Meet our office and warehouse team at FareShare South West!

If you have any questions or queries, we’d love to hear from you. Our general email is info@faresharesouthwest.org.uk . Click on a team member to find their contact details.

Our office number (general enquiries) is 0117 954 2220 and our warehouse number (delivery enquiries) is 0117 941 4401.

Staff

Julian Mines

CEO

Julian Mines

CEO

Julian Mines, CEO

Julian joined FareShare South West in March 2017. He ensures that FareShare South West continues to move forward with the resources necessary to expand the impact of Fareshare’s work through local charities, schools and projects. Get in touch if you would like to partner with us in our quest to re-direct as much surplus food as possible to those in need.

julian@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Charlie Mason

Warehouse and Operations Manager

Charlie Mason

Warehouse and Operations Manager

Charlie Mason, Warehouse Operations Manager – Charlie oversees new suppliers and food donors; all goods in and out; food safety and hygiene; as well as health and safety within the depot, and logistics. Get in touch if you are a company wanting to donate unwanted surplus food.

Nev McDermott

Warehouse assistant

Nev McDermott

Warehouse assistant

Nev McDermott, Warehouse Assistant

Nev started working for FareShare back in 2008 as one of our volunteers- nearly 10 years later and he is working as our warehouse assistant! Nev manages food deliveries and orders in our warehouse office along with Lucy and Charlie. If you want to discuss this week’s food order contact him on nev@faresharesouthwest.org.uk or via 0117 941 4401.

Lucy Bearne

Customer and Operations Support Coordinator

Lucy Bearne

Customer and Operations Support Coordinator

Lucy Bearne, Customer and Operations Support Coordinator

Lucy works with our warehouse team and is the main contact for our members if they need to discuss food requirements, change or cancel an order or just want to hear more about how we work, get in touch at lucy@faresharesouthwest.org.uk or on our warehouse line on 0117 941 4401.

Phoebe Ruxton

Fundraising and Communications Manager

Phoebe Ruxton

Fundraising and Communications Manager

Phoebe Ruxton, Fundraising and Communications Manager

Phoebe joined the team in November 2017. She helps us spread the word about what we do and make a noise about food waste and food poverty! Need materials to raise awareness at your local club, school or company? Got a fundraising idea or want some inspiration? Get in touch at phoebe@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Simone Davis

Volunteer Manager

Simone Davis

Volunteer Manager

Simone heads up our amazing team of over 100 volunteers and provides them with support and advice. She works on Thursdays and Fridays in our Bristol warehouse. Get in touch with her to hear more about volunteering opportunities at FSSW: volunteer@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Trustees

Andy Street

Chair of Trustees

Andy Street

Chair of Trustees

Andy Street is a founder and Chair of FareShare South West. In parallel with a successful career as an environmental consultant and international waste management specialist (one of the five founding Directors of global consultancy SLR) Andrew has in recent years increasingly become involved in charity work and social enterprise / business in Bristol, and also actively supporting microfinance and social investment in the developing world. 

In addition to his commitment to FSSW, Andy chairs and is involved in a number of other community based activities in Bristol, including FSSW member Crisis Centre Ministries and the Feeding Bristol initiative.

Andrew is an active member of Woodlands Church in Bristol, and passionate about putting his faith into action. His interests include travel, photography and hiking, and he has always enjoyed all sports.

Alan John

Alan John

Claire Ackland

Claire Ackland

Claire was born in Pakistan and came here for further studies. She has one son and Bristol is home now.
Her background is in IT management and she has spent time on projects in Paris and Germany. Since retiring, she has spent some time as a trustee for a national mental health charity, and is now enjoying being a trustee at Fareshare along with volunteering at the Refugee Women of Bristol.

Matt Bruce

Trustee

Matt Bruce

Trustee

Matt has been involved with FareShare South West since 2010 – first as a volunteer, then as a member of staff and now as a trustee. Matt chairs the Income and Communications Committee and has a background in charity and retail marketing. He plays bass in a really great band called Dead Fast Hares, who are totally on Spotify. A closet nerd and qualified philosopher, his specialist subjects are Lord of the Rings and the nature of truth.

Sidharth Sharma

Trustee

Sidharth Sharma

Trustee

Sidharth has combined his two lifelong passions, food and music, by setting up and establishing multiple, award-winning businesses in those sectors. He has spent the last 25 years creating strong, resilient brands and developing winning strategies.

The common theme that runs through all his various projects, past and present, are the concepts of: sustainability, innovation and social benefit. Sidharth believes that the most difficult and pressing issues that we face as a society, can be tackled by using creativity to reframe the problems and deliver solutions.

Outside of his work for Kambe, Sidharth set up and run the Thali Cafe restaurant chain, sat on the board for the Association of Independent Festivals, The Food Policy Council and the Bristol Food Network. He acts as a strategic consultant for various commercial and charitable organisations, to create campaigns that encourage behaviour change.

Sidharth is a Honours graduate of the Visual Arts, a Fellow of The Royal Society of The Arts and is regularly invited to speak at events both at nationally and internationally. In 2011 he was the first person to be awarded the title of ‘Local Food Champion’ by the City of Bristol in recognition for his work in promoting sustainable food.

Eileen Togneri

Trustee

Eileen Togneri

Trustee

Eileen has been involved with FareShare South West since we first started operating in Bristol, back in 2007.  We have moved warehouse and come a long way in many other ways since then.

She was one of the first volunteers, initially acting as “girl Friday” to the manager, when there were only the two of us – one volunteer and one member of staff, Suzie.  Then she became the Volunteer Co-ordinator, recruiting and inducting around 200 volunteers over the next two or three years.

She then joined the Board as volunteer adviser, and eventually trustee.  Over the years, she has continued volunteering in the office and generally keeping up with the growth and development of this brilliant charity, which helps fight hunger, helps reduce food waste, and helps people by volunteering with us.  

The future looks rosy, and the more food, community food members and of course volunteers, the better.

Steve Marriott

Trustee

Steve Marriott

Trustee

Steve Marriott has been a trustee with FSSW since 2014. Working up to that point as Sustainability Manager for Bristol City Council. In that role Steve supported the work towards a more sustainable food system in the city and provided support to FSSW in raising the profile of its work. Since 2014 Steve has been working on the West of England LEADER programme which is a European funding programme to support rural development.

Paul Hazleden

Trustee

Paul Hazleden

Trustee

270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food gets wasted by the food industry each year.

That’s enough for nearly 650,000,000 meals

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