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John Davidson, the father of Build Team's founder, Dan Davidson, has passed away following a battle with cancer.
John, an inspiring entrepreneur, co-founded the Groundwork Foundation in 1985 and was it's chief executive for 15 years. By the time that John retired in 1996, Groundwork had become a network of 42 local trusts with 750 professional staff, 400 non-executive directors, countless volunteers, a Â£30 million turnover and international recognition for its achievements. The Groundwork approach was being deployed in Europe, Japan and USA.
After leaving Groundwork, John went on to become the driving force behind the London-based Inter-Climate Network and founded Cheltenham charity Global Dimension Trust which promotes sustainable development through schools.
John's obituary, published in the Guardian, is here: