Our Patron

Steve Biddulph
Steve Biddulph wrote the world’s all time best selling book on Raising Boys, and has been a psychologist and educator specialising in boys development and mens mental health for almost 40 years.
 
Steve put the idea of role-modelling on the map, and this has now been supported by neuroscience as the key way that we learn attitudes, behaviours, and better values.
 
He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in Australia, and his books include Manhood, Raising Girls, Raising Boys, and Secrets of Happy Children are in four million homes and 32 languages. 

It’s clear that Man and Boys is a brilliant concept, and being very well applied to help turn around the lives of boys.  I hope it thrives and spreads worldwide. I am proud to be the patron of Man&Boy. 

 

Adam Byatt

Adam Byatt recently agreed to become our patron in Autumn 2016 and is actively supporting our programme this year.   

 

Born in Essex, in Rainham into a working class family, Adam was exposed to the world of cooking from an early age as his grandfather was a cook in the army.  From his mother, also a professionally trained chef, he experienced good home cooking, whilst he quickly learned from his window cleaner father the art of hard graft and integral work ethics.   On the eve of his 16th Birthday, Adam was introduced to the Savoy Education Trust who in turn offered him a placement as an apprentice chef at Claridge’s Hotel.  After 3 months, Adam started college at Bournemouth via an opportunity with the Academy of Culinary Arts and a scholarship with Claridge’s. Over the next 4 ½ years he spent time between Claridge’s and Bournemouth improving his skills and qualifying as a professional chef.  He then moved with the head chef John Williams from Claridge’s to the Berkley Hotel before joining Philip Howard at the prestigious The Square restaurant in Mayfair during which time, The Square was awarded their second Michelin star and Adam was appointed Sous Chef.  In 2001, Adam opened his first restaurant – Thyme in Clapham. Thyme was an instant success winning countless awards including ‘ Time Out Restaurant of the Year 2003’ , ‘ Best Newcomer Tatler Restaurant Awards 2003’ , ‘ Winner Remy Restaurant Awards 2004’ winner Carlton London restaurant of the year in conjunction with the evening standard.


In 2005 he launched the now Michelin starred restaurant, Trinity and in 2012, Adam opened a sister restaurant to Trinity in Clapham: Bistro Union.   In 2017, Adam was awarded Imbibe’s Restaurant Personality of The Year 2017 for his commitment to passing on culinary knowledge to future generations and helping to create Michelin Star winners of the future. Adam has taken part in numerous TV and radio shows as a guest chef and presenter.  He has written a number of books and counts MAN&BOY as one of a number of charities he generously supports.

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24 January
Career Opportunity at MAN&BOY
Services and Engagement Coordinator Post
22 January
Local Theatre Company generously support MAN&BOY
The Spring Grove Fringe presents Zorro! A new pantomime in February 2018.
10 January
25 February 2018 at 2.30pm
Bowling
9 - 11 March 2018
Spring Camp at Avon Tyrell

We want to

  • Raise self-esteem in boys
  • Support and encourage men as role models
  • Empower boys to reach their full potential in school, work, and family, and to contribute positively in their local communities.

 

We value

  • Family and the role of the father
  • Acting honestly and with integrity
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Believing in people
  • Enabling others to achieve their full potential
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the winter man & boy camp. It made us realise how life is so busy and that we do not spend enough quality time together enjoying one another’s company as father and son. It has also made us aware we should make more effort at home to take time out to discuss things together. I would strongly recommend the camp to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in future man & boy activity weekends away. I hope these comments will help keep man & boy such a successful and fun organisation
A dad