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.

Charlie Mason

Head of Compliance

Charlie Mason

Head of Compliance

Charlie is our Head of Compliance, a new role that will ensure operations are set up and managed effectively, safely, and to required levels of compliance with health and safety, food safety and other regulations across all our sites. Charlie joined FareShare SW (from a background in community recycling and reuse projects) as Warehouse Operations Manager in 2013 running the Little Ann Street centre, progressing to Operations Manager prior to the new role.

Charlie says, “My favourite aspects of working at FareShare South West are the people – colleagues and volunteers – all who have bought into the mission to save and redistribute otherwise unwanted food, and the food itself – I’m keen to avoid waste; and maximise resource efficiency. And I love a pasty or two.”

Nev McDermott

Community Food Member Support Officer

Nev McDermott

Community Food Member Support Officer

Nev started working for FareShare back in 2008 as one of our volunteers – nearly 10 years later and he became our warehouse assistant! Nev managed food deliveries and orders in our warehouse office along with Lucy and Charlie.

He is now our Community Food Member Support Officer which entails taking down all the orders and talking to various CFM members. He works alongside Tracy, Zoe & Susy in the membership team.

Phoebe Ruxton

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Phoebe Ruxton

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Phoebe Ruxton, Director of Fundraising and Communications

Phoebe joined the team in November 2017. She heads up our Fundraising and Communications team.

‘My role covers all things Fundraising and Comms, working with a fantastic team! As our charity grows, delivering more surplus food than ever before, so our fundraising challenge gets bigger. We’ve had to grow and launch new ways of fundraising fast, and make sure we’re telling our amazing supporters just how much of a difference our food makes. Working for FareShare South West inspires me every single day- I still feel the same shock I did on day one when I see an entire pallet of prime beef or luxury salmon that would have gone to waste, heading to those who need it instead.’

For any questions about press or fundraising, get in touch at phoebe.ruxton@faresharesouthwest.org.uk.

Zoe Williams

Head of Region (West of England)

Zoe Williams

Head of Region (West of England)

Zoe joined the FareShare South West family in 2018 as our Membership Account Manager, and now heads up our West of England Region. Zoe heads up our three West of England warehouses in Bristol, making sure we have enough volunteers, all we need to keep the warehouses running smoothly and safely, and happy frontline charities receiving our food!

‘Saving food waste has always been a passion of mine, and that FareShare saves thousands of tonnes of food each year is incredible. But it’s more than just saving surplus food – our brilliant team at FareShare South West works hard to support vulnerable people across the region, saving money for the charities we work with, enabling more to be done overall. We’re a volunteer lead charity too, and every day I’m blown away by the amazing work that people put in to make this operation happen.’

Sophie Pike

Warehouse Manager - Little Ann Street

Sophie Pike

Warehouse Manager - Little Ann Street

Sophie Pike- Warehouse Manager – Little Ann Street

Sophie manages our warehouse in St Judes with our team of around 120 volunteers, making sure everything runs smoothly. She joined our team after working down in Brighton for FareShare Sussex, so she knows a thing or two about the world of surplus food! Sophie keeps the show on the road each day, with her tremendous volunteers and dedicated staff team to make sure food gets to the charities we support.

Tracy Hibell

Community Food Member Support Officer

Tracy Hibell

Community Food Member Support Officer

Tracy is our amazing Community Food Member Support Officer. Tracy is the first port call for our members. She coordinates membership onboarding while working closely with the operations team.

“The thing I love most about working with our members is that they are all like minded in that they are absolutely dedicated and passionate about redistributing food to those who need it.  Also, they are really lovely people and a pleasure to  work beside”

Mathew Miles

Community Coordinator

Mathew Miles

Community Coordinator

Mat is in a joint role between FareShare South West and Feeding Bristol.  He’s part of the membership team, and works closely with all our FOOD Clubs and pantries, as well as helping our members who are involved in our FoodStock operation.

“I’m a passionate welshman and love nothing more than an afternoon spent watching Wales play rugby.  I’m always inspired by our amazing members, and all the creative, kind and caring ways they serve the people they work with”

Dave Suckling

Finance Manager

Dave Suckling

Finance Manager

Dave spent over a year running our Ashton Gate warehouse during the emergency food operations of 2020-21. He has an incredible wealth of experience in finance and has since migrated to our offices to become our Finance Manager.

