Employment Partner Dr John McMullen assumes new trustee role

Our Employment Partner Dr John McMullen has been appointed a trustee of Halifax Opportunities Trust. This is an example of Spencer West LLP’s commitment to contributing to the third sector and local communities.

John is one of the UK’s leading employment lawyers. He advises on law and risk. He has many years’ experience in acting for charities, as well as commercial concerns. Spencer West LLP is a vigorous and growing international law firm with offices across the globe, not least in Yorkshire.

As its name suggests, Halifax Opportunities Trust is based in Halifax in the borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Its projects span the length of Calderdale from the economic centre that is Halifax to the suburbs such as Boothtown and Siddal and valley towns of Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden but its home is very much centred in the Park Ward area. The Charity was established in 2000 to continue some of the activities of the government funded West Central Halifax Partnership when it came to an end in 2002. Practically, its work involves helping people to find new or better jobs, to learn new skills, to start or grow businesses and to help raise their families. Its values drive the work it does in Employment , Learning, Wellbeing, Enterprise, Inclusive Integration and Children & Families.

CEO Alison Haskins commented: “The Trust is delighted to welcome Dr John McMullen to the board. John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, which will be of huge value to the charity and our ambitions to improve lives across Calderdale”.

Dr John McMullen added:” I and my firm are committed to helping our local charities and communities and I am looking forward to helping the Trust board in its aims and objectives”.

The news was featured in two regional media outlets –

Yorkshire Legal News

Halifax Courier