Halifax Opportunities Trust appoints lawyer as trustee

Halifax Opportunities Trust appoints lawyer as trustee

Dr John McMullen, an employment partner at law firm Spencer West, has become a trustee for Halifax Opportunities Trust, the charity that is working to make vibrant multi-cultural and self-sustaining communities across Calderdale.

McMullen (pictured) advises on employment law and risk and has many years of experience in acting for charities and businesses. Spencer West has lawyers across the UK, including Yorkshire, as well as a network of international offices.

Halifax Opportunities Trust has been operating since 2000 from its base in Halifax. Its projects span the length of Calderdale, from 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 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.

Halifax Opportunities Trust chief executive officer 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.”

McMullen added: “I’m looking forward to supporting Halifax Opportunities Trust in its work. At Spencer West we put a lot of emphasis on how we can give back our communities and our lawyers are encouraged to get involved with causes close to their hearts.”

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