The Trustees and Officers

Richard Warrington

Richard Warrington

Trustee February 2019

Chair December 2019 – December 2020

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.

Christine Berry

Christine Berry

Company Secretary February 2017

Trustee  May 2017

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.

Roz Goodwin

Trustee September 2020

Spending a large part of her life in the Lake District, Roz moved to Tetbury in 2002 with her husband Dave. Roz’s background is hospitality and while still living up north worked in several 3 & 4 star hotels up to operations manager. Once in the South West Roz worked in the work-based learning sector assessing and training in hospitality and customer service apprenticeships. She now still works part time locally as well as carrying out some end point assessment work for City & Guilds and other national companies.

Roz’s passion is music across all genres. She is a regular festival attendee having been at Glastonbury Festival for the last 12 years and loves attending gigs and concerts both large and small.

Roz has 2 sons and currently serves on the governing body of Sir William Romney’s school as well as being a volunteer organiser of Tetfest. Roz’s focus will be to look at widening the events offer to attract younger visitors to the Goods Shed.

Stephen Hirst

Stephen Hirst

Trustee August 2004

Tetbury Town Councillor since 2002 and a Trustee of the Goods Shed since 2004. 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

Claire Jefferies

Trustee July 2017

Our Trustee responsible 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.”

Richard Lark

Richard Lark

Trustee October 2019

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!!

Tim Lethaby

Trustee June 2020

I’m enthusiastic, willing to give anything a go, sociable and able to laugh at myself.

A city dweller, “Bristol & Plymouth” for the vast majority of my life, I moved to the Tetbury area in 2007.

Over the past 40 years I have worked in the hire industry supplying tools & equipment UK wide to various industries that include Construction, NHS & Utilities. During my time within this industry, I have been involved in most aspects of the business, including, equipment maintenance, procurement, sales and assisting with the Facilities Management of the property portfolio.

What has been achieved during the recent history of the Goods Shed is a credit to everyone who is, and has been involved. Creating a venue offering something to all within and visiting our community is something to be very proud of.

As a Trustee I will use my experience to provide support for its maintenance and upkeep, and also relish involvement in its future development.

Douglas Loomin

Douglas Loomin

Trustee October 2019

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.

Rob McCorkell

Rob McCorkell

Trustee October 2019

Many people will know Rob McCorkell as a former Tetbury Town Councillor and Deputy Mayor. 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.

Colin Pearce

Colin Pearce

Trustee October 2019

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.

Will Cook

Will Cook

President

A native Tetburian, Will Cook has been involved with the rail lands since the project started in the 1990s with Will chatting to the Prince of Wales! He was one of the original Trustees when the Trust was formed in 2000 and was the Chairman from 2013 to 2017 during which time he led the Goods Shed renovation project turning the building from a derelict wreck into the beautiful arts cen­tre that we have today. During this time Will was also the person who probably did most actual physical work on the project using his carpentry skills as well as labouring. Since stepping down as Chairman Will has been the great driver in getting the café started and then making it into a much loved and popular venue for dog-walkers, mothers, children and anyone who loves the park lands. He was also instrumental in bringing to Tetbury and renovating the Goods Shed’s railway carriage.

Will has been a Feoffee for many years and is a great supporter of all things Tetbury. If he is not helping out at the Goods Shed or café, Will is likely to be found mending clocks (and winding up the town clock), violin making or completing his latest project, currently a shepherd’s hut.

David Walker

David Walker

Treasurer

I came to Tetbury in 2013 and was immediately swept up by the enthusiasm of the Goods Shed volunteers. Twenty years in the Royal Engineers and then working as a business developer and environmental engineer gave me some of the skills to contribute to the project of converting a derelict goods shed into the splendid building that we have today. First as a volunteer, then a Trustee and now as Treasurer I have enjoyed seeing the Arts Centre become such a great success.

With a love of railways, large and miniature, and an interest in history I was also delighted to write for and edit the first Friends of the Goods Shed Newsletter in August 2016. Still going today the newsletter gives me the excuse to slip in little histories that might not otherwise see the light of day.

Paul Lockley

Rail Bed Project Manager

Paul has lived Tetbury since 1981 and for many years cycled to work along the Old Station Road. A keen cyclist, Paul was pleased when the cycle/footpath was opened to the far end of Preston Park in 2000.

Some years later he became involved with the cycle path project again, and the Trustees appointed Paul as Rail Bed Project Manager in October 2017.

Under the terms of his appointment Paul is responsible for all aspects of the improvement, extension and maintenance of the proposed cycleway/footpath from Tetbury to Kemble along the old railway line.

Paul is also interested in steam railways and when the Trust were looking to buy an old railway carriage managed to find a Finnish railway carriage that its owners were prepared to give away.  Paul worked on the restoration of the Finnish railway carriage once it arrived in Tetbury and also researched its history which is displayed in the carriage.

Please contact Paul if you would like to help in the development of the Tetbury Trail.