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. 

Contact: John.Chesters@emmaus.org.uk. 

14052019 Herts CEO John Chesters

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 

Contact: Fin.Lawrence@emmaus.org.uk

140519 Herts Community Support Manager Fin

Tom Locke, Deputy Community Manager

Contact: Tom.Locke@emmaus.org.uk

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Hayley Price, Support Worker 

Contact: Hayley.Price@emmaus.org.uk

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

Contact: Karina.Griffiths@emmaus.org.uk

140519 Herts Retail Manager Karina

Jennifer Hewson, Business Development Manager

Contact: Jennifer.Hewson@emmaus.org.uk

140519 Herts Business Develeopment Manager Jenny

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

Contact: 07557035214

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

Contact: Lin.Oh@emmaus.org.uk

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.

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