Dr. Karen Rees Unwin
Karen Rees-Unwin is the volunteer managing director of Ridgehill Enterprises. Karen has been the driving force in setting up the business, the business account and obtaining the 25 year lease for our land. Whilst working part time as a Research Associate (Karen has a PhD in Molecular biology)
Karen has used her developed skills as a project manager, financial manager and grant writer, to set up, financially manage our business and to obtain funds. Over the 3 days a week Karen supports the business, she alongside managing the business aspect, line manages the full time and casual members of staff. Karen has brokered meetings with the respective Chief Executive Officers for Tameside Council (Steven Pleasant) and Tameside Hospital (Karen Graham) to explore working collaboratively, and how we can support each other. She has helped to give us credibility and standing, by developing this relationship with the two CEO’s, and sharing with them our long term vision for our community spaces that we are responsible for.