Knutsford GROW

Knutsford GROW

Garden Regeneration Over Ward

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About Us & Client Films >> Meet The Trustees

Knutsford GROW is a charity and is run by a board of unpaid volunter Trustees elected each year at our Annual General Meeting.

We have a Chairman, Secretary,Treasurer and two general Trustees.  The board meets approxiately every two months.  Interested in becomming involved? Click here. 




SECRETARY and ACTING Chairman: Neil Forbes

Picture of secretary Neil ForbesNeil was GROW's Chairman from February 2008 until April 2014.  A locally elected Town Councillor and Knutsford resident, Neil is disabled himself.  After a lengthly career with a major bank where he ended up a Senior Project Manager, he worked in the charity sector locally from 2005 to 2019 which included (at times) helping train social workers and managing a county-wide team of care package brokers.



Ian Barlow our Treasurer 


Our Treasurer Ian works at Tatton Park and provides a valued connection with this large estate along with his bookkeeping and cashflow skills.



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TRUSTEE: Sarah Riley:

Sarah Riley Trustee Picture 

Sarah became a Trustee in August 2019.  

Sarah has worked in community development for over 10 years and currently manages The Welcome centre in Knutsford. Sarah joined the board of trustees having seen first hand the positive impact Grow has on both the participants and recipients of their work.


TRUSTEE: David Laycock

 David Laycock Picture


David has lived in Knutsford for 20+ years with his wife and two sons. Retired in 2019, his work for Cheshire East Council as a Project Manager included initiatives within both adult social care and children’s services. Recent schemes also included the “Field to Fork” project which revamped the farm in Tatton Park to focus on the story of agricultural food production. He is a keen DIY’er and home cook.

 David became a Trustee in February 2020







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