Management

Bev Fletcher MBA FRSA
Chief Officer

Bev Fletcher, MBA, FRSA was the very first manager at LCA, worked here from 2001 – 2004 and then became Chairperson for 8 years so knows and loves the Centre, its purpose for local people AND she’s back again as CEO after a challenging period for many of us following Covid….ready to lead the Centre into a more settled time, to meet the needs and fulfil the mission of the Centre, the needs of residents and users of the Centre and develop new activities, support more groups, engage more staff, extend café opening hours, maintain the quality of Centre activity and ensure its sustainability. Bev has worked on many projects in Salford and supported hundreds of local people in volunteering, training and employment. She is a Senior lecturer in Leadership and Management, she is a business manager, Director and has over 30 years of management experience in the VCSE sectors. She was a founder of Salford City Radio, Creative Industry in Salford, and Salford Film Festival, she has supported many small to medium enterprises towards achieving sustainability, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was born and bred in Salford on Liverpool Street so she has returned to work on the street she was born…just a few years ago.

Karen Dyson
Centre Co-Ordinator

I have lived most of my life in the area around Langworthy and Seedley. I was born just of Cross Lane before moving to the Seedley area. Where I spent my younger and teenage years. I moved across to the other side of the Ship canal for a little while but am now back living within the community of Seedley. I am very proud to be the Co-ordinator at Langworthy Cornerstone and to serve in the community in which I live. When I’m not in work, I am often out and about in the Countryside in my little car, camping and exploring with friends. I love nothing more than warming my feet by a camp fire. Just so you don’t need to ask I sit firmly in the Reds camp!

our board of trustees

John Wright
Trustee (Marketing and Engagement)

I was born in Salford, in what was Hope Hospital at the time, and have lived in Langworthy for the last decade. I have a diverse background having worked as a teacher, actor, management consultant and board member. For the last 3 years, I have focused on the charity sector working for the largest provider of training for teachers, Ambition Institute. I joined the board after expressing my interest in a leadership role within my community and with the Cornerstone in particular. Gerry and Bev thought I’d be an asset to the board and so, here I am! I intend to serve and support the community I am a part of. I want to help diversify our usership and future proof the association and our building.

Alexis Sharma
Trustee (Treasurer)

I am the Administrator and Finance Director at visible Outcomes 4U Elected Councillor for Weaste and Seedley in Salford. I also currently am the Treasurer (Trustee): Langworthy cornerstone Association. Graduated at the University of Salford with MSc International Banking and Finance, Bsc Hons in Business Economics. I have more than 10 years’ experience in support and leading different community’s in Greater Manchester. With financial and Economic background skills. I gained experience in finance and management to support and manager diverse communities. I also worked in IT department to analyse and transferring database information. I worked in partnership with greater Manchester Borough and Charities to support and help Refugees, Migrants, BAME communities to access mainstream services.

thomas richards
Trustee

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Sam PALMER
Trustee

For the past five years, I chaired the GMYN board where I had started as a trustee in 2017, leveraging my 23-year history in Greater Manchester's third sector. My commitment to creating opportunities for youth is evident in managing projects like a young carers service and overseeing children's centers. Currently, as the Head of Charity Development at Respect for All(RfA), I draw from personal experiences to advocate for neurodiverse individuals and seek to contribute my expertise to Langworthy Cornerstones Association, having been a Salford resident for eight years.

Gerry Stone
Board Chair

I have lived in Seedley and Langworthy for over 57 years, and I played a crucial role as a founder member of the Cornerstone, collaborating closely with local residents, Salford City Council, Great Place, and various stakeholders. In the mid-1990s, I ensured that the area's regeneration left a lasting legacy for our community. Additionally, I was a key figure in establishing the Seedley and Langworthy Trust (SALT), which successfully implemented the social program component of the Single Regeneration Budget Round Five (SRB5) in our neighborhood. Over the years, I've held various roles, contributing to projects with Salford University, the health action zone, Salford partnership, and managing St Sebastian’s Community Centre. My commitment has always been to make Salford the best possible place for communities to thrive, driven by a belief in social justice as a long journey that requires collective commitment for change and hope.

Dr. Ruth Abou Rached
Vice-Chair

I am Vice-Chair at Langworthy Cornerstone, and I have been part of the Board of Trustees since 2012. Since 1998, I have always been a community worker and/or a volunteer in different groups and organisations in London and Salford. I am now a Lecturer in Arabic Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. I have lived in Cheetham Hill for over 15 years, an area which bridges Salford and Manchester. With my passion for community development, literatures, cultures and shared learning, I am very proud to be part of Langworthy Cornerstone Association as a longstanding centre of health and well-being for Langworthy and surrounding areas of Salford.

Kate Crossan
Trustee

I previously lived just around the corner from Langworthy Cornerstone and over the last 9 years I have worked for various organisations in Salford such as the BBC and Salford Royal Hospital. I now work for a charity that supports health and care organisations to set up, grow and prove the impact of volunteering and partnering with voluntary organisations. Through this work, I've seen the power that community centres can have on the total wellbeing of local people, acting as an important point of connection and support for the community. As one of those vital community assets, I'm delighted to now be involved with Langworthy Cornerstone as a trustee. I hope to be able to use my experience working with health, care and community organizations, and provide support for the Centre to show the impact it has and to continue its aim of improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.

  • The Cornerstone truly is your space!
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  • Evolved and Diversified!
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  • The Cornerstone truly is your space!
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  • Evolved and Diversified!
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  • The Cornerstone truly is your space!
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  • Evolved and Diversified!
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  • We welcome everyone
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  • Come along and try something with us!
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  • We welcome everyone
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  • Come along and try something with us!
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