Our board of trustees meet regularly to help organise and shape the festival. They work closely with all our fantastic volunteers to keep evolving the festival from one year to the next.
Ian is our chair of the festival board. A passionate entrepreneur, Ian runs a few varied businesses and is part of the business school at the University of Bradford where he mentors students on The Accelerated Student Entrepreneur Programme UK/China. Ian has been supporting the festival for many years and is now a seasoned chair.
John is a former Director who was responsible for transport and planning across West Yorkshire. He now lends his considerable financial skills to the festival. John manages the budgets, drives sponsorship and advertising. He has been working on the continued development and financial forecasting for the charitable festival.
Ros is a key member of the festival team and is also Chair of Trustees at Priestley Academy Trust and Chair of SACRE, Bradford. Ros has a true passion for the village, it’s heritage and showcasing the diverse culture of the area. She has been working hard to organise the festival programme of events for quite some time but looking to build the events team.
Nadine is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who works in both private and public sectors and has had a life-long passion for improving well-being. A background in the charity sector has led to skills with community engagement and leadership of events.
Emily is an experienced communications professional for a large provider of Facilities Management and Technical Services. She recently moved into the area and lends her communications skills to help promote the festival and support the website content management.
Hawarun is vastly experienced within the public sector working for NHS England and the Bradford City and District health services. She has been a valuable member of the team helping to engage volunteers and facilitate events.