Our staff team
Chief Executive: John Chesters
Our CEO has responsibility for the financial sustainability and strategic development of Emmaus Hertfordshire. John's experience is in horticulture, waste management, ground management, social enterprises, and helping people get back into employment.
The Support Team
Our Community Support Managers and Support Workers are responsible for the support of our 35 companions and vulnerable volunteers. They provide 1:1 support for all 39 companions, risk assess all potential new companions and organise training courses and activities.
Fin Lawrence, Community Support Manager
Tom Locke, Deputy Community Manager
Hayley Price, Support Worker
The Business Team
Our Retail Manager supports the day-today running of our six stores and numerous services offered across Hertfordshire. The team processes solidarity package requests, stock rotation and line management of our shop managers and van drivers.
Our four Shop Managers have individual responsibility for Tring, Hemel Hempstead, and Hertford stores. They help companions and volunteers to sort, price and sell our second-hand furniture.
Karina Griffiths, Retail Manager
Jennifer Hewson, Business Development Manager
Emily Horwood, Tring Shop Manager
Contact: 01442 822 838.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9.30 – 17.30
Jan & Fran, Hertford Shop Manager
Contact: 01992 504 485
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 17.00 & Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Graham, Harpenden Shop Manager
Contact: 01582 469 564
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 16.30
Andy McGuinn, House Clearance Manager
The Operations Team
Our Operations Manager juggles all of the contracts, licences, finances and logistics of running a charity and social enterprise with six shops, two accommodation buildings and nine vehicles! Lin, along with her two gorgeous pugs Fig and Hugo, deals with most enquiries.
Lin Oh, Community Operations Manager
Our Maintenance Supervisor Ed ensures that our big old building in St Albans, and our other five retail premises all continue to look ship shape. Ed also used to be a companion many years ago, but came back to work for Emmaus in our workshop.
Our Kitchen Manager, Richard works in our accommodation kitchen, supporting companions to provide three balanced meals per day, to our 39 companions and volunteers. Richard also supports companions with food hygiene training and cookery skills.