With over 20 years of successful project development and management, developed to meet local community regeneration priorities, Glen’s successes are due to his commitment to ensure that local people shape the plans for their communities and deliver them through a multi-faceted approach, which focuses on local partnerships that are focused on local priorities.
Glen enables confidence, collaboration and delivery amongst diverse partnerships – minimising inevitable conflict through trust and discussion around need and resource use.
Glen has managed portfolios of multi-agency funded projects of over £1 million within the community and public sector. Key programme development, management, delivery and partnerships include:
- Local authorities (including police and probation) and national government funding programmes
- Education bodies: schools, colleges and universities
- Housing associations (regional and national)
- Grant funding bodies (including Big Lottery, Esme Fairburn)
- EU funding (including ERASMUS+, ERDF, ESF)
- Various private sector
More recent work over the past 10 years directing employment-focussed social enterprises in West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, have resulted in substantial regeneration gains and resource investments which have delivered regeneration targets and exceeded contract expectation. Working in Manchester City alone, Glen attracted over £100,000 of additional funding to develop projects to regenerate Heaton Park, alongside the successful implementation of a social enterprise café concept and youth training programme. Glen’s first independent venture, a boarded up pub in Ramsbottom. Eagle and Child was a personal project to prove a boarded up pub could become a social enterprise and offer high service standards alongside youth training. After a substantial refurbishment in 2016/17 it has become a thriving multi-award winning social enterprise inn, that maintains its social ethos, whilst being recognised for exceptional hospitality. Industry experts awarded the coveted ‘Great British Pub of the Year’ in 2017. The pub continued to support its community during the Coronavirus pandemic, through provision of meals through EAT WELL MANCHESTER, accommodation for key workers and home delivery services. This dedication has meant that the business has re-opened successfully and re-engaged all staff, apprentices and trainees.