Paying tribute to John Butterworth who played a key role in the early days of Pilotlight

In memory of John Butterworth, Pilotlight Trustee (2003 to 2015), member of the Finance Committee and the very first working group Pilotlight ever had: The Operations Committee. The Operations Committee, a group of five, met fortnightly with Fiona Halton, Chief Executive in the very early days. Fiona remembers John as a driving force. That group discussed, debated, drew up flowcharts penned by John, and came up with the working model for the Pilotlight we know now, publishing it in the Summer of 2003: nearly 19 years ago. Hon John William Blackstock Butterworth 1952-2019.

Generation Success

Generation Success is a social enterprise founded by current CEO James Adeleke in 2015. It aims to increase social mobility and provide young people from diverse backgrounds access to the UK and Ireland’s corporate sectors.


KeyRing supports people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health problems to live independently. It is also the lead partner on the Ancora project. The Ancora project began in 2016, offering a combination of crisis support, long term training, peer support and case work for people in poverty in Oldham.