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Basat Sheikh is the councillor for the ward of Levenshulme in Manchester council, which is a neighbouring ward to where HideOut is situated. Cllr Basat Sheikh was elected in 2019 and will represent until 2023. Cllr Basat Sheikh represents the Labour Party. Manchester City Council provide vital support and funding to HideOut Youth Zone


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Ciaron is a born and raised Mancunian having lived and worked in the city all his life. He is passionate about the impact of culture and sport on social change and putting communities at the forefront of decision making.

He currently leads on outreach at Manchester International Festival, one of the worlds leading arts festivals, having spent the last 10 years in the arts and leisure sectors working alongside other youth centres including Manchester Youth Zone and MADHLO.


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Victoria leads on the development and implementation of promotional strategies for Manchester and Greater Manchester, locally, nationally and internationally. Delivering effective marketing, communications and events to raise the profile of the destination as a place to visit, live, work, invest and do business.

Over her 20+ years of working in the City Victoria has supported the growth of Manchester, Greater Manchester and the North of England, during a period of extraordinary change and is focused on taking Manchester to the world. Delivering activities in China, US, India, UAE and Europe.

Victoria is a mum of two energetic boys who keep her busy outside of work.


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Paul is a proud Mancunian / Salfordian who is excited at being involved in a project that can make such a difference to thousands of young people growing up in our fantastic city.

By night and weekend, Paul runs around being kept busy by three active boys and loves socialising, catching up with friends and travel.

By weekday, Paul is a lawyer and Partner at Manchester’s leading law firm Addleshaw Goddard, leading their Corporate team in acting for businesses and private equity investors making acquisitions, disposals and investments to strategically develop and grow their businesses. He is used to delivering complicated projects for multiple stakeholders and hopes to use that experience to support our city and community.


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A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in finance and business.  Paul spent seven years in accountancy practice before witching to industry roles in 2005.  Currently in the role of Head of Corporate Finance for Betfred, which primarily involves numerous roles across the Done family ventures, including holding Board positions in various regulated businesses with the FCA, CYSEC and UKGC.  Away from work, Paul enjoys a daily dose of CrossFit, spending time with his family and being kept busy by his two young daughters.

Jamie Masraff

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Jamie joined OnSide in March 2017 having worked previously with local councils in London delivering major projects and programmes including building new schools, libraries and other community facilities.

Jamie’s role at OnSide is Director of Operations, which sees him oversee support for all new and existing Youth Zones, develop key relationships with local business leaders, local councils, other public and voluntary sector bodies.

Joanne Whittaker


Joanne is the Founder and Director of Fideliti Childcare Vouchers, Angel Advance and Workplace Finance. Joanne has a keen interest in creating opportunities for young people and looks forward to leading the Youth Zone to success for the benefit of the community in East Manchester. Joanne has been working with Fred Done for almost 20 years and is delighted to be involved in this exciting new project which Fred has made such a generous donation to.


Jen joined Bruntwood in 2012 and is the People Director across Bruntwood’s group of companies. 
Leading the People and Talent teams, Jen works with the board to develop the colleague strategy and organisational culture. She has a particular focus on developing the companies’ diversity and inclusion agenda. 
Bruntwood were proud to become members of the Good Employment Charter in late 2019 after being part of the pilot group. Jen is a member of the GEC Programme board, providing oversight on the delivery of the Charter and acting as a champion for good employment, strategically driving the charter forward to deliver the outcomes and benefits for all employers across Greater Manchester. 

Jen is also a trustee at Hideout Youth Zone in Gorton which opened in September 2020 as a safe and inspiring place for thousands of young people to spend their leisure time.