Joe Harrington

Managing Director

A chance encounter led me to fall into the industry after university. Never did I imagine I would remain in that industry from that point onwards. I have now called it my home for 13 years and I still absolutely love it.

I’m proud of what we’ve managed to achieve at SMILE. It’s hard to believe that over 10 years ago we started by working out of the back of a car! We couldn’t have done this alone so thank you to everyone who has helped us progress along the journey.

I love seeing success stories in action and it truly energises me when I see various members of staff thriving in their roles, developing their skills and having a lot of fun along the way.

Outside of fundraising, my interests are music, travel and sport. If you can somehow combine all 3 then even better!

Favourite Quote

“You don’t become something by shouting affirmations in the mirror, you do it by having an undeniable stack of proof that you are what you say you are.”

Favourite Charity

Mencap, aside from everyone we’ve worked with who all have a bit of my heart. I chose Mencap as I’ve seen first hand some of the amazing work they do.

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