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Sir Norman Adsetts OBE (Left) and Philip Bartey (Right)

Sir Norman Adsetts OBE, Chairman of The Adsetts Partnership and Philip Bartey Group Chief Executive of Autism Plus

Sir Norman Adsetts OBE

Sir Norman Adsetts OBE is currently Honorary President. Sir Norman's business acumen and personal passion have been instrumental in the strengthening of the bridge between school, employment and meaningful activities for the people we support. Sir Norman pioneered an exciting and unique approach to collaboration with other charities under the banner of The Adsetts Partnership (TAP).

The growth of our Group business led to reorganisation in 2012 with Sir Norman becoming Chairman of TAP with Yuri Matischen, former President of Sheffield Chamber appointed Chairman of Autism Plus.

Philip Bartey, Group Chief Executive said "We would like to thank Sir Norman for his support and vision, he has worked tirelessly to support our shared goal to ensure we have a sustainable future whilst maintaining our core ethos of improving peoples lives through high quality support and care.”


Philip Bartey

Philip is the Group Chief Executive for The Adsetts Partnership. He joined Autism Plus in 2005 and has led the charity through a significant period of growth and diversification during the last decade. In 2010 Philip received the Institute of Directors, Yorkshire and Humber Region Director of the Year award (not-for-profit sector) and was also presented with the Charity Times Charity Principal of the Year award in recognition of his inspirational leadership of Autism Plus.

A native of Halifax, Philip lives on the outskirts of Bradford but spent most of his career in London and the South East. His early career started in the wine and food industry at Cadbury Schweppes and Harvey’s of Bristol.  He joined The Leonard Cheshire Foundation as Chief Executive for the North East Region in 1993 and as Founder Trustee of Cancer Bridge Ltd, initiated a successful merger with ‘Maggies Centres’. 

Autism Plus is a not for profit voluntary organisation. We have a board of 9 trustees who are responsible for the governance of the charity.

Please find the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Essentials Good Trustee Guide HERE. This Guide covers What a trusteeship is, What a trustee does, Who are trustee's and How to become a trustee.

Members of our Board of Trustees are:


Mr Charles Lindsay (Chairman)
Mr Peter Briggs (Vice Chairman)
Mrs Val Lindsay
Mr David Oldroyd 
Mrs Andrea Scott-Jones
Councillor Peter Price, MBE
Stephen Fletcher
Joan Kennedy

Autism Plus is privileged to have the support of our patrons:

Simon Weston C.B.E

Earl and Countess of Scarborough