Paul Jackson (Founder) - Manager


Hi! My name is Paul. I am the manager at The Hive. We opened on 26th July 2010. I am so proud and happy to be part of this very exciting new venture and hope to take it far. I have had five years' experience in this area and I was in customer services for many years. I feel the things I learned there will help me in this role and contribute towards building a solid and productive future for The Hive.


When not working I like to do DIY in my new house, this has taken much of my spare time lately. 


I also like to ride my trike when the weather allows.

Derrick Jackson - Trustee/Volunteer (Woodwork)


Hi, my name is Derrick. I am a retired engineer. Now, along with my partner Coreen, I run the Halifax Rock 'n' Roll Club to make money for local charities.


My two pets are an Autosleeper campervan and a Yamaha trike. I am really pleased to be one of The Hive team and I hope I can help them go from strength to strength.

Angela Greenwood - Client Representative


Hi. My name is Angie and I am the client rep. If there are any problems I let the board know. I was voted on by the other clients. I think I will do a good job. I am looking forward to it.


I like going out socially and I like karaoke and dancing.

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Meet the team

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Jane Hardy - Senior Care and Support Worker


I have worked in the care sector for around 18 years now, the past 9 being at The Hive.


The whole team are amazing and a joy to work with. Over the years I have learned so much from everyone here. No two days are the same which makes my job so interesting.


In my spare time I enjoy music, movies and especially travelling.


I look forward to the future with The Hive and the excitement of what we can all achieve. 



Kate Cullen (Founder) - Trustee ( Secretary ) Volunteer (Art groups)


I have a background in teaching and after retirement from that I worked as a supervisor in a centre for adults with learning disabilities, where they had some small assembly work to do.


I enjoyed this work so much I decided to volunteer in this area, doing two days per week at The Hive.


The clients are a joy to be with. The days pass so quickly and they achieve some amazing results.


I like the feeling of giving something back to society via these amazing people.

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Hugh Boyden - Trustee ( Chair )


Having worked for local authorities since the early 80's I recently took the opportunity of early retirement.

My care career began in a large children's home in Suffolk before moving to Calderdale where I managed Childrens homes and then into the training department where I was more involved with the care of adults.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family, walking the dog and doing DIY projects

I enjoy working with the Hive and hope they remain a very successful organisation.


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Gill Shannon - Trustee (Treasurer)

Ken Tunstall - Volunteer

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Bill Pearce (Founder) - Trustee and volunteer.


I have previously held positions as manager of two disability workshops and spent 24 years working alongside, and with, this client group. I find the work stimulating and rewarding, our clients are a lovely group of people and they respond positively to the tasks in hand.


I am also a qualified counsellor and find this a useful tool as a volunteer. 

I like writing poetry, short stories and reading on lots of different subjects.I love music of many genres, especially from the 1960s.



Gill Sheard - Trustee