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MEET THE TEAM

Here are the people who make The Basement Door what it is.

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KEV WESTBURY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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).

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KEN McMAHON
TRUSTEE

Ken was introduced to the charity recently and wanted to help The Basement Door make a positive change supporting young talent to achieve their goals in the music industry. Ken has a background in Home Entertainment having held Senior Management roles at several big film studios. He now serves as an independent consultant.

In his spare time you'll find him searching for vinyl to add to his eclectic record collection, having foolishly given most of it away in the 90's. He is delighted to be part of the team of Trustees.

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PIPPY TRENTHAM
TRUSTEE

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.

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LOUISE NAGLE
TRUSTEE

Louise has been coming to Basement Door gigs since her Daughter joined in 2019. It has been her pleasure to spend the last few years as a music teacher across Hounslow, introducing children who has often never heard them before to the joys of Queen, Bob Marley, Jerry Lee and  Foo Fighters. She previously had far less enjoyable jobs working as a senior manager and consultant for Local Authorities and private companies.

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NATALIE JACKSON
TRUSTEE

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.

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NICK LEON
TRUSTEE

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.

Safeguarding Policy
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