Please click on a directors name for further information:
- David Allen (Chair)
- Dave Clayton
- Lynn James Jenkinson
- Graham Jones
- Lucy Hamlin
- Lucie Higham
- Suzanne Murray (Vice Chair)
- Amanda Walton
- Courtney Wright
- Ann Marie Wrigley
Dave is Managing Director for two of the divisional businesses operated under the Recycling Lives Group. The businesses, Recycling Lives Compliance Services and Recycling Lives Environmental Services, are commercial business operators that work alongside the Recycling Lives Charity. We provide physical material and work opportunities through which the charity is able to support people on their various outreach programmes.
Recycling Lives Charity gives marginalised people the opportunity to gain life skills, work skills and ultimately paid employment. The charity aims to change lives through offender rehabilitation, residential support, and food redistribution. Partnerships are a key aspect of the charity model, we work with partners across all sectors and help prisons, businesses, and charities to create lasting change:
- Working with communities to reduce crime, homelessness, and poverty
- Partnering with prisons to reduce reoffending by supporting offenders
- Working with businesses to demonstrate their values through recruitment
- Supporting charities to reduce running costs by providing quality food
Recycling Lives is a national business which very much has its home and head office in Lancashire. We actively engage with and support local third sector organisations to be able to handle a variety of waste types to increase their income generating potential. We have a number of projects within Lancashire and beyond, where we support social enterprise.
Dave is managing director of Wot Wud U Do CIC, a community organization with a youth-centric approach, led by a dedicated team of professionals who deeply care about the well-being of young individuals. Wot Wud U Do has worked with and collaborated with colleges, secondary schools, universities, pupil referral units, local councils, NHS departments, care homes, and various community settings throughout Lancashire. We strive to empower both young people and professionals alike through impactful sessions and programmes that focuses on coproduction and knowledge mobilisation.
Dave is also the current acting chair of the Preston Youth Forum, a network of over 70 youth focused organisations in Preston who meet on a regular basis to address and remove some of the barriers the young people of Preston face.
Lynn is a qualified Social Worker and has management qualifications.
Lynn has worked in the public sector for over 30 years, starting her working life supporting disabled children in mainstream school and as a support worker supporting people with a learning disability relocate from Long Stay hospitals across the North of England to homes of their own with they support needed to achieve that. Lynn has always enjoyed working closely with people with learning disabilities and their families to support them to live the lives they want to live.
Lynn brings her experience, knowledge and passion about people’s rights to her role. Most importantly Lynn has 6 children of her own and understands the issues affecting disabled children and adults and their families from a personal perspective.
Graham is a founder director of Selnet.
He is an active social enterprise champion with a wealth of expertise and experience within the sector, he is passionate about the need for charities and social enterprises to work co-operatively and deliver superb services to local people.
Lucy has worked in the private and voluntary sector for a number of years, and now works across all areas at Spring Into Action to drive the organisation forward. She is passionate about providing meaningful activities for those with learning difficulties to allow them to reach their potential and excel. As a long-standing member of Selnet, Spring Into Action have a vision of an inclusive society in which those with learning difficulties can fully participate. Their key aims are to provide access to safe, regular, affordable activities, remove barriers to access mainstream services and provide volunteer and employment opportunities. In becoming a member of Selnet’s board, Lucy is keen to support Selnet to better understand the needs of people who are disproportionally affected by society due to their disabilities.
Lucie Higham is a Director of Redmoor Communications CIC, a community interest company specialising in public relations, communications and marketing support; website development and social media training/coaching.
Lucie is a veteran communicator with 25+ years in journalism and the public sector including local government and the NHS, with a particular passion, knowledge and real life experience of how social media can be used to engage with socially isolated, under-represented and vulnerable communities. She has an excellent track record in supporting social enterprises and charities to use their social media channels to engage with communities, promote their services and raise valuable income.
In becoming a director, Lucie is keen to develop her skills and experience further and support Selnet and its members in any way she can as they deliver valuable services across Lancashire.
Suzanne is the Development Manager at Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire and Merseyside. Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside is both a charitable trust and a social enterprise that has been working to build more sustainable communities across Cheshire and Lancashire since 1985 and Merseyside since 2012. They do this by helping people and organisations to create better neighbourhoods, to build their skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.
Suzanne brings to the board a strong working knowledge of the sector, different third sector contracting requirements and externally funded programmes. She has experience of developing successful partnerships and securing funding that has provided additional services and provision in some of the most marginalised communities in Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.
Amanda has been working for Veterans in Communities since 2018, and having a strong commitment to the ethos of the business and the members, she was quickly promoted to Chief Executive. VIC activities are open to veterans and members of the local community alike with an aim to help reduce social isolation, improve self confidence and self-esteem, improve mental and physical well-being and promote a sense of belonging. Since her time at VIC, Amanda has successfully secured both the Bronze and Silver Awards of the Employer’s Defence Recognition Scheme; recognition of their role as advocates for those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, and their commitment to ensure they are treated fairly.
Courtney is a Chartered Certified Accountant and owner of an Accountancy practice based in Lancashire. Starting as a work experience student at SELNET, she now has over 10 years experience of all things business and financial within the not for profit and third sector.
Also working as the head of Business and Finance for a local charity – Positive Action in the Community, Courtney recognises the importance of social enterprises and the impact that they have within local communities.
About Ann Marie
Ann Marie is a founder director of Selnet. She has worked in the social enterprise sector for over 30 years at first in fair trading and then at New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs.) Ltd. where her responsibilities have included project development, bidding for funds, planning and delivery. Ann Marie is a qualified social enterprise business support worker and has an MA in social enterprise.