Sutton Coldfield Arts and Recreational Trust (SCART) is a registered charity.
On 23rd February 2016 SCART was entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1165712.
The Charities Commission’s decision to register SCART was based on their assessment of the aims and objectives given in the trustee declaration form (with regard to the future operation Sutton Coldfield Town Hall) that SUTTON COLDFIELD ARTS AND RECREATIONAL TRUST is established for charitable purposes only for the public benefit.
SCART is currently acting as agent – attracting new business, promoting and producing shows – for the benefit of the Town Hall and its users and supporters.
Richard Mason (Chair) is a native of Sutton Coldfield and is Director of Music at Aldridge School. He is passionate about giving equal opportunities to all children regardless of background. As such he developed a music scholarship programme which has brought income to the school which now has an excellently equipped music department that spends £60,000 annually on instrumental lessons making them free to all pupils. In addition he has secured significant financial support to assist ex pupils to follow graduate music courses and leading UK conservatoires and Universities. He makes a valuable contribution to the music and cultural life of North Birmingham running two children’s choirs at Emmanuel, Wylde Green, the Sutton Choral Society and Sutton Coldfield Chamber Choir the latter of which have recently been giving charity concerts in Walsall and Kingstanding.
Kevin Boyd (Secretary) was born in London and has lived in Four Oaks for 14 years. He is married and has three dogs. Kevin is a railway engineer with experience of construction projects, including re-signalling of West Midlands lines, and managing people. In his spare time he has served on the committee of Sutton Coldfield Orchestra, and plays as principal horn with them. He is passionate about community facilities, and is committed to improving things for the benefit of the community. With Sutton Coldfield Orchestra, he has recently served as Venue Liaison Officer, and in this role he has built up a relationship with the current Town Hall Management team. He has been an admirer of Sutton Coldfield Town Hall’s architecture and truly believes the building can be harnessed to the benefit of North Birmingham residents who wish to utilise the Town Hall, even if they currently do not think they can.
Martyn Parfect (Treasurer) has been an independent financial adviser specializing in analysing collective investments for pensions and unit trusts since 1996. Prior to this he worked for a FTSE100 company in financial services for 12 years. Originally a professional clarinettist in a light orchestra he has continued his association with the Arts by being the Chairman of Sutton Coldfield Philharmonic Society since 1992, which has arranged concerts in Sutton Coldfield Town Hall since 1929 engaging some of the finest international musicians to perform at these concerts including Stephen Hough and Steven Osborne. Martyn has had an association to Sutton Coldfield since 1979.
Dave Crump (Deputy Chair/Advisor)
Dave Crump runs Greenwood Projects and in this capacity has been a consultant for several building projects. He lives in Lichfield these days but is a Suttonian by birth and still has strong ties with the Royal Town. His most recent projects include Tamworth Assembly Rooms, and he sees the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall project as a strong viable one with much potential!
Frances Richmond (Creative Director) was born in Sutton Coldfield, attended Sutton Coldfield Girls School and College. She has worked in administration, business centre management and project management in both the engineering and entertainment industries for 30 years. Previously a Producer she is now Creative Director for S.C.A.R.T.