Friends of Beaumont Park Trustees


Pat Battye - Trustee / Vice Chair

I have a degree in History and Politics and spent most of my working life as a Finance Manager. I also worked as a Deputy Manager (Voluntary) for Oxfam for around ten years. In my younger and fitter days l played badminton and fenced for my local town. I help lead a Kirklees Health Walk and also a chair based exercise class. I am also a U3A tutor running a class in World Literature.


Chris Connally - Trustee

Following secondary education, undertook a formal electrical engineering apprenticeship educated to HNC level. Has held a variety of posts within the electrical and  process industries, is now the managing director of C J Connally Electrical Engineering Services Ltd a company self-started some 25 years ago which now employs some 40 personnel involved in all aspects of electrical contracting and engineering working across the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Canada.
Has experience of project management, developing new and existing contacts, along with the many varied and associated tasks of running a successful medium size business.
He does, along with his wife, own and manage a portfolio of properties primarily serving the residential and commercial sector.
A resident of Beaumont Park for some 20 Years and has been involved with and for Friends of Beaumont Park for which his wife was a founder member and treasurer since inception.


Rob Dalby - Trustee

Qualified in landscape management and design up to masters level. I have been in the landscape and land management industry all my working life, both as a contractor and within local government.  I have worked for Kirklees since 1998, and presently manage the parks and green space service.


Julie Dempster - Trustee

I graduated with a BSc and started my working life as a Computer Programmer.  After moving on to selling PCs and supporting users, I worked for Boeing Computer Services as a sales woman.  I stopped work to have my 2 children but then trained as a primary school teacher.  I completed a Master’s Degree focused on the management of change in education and have just retired from my second headship.  I have lived very close to the park for over 22 years and often walk my collie there. 


Nevil Hall - Trustee/Chair                                   

Nevil Hall has held main board director roles of local manufacturing companies for over 20 years, the last 10 as managing director, and previously as Finance & IT Director. He has good knowledge of financial systems and procedures, producing management information and statutory documentation, and of corporate governance.


Roy Mason - Trustee

After graduating I became a textile chemist, working for a large mail order company. In the late 80's I became the quality manager for Great Universal Stores and lead auditor for our BSI registration. I joined Manchester Training & Enterprise Council in 1993, becoming heavily involved in government funded training and regeneration projects. I was seconded to Manchester City Council as part of the team that secured and project managed the Commonwealth Games that were held in 2002. Leaving Manchester behind I went to work for the Coalfield Regeneration Trust, project managing regeneration and employment programmes in former Coalfield communities across Yorkshire, East Midlands and the North East. Made redundant in 2013, I now work as a self employed craft's person, teaching on the Prince's Trust programme on an ad hoc basis.


Tony Moyle - Trustee

A graduate of Durham University with an honours degree in Dental Surgery.  I moved to Beaumont Park soon after qualifying and have lived close to the Park ever since. For 34 years I was in general dental practice in the Colne Valley in partnership with my wife, Karen, equally qualified. During this period I held part-time appointments at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in maxilllo-facial surgery and in orthodontics.

As Secretary to the Local Dental Committee and member of the Primary Care Trust Performance Advisory Group I was heavily involved in pastoral care and complaints handling.  Retiring in 2012 gave me the chance to obtain the necessary qualifications to teach duplicate bridge, doing so at Brighouse Bridge Club.


David Rudd - Trustee/Events Manager email

On leaving School at 15 did a 7 year apprenticeship as a Bookbinder, at 25 was working has a Bindery Manager at a large Printing company in Leeds, and had responsibility for 60 staff. Moved in 1975 to an in house printing business as Manager, the company was sold to a consortium and I became Production Director. In 1983 was made redundant, and I set up a Gateaux business, in charge of my own destiny, I then along with my partner Julie, set up 4 cafs in the Halifax, Keighley area, we had 25 very successful years, has we reached 60 we sold the businesses but retained the properties which we now manage, along with all the problems that tenants bring.  


John Stevenson - Trustee


Tim Wilkes - Trustee / Hon Treasurer        

I qualified as a chartered accountant with local firm Revell Ward in 1983, working on accounts preparation, tax and audit for local businesses. I then worked for Kirklees Council for almost 30 years, mostly running a small team which oversaw the corporate financial systems, including training, revising procedures, automation and running projects. I retired in May 2014. I now work part-time as a director/administrator at Castle Hill School and its multi-academy trust. I'm treasurer of Crosland Moor community shop and check the accounts for two churches. I also play piano, accompanying various choirs and soloists for concerts and exams. 








Further details are available on the Companies House and Charity Commission websites


The day today running of the FoBP lies with the various coordinators and their sub-committees


Weddings - Liz Farmer                  - email -

I became involved with the Friends of Beaumont Park in 2013 when my fiancé and I looked into the possibility of getting married in the Park. We both literally grew up in the Park as our parents lived in the area so it has always been a very special place for both of us. 
With the backing of FoBP we managed to get the bandstand licensed to perform civil weddings. We made history by being the first ever couple to get married in the Park.
Since then I have been the FoBP Wedding Coordinator assisting other like minded couples to get married in such a beautiful and unique setting.




Hiring the Visitor Centre

Anyone wishing to book the Visitor Centre, may do so by contacting David Rudd; who is responsible for all Visitor Centre Bookings for Events and Private Hire