August 28, 2013 – The UK’s largest adoption support charity, After Adoption, has appointed a new Business Development Manager to build on the continuing growth of the Manchester-based charity.
Mike Gaskell will be responsible for the tendering of new and existing opportunities, specifically within local authorities. Mike, from Macclesfield, will be based at the charity’s Manchester head office.
Mike brings with him more than 10 years’ experience in business development, having worked with Sodexo and the Mitie Group, where he was involved in the local authority tendering process.
On appointing Mike, After Adoption Chief Executive, Lynn Charlton, commented: “After Adoption has undergone massive growth in the past couple of years and we are confident that Mike’s expertise in businesss development will be of great benefit to the charity.
“Mike’s knowledge of local government will be a considerable asset to After Adoption, especially with the SafeBase programme that supports families during and after the adoption process.”
Mike Gaskell added: “I’m delighted to be joining After Adoption as the charity continues to expand and help more families affected by adoption. I am looking forward to helping make a difference to the lives of children and families through After Adoption services and support.”
Mike will be assisted by the newly appointed Business Development Officer, John Ridge.
About After Adoption
After Adoption is one of the UK’s leading adoption support charities and provides services throughout the UK and Wales.
Since 1990 After Adoption has responded to over 100,000 requests for help. It provides support, information and advice to all those affected by adoption; birth parents, adopted adults, adoptive families and children.
Through its adoption agency, Families that Last, it helps to find families for children that are seen as ‘hard to place’ and might otherwise live out their lives in the care system. Since 1990 it has placed over 100 children with their ‘forever family’.
After Adoption also runs the only national free adoption helpline; ActionLine 0800 0 568 578.
For More Information please contact –
Denise Wales, Context Public Relations
T: 01625 511966
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