About NINE RED Presents
“We believe that each individual in society, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age, religion or political belief has the right to be and to achieve all they want in their lives.”
Debra Knight – Director, NINE RED Presents…(CIC)
On 22nd of September 2006, NINE RED Presents… (CIC) became incorporated as a Community Interest Company. We are a social enterprise, operating in a business environment for a socially useful purpose. This means that we serve the community for the good of the community, with all profits flowing back into Community Projects. Our members and directors are all voluntary and consist of Individuals from across the globe.
“Our success lies in our most valuable, yet intangible asset of all– people”
Debra has been NINE RED Presents’ project and event manager, digital artist and graphic designer, since the company began. She has worked in the arts industry for 20 years, being a dancer, writer, and spoken word artist and in this role has gained experience in procurement; project management; financial controls and reporting; bid writing and fund raising.
Debra has collaborated on a number of community based projects, coupled with her legal background, has given her a deep understanding of the legal and business environment. Debra is dynamic and multi talented and has a key role in all areas and projects of the NRP Organisation.
Gordon is a Gaming Supervisor in a Casino and has worked in the service industry for 19 years. Much of this job role has secured him with a variety of transferable skills that are used within NINE RED Presents; i.e., Customer services, dealing with complaints from staff and customers, managing staff and work force, handling large sums of money, money laundering training, fire/health & safety training, building management, annual staff appraisals. As a DJ, he has been involved in the music industry for more than 20 years as a DJ. More recently training in Sound Consultancy/Engineering, and has many transferable skills that young people can benefit from.
Imelda; an accredited practice teacher, former probation officer and is qualified in psychological practices. She one of NINE RED Presents mentors, clinical supervisors and counsellors. She volunteers as a counsellor for the road victim’s trust. Imelda provides strong Outreach support and is responsible for securing sponsorships and donations. Her role as Mayoress of Luton enabled her to form bonds and links with key individuals, many of which are now our patrons or providing consultancy support for Nine Red.
Elisabeth is the newest member of NINE RED Presents board. She is a qualified psychological wellbeing practitioner and works within the Hertfordshire IAPT team using CBT based intervention’s to guide people in overcoming mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Lilly volunteers her time across all NRP’s community projects and fundraising events. Thomas has been involved since his birth; as Elisabeth’s son, he has commonly attended meetings and events and is well known by all our clients, beneficiaries and customers, he is affectionately referred to as Baby MD.