A small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers work to make the network happen. We also work with a number of associates on specialist projects.
Operations Manager – Mike Webster
Mike has worked across all parts of the recycling and resource sector for almost twenty years. He has introduced recycling and waste prevention schemes for a leading local authority, delivered strategy and training for councils and business across the UK, developed a nationwide textile recycling service and even managed a community composting scheme in the South Pacific. He has written and commented extensively on waste and recycling matters in the media , has an MSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management and is a Chartered Waste Manager.
VJ – ( Ed Tombs) – Finance Manager
Responsible for all aspects of financial management, forecasting, reporting and support to LCRN members as well as for supporting the LCRN Administration and Finance team.
Founder employee of LCRN with 20 years experience of supporting SMEs, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the cultural, creative and environmental sectors. Co-founder and producer of the annual Buddhafield Festival.
Our team of volunteers
As with much of the community resource sector, volunteers are a crucial part of our operation. Without their commitment and hard work we simply wouldn’t exist!
Paul Braithwaite – Newsletter and press
Paul Braithwaite is a retired trade press editor who volunteers at LCRN to bring out the fortnightly newsletter. Paul has worked mainly for journals in the retail business but the last magazine he edited was called Heating & Ventilating Review where he launched the journal’s associated website www.heatingandventilatingreview.net. As editor of HVR he was constantly dealing with EU rules and regulations and the environmental concerns of the industry so is well-placed to interpret the information which is coming from government, the EU, industry and the green lobby. He is always after your news so get in touch!
Ali Moore – Website, communications and branding
An experienced corporate communications specialist, Ali joined us in 2013 to get her head back into work after a 5-year career break to raise a family. A skilled writer, planner and brand manager, she has worked both in-house (Royal Mail and The Post Office were her training ground) and as a consultant. Clients have included Lloyds TSB, Abbey (now Santander), Transport for London and Reuters.
Laura de Courcy - Member survey and impact measurement
With extensive experience in relationship management, project management, event management with a primary interest in reuse, waste and local food solutions, Laura is passionate about sustainability and helping organisations and individuals adopt more sustainable behaviours, She is currently helping us out on a fantastic project – to not only survey our members but bring together and promote the combined benefits – social, environmental and economic – of all of our amazing members across London.