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We are team BHY

We are a team of passionate and highly skilled individuals who combined our lived experiences of the issues faced by our beneficiaries with a drive for change.

Laurance Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

Pete Crossley

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Lindsay

Head of Children &
Young People’s Services

Mark Oliver

Head of Finance

Meet our
Strategic Leadership Team

At The Boathouse Youth, our Strategic Leadership Team plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our organisation.

Through their collective leadership, the SLT drives the charity’s growth, sustainability, and impact, navigating challenges and seizing opportunities to advance the charity’s mission of creating positive change and making a difference in the lives of young people.

Their dedication, vision, and commitment make them instrumental in driving the charity’s success and leaving a lasting legacy of impact and service.

Meet our
Operations Team

Our Operations team play a crucial role in overseeing the efficient utilisation of resources and maintenance of facilities to support the charity’s operation.

The administration team provides essential support in day-to-day tasks and operations. Together, the team works collaboratively to ensure the seamless functioning of operations, making them integral components of the charity’s success.

Andy Tobin

Facilities & Resources Manager

Danielle Longdon

Executive Assistant to the SLT & Admin Manager

Thomas Edwards

Business Administration Apprentice

Kayleigh Smith

Direct Engagement Programme Manager

Adele Langford

Pathway Programme Manager

Jess Spencer

Bloomfield Centre Manager

Danielle Spencer

Grange Park Centre Manager

Meet our
Youth Services Management Team

Our Youth Services Management Team plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of our centres and programmes.

They coordinate activities, manage resources, and provide guidance to staff to deliver high-quality services to the young people of Blackpool.

Their dedication and passion for youth development make them instrumental in shaping the future of our young people.

Meet our
Youth Workers

Our youth workers are dedicated to support and empower our young people to reach their full potential.

With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing young people today, they play a crucial role in providing guidance, mentorship, and resources to help young individuals navigate through life’s transitions.

Our youth workers are change-makers who strive to make a difference in the lives of our young people, and are invaluable assets to the team.

Joe Swarbrick

Youth Support Worker

Matt Langford

Youth Support Worker

Coral Bolton

Youth Support Worker

Karen Kennedy

Youth Support Worker

Lauren Connolly Bates

Youth Support Worker

Joseph Cleary

Youth Support Worker

Supported By Young Leaders

Our Young Leader’s Academy is specifically designed for young people Age 14 – 16 and is part of our commitment to participatory practice and co-production.

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