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We are delighted to announce two new appointments to our board of Trustees: Allan Wright and Danny Clarke, bringing a wealth of experience between them to Mates in Mind.

Allan is Managing Director of Civils & Lintels and has had a progressive 30-year career within the construction materials distribution sector with key relationships across both supply chain and contractors at all levels. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Builders Merchants.

Danny is the commercial director for the National Federation of Builders and Director of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Community Simply-People. He has over 20 years of experience within Occupational Health and Safety in several sectors including construction, transportation and consultancy. He is a Chartered Member of IOSH and sits on numerous boards within Construction and Occupational Health including the Association of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Practitioners, HCLG, CIC amongst others.


“I’m delighted to join Mates in Mind as a trustee as I believe firmly in the ethos of the charity in raising awareness and understanding to address the stigma of mental ill health with the relevance / link to the construction sector been a strong personal draw for myself.

As I take up the role, I hope to engage with stakeholders across our fantastic industry including colleagues, customers, supply chain, friends, and family to deliver the fundamental message that there is no health without mental health.”

Allan Wright


“I am delighted to join the board at Mates in Mind, an organisation that works tirelessly to support the mental health of construction workers.  I am hugely passionate about mental health and wellbeing and have spent a lot of my career working in and with Occupational Health and wellbeing companies in a number of different industries. I hope that I can play even some small part in improving the frankly awful figures that our industry has around this topic and look forward to trying to change the stigma, raise more awareness and encourage organisations to focus on primary and secondary interventions that are linked to strategic and holistic views of Mental Health."

Danny Clarke


"Mates in Mind is really pleased to have Danny and Allan joining the Mates in Mind board. They bring a wide breadth of skills, experience and a shared passion that will be a huge asset to the future work of Mates in Mind. As a charity we will continue to promote and lead on the proactive and preventative approach to creating a positive approach to mental wellbeing within the workplace."

Steve Hails – Board of Trustees of Mates in Mind

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