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Who we are

About the RCC

Formed in 1924, the RCC is a registered charity (no.1077645) and a company limited by guarantee (no.3665974). We provide a range of impartial training, advice, and support services to communities as well as a range of professional consultancy services. Working with national government, local authorities and other partner agencies, we also represent the needs and priorities of the communities we support. You can find out more about our work within in our organisational strategy.

Our Board

We are governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from across all 3 sectors including members elected by our membership, co-opted by existing trustees, and representatives from local authorities.

Our Board is chaired by Martin Traynor OBE, a former Group Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, current Non-Executive Director of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Non-Executive Chairman of the King Richard lll Visitor Centre Trust, and a former Trustee of the National Space Centre.

Our Staff

Our services are managed and delivered by a team of staff based from our main offices in Leicester as well as two smaller office sites in Oakham and Market Harborough. We also employ a small number of volunteers to support our delivery activity.

Our staff team is led by a group of 3 Directors; Sam Howlett (Director of Operations), Kevin Butcher (Director of Strategy), and Chris Walpole (Director of Resources). The rest of our team consists of the following:

Delivery Managers: Responsible for the day to day management of our projects and services.
Delivery Officers: Responsible for the delivery of our projects and services.
Support Officers: Responsible for administrative and back office support.