MEET THE TEAM
Here are the people who make The Basement Door what it is.
Kev has been helping run The Basement Door since 2008, and loves to see young people develop and make positive changes in their choices and lives. He has a degree in Youth work and became the Manager of the organisation in 2018. Kev wants to see The Basement Door gain national recognition and to provide paid employment for the young people who form The Basement Door team. In his spare time, Kev likes working on old cars and motorbikes and he supports Liverpool FC (no comments please).
Honor grew up with The Basement Door starting in 2014 at the age of 16. They have been involved in all areas of The Basement Door over the years but found a love of coffee while working at the café on gig nights. This inspired them to take on a role teaching coffee skills to the younger volunteers. As of 2022, Honor is the first member of The Basement Door's youth volunteers to become a trustee.
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Pippy is a big fan of music - both listening to it and creating it. She became a trustee having seen what the charity does to give a platform to young people who want to play and volunteer, her own daughter performing at The Basement Door in one of the 2022 Battle of the Bands-winning groups. Pippy also owns and runs a travel logistics business that, among other things, puts on music tours for schools.
Stu loves music and listens to pretty much anything from Billy Joel to Billie Eilish (and everything in between). He plays, writes and records under the band name Son of Jack and his albums are available on Spotify, Apple and the other digital music services. In real life he works for Amazon, and has held senior roles in Communications for Orange, EE and Nissan. He has three kids, two of whom have benefited hugely from The Basement Door.
Natalie has been a member of The Basement Door community since 2018, when her own children started performing and she saw the incredible experience and opportunity the charity was offering young people. She has a background in advertising, marketing and performance as a dancer. That married with her passion for education and supporting young people to achieve their goals, she is excited about joining the board.
Nick has been collaborating with The Basement Door since 2019 inviting bands to perform on stage at the annual St Margarets Fair and as a judge at Battle of the Band competitions. Nick works in marketing and communications, produces corporate films and independent documentaries. He is on a never ending quest to discover Funk and Soul and Brazilian and Latin beats. He lives with his wife and two noisy teenagers and a laid back Rhodesian ridgeback.
OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS
THE BASEMENT DOOR TEAM
We all take our responsibilities as adult leaders of The Basement Door very seriously. That includes mitigating against issues and ensuring that everyone who attends one of our events is looked after and kept safe.
The MD and all trustees of The Basement Door have developed and approved our new Safeguarding Policies which you can read here.