Matthew Norford

Matthew Norford is the CEO of 1 Message. A former gang leader in south Manchester for 17 years, he suffered gunshot wounds and was involved in countylines and gun crimes. He spent 6 years in prison and suffered devastating loss while living life as a gang leader. Now he delivers workshops to schools, pupil referral units, and provides 1 to 1 mentoring to vulnerable children and adults. 1message raises awareness and trains professionals on topics including grooming, countylines, knife crime, gang crime, and many other subjects.