Who we are
The team at Talbot Village Trust are a group of passionate men and women, from a variety of backgrounds, who are focussed on maximising public benefit for current and future generations of beneficiaries, especially the young, older people and those in need.
The Trust has a board of seven Trustees who meet twice a year to review progress against a strategic plan and to consider grant applications for funding. They are accountable for ensuring that there are funds and resources available to manage the estate well, including its land and properties, and to support local causes in meaningful ways.
United by their goal of transforming lives for the better, every Trustee gives their time free of charge and without any financial benefit.
With social equity at the core of every decision made, the board is dedicated to widening the Trust’s impact. The Trustees have a diverse range of skills and interests, which is reflected in the broad remit of projects supported – not to mention the huge number of people who the Trust has been able to help, from all walks of life - from the urgent needs of the most vulnerable, to the future prosperity of the next generation.
Oversaw the restoration of St Giles, the Grade 1 listed ancestral family home. Now operating an events business at the house hosting weddings, concerts and festivals. Ambassador for spinal injuries charity Wings for Life following an accident in which he broke his back in 2009. Ambassador of Doctors in Distress, Vice-Patron of Livability and a trustee of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Extensive business experience in multinationals and SMEs, mostly in health and social care. Chair of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and Non-Executive Director of Dorset NHS Integrated Care Board. Charity governance, including as Chair of Board of Trustees for the eye health charity, Macular Society, and the conservation charity, Plant Heritage, both of which rely on volunteers to achieve their goals.
Over 40 years of Property asset management, charitable and voluntary organisation experience. Pivotal in the development of Cancer Care Dorset. Operates a telecoms business focused on improving services to rural communities and addressing digital exclusion enabling more people to be connected and for business and home-working to be more effective.
Bournemouth born, bred and educated, now living back in the conurbation. Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner with an MBA from the University of Cambridge, running a property business since 2009. Experienced a serious spinal injury in 2011 reinforcing his ethos to make a difference and never be defeated.