Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson Dip IoD FCCA FCMA, Age 51.

Born and bred in Stalybridge, attending Stalyhill School then Astley Grammar and Hyde 6th Form. Qualified as an Accountant in 1991 and achieved Fellowship in both accountancy bodies in 2001. Worked as accountant in practise for 2½ years from 1985 before moving into industry.

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Jane Nelson

Been with the Oddfellows Friendly Society since 1995, initially as their Financial Controller, then Finance Director and been CEO since 2012, serving on the Board of Directors since 2000. The Oddfellows is a Society with over £500m of assets and with over 200 years of history and proud of its heritage and the way in which we look after and support our 300,000 + members thought Social events, Friendship, Support and Financial Products. It is the largest Branch Friendly Society in the UK with over 130 Branches across the country and the local involvement that our members have in their community is important.

In my spare time I enjoy travel – most recently having been to New Zealand, I love cooking and trying to keep fit and healthy.

I was approached to being part of the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation Trust from the start in 2016 and I was delighted to become involved. My Dad has always actively supported the Club and to be involved helping to develop the Trust into something where we can really support the community and get more and more people involved is something I cherish and am looking forward to continuing for some time.
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Paul Battye

Paul Battye, 37 is a Director of Stalybridge Celtic Football club and one of the founding Trustees of the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation. In his day job Paul is the founding CEO of Moorlands Human Capital, a specialist Executive Search and Talent Management Consultancy.

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Paul Battye

Paul has a wealth of experience advising organisations from start-ups through to FTSE 100 businesses on how to attract, retain and develop the best executive, non-executive and senior managers. His works includes team and individual capability evaluations, leadership and succession mandates and building teams across the globe. Paul has worked with some of the world’s largest institutional investors in helping them find, attract and retain the best talent.

Paul was asked to help establish the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation. Paul said “I originally got involved with Stalybridge Celtic Football club through a community project that was delivered in conjunction with the NHS. I was immediately impressed by the quality of work the club did in the community and when I was asked to help establish the clubs charitable arm I jumped at the opportunity.”

Brian Coll

My name is Brian Coll, I am 63 years old and live in Hollingworth.

I am married with two grown up sons and two grandchildren.

I am MD of NPL Europe Ltd, a business which imports paper from Australia.

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Brian Coll

Sport has been my lifelong interest and passion, starting with Football and progressing through Badminton, Squash, Cricket, Golf, and latterly Walking Football with Vintage Celtic, Tameside`s first Walking Football Club, where I am one of the founder members.

It is an honour to be involved with the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation as a trustee, where I hope to combine my lifelong love of sport and football in particular, with some of the commercial acumen I have gained over the years, to strengthen the community development at Bower Fold alongside Mike Smith and the other trustees.

The work begins now that we have achieved the initial objective of attaining charity status.
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Mary Gibbons

I am a partner in MG Domestic which has been trading in Tameside for 31 years, and have been involved in sponsorship at Stalybridge Celtic for a few years, from ground boards up to having the company name on both the training kit and the first team shirts.

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Mary Gibbons

As a company, we are extremely proud to be the new sponsors of the South Terrace at Bower Fold from this season. I have been a football fan all my life, it has been a real passion which has seen me become involved in the game at one level or another for almost 25 years.

I worked with our Community Officer, Mike Smith at Stockport County when he was working for their Community Foundation back in the days when Andy Kilner was the manager. I carried out several roles at Edgeley Park over the years including a spell as acting Chairwoman of the club.

I spent over 14 years as a Governor at Woodley Primary School and Werneth High School and for many years I have been the Chair of the Steve Landells Memorial Fund and was also the Chair of the very successful CBC ‘networking’ business club for several years.

As the Community department is becoming more successful each year, Mike has asked me to become a trustee, an offer I am delighted to accept. I look forward to working with the great team here at the club.
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