Meet the Team
Centre ManagerLiz initially joined the Trust in March 2018 as our Assistant Centre Manager following a ten-year career within the engineering industry, ending as a General Manager for a world-renowned company. Liz travelled the world, empowering women in Engineering, as well as hosting sales events in America, Europe and the Middle East. Since April 2020, Liz was promoted to Centre Manager, and is responsible for developing the business of The Civic so that it becomes a busy, vibrant welcoming facility, well used, and recognised as a hub for community activity. She is the primary contact for all hiring and event activity at the Hall.
Dawn Whiteley MBE
Business Development ManagerDawn joined the Trust in April 2018 originally as Centre Manager following a 25-year career in enterprise support – helping people setting up and running their own businesses. Her previous role was as Chief Executive of National Enterprise Network, the national membership and trade body for enterprise support organisations. Since April 2020 Dawn took on the new role as Business Development Manager and is responsible for fundraising and developing commercial and other relationships to support the sustainability of the Hall for the long term. She is the primary contact for all fundraising activity at the Hall.
CleanerGeorgia joined the team in December 2021, and you will mainly see her at the building on weekday mornings, making sure everything is kept nice and clean. She has been a great asset to the team.
Administration AssistantCharlotte joined the team in September 2022, and supports the Centre Manager with a range of Admin duties, from Booking Enquiries to Invoicing, and managing the staff and volunteer rotas. Her usual working days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Charlotte has been a great addition to the team.