Shenley Youth & Community Trust Board
Salma Siddique: Board Member and Chairperson
Hello, my name is Salma Siddique, I am an experienced change and transformation professional. Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to work for various industries across the globe. I will be using my change management and planning expertise to ensure SYCT continues to play a vital part in the community as well as ensuring it adapts to needs of the community.
Chris Bonnard: Board Member
Hello, my name is Chris Bonnard, I live locally and I was Chairperson of Shenley Youth & Community Trust from September 2010 until November 2019. Previously Chief Executive of two voluntary organisations I am able to offer management, business planning and governance skills and experience and provide a community development perspective. I am committed to making sure that Shenley Court Hall offers high quality services to our community.
Ellie Ahmed: Board Member
I have 15 years’ experience of working in marketing and communications roles for both public and private sector clients. I grew up in the local area, and have happy memories of using the facilities at Shenley Court Hall as a child. I use my marketing experience and expertise to help ensure that Shenley Court Hall continues to be a great asset for the local community, responsive to local needs.
Ina Clason: Board Member
Hello, my name is Ina Clason and I have recently joined the Board of Trustees. I have lived on BVT for over 40 years and both my children used the facilities of the former Shenley Green Youth Centre and the Hall in Clover Road. I worked in admin at the Medical School, University of Birmingham and was the Company Secretary of a local care home for many years.
Alyson Ralphs: Board Member
Hello, my name is Alyson Ralphs, I have been a Trustee of Shenley Youth & Community Trust for two years. I live locally and my daughter attended the breakfast and after school club when she attended one of the local primary schools. I have worked in the Education Sector for the last ten years and am currently a member of the leadership team at a special school for autistic children. Prior to that I worked in the private sector for 20 years. I am able to offer management, governance, HR and building management skills and have knowledge of the local area.
Shenley Court Hall Members Of Staff
Karen Turvey: Centre Manager
I have been employed by Bournville Village Trust since July 2000. Initially I managed Phoenix Hall – a community centre in Bordesley and covered Nechells within my role as Community Development Officer. (BVT have properties in both Bordesley and Nechells).
In July 2008 I was seconded to Shenley Green Centre to oversee the closure of the centre and the move to Shenley Court Hall (SCH); the rest is history as I’m still at SCH and the Trust have agreed to me staying at SCH and contributing towards the Community Strategy on the Shenley side of the Estate.
Whilst I continue to be employed by BVT I work closely with SYCT managing SCH on a day to basis. I deal with anything and everything from caretaking issues to organising events – no two days are the same. The centre is a fantastic place to work and I was lucky enough to have been involved in the extension and refurb and best of all designing room layouts and colour schemes.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and the theatre. . .I’m probably the only person to of seen Les Miserables at least 16 times! Whenever I can I like to go abroad. I always go to Turkey to a small village where I do absolutely nothing but sit by the pool, read a book or two and enjoy the heat.
Barbara Karavelioglu: Centre Administrator
I have years of experience spent in the Customer Service field in a variety of different roles from working overseas for a major tour operator, to working in a large public library and now as an administrator at Shenley Court Hall. The feeling of community appeals to me and I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I maintain an active lifestyle and in my spare time I go to the gym, do a spot of yoga and walk. I am also interested in complementary therapies. I am a keen globe trotter and there are so many places I wish to explore.
Les Yates: Caretaker
I’ve worked for Shenley Court Hall and it’s predecessor for 7 years all together. Before that I spent 32 years working for Birmingham City Council, working on their rented properties and meeting all sorts of people. My hobbies are I breed pugs and go to Crufts every year amongst other shows, again meeting lots of people. I enjoy watching football and boxing.
Pete Szucs: Caretaker
My previous employment has mainly been in engineering. I enjoy working with people and within the community, that is why I chose to work at Shenley Court Hall. No day is the same. My main hobby and passion is mountain biking, especially in the Forest of Dean and Cannock Chase. I build and repair mountain bikes. I also like the gym and martial arts. I enjoy nature and one of my favourite places to go to for the breath taking scenery is Wales.
Ann Belsey: Cook
Life Skills are better than any qualifications and I have lots!! My hobbies include darts, gardening and crosswords. My most embarrassing moment has to be falling off a merry go round in front of my children! One of the people I most admire is Prince Harry, I think he is a lovely person and does a lot of good work. He is a great ambassador for the country. My dreams and aspirations are to live as long as I can, the best I can.