Meet the staff who keep your village hall running!
Milton Pearson is the Village Hall Manager and has more than thirty years’ experience of both volunteering and working in the voluntary and community sector. Twenty-four of those years were spent working in Craven in North Yorkshire as the Chief Executive Officer of Craven Community and Voluntary Service (CVS). Milton worked at a county and regional level representing the Craven CVS on a range of issues including, Health, Social Care, the Elderly, Children, the Elderly Mentally ill and Funding.
Over the years, Milton has gained many qualifications including, ILM level 5, SFEDI Level 5 Business support, Certificate in Personal and Professional Skills (LMU), BA Hons in Community Studies and Dip HE – C&G 730 teaching certificate.
Milton is married to Jane and has a son, three daughters, three grandchildren (soon to be four!) and two cats.
In his spare time, he runs a classic MGB GT car, enjoys photography and walking.
Paul works on a Thursday and Friday morning and other than general office duties looks after the day to day financial activities of the Hall. Paul has lived in the locality since 1995.
Kelley joined Wilsden Village Hall in November 2019. Originally from Scotland, Kelley has lived in Yorkshire since 2007 and in Wilsden since 2015. Together with her husband Mathew they have two young daughters. Kelley worked at Yorkshire Bank for 10 years in various roles. Whilst there, Kelley gained a background in corporate event management which she is putting to good use at The Village Hall as her role involves organising fund raising events as well as managing the day to day running of this busy hall.
I have lived for the majority of my life in and around the Bingley area. My background is one of manufacturing from apprenticeship to management. I have through sports and social clubs made a great number of friends having played for and coached a number of local football and rugby clubs. I now live with my partner and have two daughters. My interests include walking, camping, travel, reading, live music and watching team sports.