Who’s who – the Community Shop Group

Members of the Management Committee

Chairman: Stephen Denne
(01905 381576); (stephen.denne@hotmail.com 

Stephen’s professional background embraces business planning and strategy, market research and marketing. For several years he was a member of the marketing committee for Feckenham Community Shop. He has lived in the parish since 1984.

Vice-Chairman: Richard Temple Cox CBE:
(01905 381070; templecox328@btinternet.com)

Richard founded one of the largest architectural practices in the Midlands; he is Past Senior Vice-President RIBA, trustee of many charities for disabled persons, social and animal welfare, and chairman of national Regeneration and Health Trusts. He is also the original architect for Crowle Parish Hall.

Treasurer: John Hood
(07764 192176; john.hood1952@yahoo.co.uk

John is an experienced finance director in the retail sector, having previously undertaken that role for Lloyds Pharmacy, Do-It-All and Dillons the Bookstore; in the voluntary sector, John is currently treasurer for the Worcestershire Association of Carers, and was responsible for opening their charity shop in Droitwich. John has lived in Crowle for nine years.

Secretary: Sue Cole:
(01905 381907; suecoleepc@live.co.uk)

Sue is a self-employed energy assessor, and has experience of small businesses. She has lived in Crowle for 6 years. Having led the research undertaken in 2011 into the level of interest in setting up a village shop at the Old Chequers, she is keen to support and promote the current community hub and shop project.

Head of Operations: Sandra Frenzel:
(01905 381131; sandrabfrenzel @yahoo.co.uk)

Sandra is an Operations Manager at M&S with 30 years’ retail experience. Her previous roles include Store Manager, Merchandise Allocator and Project Manager. She has experience in store openings, trading safely and legally, recruitment, training, customer service and dealing with contractors. She has lived in Crowle since 2012.

Members of the Community Shop Working Group

Nick Brett: Nick is a self-employed chartered surveyor specialising in retail and commercial property matters. He has lived in Crowle for 20 years; he is a parish councillor, and a coach of one of the village’s junior football club teams.

Caroline Brookes: Caroline, who has lived in the village since 1990, retired from teaching five years ago. Her involvement with village organisations includes the Crowle 10k and setting up the tennis club. She enjoys volunteering with the National Trust and spending time with family and friends.

Robbie Crabtree: Robbie, a pupil at King’s School in Worcester, is due to complete his AS-level exams in summer 2017. A keen rugby player, he has undertaken volunteer work with a range of community groups and projects. Robbie will be well placed to help develop the shop’s social media strategy.

Mia Parslow: Mia works for the NHS as a clinic administrator in paediatrics. She moved to Crowle in 1985, and quickly became involved in village life through a range of groups and activities. Mia remembers how the previous village shop played a role as a hub of the village, so she is really excited to be involved in this new shop project.

Linda Richards: Linda moved to Crowle in 2001. She has spent 25 years as a nursing sister and surgical first assistant, working both in the NHS and the private sector. She joined the group to help set up the shop, as she sees it as a much needed service for our village community.

Karen Smith: Karen works as a stockbroker in Worcester. She has recently moved to Crowle, and is keen to support the setting up of a community shop locally after seeing the benefits that this has created in other villages.























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