyde area in 1963 when his father, Donald, took over Brogden Barnes & Company, a firm of Chartered Surveyors that had been in Hyde since 1885.

Martin has had an almost continuous association with Hyde and the Tameside area every since, and Waltons Commercial was founded in Hyde just over twenty years ago.

Martin is a former Chairman of Hyde Round Table, a former President of Hyde Rotary Club and he is currently Treasurer of the Denton Town Team. He lives in the Peak District where he represents his local area on the Parish Council.

Martin has spent most of his professional life dealing with commercial premises within the Tameside and High Peak areas, specialising in Landlord & Tenant matters including property management and the letting and sale of commercial property.


Tim RaineyTim
Digital Services
Tameside MBC

Employed with Tameside Council for over 30 years Tim’ responsibilities include the internal ICT services, delivering better and more digital services for the council and working to develop and grow the local digital economy in Tameside. As well as a Director of the Tameside Enterprise Board he is a Director of the Cash Box Credit Union and Secretary for the Pride of Tameside Business Awards.



Angela Hardman

Director of Public Health

Tameside Council

Angela joined the Council, taking on the Director of Public Health role from March 2013.

She began her career in the National Health Service in 1984, working in a range of administrative and management roles across Greater Manchester, before starting her public health career in 1995. Angela has a MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion (Manchester), and is included in the UK Public Health Register and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

As Director of Public Health Angela is a statutory chief officer of the Council and is responsible for the exercise of the authority’s public health functions. She is responsible for providing leadership spanning the three domains of public health: health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health, and for building effective relationships with a range of partners to deliver long term sustainable reductions in health inequalities across the borough.

Angela is a member of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health network group and is involved in supporting a varied portfolio of work to address the public health challenges that exist across the conurbation.




Damien Bourke

Assistant Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability

Tameside Council


Educated at Cambridge University Damien is the Assistant Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability at Tameside Council. Presently his team is engaged on the redevelopment of Ashton town centre which will see a new Service Centre and college buildings opened by 2017.

 Damien was previously the Chief Executive of Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Economic Development Company. His role involved:

– Heading up the economic development company for the Fylde Coast

– Develiering on key strategic economic issues for Blackpool Fylde and Wyre

– Providing inward investment services and promoting job creation in the area

– Leading on strategic development opportunities across the coast

– Delivering investment both private and public to support job growth and our ambitions for the  economy.



Jackie Moores


Tameside College

Jackie was educated in Tameside through primary, secondary, College and started her teaching qualification at Tameside College. Jackie is a Tameside resident and has worked throughout the Greater Manchester area over the course of her career.


In her current role, Jackie is responsible for 450 employees of Tameside College which has 6500 students. The College also works extremely closely with more than 300 other employers.