Simon is very experienced in general management, project management and retail in a variety of leadership roles. A family man (grandchild no.1 has arrived), he combines a love of family, keeping fit, Liverpool Football Club, dogs and golf (not necessarily in that order).
Lucy started as a volunteer and loves reuse and recycling. She brings many years of housing association experience to the role as well as a passion for volunteering. Lucy also shares a love of animals and Bumble (her miniature Schnauzer) is a frequent visitor to the office.
Robert (or Rob 1 as he is sometimes called as we seem to have a number of Roberts at the Scheme), has been with the Scheme for over 10 years. Rob brings previous logistics experience to the role and is also a dab hand at organising, building and repairing furniture.
Joeseph joined us via the UK Government Kickstart scheme in Autumn 2021. He’s developed a flair for administration, and he is a dab hand at managing a multitude of tasks. Joeseph has a formidable Lego collection and is the proud owner of Darabond, his cat.
Joyce started as a volunteer. She has many years of book-keeping experience and has helped to move our accounts packages on line, run pay-roll and keep our accounts in check. Joyce enjoys the radio, reading and has been known to refurbish items of furniture.
Joe started as a volunteer with the Scheme and is our longest standing member of staff (over 10 years with Robert). As well as keeping our mobile operations running, Joe has a passion for fixing and refurbishing furniture that we sell at the scheme. If you visit us, you will often see his work in the warehouse – you’ll need to hurry though, as it sells fast.
Assistant Van Operative
History of the charity
- Richmond Furniture Exchange was established in 1990
- Registered charity in 1992
- Changed its name in 1997 to the Richmond Furniture Scheme
- From 1st April 2010 the assets of the Scheme were transferred to Richmond Furniture Scheme, a newly formed company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity
|Derek Papworth||IT consultant and business technologist|
|Helen Higgins||Senior level omni-channel marketer with strong retail and FMCG experience|
|Helen Pugh||Marketing management in the financial services sector|
|Jack Stephen (Chair)||Many years of experience in finance, as a director and non-executive director|
|Mithu Sengupta||Technology adviser and technical delivery expert with 20+ years’ experience|
|Nicola Anson||Financial control and leadership, general management|
|Ryan Richardson||Operations Management | Contract and Commercial Management | PMO | Data Protection | Internal Audit | ISO Standards | Business Process Improvement | Customer Service Excellence | Learning and Development | Quality Assurance | Business Planning|
1A Fortescue Avenue
- Mon-Fri 09:30 to 16:00
- Sat 10:00 to 16:00
- Bank Holidays : Closed
- Christmas season, closed, 28 December 2022
We can be found in Fortescue Avenue, a cul-de-sac, off Turner Avenue between Fielding Avenue and Twining Avenue on the Staines Road and Sixth Cross Road. Buses: 490, H22, 110, 267, 281, R70. Train stations: Fulwell, Twickenham (connect by bus 267 and 281) – Map location