Welcome to Gresford Trust!
Mr. Phil Jones
Phil is now retired after 47 years working in the Aircraft
industry and for the majority of this time was in IT and held
the prestigious role of Information Technology Manager. In
parallel, he also held the position of Chairman of the
company's Charity and Community programme, namely Charity
Challenge and, with a highly motivated team, helped raise almost £6
million for local and national charities.
He has remained active in the local community and currently
holds several voluntary positions such including Nightingale House
Hospice Ambassador, Chairman of the Wrexham Youth Football League,
President of Marford Albion Football Club, Chairman of
Gresford Village Festival, Vice-Chairman of the Bob Williams
Memorial Trust and a Rotarian with Erddig Rotary.
In 2006 he was awarded the MBE for his services to the community
and local charities. Just prior to retirement he was voted
Wales's Number 1 business leader and, more recently, he
represented Wales as their Local Community Hero at the ITV
Pride of Britain Awards.
Among his many hobbies, Phil is a freelance football
journalist and photographer and since 1989 he has worked
part-time for the North Wales newspaper group.
Married to Sue, Phil has 4 sons Chris, Paul, Rob and Nick who
have followed their father and all work at Airbus.
The Trust's Vice President, Margaret Heaton in welcoming Phil
"I welcome Phil Jones MBE as the new Chairman of the
Trust. Every Chairman has brought their particular skills and
experience to the Trust and Phil's industrial experience will , am
sure be of great benefit in ensuring that the Trust is absolutely
up to date in the technology , management and the
communication styles of the 21st century. I believe that
his contribution will enhance our reputation as being a forward
looking "amateur" group of volunteers who endeavour to manage
in a professional way".
Gresford Trust or Gresford and District
War Memorial Community Centre Trust was founded in
Owned and 'run by the village for the village', we provide
wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities for community-use. Our
modern purpose-built building is set in 18 acres of land.
- 3 rooms of various sizes and a sports hall available to
hire for parties, meetings, weddings, conferences and other
- Enclosed outdoor play area attached to the sports hall.
- Outside space also available for hire i.e. football party.
- Free wi-fi access.
- Marquee available for hire.
- Projector and screen available for hire.
- Tea and coffee available (charge applicable).
- All rooms have kitchen facilities.
- Toddler toilets, baby changing and disabled toilets.
- Changing rooms with a shower.
- Outside exercise trail.
- Ample free parking.
'From the very first meeting to the wedding reception itself,
everyone has been wonderfully helpful. The venue is lovely and the
guests had a great time! Everything was perfect.' Father of
'What a fantastic facility this is. Used by all ages. Thanks
Gresford Trust.' Anon
'I'd just like to thank you again for how easy/convenient it is
to book your excellent facilities, and the friendliness of
committee staff.' Mrs A