ABOUT

THE GROUP

Bryson exists to make the greatest difference to the greatest need. Founded in 1906 Bryson helps over 60,000 people a year and has over 1,000 staff. Bryson tries to solve the greatest challenges which the state and others cannot. Our services are delivered through 2 subsidiary charitable companies and 1 social enterprise trading company.
Our charitable services companies are:

BRYSON CARE

Is a leading provider of care services, delivering a range of programmes to enable individuals and families to live their lives to the full, while maintaining their independence.

BRYSON PATHWAYS

Makes the greatest difference to those in greatest need by providing programmes promoting training, employment, arts & play; home safety, net zero, family & children’s services and adventure activities.

Our social enterprise trading company is:

BRYSON RECYCLING

We Recycle the Right Way, providing innovative and high-quality recycling and kerbside recycling services that deliver social and economic value.

BRYSON GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

Each of the 4 companies have a Board of Trustees/Non-Executive Directors to provide strategic leadership and governance oversight. The Chairs of the 3 subsidiary company Boards form the Bryson Charitable Group Board and are joined on the Group Board by other individuals with specialist skills in areas such as commerce, finance, law, HR and public affairs.

The Bryson Charitable Group Board has three governance sub-committees:

  • Audit & Risk
  • Governance & Nominations
  • Investment

LEADERSHIP

Bryson Charitable Group Board Trustees

  • Paul Elliott, Chair
  • Stephen Curran, Hon. Treasurer
  • Damien Hughes, Chair of Bryson Recycling
  • Derek Baker
  • Elias Joudeh
  • Gordon Carson, Chair of Bryson Energy
  • Neasa Quigley
  • Nuala Meier, Chair of Bryson Care

Bryson Care Board Trustees

  • Nuala Meier, Chair
  • Elias Joudeh
  • Janet Robinson
  • Noel Dick
  • Siofra Healy

Bryson Energy Board Trustees

  • Gordon Carson, Chair
  • Charlie Mack
  • Derek Baker
  • Jo Chada
  • Philip Rainey
  • Sarah Little

Bryson Recycling Non-Executive Directors

  • Damian Hughes, Chair
  • Deborah Sacks
  • James McGee
  • Peter Russell
  • Richard Burnett
  • Shane Logan
Executive Leadership Team
  • Shane Logan, Chief Executive
  • Joanne Neill, Director of Bryson Care
  • Katy Fulton, Director of Bryson Recycling
  • Moya Johnston, Chief Financial Officer
  • Nigel Brady, Director of Bryson Energy
  • Peter Russell, Development Director

OUR HISTORY

The Beginning

The Beginning

1906-1909

Belfast Charity Organisation Society (BCOS), forerunner to Bryson Charitable Group is founded and begins operations from Donegall Square East. In the same year, around the corner, Belfast City Hall opens

Early Innovation in Tackling Social Issues

Early Innovation in Tackling Social Issues

First Reshape to Meet Emerging Social Needs

First Reshape to Meet Emerging Social Needs

New Direction in Social Innovation

New Direction in Social Innovation

New Centre for Social Services

New Centre for Social Services

Leading the Way in Public Service Delivery

Leading the Way in Public Service Delivery

Pioneering Play Therapy

Pioneering Play Therapy

New Models of Social Innovation

New Models of Social Innovation

Growing Social Impact

Growing Social Impact

New Business Model for Social Purpose

New Business Model for Social Purpose

A Century of Social Innovation

A Century of Social Innovation

Growing Social Enterprise

Growing Social Enterprise

2020 Emergency Relief

2020 Emergency Relief