Central Support

Dave – Co-Founder and Chief Executive

Dave established the charity in 1990 after qualifying as a chef and then undertaking youth work. Dave is passionate about meeting the needs of the disadvantaged and the marginalised and recognising the potential in everyone. Dave has overseen the development, change and growth of Urban Outreach. As the charity continues to innovate and look at new ways of providing effective support, Dave remains deeply committed to building strong partnerships between churches, organisations and individuals in Bolton and advocating for the needs of the poor.

Matthew – Operations Manager

Matthew joined Urban Outreach in 2010. He has a background in urban planning and process improvement managing large teams to improve systems and outcomes for local authorities in the North West and overseas. Matthew manages our work streams and is responsible for broader charity operational matters including our recruitment, reporting to funders, procurement, IT and quality assurance.

Sam – Office Administrator

Sam joined us in 2016 and is responsible for the day to day administration at Urban Outreach. She has a varied work background from being a Project Manager and Branch Manager at Lloyds TSB to working as a Senior Administrator in a Primary School, Office Manager at an Acting School and she co-founded another charity that looked at tackling the roots of poverty in third world countries.  Sam’s passion is to see the most hard to reach and vulnerable in society loved and given the support and opportunities they need to turn their lives around.

Steve – Deputy Chief Executive

Steve joined us in 2015 and was previously a trustee of Urban Outreach. He has an MSc in Urban Regeneration and is the former Chief Executive of a large charitable company providing training and employment in Bolton. He is also Chair of the Board of Bolton’s Credit Union (HOOT). More recently he has been part of a team developing a Social Enterprise which now has a Restaurant and Café business.

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