Nessa Jones

Deputy Warehouse Manager

Nessa Jones

Deputy Warehouse Manager

Nessa Jones- Deputy Warehouse Manager

Nessa works in our West of England team, keeping our Bristol warehouses running smoothly and safely. She started life with us as a volunteer, and during the pandemic emergency period was recruited into our warehouse team. Luckily for us, she agreed to stay!

Tamzin Harrison

Warehouse Supervisor

Tamzin Harrison

Warehouse Supervisor

Susannah Salino

Business and Service Development Manager

Susannah Salino

Business and Service Development Manager

Susannah Salino- Business and Service Development Manager

Susy is our Business and Service Development Manager and she heads up the Membership team. Her job focuses on the experience of being a member of FareShare South West as well as strategic planning for development in the region.
“I’ve been working for FareShare in some capacity for 3 years, and the part I have loved most is meeting so many inspiring people, making huge impacts in their local communities.
What I love most about working with the FareShare South West members is their passion and constant inventiveness and versatility in using food to enact social good”

Lucy Bearn

Director of Operations

Lucy Bearn

Director of Operations

Lucy is Director of Operations for FareShare South West. She heads up all operations, food and logistics, and programmes across all our regions (West of England and Devon and Cornwall). Joining back in 2018, she has worked across almost every area of the charity since she started!

“It is staggering that every year over 250,000 tonnes of ready-to-eat food is wasted across the UK. What I love about working at FareShare South West, is knowing that food that could have been wasted, is being turned into thousands of meals for vulnerable people instead. I love talking with a new food supplier, about the good that their surplus food can do”

Amy Sinclair

Warehouse and Employability Manager

Amy Sinclair

Warehouse and Employability Manager

Amy Sinclair- Warehouse and Employability Manager

Amy joined the team to design and implement FareShare South West’s Employability Programme. She has since taken on management of our South Bristol warehouse, which will be our main base for our Employability Programme.

‘The programme will initially offer 16 – 24yr olds, who are currently unemployed, a professional and personal development programme. This programme will take a holistic approach, with a focus on delivering further education, vocational training as well as developing work and life skills, based in one of our busy warehouses. I am super excited about this programme and especially working with FareShare South West.

This organisation ticks all my boxes; tackling food waste, delivering high quality food to incredible organisations who are running inspiring projects. I love working with young people, opening doors to those who may not have been given these opportunities in such a positive environment where the staff are passionate, innovative and accommodating.’

Simon Jarvis

Director of Business Support and Improvement

Simon Jarvis

Director of Business Support and Improvement

Simon Jarvis- Director of Business Support and Improvement

Simon says; “With my team, I use systems and technology to optimise our ways of working so that we can be as efficient as possible and to make best use of our resources in providing a reliable delivery service that is fully compliant with food safety regulations. This includes planning for future growth throughout the region including bringing additional depots and partner organisations into the network.

I love the work that we do at FareShare South West and how tangible it all is. It’s so clear to see the huge throughput of food in our warehouses; a head-height pallet of fresh produce can arrive one day and be almost entirely depleted the next as it has been loaded up and sent on its way.”

Sophie Coles

Trusts & Grants Fundraising Manager

Sophie Coles

Trusts & Grants Fundraising Manager

Sophie joined FareShare South West in early 2021 as Trusts & Grants Fundraising Manager. Responsible for applying for funding from, and managing relationships with, all the wonderful Trusts and Foundations that support FareShare South West. Trusts and Foundations are charitable organisations established to donate money to good causes. They have their own aims and objectives, and it is Sophie’s job to research which ones may be suitable to apply to, and then to persuade them to support our work.

“I have been in awe of the work at FareShare for several years now and am very proud to have recently joined the team at FareShare South West. I find it very upsetting that so many people in the UK live in food poverty, whilst at the same time, thousands of tonnes of edible food is wasted every week. It’s wonderful working with such a dynamic and pro-active group of people, for an organisation that has such a positive impact on so many people lives.”

Sophie would be delighted to hear from any trusts who may be considering expanding their portfolio of charities to support – Sophie.coles@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Catherine Correia

Membership Account Manager

Catherine Correia

Membership Account Manager

Catherine joined the team in 2021 with a wealth of experience working for Bristol charities and companies. She looks after our charity members, ensuring they receive the right foods and get the best possible service from us. As a cook, in her spare time, Catherine likes to come up with new recipes for the more unusual ingredients we get into the warehouse, which she enjoys sharing with our member charities.

