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Clive took up his appointment as Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in September 2010. Prior to this he was a Director of Robinson Keane, the executive recruitment consultancy. Clive is also a very experienced Non Executive Director. He is Chairman of Enworks, a business support programme that works with North West Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) to improve their environmental and economic performance. He is also a non executive Director of Brockholes Enterprises Ltd, the commercial company of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire Ltd, and a Trustee of the National Football Museum. Following his appointment at the Chamber, he stepped down as Chair of Stoneleigh Park Ltd, the commercial arm of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, Vice Chair of Preston College and a Director of the North & West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
Clive is an Honorary Research Fellow of Lancaster University Management School and has co-authored a book on improving business performance through effective and practical employee engagement – “Growing your own Heroes”.
After qualifying as a lawyer he enjoyed a successful career in both industry and the public sector holding senior positions in the Hepworth, Steetley and Redland Groups and as MD of Tate Access Floor Systems before becoming Chief Executive of Business Link Lancashire, a role he held for over 8 years. Clive has lead and managed change successfully in the Public, Private, and Third Sectors, and he is a firm believer in a people and values-driven approach to effective performance.
Clive was delighted to be asked to join the Commission and make a contribution on behalf of their Members. He felt it important to talk openly about the issues connected with poverty, learn from those who are trapped by it and work together to identify some solutions.