I have worked for charities for over 25 years, after completing my studies in Theology. Most of my work has been with people who are homeless and I have managed a number of hostels. I joined The Barons Court Project in 2014 and really enjoy my work leading the community here, it's a great privilege. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, meeting up with friends, occasionally cooking and love an evening out with Karaoke.
Before I joined Barons Court Project in March 2017, I have over 10 years' experience in various business sectors including education, fashion, retail, wholesale and hospitality industries, but never in a non-profit organisation. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to work at BCP. This is because it provides me not only to gain valuable new work experience but also to make an invaluable contribution to help people in need. Here I meet with a great team of individuals who are working as a team to provide a great support to our service users. I am very grateful to be part of this. I really enjoy the friendly and supportive working environment here. When I am not working, I spend time with my family, hanging out with friends and I travel whenever I get the chance.
Having had a career in the charity sector for several years, I’m very excited to be working with the Barons Court Project; a charity that has a remarkable impact on the local community. My role is to help spread the word about the BCP and to raise support for the incredible work that goes on here. I’m a former member of one of the only ukulele bands to come out of the West Midlands and an increasingly despondent supporter of Ipswich Town F.C.
Social Enterprise Manager
Having worked at various charities and doing volunteer work at Barons Court Project previously, I joined the team as Social Enterprise Manager in 2022. I have seen a lot of the benefits of BCP, enriching the guests with positivity and helping them on their individual journeys. I spend a lot of time working with the artists of the HomeLess Made collective and have been developing all sorts of exciting projects for them to grow on their artistic endeavours. Outside of BCP I love to go to the cinema, enjoy reading, writing and keeping fit.
I returned to the charity sector during the COVID lockdown and feel extremely privileged to be cooking for the guests at Barons Court Project. The project relies on food donations so it often feels like I’m a contestant on ‘Ready Steady Cook’ trying to come up with interesting recipes with random ingredients! I live close to a beach in Essex and in my spare time I enjoy taking my dog Piper for walks along the coast.
Board of Trustees
I’ve been a Hammersmith resident since the first day I came to London from my native Northern Ireland over 20 years ago, and to see first-hand the real difference the talented and committed team here at The Barons Court Project make to many deserving people from our local community is both humbling and inspiring.
I have fifteen years’ experience in senior executive legal and compliance roles with different global businesses and, together with my fellow Trustees, it’s a real privilege to be able to use our skills, experience and external viewpoint to help support and guide Michael and his team in their vital work for everyone who visits the Project. It is a responsibility that we don’t take lightly, especially as the pressures our service users face continue to grow in these challenging economic and political times. But it is a responsibility that we all immensely enjoy and are proud to have been given. I spend the rest of my time on surfboards, in theatres, on golf courses, or walking, especially back home in “Norn Iron”.
Following a degree and a masters in Evolutionary Psychology, I moved into a career in communications and have spent the last 12 years working as a Brand Strategist. I am passionate about the power of strategic brand thinking to move organisations forwards to great success and have done this successfully for a wealth of businesses, government organisations and charities. Having lived in Barons Court since 2013 I am thrilled to be able to apply my expertise to this amazing organisation and hope I can help make a real difference to the fortunes of the Barons Court Project
My first professional role after graduating from Liverpool University in 1995 was working with vulnerable people who were experiencing a multitude of physical, mental and social care issues. I continued on this career path and now have over 25 years working in this sector. I have a passion and commitment for social justice and strive to improve the lives of vulnerable people, improving outcomes and reducing inequalities in our society.
I have spent many years working in the third sector initially as a practitioner then moving onto senior management roles. I now have a joint role as Assistant Director working for Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and Camden Borough Council commissioning services for people with mental health, learning disabilities and homelessness. I am honoured to have joined the board of Trustees here at Barons Court Project and hope to support the project in making a real difference to local residents.
I'm a commercial and compliance lawyer who has worked in technology companies and the oil and gas industry. I've been a local resident for 12 years and wanted to use my corporate experience to benefit the community, and help Michael and the team achieve their goals for the Project.
I am a senior leader with over 15 years of experience in developing, growing and managing all fundraising activities across various income streams including Trusts and Foundations, Corporate Partnerships, Individual Giving, Major Donors, Digital Fundraising/Marketing and Events. I am a member of the Senior Management Team, holding a position of a Head of Fundraising at Single Homeless Project. Working within the homelessness sector over the last six years has helped me to build up my knowledge and understanding of the pressures our clients are facing and has strengthened my belief that with the right tools and investment, homelessness can be ended. I am very excited to be able to support Barons Court Project with their aim to enable everyone to live the life they deserve.
We are grateful to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for their funding. Their grants make up 27% of the projects annual costs.
You can help us with our fundraising target by donating securely online at JustGiving.com. No gift is too small and all donations will be used to enable us to provide our services and activities for those who need us. Thank you!
Get in touch with us