 

Katie Connell

Volunteer Coordinator/Warehouse Supervisor- West of England

Katie Connell

Volunteer Coordinator/Warehouse Supervisor- West of England

Katie joined the team in 2020, helping run our emergency winter operation, FoodStock 2020. Since then they have joined our warehouse and volunteer team, ensuring we have enough amazing volunteers to make operations work and that they are supported.

Eleanor Wolff

Volunteer Coordinator/Warehouse Supervisor- West of England

Eleanor Wolff

Volunteer Coordinator/Warehouse Supervisor- West of England

Eleanor joined our warehouse and volunteer team in 2021, ensuring we have enough amazing volunteers to make operations work and that they are supported.

Shelley Wright

Head of Region (Devon and Cornwall)

Shelley Wright

Head of Region (Devon and Cornwall)

Shelley Wright- Head of Region (Devon and Cornwall)

Shelley has been instrumental in strategic work extending the FareShare South West service into Devon and Cornwall since 2019. In 2021, Shelley and her growing team opened a brand new warehouse in Plymouth in partnership with local charities. She heads up the warehouse team to ensure they have enough volunteers, food and charities, keeping the operation running smoothly.

Angus Eyres

Fleet Coordinator/Lead Driver (West of England)

Angus Eyres

Fleet Coordinator/Lead Driver (West of England)

Angus works across all West of England sites to coordinate the upkeep of our ever-growing fleet of vans. This new role represents a lot of growth for FareShare South West and is a vital new role as we gain more vans in more locations.

Jenny Weld

Supporter Care Officer

Jenny Weld

Supporter Care Officer

Jenny joined the team in September 2021 to take care of our amazing individual donors and fundraisers. She’s here to help people fundraise & support, while communicating to donors the amazing impact they’re making. Jenny has worked in supporter care for several years for both environmental and social justice charities. She loves the way FareShare brings these two issues together, solving them at the same time.

“FareShare South West aren’t just changing the lives of individual people as we help them get back on their feet, we are also transforming the way the UK’s entire food systems works in order to make it more sustainable! Every supporter that gives to FareShare South West becomes a valuable part of that. What I love about my role is empowering people to make a difference, while making sure they know their value.”

If you would like help fundraising, have any questions about donating, or are an individual or community group that would like to hear more about FareShare South West, Jenny would love to hear from you – jenny.weld@faresharesouthwest.org

 

Charlotte Hendy

Warehouse Supervisor

Charlotte Hendy

Warehouse Supervisor

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

Company Secretary

Alan John

Company Secretary

Alan has been company secretary of FareShare South West since its establishment in Bristol in 2007.

He is a consultant at the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke, having previously for many years lead the firm’s environment and energy group. His legal specialism (and passion) is advising on renewable energy and wider climate change, sustainability and decarbonisation challenges and opportunities.

He is a director of Regen SW, the independent centre of sustainable energy expertise based in the South West of England that promotes the transition to a smart low-carbon energy system. He has also for many years been a member of and served in leadership roles at Holy Trinity Church in Hotwells, Bristol.

Claire Ackland

Trustee

Claire Ackland

Trustee

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.

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.

Paul Hazleden

Trustee

Paul Hazleden

Trustee

Tristan Hogg

Trustee

Tristan Hogg

Trustee

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Pieminister, Tristan Hogg joined Fareshare South West as a Trustee in 2021. Tristan and the team at Pieminister are working to support a more sustainable food system in the UK, significantly reducing food waste and donating surplus pies to good causes. Between 2014 and 2020 they donated over 150,000 pies to FareShare South West alone. This initiative is one of many that Pieminister has undertaken as part of a series of sustainability goals which include a 10% increase in charitable support year on year and a 50% reduction of food waste across the business by 2025.

Paul Hardwick

Trustee

Paul Hardwick

Trustee

Paul is a recently appointed Trustee. He trained as a chartered accountant and is currently chairman of Wyke Farms – a local family cheesemaker. Whilst at the company he has helped steer the business to becoming well known for its high sustainability values and for producing its own renewable energy with the aim of lowering the carbon footprint of all of its products. Paul has been in the food industry for over 30 years and is committed to ensuring that surplus food doesn’t go to waste and goes to people in need in the local community.

Jo Ingleby

Trustee

Jo Ingleby

Trustee

Jo Ingleby is the director of The Children’s Kitchen which is a Feeding Bristol project bringing food and growing to children and families, from early years up, in areas of food insecurity. The project encourages children and FOOD Club members to explore and cook with Fareshare South West fresh produce every week. Jo is a chef, food educator and keen grower who was awarded the BBC Cook of the Year award in 2015.

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