Celebrating life, love, family, community, heritage, and destiny! Hello, and welcome to my website, which tells you something of who I am and what I do ~
Born and bred in Liverpool, in 1951, Ken Pye retired as Managing Director of his own leadership development organisation, ‘The Knowledge Group’, in 2016.
In a varied career spanning over fifty years Ken has experience in each professional sector. This includes working as a Residential Child Care Officer for youngsters with profound special needs; as a Youth and Community Leader; as the Community Development Worker for Toxteth; as the Northwest Regional Officer for Barnardos; as the National Partnership Director for the Business Environment Association; and as Senior Programme Director with Common Purpose.
He also undertook a special, one-year contract for Liverpool Hope University as Executive Director of Continuing Professional Development, before setting up ‘The Knowledge Group’ in 2009.
Ken is a Fellow of Liverpool Hope University.
Ken also continues as the Managing Director of his own local history company, ‘Discover Liverpool’, which he established in 2005. As such, he is a recognised expert on the past, present, and future potential of his home city and region. Ken is also a frequent contributor to journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is in great demand as and after-dinner speaker and guest lecturer to a wide range of groups and organisations. Ken is a regular broadcaster for both radio and television, and performs his very popular one-man theatre shows a couple of times a year.
Well known across Merseyside and the North-West as an expert in his field, Ken is the author of many books. He was also a significant contributor to Trinity Mirror’s celebration of Liverpool and its people ~ Scousers, and the special advisor on Sung and Unsung – A collection of portrait photographs and biographies of the ‘Great and the Good’ of Liverpool.
Ken also completed two books privately commissioned by the 19th Earl of Derby.
On a personal basis and if pressed (better still, if taken out to dinner), Ken will regale you with tales from his own fascinating life, including his experiences during the Toxteth Riots; as a Child Entrepreneur; as a Bingo Caller; as a Puppeteer; as the Lead Singer of a 1960s Pop Group; as an Artists’ and Photographers’ Model; and as a Mortuary Attendant.
Ken is married to Jackie, and they have three grown-up children; Ben, Samantha, and Danny.