St John’s Hospice Shops Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of St John’s Hospice with company number 02490956. All profits are donated to the hospice to ensure that it can carry out its valuable work.
Mark is an experienced Non Executive Director, Chair, Executive Director and Chief Executive. His experience has been gained in Health, Housing, Local Government and Voluntary sectors. Particular expertise in Governance, Regulations, Finance, HR and Communications. Within the Hospice Board Mark takes a lead on Finance and other resources and serves on the Shops Board.
He joined the Hospice as he wants to help make a difference to the quality of life for local people, especially when they need support and care.
Denise is currently Organisational Development Manager at the University of Cumbria, developing and implementing OD initiatives, and projects across all campuses. She also enjoys working as a self-employed HR contractor delivering training to local businesses across Lancashire and Cumbria. Previously, Denise worked as an HR Manager with Marks and Spencer for 25 years, and has been Chair of Governors at a local primary school.
Denise lives locally and enjoys any spare time on days out with her husband, children and friends.
Tiffany is currently a partner in Renes Fashion, a family run business which has been the heart of Lancaster fashion for over 60 years. Previously Tiffany worked in London for major institutions with career including roles such as Roadshow Co-ordinator, Trading Floor Desk Assistant, Personal/Executive Assistant and People Manager.
St John’s Hospice is a charity dear to Tiffany and she is delighted to be part of the board at St John’s Hospice and brings a wealth of retail knowledge to her role.
Over the course of her career Emma has worked in management and leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Having started her professional working life and career in retail management the delivery of high service standards and “customer” focussed service has been an underpinning principle within all roles Emma has held. Over the course of her career Emma has developed a diverse range of knowledge and experience within the areas of strategic human, and facilities, resource management.
Emma has served for 6 years as the elected staff director on the Board of Directors at the University of Cumbria, and over the 12 months Aug 18-19 was the University’s nominated Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Kelsick Educational Foundation Trust in Ambleside.
After studying computer science at Herriot-Watt University, Robin has worked in retail for the last 23 years. Starting as a Sales Colleague with Comet many years ago in Edinburgh, he worked in various roles before becoming a Regional Manager, covering stores from Inverness to Birmingham. For the last 7 years Robin has been Store Manager for Lakeland’s flagship store in Windermere.
Throughout his career he has developed great knowledge and experience of Retail Operations, Commerciality and Customer Service. Robin lives in Lancashire with his wife and 2 young boys.