One Blackpool is delighted to announce that Graham Oatridge has joined the Board of Directors. As the Business Development Manager for YMCA England, Graham brings with him 15 years of experience working in the third sector including stints at local authority and YMCA Fylde Coast covering everything from bid writing, programme management, partnership building and strategy development.
Graham first came in to contact with One Blackpool when he profiled the business for an Institute of Leadership Management qualification. Interviewing fellow director Tony Carr brought Graham closer to the operation and the ambition to grow support networks locally was one that appealed. ‘I hope to be able to help One Blackpool develop its network of agencies and individuals so we can make use of the assets that exist all around us. There are some fantastic people and ideas that just need that nudge to get them going and I hope to be able to create the infrastructure that enables them to do just that.’