Andrew Ward is Creetown Initiative’s lead officer and Senior Projects Manager who manages the charity, including its eleven staff, on a day to day basis as well as leading on numerous projects. Andrew has extensive knowledge and experience regarding Business Planning, Feasibility Studies, Consultation, Financial Management, Marketing, Heritage, Arts, Youth, Community Regeneration Training/Skills Gap Assessment and Charity Governance.
Andrew has an impressive fund raising track record securing over £3m for local and Scotland wide projects. He has also helped to reorganise a number of organisations in order to give them the capacity to develop, grow and manage successful projects. These include credit unions, sports clubs, community groups, children’s health charities and social enterprises.
Chris Hanna is the Senior Projects Officer. Chris is a member of Creetown Initiative’s consultancy team; work involves preparing tender submissions, pre-contract planning and resource management. Local projects included funding applications and community hall project development including raising over £200,000 for the Waverley Hall. Her role includes community consultations, feasibility studies, business and financial planning, governance, marketing and project planning. Recent consultancy projects were the coordination of the development of the Stranraer BID, (Business Improvement District) and the subsequent development of the Stranraer Development Trust including fund raising and early project management of the Stranraer Oyster Festival, bringing in funding for the Trust of over £170,000.
Amy-Dee Watson is the Senior Youth Worker, and has been managing the youth work provision in Creetown since 2011. The youth programmes that she delivers have been so successful that the same model has been used in the neighbouring towns of Newton Stewart and Kirkudbright. Amy, who has a Ba (Hons) in Film and Media, delivers our art programmes. She also carries out research and design work for other members of the consultancy staff. Amy manages our film production service; to date we have made 10 films with various groups to promote their work.
Elaine Marr is the Admin Assistant for Creetown Initiative, providing a book keeping and administration service.
Jody Monteith is part of our youth team working with Amy, Stacey and June to provide youth activities, youth clubs in Creetown and Newton Stewart and assists with the sports clubs in the village. Jody has a PDA (SVQ 3) in Youth Work and is very creative, particularly with her facepaints!
June Paterson part of our youth team and works with young people in both Creetown and Newton Stewart, alongside Amy, Jody and Stacey. She is currently studying for her PDA (SVQ Level 3) in Youth Work.
Stacey Duff is the third of our youth workers in Newton Stewart and Creetown. She runs youth club sessions alongside Amy, Jody and June. Stacey studied Sports Coaching and Development at college and also plays a lot of sport, her passion being football, so when it comes to sport sessions she is in her element! Stacey is also currently studying for her PDA (SVQ Level 3) in Youth Work.
Jenny Adams is Manager of the recently opened Barholm Enterprise Centre.
Panny Watson is Assistant Manager of the Barholm Enterprise Centre.
Harvey Lindsay is our Marketing Assistant currently focusing on marketing all aspects of the Barholm Centre.
Ben Herries is Project Worker for the Barholm Enterprise Centre looking after the bike hire and repair facility and the community charity shop. You can also find out more information about these two projects on their individual Facebook pages; @barholmcyclehire and @barholmcommunityshop