Gateway M40

Here at Gateway M40 we have a fantastic team that's dedicated to supporting you.

Meet our team

Just a few of the faces within our Charity, all highly trained and experienced in multiple aspects of debt management.

Wendy

Operational Manager

I've been at Gateway since we started in May 2016 and I'm currently the Operational Manager. I'm passionate about making life better for people in North Manchester and I'm really proud to be part of the Gateway team. When I'm not at work I can be found baking cakes or walking in the woods with my dog!

Simon Fox

Trustee

Simon is one of our Trustees, he helps ensure Gateway is properly managed. He's spent the last 20+years working in Banking and Finance across a range of specialisms. In his spare time when he's not supporting the charity, he's a big fan of Theme Parks and classic cars.

Stuart Armstrong-Marshall

Trustee

Hi – I’m Stuart Armstrong-Marshall, a Christian, Ice-Cream eater and was born and brought up (and still work) in Manchester. Second to my family (and Oldham Rugby League) I am proud to support the work of Gateway M40 Charity, as both a volunteer advisor and Trustee

Rory

Debt Adviser

I have been involved in debt advice since 2004 and have opened 3 debt advice centres, currently running a service in my home town of Congleton. Since 2009, I have worked for Community Money Advice as Training Manager and I helped to set up Gateway when it started in 2016. Taking up the offer of employment with Gateway, has enabled me to help provide a much needed service to improve the lives of those living in Collyhurst, Monsall and beyond. My wife and I have been foster carers for 16 years and currently have two long term placements at home which, together with 4 children and 4 grandchildren (and a dog) makes for a busy household! I am a trustee at my local church and when I have time, enjoy chilling out in the attic with my model railway and going away with the family in the caravan.

Mandy

Administrator

Hi everyone my name is Mandy, I'm Gateways Administrator and I answer the phone to your enquiries. I sometimes have my partner in crime, Karis with me, she's a boxer dog and loves to be part of the team! When I'm not working I can usually be found on my rather large motorbike or out walking with my best pal!

Kath McCarron

Welfare Rights Adviser

My name is Kathleen McCarron and I am the Welfare Benefits Adviser for Gateway M40 I have been in this post since 2014 initially employed by Collyhurst Big Local. I am the only grandmother on the team! I have worked in Health and Social Care for over 35 years (18 years in North Manchester) I have worked in the statutory sector but been in the voluntary sector for the last 20 years. I am passionate about relieving poverty working in communities as part of a team improving families lives and opportunities. I provide Benefits Advice face to face at Gateway ensuring people are receiving all the benefits they are entitled to maximising their income.

Eric Roberts

Trustee

My name is Eddie Roberts. My childhood was spent in Droylsden and Clayton and I went on to spend around 20 years serving (and eventually leading) a company in the construction and facilities management. I should stress that it was financial and management duties I was involved in – nobody every trusted me with a trowel or a screwdriver! I went on to do a bit of work for the PLC which bought our company but by that time I had become a Christian and couldn't imagine doing anything that was going to distract me from sharing the good news of God’s love revealed in Jesus. I have spent just over ten years doing that now in North Manchester and love this part of our great city.

Chris Fallone

Trustee

Hi my name is Chris and I have lived and worked in Collyhurst sine 2008. As one of its founders, Gateway M40 is very close to my heart and I delight in serving it as Chair of Trustees. My passion for social justice flows from my love and passion for King Jesus who I have served as a priest for the last 30 years. I am very grounded in the real world with a particular zeal for inner city life. I love to get lost in the wonder of worship but also like to escape into the world of good science fiction. In my social time I am partial to good food, fine wine and real ale. I don’t like exercise but know it’s good for me, so I suffer through it at least a couple of times a week.

Patricia

Senior Debt Adviser

My name is Patricia and I'm one of the senior debt and welfare benefits advisers at gateway. I've worked within advice sector for over 20 years, HMRC, Citizens Advice Bureau to name a few and Gateway is probably the most challenging and rewarding role I've done. We can truly turn people's lives around with the ongoing support we provide our client's, this approach is what makes our jobs very rewarding.

Liza

Debt Advisor

My Name is Liza, I work as a debt adviser and also do some support with benefit claims.
I have lived and worked in the community for around 20 years. I have around 4 years experience with debt advice and have completed many additional training courses to extend my knowledge in debt to help those in need x
I'm currently attending Salford University reading Social Policy but I still provide sessional work for Gateway.