Transition Extreme welcomes former BP boss to Board
Aberdeen-based youth charity and extreme sports centre, Transition Extreme, is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Garlick to its Board of Directors. The appointment comes at a pivotal time for the social enterprise, as it gears up to launch a new 10 year vision that will see the centre become a leading adventure destination and deliver an even bigger social impact to the North East and beyond.
The organisation will look to attract new investment to develop its main complex on the beachfront of Aberdeen, while also looking to deliver more outreach activity and continue to evolve its youth work in sport programmes.
Trevor Garlick said: “I’m delighted to be joining Transition Extreme at such a crucial time in the social enterprise’s history. 2017 marked 10 years since its inception and in that time the unique youth programmes have positively impacted thousands of young people in the North East of Scotland. With the right leadership mix and the right level of investment, the next decade will see the centre become a world-class adventure destination that will support even more youth development work. I’m a huge believer in social enterprise, and the power that socially driven businesses have when it comes to delivering benefits to society.”
Development proposals, which will be shared publically in the coming months, are based on making the centre as inclusive as possible for all ages and abilities and on building an adventure tourism destination. Plans include fun climbing for young children, upgraded climbing walls, an enhanced bouldering area, refurbished cafe and an integrated youth hub to support the charity’s social programmes.
Grahame Paterson, CEO of Transition Extreme said: “We are pleased to welcome Trevor Garlick to our Board at such an important time for the organisation. The growth in demand for adventure activities, including adventure tourism to the region, means that the opportunities for growth are significant. Trevor’s industrial and regional experience will be very helpful as we navigate this next chapter.”