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
Anne Little, Vice Chair
Mark Antrobus
Kath Bellamy
Alex Bray
Andrew Bray

Meet the Team

Liz Annett, Centre Manager

Liz initially joined the Trust in March 2018 as our Assistant Centre Manager following a ten-year career within the engineering industry, ending as a General Manager for a world-renowned company. Liz travelled the world, empowering women in Engineering, as well as hosting sales events in America, Europe and the Middle East.  Since April 2020, Liz was promoted to Centre Manager, and is responsible for developing the business of the Hall so that it becomes a busy, vibrant welcoming facility, well used, and recognised as a hub for community activity.  She is the primary contact for all hiring and event activity at the Hall.

Dawn Whiteley MBE, Business Development 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 previous role was as Chief Executive of National Enterprise Network, the national membership and trade body for enterprise support organisations. Dawn is responsible for fundraising and developing commercial and other relationships to support the sustainability of the Hall for the long term.  She is the primary contact for all fundraising activity at the Hall.