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…


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.

Bill JenningsBill Jennings
BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA BSc Proj Man, DMS AP, MaPS
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.

Louise Marshall
Infrastructure & Shared Services Director
Brother UK Ltd

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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.


Robin MonkRobin Monk
Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability
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 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.


Tracey RushTracey Rush
AsOne Design Limited

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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.

Martin Walton Martin Walton
Managing Director
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.

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.

Angela Hardman
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.




Jackie Moores
Tameside College

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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.

Christine Amyes
Deputy Chief Executive
New Charter Group

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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.

Ben Gilchrist
Deputy Chief Executive and Healthwatch CEO
Action Together

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Action Together CIO was formed in April 2016 and brings together two charities: Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) and Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT). Our vision is of strong and dynamic communities in Oldham and Tameside that have the means to support themselves and their neighbours to enhance their quality of life. Action Together believes local people have the power to improve lives and communities particularly through collective action. Tameside has active and vibrant communities and a strong base for community action with over 1,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. These provide 1.5 million interventions of support to local people every year and an established culture of volunteering with 34,000 people giving their time to benefit others.


Jeremy Taylor
Manufacturing Director
Coleherne Engineering

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bardsley_logo-e1452770564419Paul Strutt
Managing Director
Bardsley Construction

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