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Charity boss swaps education for construction

KM Charity Team CEO Simon Dolby has revealed he is leaving the charity he founded in 2000 to take on a post at a Kent construction company in the county.

Outgoing KM Charity Team chief executive Simon Dolby with Streetspace managing director Tim Deacon (14624428)
Outgoing KM Charity Team chief executive Simon Dolby with Streetspace managing director Tim Deacon (14624428)

Mr Dolby said he was delighted to be joining Hythe-based Streetspace in September to strengthen its digital marketing and client engagement operations.

He announced this week that after two decades in charge of the £500,000 turnover charity he would leave the organisation but retain an ambassadorial role.

For more than 20 years Streetspace has worked in the design and construction of public open space, developing projects across a broad range of sectors including social housing and education.

Its projects include walkways, glazed structures, all-weather sports canopies, green-roof buildings and tensile membrane structures.

Streetspace also own metroSTOR, which creates outdoor storage for equipment including bins, bikes and mobility scooters.

Mr Dolby has been appointed as the company’s communications manager.

He said: “Streetspace are a family-run company steadily expanding, and does work for business, social housing and schools, which are all areas I am very comfortable in.”

His decision to stand down as CEO six months before the charity starts its 20th anniversary celebrations is a deliberate one to ensure his replacement has a bumper year to kick-start their reign.

He said: “It is never easy deciding when to move on, particularly as the founder of a charity making such an important impact in Kent.

“It has been emotionally a difficult decision but I feel the time is right to let someone else take the helm, and will support the charity to ensure its success continues.”

“Streetspace have been very welcoming, and I am relishing the challenge of helping the business continue to expand.”

To find out more visit www.streetspacegroup.co.uk or www.metrostor.net.

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