Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust
Our Trustees and Staff
Local volunteers formed Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust in 2014 to save the building. There are strong connections between Trustees and the local community, through the Local History Group, the Parish Council and local businesses.
Timothy Webber BSc BDS
Tim is a dental surgeon, business owner and entrepreneur. He has served on the committees of rowing clubs for over 20 years, in the capacities of Captain, Secretary and Treasurer. Tim is experienced in renovating historic and listed buildings as self-funded investments. This has involved gaining change of use permission; facilitating disabled access in a Grade II listed building and installing technologies to achieve carbon neutral status. Tim has been a Trustee for Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust for eight years.
Luke is the Head Gardener at Trentham Estate. He started as a Trustee in 2022, whilst still the Head Gardener at Sudbury Hall. Luke is experienced in all the demands and requirements for the successful running of similar style operations – both indoors and outdoors. When not working, Luke enjoys spending time with his two young boys as well as running and cycling around the local trails.
Brice, a father of two, has over 30 years engineering experience. He apprentice trained on machine tools moving into project management, electronics and computing, thus giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience leading to consultancy and an engineering position at JCB. He has undertaken various building projects and has drafted building plans within CAD and has experience of solar, air source heat pumps and biomass products. Brice was a Scout leader of 2nd Hodnet Scouts in Shropshire for over 10 years and is the Chairman of Sudbury Parish Council here in Derbyshire. He thrives on a challenge and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
Following a career of more than 35 years in education, which began teaching mathematics in secondary schools and included two headships and leading secondary education for a Local Authority, Noel retired in September 2013. Since then he has been working voluntarily in a number of organisations, most notably as Chair of Trustees for WESC, a charity providing education and care for young people with visual impairment and complex needs, and Sporting Club Inkberrow where he supported the process of becoming a charity.
He is married with 3 adult daughters and 4 grand-daughters and moved to the Sudbury area in 2022. Noel continues to spend time running as well as eating out – two pastimes that go together rather well!
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BSc in Agriculture and an MSc in Crop Protection from Harper Adams University College, Anna took over the management of the family farm at Sudbury Park. Over the last 18 years she has built up a successful arable and contracting business. Anna balances this with many other responsibilities such as being a member of the Staffordshire Agricultural Society and local NFU branch, a member of Sudbury PCC, running the school’s uniform shop as well as a busy mum of two. Anna has experience in local fundraising as well as business and organisational skills.
Gillian’s background is secretarial/administration/management support. She is a Bank Medical Secretary working for the Burton Hospitals NHS Trust in the Department of Medicine and Diagnostics, providing secretarial and administrative support, wherever needed. Gillian was also Chair of SGRT from 2015 to 2018.
Katie’s experience is in marketing and communications. She spent three years as an Account Manager at one of Scotland’s largest agencies, before moving back to the area and working in the marketing department of a local university. Katie lives in Doveridge with her husband and two young children.
Creative Director of Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd, a private sector business based in The Old Village Stores, Sudbury. Julie is an SFEDI accredited Business Adviser and Social Enterprise Adviser. She has a Foundation Degree in Project Management, BA Hons in Business Management and OCN Leadership in Rural Communities.
Julie founded the WELLIES Project that offers therapeutic learning activities with animals, plants, creativity and the countryside for people recovering from poor mental health and is safeguarding lead for Sudbury Gasworks.
Business Development and Operations Manager
Lisa is responsible for the strategic growth of Sudbury Gasworks, including the management, promotion and development of our community heritage venue. In addition to her current role, Lisa was also Treasurer and Finance Trustee between 2021-2023.
Rachael has over 10 years’ experience working in the heritage sector. Her experience is across museums, galleries and archive services, with a focus on project and operations management, volunteer development and creating exhibitions. She is particularly passionate about the social responsibility of the sector in its role as an agent of positive social change. This includes interpreting heritage environments to be accessible to all, regardless of ability. She has an MA in museology and is currently working towards a PhD in Museology.