Who we are
Jennifer Reid has over 40 years’ experience in training and employability support, particularly working in disadvantaged communities and with those furthest from the labour movement. Well known within the Granby community, Jennifer is a qualified trainer, with skills in personal development, business start-up and employability skills, she also delivers creative skills in sewing, arts, mask making and catering. Excellent at developing positive relationships with her trainees, she has a particular aptitude at engaging and motivating young people.
Hamilton de Gale
Hamilton de Gale is our new Literacy and Numeracy tutor. With a varied background in social care, including 25 years as a Probation Officer, a social worker and a Drugs Treatment team member, Hamilton also has extensive experience in teaching to secondary school level – including at Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units. A martial arts Black Belt, Hamilton is also a qualified counsellor and has experience of working with young people who need additional support.
Cate Murphy has over 20 years’ experience in running regeneration charities and programmes within a local authority, including those focused on young NEET people. With practical experience in budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and project design and management, she will be primarily responsible for fundraising and contract compliance. A qualified business adviser, having run innovative arts programmes (including installing Another Place on Crosby beach and local community arts), she will also play a key role in finding suitable work or volunteering placements.