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…
Phill Brown, MBE
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, Phill Brown 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.
Phill founded Benchmark Building Supplies from a Greenfield site in Romiley, Stockport, 12 years ago. Since then Benchmark 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.
In November 2016, Phill sold the business to Saint Gobain, Europe’s largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials with a collective turnover exceeding £18b. Their intention to adopt the renowned Benchmark Brand into their ever growing portfolio will keep the quality existing team in place.
BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA BSc Proj Man, DMS AP, MaPS
Jennings Design Associates Ltd (JDA Architects)
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.
Infrastructure & Shared Services Director
Brother UK Ltd
As Infrastructure and Shared Services Director for Brother UK, Louise Marshall’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.
Louise’s career background has been to continuously develop her skills to bring value to the business, and support organisation improvement, with an emphasis on the development of colleagues.
As part of Brother UK’s activities to achieve the Investors In People Platinum Accreditation, Louise is regularly asked to provide help and guidance to other businesses who are seeking the accreditation, and share best practise around Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.
Outside Brother, Louise is a member of various networking groups, with a keen interest in encouraging small business, and promoting our local community of Tameside in the wider Greater Manchester area.
As a result of this she is a member of the Tameside Prosperous Board, and Chair of the Pride of Tameside Business Awards, looking to recognise and share the best practise that exists in the region.
Louise is also a trustee for Forever Manchester, a Community Foundation that supports the work of community groups throughout the Greater Manchester area, and when time permits she takes part in various fundraising activities.
Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability
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 700 covering areas of Environmental Services, Engineering, Asset Management, Planning and Economic Development, IT and Sustainable Communities. During the time at Tameside Robin has worked extensively with local businesses.
He was part of a joint local authority team that delivered the Greater Manchester waste disposal contract. In recent years he has presided over the delivery of some major development schemes in the borough including the Ashton Northern Bypass, Kerry Way at Hyde, public realm improvements at Hyde and Ashton and working with developers and partners to increase residential development. Presently his team are engaged on the redevelopment of Ashton town centre which will see a new Service Centre and college buildings opened by 2018. Interests include active support of Manchester United, seeing the world, photography and living well.
AsOne Design Limited
Tracey has enjoyed being a business owner since the age of 22. For more than 15 years she has been Managing Director of AsOne, an award-winning digital business development company based in Tameside.
With extensive experience in business development and digital marketing, Tracey is passionate about using her knowledge to help other businesses achieve their full potential.
Tracey takes an active approach in helping other entrepreneurs by working with local schools and colleges to inspire young people to embrace their dreams and by supporting other business owners as a mentor for the Business Growth Hub.
With her entrepreneurial background Tracey has always enjoyed the challenge of setting and then achieving a difficult target, and carries this ethic through her work both at AsOne and when supporting local causes.
- Digital Business Development
- Systems & Process Development
- Client/Account/Relationship Management
- Business Operations
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.
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.
Executive Director – Public Health, Business Intelligence and Performance
Tameside and Glossop Single Commission
Angela is the Executive Director – Public Health, Business Intelligence and Performance for Tameside & Glossop Single Commission which was established in April 2016. She was appointed as the Executive Director of Public Health for Tameside Council in March 2013, prior to this she was Deputy Director of Public Health in Bury, and Consultant in Public Health in Bolton.
Angela’s strategic role has a focus to improve population health, tackle health inequalities and drive improvements in healthy life expectancy. Her role is to champion and harness a system wide effort that will deliver a place-based approach towards achieving the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 220,000 people who live in Tameside. This means all parts of the fabric of Tameside – individuals, communities, the voluntary and community sector, public services and local private sector business – actively working together, getting upstream of the impact of illness and disease by focusing on prevention and early intervention and combining efforts towards achieving sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing outcomes.
This local effort is part of a wider ambition to deliver a radical upgrade in population health across Greater Manchester, by helping people to take control of their own and their family’s health; connecting people to the opportunities created by economic growth and reform; tackling the root causes of poor health; focusing on improving the health of the most vulnerable; and providing excellent care for people when they need it.
Angela also provides an important leadership role as chair of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health group. She has been instrumental in influencing and shaping the system reform vision for a unified leadership approach to population health. As Senior Responsible Officer, Angela also has a strategic role in leading action to tackle obesity across Greater Manchester.
Assistant Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability
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
– Delivering 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 was educated in Tameside through primary, secondary and College. She 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.
Deputy Chief Executive
New Charter Group
Christine is Deputy Chief Executive at the New Charter Group, a social business based in Tameside owning over 19,500 homes, with a turnover of £100 million and a workforce of 900 people. Our mission is to provide GREAT Homes, GREAT Neighbourhoods and GREAT People
Christine’s responsibilities include risk management, human resources, organisational development, facilities management, health and safety, business transformation, and legal and governance services. She has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations, helping them to build great organisations and to maximise the impact their people have.
Christine is passionate about education and is a Director of the Great Academies Education Trust sponsoring three academies in Tameside responsible for 2,500 children and 450 employees. She is also Chair of Governors at Copley Academy.
Christine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Policy and Participation Manager
Action Together is a registered charity (no. 1165512), bringing together Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT) and Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) as of 1st April 2016. Action Together strengthens the health and wellbeing of communities across Tameside and Oldham by supporting and developing asset based community action. Tameside has a vibrant voluntary, community and faith sector with just over 1000 groups and organisations serving its communities. Action Together provides a range of support including; practical routes to increase citizenship, volunteering, fundraising and helping groups get started, grow and work together strategically through consortia and formal partnerships.
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