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Our New Trustee!

Oct 8, 2023 | Events

We have some exciting news! Former Council executive Gareth Mitchell has joined our Board of Trustees.

Gareth, who has recently retired, served as chief executive of Colchester Borough Homes, and before that helped a range of senior leadership roles for Colchester City Council, managing public services in the community, including Colchester Leisure World and the Parks and Recreation Services. He is currently also a co-opted Governor at Lexden Springs Residential Special School.

Joining the Level Best community, Gareth will support us in our next phase of growth as we expand our services to welcome more trainees, customers and members of the community to Level Best.

Gareth says: “After many years of general management experience I’m fairly familiar with a wide range of disciplines and hope to bring useful professional skills and knowledge. Since being retired one of the things I’ve missed is working with a team, so it’s a real privilege to be able to join a group of people such as Level Best.


“I am learning from other voluntary roles how difficult the transition from education to adulthood can be for people with additional needs. Level Best does a terrific job of picking up the baton to continue providing brilliant and meaningful work skills training opportunities for adults and young people with learning disabilities.


“Level Best has such an exceptional team of people and works in such a unique environment, it’s going to be very exciting to work with them as they enter this new chapter, and I am very pleased to be joining the board of trustees.” 

If you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees at The Dacon Trust, give us a call for an informal chat on 01206 366059 or pop into the Level Best Enterprises Colchester cafe and art space on St John’s Street, Colchester to find out more.

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