Terry Eckersley has returned to his home City Sheffield, where he started his career at the Sheffield YMCA. HE THEN WENT ONTO GREAT THINGS. He was acknowledged by the Queen, who invited him to her Garden Party! The national youth agency also used the YMCA Terry built from scratch! As a case study for a world class, 21st Century, Youth & Community Development Centre, that also I involved it's users in establishing what they needed & helped in the running. Many clients became volunteers, many volunteers went on to become staff! A home grown leadership culture, where everyone took responsibility for the project.
Also he started a Housing Project, brand new, with creative funding streams, as the economy got worse Woking YMCA became more prosperous in finance, that allowed many lives changed. This was also endorsed and a big two page spread on the success went into Housing Today on again, what a successful Model this was, providing exceptional flats and then the support given to help the young people where they are at. " We then help get them back to study, volunteering and employment, enthused Terry, again in partnership with the local and county councils, Churches, even the local police, I always said David Cameron would be proud of us, this is BIG SOCIETY in action!"
I also tapped into my celebrity friends for support in accredited courses we ran.
Mark Hill of the Artful Dodger says, After a long hiatus since “It’s All About The Stragglers” I am back working on a brand new album.
The first single “Could Just Be The Bassline“, was co-written with Ed Sheeran and features Kal Lavelle on vocals, It is available digitally on my label Workhouse Records and can be found in most online stores. The Album will feature collaborations with Artists like Donae’o, Shean Williams, Daniel De Bourg and many more. Please take a few seconds to join the mailing list to be kept up to date with “Free Downloads“, “New Releases” and “Tour Dates“ "
I’m looking to start touring early next year with a live band, and am planning dates all around the UK, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates, or check out the Blog
The Artful Dodger music was primarily UK Garage way back in the late 90s and 2000/2001, however, the current “Artful” music will cover a broad spectrum of musical genres, although my love of 2-step beats will never leave completely.
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There are some free downloads, including a classic Artful Dodger live performance from Glastonbury and some New Releases
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" I always enjoy working with Terry," Mark says, he is so positive and the young people he helps and inspires is life changing. It's an honour to be part of this process". @ThisIsArtful
Mr Batlow is a reformed Graffiti artist, now doing designs for Kanye West, Maria Cary, Luis Vitton, Nike, the list keeps clanging as the names are dropped!
"Terry is a real inspiration and a positive role model, he's cool and the sorta guy I would like to be as I get older"@misterbatlow
A culture of affirming & encouraging people into study & qualifications, was another big contribution to Terry's success.
Terry went on to establish another 9 centres, embracing the BIG SOCIETY model!
Terry says "it's great to be back in Sheffield, & I am looking forward to helping the voluntary sector here" When asked how he would do this, he said. " I will offer my services as a consultant, not a text book one, that charges a fortune, but a proven Social Entrepreneur, one whose methods have become hugely successful". Ironically Terry has written which Jessica Kingsley
Publishing published a book on Service User Involvement. Jessica has offices in New York, Paris and Australia, Terry's impact is global and he's back in the City to serve it. " Sheffield YMCA, gave me a chance & I worked for them for about 7 years, I'm back to help the City that helped me! "
Terry also met his wife at Hope City Church Sheffield, and took her to Buckingham Palace for there first date! Many years later, they have been blissfully Married four and a half years.
" Jill is my greatest coup and success, I loved her from the moment we met, ain't no doubt in my mind where she belonged." Terry quotes the Bob Dylan written Adele sang Mega Hit.
Terry has also founded a music publishing business, http://www.thinkmediamusic.com/ he landed ITVs biggest selling TV Show Monkey Business, which is still a major success, being shown all over the world!
Not a one series wonder, he has had a track placed on BBCs seaside rescue, and BBCs Inside out.
" I have also done many private commissions from Airline Company's & University's in America to promotional pens! " http://www.cheappromotionalpens.co.uk/ and so equally, I want to support budding music producers and budding local Entrepreneurs.@ThinkMediaMusic
Also you never know, I might go for another Charity CEOs job in the area to duplicate the models and successes from other projects! @TerryEckersley
Prof dip housing, Post grad CMS, DMS.
Serving with excellence!
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