The issue of Social Isolation amongst older people is a growing problem in the UK and worldwide. We have received international recognition and acclaim for our work in reducing this problem.
Mark Wynn is Director of Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle (HMR Circle), a Community Interest Company whose primary aim is the reduction of social isolation amongst older people.
Mark was ‘Rochdale Circle CIC’s’ first employee in 2012 building up the organisation and steering it through the closure of its London based parent company, not only steadying the ship but overseeing its growth and expansion, aided but a dedicated team.
HMR Circle has gone on to receive national and international recognition for its work.
Prior to working for HMR Circle he ran his own welding and fabrication business for 16 years before eventually selling it in 2010. Mark then went onto do project management for a large Blackburn based engineering firm, running projects primarily around the physical security of the 2012 London Olympics.
He is also the elected Chair of Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Club, a professional side in Rugby League’s Championship.
The ‘Hornets’ are Rugby League’s first supporter owned and run co-operative club after they re-formed when the old club went into administration at the end of 2008.
Mark was elected Chair in 2009 and since then the club has gone onto win its first trophy in 91 years when they won the play off final in 2013 and also winning a divisional championship for the first time in 97 years when they defeated Toulouse Olympique in 2016.