Dec 24, 2015
Thank you from Alan
Seven months on since I announced my intention to retire from the role of CEO and the time is very nearly here. I have very much enjoyed my twenty one years at the Foundation, worked with some wonderfully enthusiastic people and we have, I believe, achieved a great deal together. The handover is very nearly complete and I know that Charlotte and her management team along with our very supportive staff and volunteer team will bring a new, dynamic and positive approach that will lead the charity to provide even more, support and caring services to our visitors.
Thank you all for everything that you have done to contribute to the ongoing success of the Foundation; for your friendship, kindness, enthusiasm and support and hard work and wish you a very happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year and the future."
Thank you from the Trustees
Alan Norman is leaving his post at the end of December 2015 to enjoy a well-earned relaxation. It was in 1995, with a background in commercial sales that he came to join the staff of the Foundation, welcoming the visiting groups, helping make them feel ‘at home’ and benefit from the activities with which they were presented. The Foundation had been established by David Clarke in 1990 with the caring and supportive ethos which we follow to this day. From the start Alan’s father had worked at the Foundation, and later, when he retired, became a Trustee of the Foundation. With such close family ties Alan was keen to pursue his career with the Foundation, and following the untimely death of David Clarke in 2002 Alan was appointed as the Chief Executive. In the 21 years since joining the Foundation Alan has shown tremendous commitment in his endeavours to uphold the original philosophy laid down by David Clarke, and for 13 years as CEO he has steered and developed the Foundation to meet the challenges of the modern world, never losing sight of the Support, Care and Friendship for the visitors, which is so important at the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation. Alan has always been approachable and has responded with enthusiasm to new ideas, always giving them due consideration. He leaves his post with the knowledge that the work of the Foundation will continue to thrive under the leadership of the Principal Manager, CharlotteTurlington, and new developments introduced, such as the building of the Ulverscroft Activity Centre, is typical of exciting prospects which bear testament to his work for the Foundation. We wish Alan well for the future.