Brandon Trust was formed in 1994 by the merger of the Buttress Trust with the South Avon Housing Association. In April 2000 Spectrum Day Services, previously part of the NHS, was transferred to Brandon Trust. Six years later the charity secured an innovative contract with the Gloucestershire Partnership. The following year, in 2007, Brandon began work in Cornwall, supporting over 90 adults with learning disabilities, all brokered on individual budgets.
In 2008 Brandon Trust created a one-off partnership with Symbol Family Support Services, opening a Bristol based project – the Clifton Park Family Support Centre, a specialist child centred service assessing and supporting parents who have learning disabilities.
GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Brandon Trust is a company, limited by guarantee, and is registered as a charity.
The overall responsibility for its operations rests with a Board of non-executive voluntary Trustees. The overall organisational management is delegated to a professional Executive Team. The Trustees’ role is:
- Setting the strategy of the Trust
- Scrutinising the operations of the executive in delivering that strategy
- Supporting the executive, and the Trust generally
- Selecting the Chief Executive
- Stewardship of the Trust’s values and assets
Our Trustees are
Bonnie Dean - Chair of the Board of Trustees
Hilary Pearce - Company Secretary
The management of the Trust’s operations is the responsibility of the Chief Executive, who reports directly to the Board, and who leads an Executive Management Team.
Chief Executive OfficerLucy Hurst-Brown
Director of Operations and DevelopmentJon Minall
Director of People & ResourcesRob Rowe
Director of Fundraising & MarketingTrevor Reid
Director of FinanceHilary Pearce