Chair of Trustees (Interim) Helen Vesty

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Trustee Stephen Ratchford

Local resident Stephen Ratchford joined the trustee board of Trafford CIL in 2014 after a spell of volunteering between 2011-2014. During his volunteer time at Trafford CIL, Stephen covered reception to general admin duties and also was involved with the Citizens Advocacy Project. One of the main reasons for becoming a trustee was that Stephen want to give something back to the community because of the help provided Trafford CIL. Being on the board, Stephen finds it very rewarding especially in the decision making process that he is involved in.

Stephen is a passionate Manchester United supporter and attends some live matches; he enjoys listening to radio drama/comedy and is a keen reader. Stephen loves poetry writing so much that it has won in the borough of Trafford.


Trustee John Uttley

Jon joined the trustee board of Trafford CIL in 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience as a senior manager within the private sector. Jon is the Director of Sport Works Ltd, with overall responsibility for the delivery and provision of Sport Works services which engages with children and adults helping them to gain qualifications and achieve employment and improve social mobility. Sport Works specialises in working with schools and disabled groups to improve health outcomes using innovative sport and exercise programmes. Jon is a sports fanatic, a passionate supporter of Aston Villa, Warrington Wolves and Sale Sharks in addition to running his local girls football club, being Coaches and Referees Co-ordinator of his local rugby union club and a rugby referee.


Trustee Heather Roberts

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Trustee Charlotte Layton

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