Greg Mangham, Founder & Chief Executive – Only a Pavement Away



Speaker Overview:

In 2002 after having spent nearly 25 years in corporate life culminating in being an Operations Director Greg started his own Pub business. On the sale of this in 2005 Greg set up Resolution Leisure, a consultancy working in the pub, leisure and hospitality industries. Greg has also worked alongside a leading Corporate Financial Advisory Company and Private Equity with the aim of setting up a hybrid Pub Co.

After an evening out in London Greg & his Wife Gill were taken aback by the number of rough sleepers on our streets. With 80,000 vacancies in the hospitality industry Greg thought someone should do something about it, so Gill suggested he did. And in 2018 Greg & Gill closed the consultancy business and founded Only A Pavement Away, a charity whose purpose is to help the homeless, rough sleepers, ex-offenders and vulnerable veterans find work in the hospitality industry.

Greg sees the industry as one of the mainstays of our communities in terms of employment, bringing people together whilst offering a wide-ranging spectrum of opportunities.

Charity Bio.

Only A Pavement Away is a charity founded by Greg & Gill Mangham and representatives from the hospitality industry.

Only A Pavement Away will act as the conduit to help those who find themselves vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and are therefore struggling to get into work by:

  • Offering career opportunities within the industry
  • Facilitate training and development programmes, creating capability for work and
  • Offer financial support to overcome the barriers to employment including support with rent and other costs which may hinder stability

The programme will help the Homeless and those sleeping rough including those having to “sofa hop”, vulnerable veterans, prison leavers and disengaged youngsters, many of whom face homeless and crime.

In time the project will extend to those with other vulnerabilities but who with the right support can work within the hospitality industry

Outside of the moral benefits, the project is under pinned by a strong commercial and financial benefit to the hospitality industry, by accessing a yet, untapped employment pool.

It is important to stress that Only A Pavement Away is not a recruitment agency and focuses solely on helping those on the project find work whilst in some cases offering financial support.  Each category albeit intrinsically linked will be managed by category specific Relationship Manager.

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