Prosperous Board

The Tameside Prosperous Board exists to facilitate the creation, development and growth of businesses in the area. Acting as a catalyst to bring together the strategic role of the Council, the strength and experience of the business community and the capacity of the education sector it will help to deliver on infrastructure, which encourages enterprise and in doing so provides positive employment opportunities.

Introducing the Tameside Prosperous Board…


Phill Brown, MBE

As the Tameside President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Strategic Board of the Business Growth Hub, the Stockport Economic Alliance Committee, and a Governor of two local FE Colleges, Phill Brown has a sustained track record of partnership working with public and private organisations, in Tameside and across Greater Manchester.

Phill was proudly awarded the MBE in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours List for Services to Business and Apprenticeships in the Greater Manchester region.


Bill Jennings

BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA BSc Proj Man, DMS AP, MaPS

Director, Jennings Design Associates Ltd (JDA Architects)

Bill is Director of “Jennings Design Associates Ltd” (JDA Architects) with qualifications in Architecture, Project Management (BSc) and business management (DMS). He is also a member of the Association for Project Safety.

He has worked in Local Authority as “Team Leader” of the Architects department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and in the Architects department at Bolsover District Council.


Louise Marshall

Infrastructure & Shared Services Director, Brother UK Ltd

As Infrastructure and Shared Services Director for Brother UK, Louise Marshall’s role is diverse, with responsibilities that include CSR/Environmental Issues, Health & Safety, Business Continuity & Risk Management, Security, Insurance and Legal Compliance, Facilities and Site Services (including utilities, catering, cleaning, and waste management), Process Improvement, Project Management, Internal Communications, and Shared Services (HR, IT & Finance).

Her personal skills include the ability to manage projects and resources effectively, identify and implement business improvements, and to bring strategic insight into operational functions.


Robin Monk

Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability, Tameside Council

Having graduated from Salford University with an Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences Robin has spent his entire career at Tameside working firstly as an Environmental Health Officer and now in his present position he manages a workforce of over 700 covering areas of Environmental Services, Engineering, Asset Management, Planning and Economic Development, IT and Sustainable Communities. During the time at Tameside Robin has worked extensively with local businesses.


Tracey Rush

Director, AsOne Design Limited

Tracey has enjoyed being a business owner since the age of 22. For more than 15 years she has been Managing Director of AsOne, an award-winning digital business development company based in Tameside.

With extensive experience in business development and digital marketing,  Tracey is passionate about using her knowledge to help other businesses achieve their full potential.

Tracey takes an active approach in helping other entrepreneurs by working with local schools and colleges to inspire young people to embrace their dreams and by supporting other business owners as a mentor for the Business Growth Hub.


Martin Walton

Managing Director, Waltons Commercial

Born in Rochdale in 1957, Martin’s family moved into the Hyde area in 1963 when his father, Donald, took over Brogden Barnes & Company, a firm of Chartered Surveyors that had been in Hyde since 1885.

Martin has had an almost continuous association with Hyde and the Tameside area every since, and Waltons Commercial was founded in Hyde just over twenty years ago.


Tim Rainey

Digital Services, Tameside MBC

Employed with Tameside Council for over 30 years Tim’ responsibilities include the internal ICT services, delivering better and more digital services for the council and working to develop and grow the local digital economy in Tameside.


Angela Hardman

Executive Director – Public Health, Business Intelligence and Performance, Tameside and Glossop Single Commission

Angela is the Executive Director – Public Health, Business Intelligence and Performance for Tameside & Glossop Single Commission which was established in April 2016. She was appointed as the Executive Director of Public Health for Tameside Council in March 2013, prior to this she was Deputy Director of Public Health in Bury, and Consultant in Public Health in Bolton.

Angela’s strategic role has a focus to improve population health, tackle health inequalities and drive improvements in healthy life expectancy. Her role is to champion and harness a system wide effort that will deliver a place-based approach towards achieving the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 220,000 people who live in Tameside. This means all parts of the fabric of Tameside – individuals, communities, the voluntary and community sector, public services and local private sector business – actively working together, getting upstream of the impact of illness and disease by focusing on prevention and early intervention and combining efforts towards achieving sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing outcomes.


Damien Bourke

Assistant Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability, Tameside Council

Educated at Cambridge University Damien is the Assistant Executive Director Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability at Tameside Council. Presently his team is engaged on the redevelopment of Ashton town centre which will see a new Service Centre and college buildings opened by 2017.


Jackie Moores

Principal, Tameside College

Jackie was educated in Tameside through primary, secondary and College. She started her teaching qualification at Tameside College. Jackie is a Tameside resident and has worked throughout the Greater Manchester area over the course of her career.


Tony Powell

Deputy Chief Executive, New Charter Housing Group

Tony has over 40 years’ experience of working in Local Authority and Social Housing, with extensive knowledge of Housing Management, Housing Advice, Homelessness, Supported Housing, and community Regeneration.  In recent years, he has developed a number of partnerships/consortiums, and has established the Commercial Partnership Directorate which has enabled the Group to position itself to achieve its wider Corporate Plan Objectives.

As a member of the New Charter Management Team, he is responsible for developing and delivering the strategic direction of the Group, Performance Monitoring, Risk Assessments, Governance, new development, asset management and New Charter Building Company.


Ben Gilchrist

Policy and Participation Manager, Action Together

Action Together is a registered charity (no. 1165512), bringing together Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT) and Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) as of 1st April 2016. Action Together strengthens the health and wellbeing of communities across Tameside and Oldham by supporting and developing asset based community action.  Tameside has a vibrant voluntary, community and faith sector with just over 1000 groups and organisations serving its communities. Action Together provides a range of support including; practical routes to increase citizenship, volunteering, fundraising and helping groups get started, grow and work together strategically through consortia and formal partnerships.


Jeremy Taylor

Manufacturing Director, Coleherne Engineering


Paul Strutt

Managing Director, Bardsley Construction