DC Dinner 2017

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"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 Initiative Committee.

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 Initiative."

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 Ltd.