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.

Steve – Deputy Chief Executive

Steve joined us as a member of staff 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 a trustee of Third Space (Bolton) which “aims to inspire, unite and support young people across Bolton to live healthy and fulfilled lives”. Steve leads on governance, policy and HR for Urban Outreach. He also provides direct support and project development for the Food Team.


The team is shortly to be joined by two recently recruited Administrators. They will provide a range of office based support including the maintenance of systems and facilities, and the administration of financial transactions.


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