Meet the team

Staff and Ambassadors

Dave Entwistle

Chief Executive Officer

Dave had a local authority and voluntary sector background. He has worked to protect the environment his entire career, initially with practical conversation charity, then as a Senior Ranger and a Countryside Manager prior to working for Vision 21. Amongst his qualifications are a MBA in Strategic Management and an honors degree in Combined Sciences. 

Becki Sillence

CheltenhamZero Communications Manager

Becki Sillence works as the communications manager for the CheltenhamZero project. She has worked with a wide range of people and organisations in Cheltenham and has experience in the community, engagement and flood resilience sectors.

Raechel Kelly

Planet Cheltenham Coordinator

Raechel worked in sustainable finance for 13 years before setting up her own regenerative consultancy The Liminality. She has been an Ambassador for Vision 21 for 4 years and is currently working on their ambitious ‘Planet Cheltenham’ climate hub project and youth ambassador program. She is also a Non-Executive Director at Good With Money.

Hannah Swankie

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Hannah is currently undertaking a Digital Marketing apprenticeship at vision 21 and is enjoying learning her role with us. She works on our website keeping it up to date as well as managing social media accounts for Reclaim.

Dave Twinning

Reclaim Manager

Dave was a volunteer at Reclaim for many years before becoming our senior driver/warehouse supervisor, a position he has held for several years. David took on the role of Reclaim Manager in 2021. 

Dave Cooper

Reclaim Driver

Dave works in our Reclaim store as one of our delivery drivers.

Tim Whittaker

Reclaim Assistant Manager

In addition to his role as assistant manager, Tim is also one of our longest continual serving volunteers. 

Nilesh Patel

Reclaim Driver

Nilesh works in our Reclaim store as a delivery driver and store assistant. 

Trustees

Martin Hewett

Chair and Company Secretary 

Martin is a Chartered Structural Engineer and has worked on numerous low-energy and ‘sustainable’ building projects. His work on conserving historic buildings and an involvement with English traditions and music have led to deep sense of wanting to conserve our heritage and environment. Martin is currently our Chairman and Company Secretary.

Brian Sloan

Treasurer

Brian is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience of working at director level in industry. He currently runs his own accountancy practice in Cheltenham.

Gideon Capie

Funding Adviser

Gideon has a Business honours degree and a Master’s in Multimedia. He has skills and experience in finance, IT, project management, web design and people management. With a passion for sustainability Gideon brings these skills into Vision 21 supporting the IT infrastructure as well as day to day trustee duties.

Peter Clegg

Development Director

Peter has spent most of his working life in the Computer-Aided Electronic Design industry and Computer-Aided Electronic Manufacturing industry. With specialist experience of European training & technical support management of high value time-to-market critical applications. He moved into European sales & marketing management and for short periods lived and worked in Munich, Paris, Brussels and Moscow with extensive business travel in the USA and Europe.

Rodney Smith

Health and Saftey Director

Rod is a former director of Heath Avery Architects. He was responsible for designing one of the first carbon neutral developments in the County. Rod oversees Vision 21’s HR and health and safety systems and has been involved in developing our business strategy.

Rowena Kay

HR Director

Rowena is a lawyer, specialising in employment matters. Outside work, she is a trustee for another sustainable charity and a keen allotment holder. 

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