Sunday 23rd August 2020 - 12:42 pm
Imagine a CEO with no GCSE or A LEVELS. Andrew Philips spoke with Gareth Sorsby, YMCA Exeter Joint CEOGareth Sorsby, YMCA Exeter Joint CEO - Age: 36
- Left school at 15 and worked as a cleaner in a hotel in Manchester.
- Didn't do G.C.S.E's or A.levels
- Moved with family to Cornwall and picked up bar work at the 4* Headland Hotel in Newquay.
- Gradually worked his way up to General Manager at Headland Hotel - at 25 he was managing 130 staff.
- Moved to YMCA at 26 and started helping young people and ex-offenders into employment through a jobs club. "From that moment felt an incredible sense of purpose using my skills."
- Believes strongly in early intervention, importance of youth work programmes
- Became Joint CEO in 2017, at age of 33.
Andrew spoke to Gareth from https://www.ymcaexeter.org.uk/