Meet the team

Full-time branch officers/staff

Neil Adams

Neil is the Branch Secretary and Equalities Coordinator. Neil has been with the branch for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience supporting members across Blackpool.

Charlotte Walker

Charlotte is the Assistant Branch Secretary, Communications Officer and unofficial schools convenor.

Sandra Serventi

Sandra has worked for UNISON for over 30 years and has been with Blackpool Branch since 2006. Sandra is the Branch Administrator and probably the first person you will speak to when calling the branch.

Branch Officers

Catherine Kitching

This is Catherine Kitching who is both the Branch Chair and the Fylde Convenor. Catherine is able to support members across Fylde Council departments and can be contacted at catherine.kitching@fylde.gov.uk if you need support.

Dale Bones

Dale Bones is our Branch Treasurer and a long standing steward down at Municipal building, working as an ‘enquiry and collection officer’.

Andrea Frazer

Andrea Frazer is one of our stewards over at parking services, as well as being the branches LGBT+ officer. If you work as a Civil Enforcement Officer and require any support as a member you can contact Andrea for advice.

Stuart Morton

Stuart Morton works as a Civil Enforcement Officer for Blackpool Council and is the branches Health & Safety Officer.

Stuart attends H&S meetings across various departments in the council on UNISON Blackpool’s behalf and ensures that member concerns are raised with the appropriate people.

If you have any H&S issues regarding your workplace please get in contact with the branch and Stuart will look in to it.

Gail Cassidy

Gail Cassidy is a Family Support Worker with the Early Help Team. Gail has joined the branch as a new steward over the past year and is able to support members with related queries and issues.

Gail is also undertaking training to become our branch Welfare Officer, and will be the go to person for all members with any welfare related issues.

Craig Coldwell

Craig Coldwell is one of our newly qualified stewards working in Parking Services, and also our branch Disabled Members Officer.

If you have any work related query/issues that you would like some help with, Craig can be one of your first port of call for advice.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth works down at Snowden Road Depot, and is the Health & Safety Officer for Fylde Council. If you have any H&S issues please do get in contact him.

Gareth is also our Branch Environmental Officer.

Workplace Stewards

Robert Baldock

Rob Baldock works as a benefit officer for the frontline benefits team at Municipal Buildings. As the previous Assistant Branch Secretary, Rob has a wealth of experience supporting members across the council and is more than happy to give advice and support to those working in his department.

Margot Adereti

If you work at Highfurlong School and want to speak to someone about workplace queries/concerns, you can go and find Margot Adereti who is our UNISON workplace steward. All conversations are private and confidential and not shared with colleagues/SLT in the school, unless you want that to happen.

Fran Zygmunt

Fran Zygmunt is a long standing steward down at Integrated Transport, in Layton Depot.

Erica Smith                              

Erica Smith works for BEBCMAT and is a steward for St.Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy and Christ the King Catholic Academy.

Kay Webb

Kay is a long-standing member of the branch and has been a steward for many years. Kay works at Layton Primary School and had experience at supporting members in workplace meetings.

Viki Miller

Viki works down at Snowden Road Depot, Fylde Council, so if you need to speak to a rep about any workplace issues you can go and see her over at the MOT centre.

Stephen Shaw


Steve Shaw is our Workplace Steward down at Lightworks and attends meetings with management and the unions on behalf of his colleagues to share any concerns.

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith works for BEBCMAT and is a steward for St.Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy and Christ the King Catholic Academy.

Beverley Brannigan

Beverley works at South Shore Academy and is your first point of contact should you have any work related concerns whilst working there.

Kevin Lister

Kevin works at Municipal building in housing enforcement and is your first port of call for any work-related issues in your department.