Stephen Plews


Stephen has recently retired after spending nearly 40 years in the media sector. He was the Divisional Managing Director for Johnston Press PLC, with responsibility for brands across the North East and Scotland, having previously also managed businesses  in Yorkshire, Lancashire and on the Isle of Man.

He supports Martin House with advice on media and promotions, as well as taking on active role supporting the fundraising team in their endeavours to generate the required level of income to support the children, young people and their families. He is also a member of the Martin House Finance and Resource Committee.

Stephen decided to become invovled with Martin House after his eldest son Thomas redesigned and then riased funds for our information brochures, which he undertook as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award programme.

 
Stephen lives locally and is married to Julie, who is one of our volunteer gardeners. They have two sons, Tom, who works in the Digital/Marketing Sector and Andrew who is a doctor. Andrew gained some work experience for his career at Martin House.

Stephen is a keen golfer and runner and has raised funds for Martin House by competing in various events, running the London and Yorkshire marathons, cycling challenges and even as a crew member in the Fastnet Yacht Race.

 
Stephen commented that "It is and honour to help support such a worthwhile and vital organisation - and
 it does help to put some perspective back into things!"