Team

We have a small core team of employees who are supported by many volunteers from the local community. We would not be able to run without our team of dedicated volunteers.

Simon Westgarth

Chief Executive Officer

With a background in general management and retail, Simon brings many years of experience to the role of scheme manager. A family man, he combines a love of LFC, two Cavalier King Charles dogs and golf (not all in that order).

Liliana Tomas

Manager Assistant

Born and raised in Portugal, Liliana has been with the Scheme for two years and keeps the house in order. She has a degree in Geography. Liliana loves travelling, art and interior design.

Lucy Stepan

Volunteer Coordinator

Lucy joined 1 October 2020 and brings with her years of experience of working with local housing associations and partnerships. As well as a passion for volunteering, Lucy loves furniture re-use, up-cycling and owns a miniature Schnauzer dog.

Francis de Salvo Hall

Warehouse Supervisor

Francis started as a volunteer and is now a full-time team member. As well as managing the warehouse, Francis finds time to volunteer with the Sea Cadets and can often be found on the ocean waves.

Joe Pisco

Driver

​As well as keeping our mobile operations running, Joe has a passion for fixing and refurbishing furniture that we well at the scheme. If you visit us, you will often see his work in the warehouse – you’ll need to hurry though, as it often sells fast.

Robert Whitmarsh

Assistant Driver

Robert (or Rob 1 as he is sometimes called as we seem to have a number of Roberts at the Scheme), is our garden planter expert. Rob’s pieces are popular with customers and are a great use for old, unwanted, bed slats.

Joyce Stilwell

Part-time Administrator/Book-keeper

Joyce joined the team in February 2020 having been a volunteer with the Scheme, Joyce enjoys reading, listening to the radio and has been known to turn her hand to furniture up-cycling.