About PACE


Our History

PACE has been in existence officially since January 2003, although preliminary research began six months prior to this. It was registered as a company in February 2003 and as a charity in July 2003. Locally, we are well known for delivering quality projects.

Historically, our strength as an organisation lies in two specific areas – the character and commitment of the staff, from Trustees and Directors through to frontline key staff and volunteers, and the high quality services that we provide. One of our core values is that we are committed to excellence.

PACE Management

The business is managed on a day-to-day basis by the CEO, Phil Weaver. Phil brings a wealth of expertise to the charity. He has over 35 year's of experience working in the community sector, not only as a practitioner but also as a consultant. He has spearheaded many community and social initiatives working at regional, national and local level. The projects that Phil has been involved in over the years have been wide and varied. Phil has also successfully run several businesses; he is undoubtedly a visionary leader and has a real heart for people and meeting their needs.


PACE Directors

Phil Weaver (CEO) – please see the Management above.

Ryan Atkinson (BSc Hons) has a degree in Computer Science from Loughborough University. He is a manager at Boots' head office in Nottingham. Having lived in Loughborough since 1996, first as a student and then as a resident, Ryan brings to PACE experience of being part of the local community on different levels. He has experience of working for large, blue chip companies, and of managing staff, budgets and projects. He also has a wealth of technical experience, within and outside IT, including sound engineering and audio visual setups.

Helen Weaver (Dip, HNC) is now semi-retired, but gives her time to PACE working in the administration and financial department; she is a gifted administrator. She also provides admin support for the CEO and organisation in general. She has a background in the ministry and as a trustee of a national charity. She also has considerable experience in the voluntary sector in the areas of leadership and development.

Euan Lockwood (BSc Hons) owns a successful creative design company based in Charnwood. For the best part of a decade he worked as a professional caseworker at PACE Advice - Enquire, our debt and advice centre, working on the front line with many vulnerable and excluded people in the community. Since 2004 he has been involved in spearheading local youth projects. His skill and expertise in print design, web and branding are invaluable to the organisation. His wife Ellen also has great experience in working in the community and voluntary sector.

Nathan Weaver is an ordained minister and has served on the board of PACE for a number of years. In 2015 he became lead minister of a Church in Sunderland having previously managed the PACE Advice - Enquire centre in Loughborough. Prior to this he was a businessman working in financial services and retail. He has specific skills in leadership and management, one of which is networking and has made significant links and partnerships with the local council and other agencies and businesses in the region. Nathan has a real heart for people and is relentless in his ambition to equip, enable and empower all people to reach their potential.

Tracey Parkinson originates from Luton where she worked for Whitbread Hotel company for eight years. Whilst there she was a significant member of their community and social welfare team and actually won Whitbread Employee of the Year for social action. She relocated to Loughborough in 2005 to work for PACE as our full time Project Developer until 2007. Since then she has worked for Humanitas, an international charity working with abandoned children and vulnerable families in developing countries. She currently works within the health & safety sector in sales and marketing. She has been on the board at PACE for several years.

PACE Projects

Below are some of the projects that we run in the local community.

AOK 5000

AOK 5000 is a unique community initiative seeking to serve up to 5000 households with a winter hamper. Want to volunteer?

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PACE Counselling

PACE Counselling is a one-to-one counselling service that is available to everyone 16 and above.

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PACE Food Bank

Know as Operation Agape, this is an emergency food bank service for those who find themselves in temporary need.

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Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers is an ever-growing group for seniors who like to be handy and creative with different arts and crafts.

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PACE Camp is our hugely popular, non-residential summer camp and is run at a local school in the centre of Loughborough.

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PACE Youth

As part of PACE Youth we run a Friday night youth group called Alive & Amplified for 8-15 year olds.

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Talk To Us

Use the form below to email the PACE office.
If you need a food parcel please contact the PACE Food Bank team using this form

Registered Address

The NSC Arena
No.4 Belton Road West Extension
LE11 5XH