Our Board of Trustees

Mrs Sally Waterston, Founder, Waterstons Ltd

I was honoured when Bill Marley asked me to become a trustee of the Trust. I recognised the amazing work which was being done, both for the long-term unemployed and for the businesses which they serve.

The Trust is a pretty joyful place – it is full of positivity and kindness, while at the same time keeping its professionalism and high standards. The people who work in the Trust are accepted, not judged. Bill Marley and his team see past any problems to allow the true potential to emerge.


Mrs Meryl Levington, Associate Dean Enterprise & Business Management, Teesside University

I have been a supporter of the Trust from the very beginning. I knew that Bill’s enthusiasm and passion would win through and indeed the Trust and its disruptive model have proved to be wonderfully successful. I have a good deal of experience in social enterprise and have been very happy to support and advise the Trust throughout my years of involvement.


Mr Tony Wilson, Managing Director, Spennymoor Town Football Club

I have known Bill Marley for many years and when he asked me to bring my extensive knowledge of manufacturing and my many years of experience of large enterprise organisations to support the Trust I was delighted to help. His enthusiasm is infectious and I am always there for him at any time.


Mr Denis Ford, International Sourcing Leader EMEA & APAC, Cummins Ltd

The Employability Trust is a great organisation that I am proud to be a part of. It gives opportunities and hope to members of our community that may have been unemployed for some time. This work is pivotal to increasing individual education, employability and self-worth and doesn’t take up government resources as it is a unique model funded by industry. The dedication, integrity and commitment of The Employability Trust team is second to none and that is why it is so successful.

You can learn more about the Trusts management team Bill Marley and Anne Marie in Our Stories