The Team

Errol Swaby

Errol is an ex-offender who was sentenced for supplying A Class drugs he received a 20 year sentence. This was his first and only offence. Errol used his positive attitude and desire to leave his career of criminality behind and began working within the construction industry. He is currently employed having worked his way up within the industry and works as a construction site manager earning £50,000 Basic Salary + Benefits and Bonuses. Errol worked hard whilst in prison to ensure he would be employable upon release.

Errol has worked closely with the Samaritans at Kingston in Surrey where he was their prison coordinator for many years,. He also worked alongside the governor of HMP Wandsworth to spearhead how they could best support vulnerable, bullied and prisoners with mental health issues.
Errol used his positive attitude and utilised Probiotics time wisely in order to help people who were less fortunate than he was., He also trained and delivered the ‘Toe by Toe’ scheme which teaches prisoners how to read and due to piloting the scheme he also had the privilege of meeting the then Mayor of London who visited him personally at HMP Wandsworth and presented him with certifications.  Errol also ran a disabled committee which helped disabled prisoners to live a normal as possible life in prison.
Errol believes that ‘Opportunity For Change’ will help many prisoners get employed far quicker than any other scheme. He also has the desire to educate other offenders that there is a much better life outside of crime.

Offenders and Ex-Offenders will relate to Errol due to his background.

 

Harry Fletcher

Harry Fletcher was Assistant General Secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers for 20 years. He was responsible for professional matters, Public Relations and liaison with Parliament. Since 2012 he has campaigned successfully for new laws on Stalking and Coercive Control. He is currently working with Parliamentarians for the introduction of a Victims Bill of rights, for the regulation of social media to stop hate crime and abuse, to stop people using vexatious court applications to further humiliate and abuse victims,to prevent rape victims being cross-examined in court about their sexual history and for the proper resourcing of the Police and Criminal Justice System.
He has previously worked as a Quantity Surveyor, a teacher, a male nurse and a Psychiatric Social Worker. He works closely with all sections of the media and with all political parties.

 

Ian Banks

Ian is the Director of Multi – Award Winning Construction Recruitment Company “Construction Recruitment UK.” He is a hard working and passionate individual who recognises the need to rehabilitate prisoners and is also keen to fill the gap of low skilled workers within in the construction industry.  Ian has already helped a number of ex-offenders secure employment.  He believes that the Construction Industry can offer offenders not only a job but a career and a way out of career criminality.