"Looking after Glasgow"
Wednesday 11 October 2017 saw
changes at the top of The Trades House of Glasgow, as Dr Alistair
Dorward became Deacon Convener.
Dr Dorward said; "I am honoured and
excited to have been elected to this position. I look forward
to leading Trades House in its vision to support those in need in
Glasgow, as it has done for over 400 years."
The appointment of Dr Dorward was
celebrated with the annual DC's Dinner during the evening.
With 190 people in attendance, speakers included Professor Phillip
Hanlon, Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University, and Mr
Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, the innovative charity
that supports young people in Glasgow from school to further
education. Iain also sits on the Trades House's Kinship Care
Dr Dorward believes that his
previous roles as a physician in the Health Service and as a
Director of the Glasgow Care Foundation will help him to lead
Trades House forward in these areas. He continued; "Having
been involved in both clinical and managerial roles during my
working career and having sat on or chaired several medical working
groups I am extremely aware of the future challenges facing
Glasgow, its people and its charities. Our vision for the next
twelve months is "Looking after Glasgow" and we will be fundraising
for my chosen charity; the Trades House Kinship Care
Dr Dorward also commented on the
various exciting developments the charity aims to progress over the
next twelve months; "We are launching our 'Education Festival' in
May 2018 which will bring most of our educational awards and
exhibitions (including Craftex and The Trades House of Glasgow's
Modern Apprenticeship Awards) together under one umbrella. We
also are on track to grow our Kinship Care Initiative, which helps
children and the family and friends that care for them when they
can no longer be looked after by their parents."
Mr Bruce Reidford becomes the
Trades House of Glasgow's Collector after also being elected to the
position. Mr Reidford is Company Secretary at Thomas Tunnock