As part of an on-going strategy to develop and promote Talbot Village Trust, the local grant giving charity has appointed Darryl Tidd as the new director.

With more than 25 years of property experience, Darryl was attracted to Talbot Village Trust because of the charity’s unique estate, along with its legacy as an integral part of the Bournemouth and Poole community and long standing support of Dorset-based charitable causes.

In his new role, Darryl will report to the board of Trustees and will be responsible for representing the Trust, overseeing projects and actively promoting the image and ethos of Talbot Village Trust to help continue its evolution.

Darryl Tidd is a graduate of the University of Reading and during his career he has managed a variety of property owning funds including life companies, authorised unit trusts, listed vehicles and pension scheme portfolios. His previous experience includes time with major real estate investors including Hermes, Scottish Widows and Tesco Pension Investment.

Darryl is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Investment Property Forum (IPF). He has also previously sat as a board member of the Teachers Housing Association for 10 years from 1999 to 2009.

Commenting on the new position, Chairman of Talbot Village Trust, Sir Christopher Lees said: “Talbot Village Trust is committed to awarding those in need in the community and Darryl will make a valuable contribution to developing the Trust. We are delighted to welcome Darryl to the role of director.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trust meet again in November. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.org.