The board of directors at Threeways is drawn from members of the local community and people with a shared passion and enthusiasm for the Threeways mission and ethos. We are a community organisation whose desire it is to both serve and work alongside local community members to bring positive change to our community. If you are interested in getting involved in our Board of Directors and believe you have what it takes then let us know by emailing is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi thank you for visiting our website, let me tell you a little about myself and why I became a part of Centre at Threeways.
I have lived in North Halifax all my life. I am very passionate about the community I live in. I work full time as a retail Jewellery workshop manager. I am married with two children who both now volunteer on site too. The support from my family has enabled me to carry out various roles within the community.
As well as serving the board at Centre at Threeways as Vice Chair, I also currently serve as Vice Chair of Governors at Dean Field Community Primary School. I have been a member of the Governing body for over 10 years, the skills I have gained have enabled me to sit on the Children and Young Peoples Panel for Calderdale Council. I am an active supporter of Crossleys Football Club, always on hand to help renovate the Club House or source donations. In 2015 I established Mothershare a charity based project to help families in North Halifax provide the basic equipment for their babies/young children.
I am passionate about change, teamwork and self-improvement. These are all areas that Centre at Threeways are also passionate about. I am committed to realising the Vision of Centre at Threeways as a real community hub and creating legacy for the future generations of North Halifax. I enjoy being part of a team that are re-imagining our community and empowering others to do so too.
I was honoured to be appointed Chair of the board of Directors in 2016.
Martin is a local Halifax man who as a child attended Holy Trinity junior school and later Crossley and Porter Grammar School. In 1968 he won a place at Cardiff University to study Dentistry. On qualifying he came back to Yorkshire where he worked in a Dental Practice in Leeds. After this he worked in practice in Halifax until he bought his own practice in Bradford. Eventually the call back to Halifax was too strong and Martin bought a practice in Highroad Well where he practiced until retirement in 2008.
Whilst working, Martin was approached by a Derbyshire based Social Enterprise Charity who were looking to provide NHS dentistry in deprived areas. He was involved in setting up 13 practices in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Because of his experience in running a Charity he was approached to be involved in the asset transfer of the Ridings School to provide a Community hub for the Ovenden area.
This exciting project has taken five years to reach its present stage of development and has already started to impact the local Community. Already we have provided training for people to become employment ready with the help of committed volunteers. The sports centre and Gym are now fully operational adding to the health benefits for the area.
Martin is keen to see the people of Ovenden getting involved in their Community hub so that they can make it theirs. The next few years should see the project making further impact both socially and in provision of employment for local people.
Although born in Bradford Lawrence has lived in North Halifax for over 30 years, and apart from occasionally being seen in a Bradford City shirt now considers himself a native of the area!
He believes passionately in helping others and joined the Threeways Board in 2016 on the back of developing Greenhome a community business providing affordable appliances and furniture. Based at Threeways this continues to grow as a result of the help provided to those in North Halifax, and the wider Calderdale area
Lawrence gives total commitment to the ongoing development of Threeways as a community hub helping everyone, and is very often to be found networking and spreading the message that Threeways is for our local community, and can only continue to grow with everyone’s involvement.
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Colin’s involvement in Threeways stems back to early 2012 prior to our launch. Colin was appointed as a consultant to help to write the original business case. The business case was an essential part of obtaining the 125 year lease of the site from the local authority. Colin has extensive experience in the sector having development and managed a successful project in Sheffield which included conferencing facilities, childcare, soft play and community education amongst other projects.
Since 2007 Colin has worked as an independent consultant working with small businesses, social enterprises and charities, working throughout Yorkshire and East Midlands.
He is married with two 19 year old children and lives in Sheffield. During his time here in Halifax he has developed a love for the area and a passion for the mission of Threeways iteslf. In late 2016 he was appointed as Vice Chair of the board of directors.