Speaker Profile: John Nicholson

Building an Economy for People Not Profit
January 21st 2016
John Nicholson: Session Speaker – Combatting Management Capture

John Nicholson

John Nicholson is a former Board of FC United of Manchester. Established by disenfranchised Manchester United supporters in 2005, ten years on it has grown to have 5,200 members and become Britain’s biggest supporter owned football club. Members have a direct say in major issues such as matchday prices and It has a thriving democratic structure, with regular general meetings attended in their hundreds. One of his proudest moments as a Board Member was to be at the helm when the club recently took ownership of its new stadium, designed by the fans and financed by the fans. John set out the club’s community development strategy and secured funding for the Community Manager post to implement it.

A former Deputy Leader of Manchester’s City Council in the days of “old Labour”, John is an Immigration Barrister at Kenworthys Chambers in Salford – fighting deportations and challenging increasingly adverse immigration laws and practices. He chairs the recent initiative that aims to establish a Greater Manchester Law Centre following the closure of 7 law centres in the county. His long history with the city’s voluntary and campaigning organisations includes his role as former Manager of George House Trust, which he set up as the north west voluntary organisation campaigning on behalf of people with HIV in the region.

The “Building An Economy To Serve People And Not Profit” conference will take place in Manchester on Thursday 21st January (10am-4pm) in the Central Hall.
Admission (including lunch and refreshments) is £45.00

For further details, www.wf4.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Phil phil@cbc.coop 07901 338700

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