Mark Harrop – Managing Director & Founder
A Sheffielder and proud to be a Yorkshireman. After leaving Myers Grove School, he joined Public Services and reached middle management. Upon leaving Mark did a few differing roles: Sports Therapy, Industrial Rope Access, Asbestos Removal, and then moved into another Public Service Role for 2 years.
After the short spell back in Public Services he worked in and around education for Charities, a Further Education College and with some Training Organisations. Over the last 5 years Mark has worked as a Leader for a variety of providers, with Schools, Youth Groups and Blue Chip companies. He is not only a Leader but also a Duke Of Edinburgh Assessor up to the Gold Award.
Chris Marlow – Technical Representative & Leader
Chris has an extensive Public Service background and many National Governing Body Qualifications. Chris is well equipped and adds value to the breadth and depth of what we here at BOLD can offer and deliver. He truly is the Mountain Man, the Woods Wizard. As our vision increases and gets more depth it is intended that Chris is ever more present and involved.
Geraint Raymond – ‘Taff’ – Leader
Relaxed, measured and utterly professional. Taff is reliable and committed to all he does, he adds a reflector style to the team. Assured and well experienced in the Outdoors another exceptional Leader who is relaxed, good humoured, productive and inspiring. Taff also has a broad base of NGB Qualifications, we hope Taff becomes a regular part of what we do here at BOLD.
Kevin Ward – Volunteer Leader
Is an experienced, qualified and Industrially competent Rope Access Technician Level 3 and Trainer registered with the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association. He has a wealth of Engineering and Structural knowledge coupled with Team management and delivery experience of multi million pound projects most recently in the power sector. Kevin has been volunteering with us for the last 3 months and adds depth to the dynamics of our team. Kevin is an undoubted asset and embraces the BOLD ethos when working with our participants.
We are looking to secure contributions from wealthy benefactors and or Blue Chip organisations who like why we do what we do and how we are trying to achieve, great outcomes with young people and in our local communities. Such donations can be offset against tax therefore contributors lose nothing but gain fulfilment at helping out a fledgling local business, nurturing and providing opportunities for young people, whilst raising participant confidences and their personal aspirations. Surely this is a great thing to be a part of? If you want to remain anonymous we will preserve that choice, alternatively if you want to be recognised we will fly your flag too!
If it is not a cash contribution we also are looking for tools (Social Impact Initiatives), equipment (Outdoor Activities), transport (Enabling groups to get out into the countryside and or carry out work). Whatever you feel you can contribute will be appreciated and gratefully received. Even new or reclaimed building materials would be so useful for projects.