We are 4 founding and 3 co-opted members with a useful and varied range of business and professional skills between us. We have been working together for the last 12 months to plan and develop Village Greens, and we all live in or near Prestwich, and are passionate about how we shop.
We have all volunteered our time and energy without financial reward, and in keeping with the ethos of Community Share Offers we are all investing our money into this project. As Board Directors we intend to stand down at the first Village Greens AGM, and offer ourselves for re-election by the shareholders. We would encourage any other members who are willing to commit time and energy to put themselves forward, get involved, and then stand for election onto our Board.
Rachel Getliffe (Secretary & founder) Community project management, HR, Health & Safety and financial planning, with a degree in Human Physiology. Co-founder of Bee Sustainable Energy coop, and involved in local community initiatives.
Janet Kelly (Treasurer) Former Financial Director with background in account administration and bookkeeping. Growing interest in food provenance.
Denise McAvoy (Chair and founder) Varied career as consultant, teacher & mentor in nutrition & health, with past experience at House of Fraser in advertising/promotions and buying/merchandising. Community volunteer.
Pam Meachin (founder) Consumer voice for ethical, local, organic and sustainable food, volunteer at Manchester homeless shelter and experience in small business accounts and bookkeeping. Nutrition student.
Dominic McCann (founder) Specialist in acoustics, environmental noise assessment and control, and co-founder of Bee Sustainable Energy coop. Involved locally and abroad in sustainable development.
Jules Bagnoli Entrepreneur, previous restaurant owner and Businesslink coach with wide network in the catering, food and business community.
Àgata Alcañiz Environmental artist and permaculture apprentice, owns her own business for art, graphic design and video production. Co-founder and previous programmer of community festival envirolution.