TRUSTEES

Christine Berry

I have been actively involved with the TRLRT since January 2017, when I helped organise the first regular, exciting events held in the newly converted building, and have continued on the Events Committee ever since, bringing excellent artists to perform at the Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre.

I have, with a lot of help from a great team of committed volunteers, recruited and trained dozens of the volunteers we need to run the Arts Centre. I became Company Secretary and then a Trustee, serving as Chair for a year until December 2019.

Like our army of helpers, I am very proud to be closely involved with such a positive and vibrant place of entertainment and culture on our doorstep, and a focus for Tetbury and its community,. I am very keen to see it develop and thrive in the future.

Richard Warrington

Richard spent all his working career in financial services specialising in risk and compliance matters – trying to keep the businesses he worked for on the straight and narrow.

His roles towards the end of this time at work included the Nationwide Building Society (which brought him west from his previous home in Kent), an IFA business near Cheltenham, and finally a Risk Management consultancy, Crowe UK.

Richard has a love of music and the arts, and he intends to use his experience to bring some of the business disciplines necessary to ensure the Goods Shed is well controlled, understands its obligations and can continue to grow offering a wide variety of events for the people of Tetbury. He knows that it is important that in his role as a Trustee, he also ensures the Charity meets its objectives – including returning a profit that can be used to further develop the Goods Shed’s plans to be a great place to be entertained!

Richard has been leading the Cinema Group deciding what films to show, which is quite a challenge as the Goods Shed wants to be able to offer diverse selections, as well as the ‘blockbusters’, but also it needs to cover the licensing costs etc.

Richard has been asked to take on the Chairman’s position for the period December 2019 – December 2020.

Douglas Loomin

Douglas retired from the MoD as a programme manager, specializing in risk and corporate governance. He also serves as a Trustee elsewhere in both the health and arts sectors from which he can bring knowledge and experience in working with charities and other organisations to contribute effectively to the future of the Goods Shed. He lives in Tetbury, with his partner.

Stephen Hirst

Tetbury Town Councillor since 2002 and a Trustee of the Goods Shed since XXXXX. In all that time my objective has been to ensure that our town continues to grow and prosper and to help make Tetbury a better place to live and work.

I am fully involved in a number of other town organisations and continually enjoy the challenge to make things happen for the benefit of others.

Hobbies, what hobbies? I support Huddersfield Town Football Club, wear an anorak when it comes to railways and make the occasional cake and I am told produce Victoria Sandwiches par excellence. My wife Sue is chief gardener of Tetbury in Bloom an organisation that does wonders for the appearance of Tetbury.

Claire Jefferies

Our Trustee response for human resources for our fantastic team. This includes recruitment and selection, developing employment policies and procedures and ensuring everything is in place for pay and pensions. She also works on the creation of ‘people’ policies and procedures to assist the Board to ensure we can deliver our aims effectively for the benefit of the community.

Claire is a HR Consultant with experience of working in a variety of sectors at a senior levels including custodial, security, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and local authority. She has extensive HR project management experience including leading on all the people elements of large-scale mobilisation projects, restructures and the design and delivery of workshops to enhance line manager performance management skills.

In her own words “I am a relative ‘newbie’, becoming a trustee in July 2017. I have huge admiration for the work undertaken to create this wonderful Arts Centre and Whistle Stop Café plus the work done to open the Tetbury Trail. My focus is on how we take our visitor experience to the next level, ensuring we provide a creative programme of events which appeal to a wide audience. I love comedy and it would be great to bring some big names to ‘The Shed’. We have a unique venue and we need to ensure we are doing all that we can utilise all our resources to bring in revenue for our continued growth and success.”

David Walker

Colin Pearce

I have lived in Tetbury for 64 years.  I attended St Mary’s primary and Sir William Romney’s Senior Schools.  Was a member of Tetbury cubs and Scouts and played sports for the Town.

Studied engineering at Stroud College, became Works Director of a local firm and am currently running a family plumbing and heating business as well as being a Tetbury Town Councillor.

I have five children all of whom attended Tetbury Schools and attend organisations within the Town.

I am looking to make a difference for the Town and surrounding area.

Richard Lark

I’ve been lived in Tetbury since our first child (of two) was born in 1993, and I’ve always felt that there has been a great sense of community here. I grew up in Hertfordshire but fell in love with the South West while at Bath University.

My professional background is in IT sales, where I continue to work full time. As an antidote to this, I get my fresh air and exercise through dog-walking and cycling. I’m looking forward to working as a trustee and joining a team that helps to look after what is truly a fantastic community resource and success story so far.

I see our task as balancing the short and long term needs of the Shed now that it is properly up and running – for this next phase of its life we will need to be clear and focused in setting our priorities.  Lots to do!!

Rob McCorkell

Many people will know Rob McCorkell as a Tetbury Town Councillor and currently Deputy Mayor, although he is not on our Board as a Council representative. He is currently serving as a trustee of the Dolphins Hall and Recreation Ground. We are keen to enhance the provision of community and entertainment events in Tetbury alongside the Dolphins Hall and welcome the connection. He is also the festival director of Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, which is now the largest bluegrass music festival in the UK, so watch out for a new strand of entertainment down at the Goods Shed. Behind it all he will become our Finance Director.