Willsbridge Mill Community Refresh

About Us

We are a group of volunteers who  manage the Willsbridge Mill buildings. We have previously run the Community Cafe at the Mill and each of us is dedicated to using the building for the benefit of the local community, schools and businesses.

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Here is a little information about us.

 


Susan Smithselfie
A local resident of 30 years and founder member of WMCR, I have over 25 years experience in management roles including; Customer Services, training & development, Investors in People and business  improvement models – within both the public and private sector. Responsibilities include: Operational Delivery, Event Management and Volunteer coordinator.


Michael Gray
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27 years working at professional management level within a Local Authority.  Roles included Building surveyor, Quantity surveyor and project management. As Senior Project Manager I have procured both contractor and consultant teams, managed their output and overseen multi – million pound projects within B&NES. Extensive experience of working in and around Listed and Historic buildings and land such as the Assembly Rooms, Roman Baths, including the delivery of the Spa Project. Responsible for sustainable energy and green construction in all projects and with extensive experience of co-working with ecologists to mitigate and improve biodiversity in construction. Responsibilities; Chairperson and Director for land & building management.


Graham Hoyle

For 20 years I have been directly involved with Ministers and other national politicians, and their senior civil servants, on the development of national policies within the education and training arena. A role for which I was awarded an OBE in 2008.
I was appointed Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI) in 2009
I was awarded an honorary Fellowship of The Institute of Employability Professionals in 2013

 

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With an 18 year background in animation, I have worked with the BBC, Aardman Animations and many others internationally and in the UK.

I have been behind many of your favourite animations such as Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Creature Comforts, Robbie the Reindeer, Shaun the Sheep,Timmy Time and Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists.

I have also been involved in education and outreach work with children and adults using the medium of model making, animation and arts and crafts.

I am looking to produce works in various medium influenced by the surroundings and to run a regular series of workshops and classes at the Mill as well as adding a touch of colour and sound to events throughout the year.

Graham Hoyle

For 20 years I have been directly involved with Ministers and other national politicians, and their senior civil servants, on the development of national policies within the education and training arena – a role for which I was awarded an OBE in 2008.
I was appointed Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI) in 2009
I was awarded an honorary Fellowship of The Institute of Employability Professionals in 2013. 

Eddie Langford

I am a local resident with a passion to help regenerate the site.  As the newest board member I have already been impressed with the about of improvements that have taken place here at Willsbridge Mill and I hope to add by skills, as a successful businessmen man, to the existing board to help drive the project forward.