About us

Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust is a registered charity, established to run and manage Holmfirth Civic Hall, in our community, by our community and for our community.

The Board of Trustees is made up of a number of local community representatives and interested people, all volunteers, who have come together to pool their skills, expertise and experiences. They are all committed to making the Civic Hall a sustainable venue of choice in the Holme Valley.

The Trust employs a small team to run and manage the Hall on a day to day basis and to drive the Hall forward.

Both the Trustees and staff are committed to making the Civic Hall a sustainable venue of choice in the Holme Valley.

Meet the Trustees

Judith Patrick, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Paul Rothery, Vice Chair
Kath Bellamy
Alex Bray
Andrew Bray
Anne Little

Meet the Team

Dawn Whiteley MBE, Centre Manager
Dawn joined the Trust in April 2018 following a 25-year career in enterprise support – helping people setting up and running their own businesses. Her last role was as Chief Executive of National Enterprise Network, the national membership and trade body for enterprise support organisations. Dawn is responsible for developing the business of the Hall, so it becomes a busy, vibrant, welcoming facility, well used and recognised as a hub for community activity.

Liz Annett, Assistant Manager
Liz joined the Trust in March 2018 following a ten-year career within the engineering industry, ending as a General Manager. She will be the primary user liaison and will support Dawn in the wider development of the hall.