Accrington Stanley Community Trust are delighted to announce that Purves Ali has joined the board of Trustees.
Purves brings a wealth of expertise to the charity. An experienced Freelance Business Advisor and Business Development Consultant, (SFEDI Accredited) with over 18 years’ experience, delivering a number of enterprise projects in the North West area. Purves has a strong track record in assisting companies in development and growth, as well as driving new projects & initiatives to a high standard to agreed timescales. Key areas of support include project management, business planning, marketing, training & development, advice on grants & funding available.
He has supported organisations such as the Business Enterprise Trust, Enterprise Plc, Oldham Chamber of Commerce, University of Central Lancashire, North West Centres of Excellence, Burnley College, Bolton Business Support services, Lancashire Care Association, Elevate, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, Growth Lancashire Ltd and Accrington Stanley.
Purves is also the chairman of Whinney Hill Football Club, a governor at Accrington Academy and has been a senior football scout for Manchester United for over 13 years.
Speaking about his appointment Purves said ‘’I am delighted to join the Accrington Stanley Community Trust board of trustees. I am looking forward to working with the current board members and Martin Fearon the CEO. We have identified an area that I can help the charity develop and we hope to engage with many local businesses. There is a huge project on the horizon with the Higham’s Sports Hub development and I am more than happy to get involved in helping this progress over the coming months.’’
Martin Fearon, CEO of the Trust added ‘’we are really pleased to have Purves on board and he will bring a wealth of experience that will be vital to the charities future development. His expertise in the business and fundraising area will be invaluable as we continue to grow the charity.’’
Accrington Stanley Community Trust is governed by a board of 8 trustees. For more information please visit this webpage http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/trustees/