The Trust

The Trust will be governed overall by an independent Board of up to twelve trustees which will sanction awards. These individuals have been chosen because of their own contribution to the Region and their willingness to give freely of their expertise for such a worthwhile cause.


The members of the trust are:

  • Michael Hogan founder director of the Esh Group
  • Karen Humble of Karenic Limited
  • John Flynn, ex Dickinson Dees
  • Brian Manning, Esh Group
  • Tony Carroll Jnr, son of co-founder of Lumsden & Carroll, Tony Carroll Snr.
  • Jack Lumsden co-founder of Lumsden & Carroll
  • Ron Batty, Director & Company Secretary of CDC Enterprise Agency
  • Cllr Joe Armstrong, Durham County Council
  • Geoff Parkin, ex Aggregate Industries
  • Paul Brooks, Branch Director MKM Building Supplies

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