Having been one of the founding members of GIFT it fills me with great pleasure to see, after a successful five year plan, the company really come into it’s own as a self-sustaining entity.
Prior to starting GIFT I worked for a number of organizations within the voluntary, public and private sector, from a volunteer to The Legal Officer at Manchester City Council’s Chief Executive’s Department, to working with the Lottery Heritage fund as it’s Community Development Officer.
Employing my skills gained from my honours degree in Law from Manchester Metropolitan University, and having gained experience both within the private and public practice in civil litigation, after a short spell within the legal profession I turned to Project Development and Management as my next career step.
Having gained experience working at Progress Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund, supporting and developing numerous grassroots organizations I relished the ability to enable people to have real involvement in the running of their communities, in particularly the development of funding applications; project and service development.
A factor that has helped keep me focus in my business and work ethic is my life as a committed Christian. I believe that we all have a gift and talent to help achieve our goals and purpose in life.
It is our hope that through GIFT that the life of young people and families will change as the work continues ensuring that, whatever professional walls our clients come up against, whatever challenges modern society throws at us, we are always ready for change and always;
‘Moving out of the box’.