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Staff and Management

Our Patron

Lord Low of Dalston

Lord Low of Dalston CBE

“Everyone in society is of value no matter what their age, ability or background. Timebanking helps people realise their self worth, building local support networks helping to address the social care crisis and end loneliness. Timebanking UK provide the resources needed to set up and run time banks in communities and I am pleased to support their vision and mission.”

He is a British politician, law scholar and member of the House of Lords

Lord Low has been a lifelong campaigner for the rights of blind and disabled people, especially in the field of education.

Our current staffing comprises of

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Sarah Bird

Chief Executive

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Martin Simon

Founding Advisor

Nicki Baker

Finance and Administration

Ian Toplis

Ian Toplis

Information Manager

David Warren


David Warren

Operations Manager

Aurelia St.Clair



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Janet Compton

Hampshire Timebanking Network Manager



25 Associate Consultants – Committed to specific projects/themes based across the UK

We have additional ad-hoc Associate Consultants helping us deliver a range of training topics
and workshops as and when required.

Our current trustees are

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Dr Sebastian Yuen

Sebastian is a consultant paediatrician in George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. He was appointed in 2013 to help set up a new, 24/7 consultant-delivered ambulatory service with no middle grade doctors or ward. He believes the NHS needs radical change and that this needs to be bottom-up and co-produced with frontline staff, patients and citizens.

During his quality improvement fellowship at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (2008-10), he developed a Paediatric Early Warning System that improved outcomes. In 2012-3, he was part of the King’s Fund Patient and Family Centred Care programme (Walsall) which won a national patient safety award. As a NHS CareMaker, Sebastian has run a series of Reflective Spaces and team-building workshops to improve staff experience, with excellent feedback. In 2015 he was invited to represent his Trust on an exchange to Nicaragua. This led him to learn about the importance of community development and building social capital to improve public health. He has a Diploma in Medical Education and is now halfway through a Masters in Healthcare Leadership.

In 2014, Sebastian was selected as a Health Service Journal Rising Star. He has recently been invited to become an Ambassador for The Academy of FabulousStuff.

Connect via @S3bster and LinkedIn.

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Gregory Taylor

Gregory is freelance consultant and freelance writer. He has been working in the charity and PR sector for five years since leaving Bristol University, this has included working as a public affairs researcher for the Salvation Army and for MIND as policy researcher based in North London. He also worked for the National Autistic society undertaking campaign work on employment issues.

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Grant Jessup

Grant began his working career in banking product sales before taking the plunge into the demanding and fast paced industry of recruitment. Initially starting at one the leading recruiters of the time, based in London, he has become somewhat of a start-up and growth specialist always creating and growing new desks and divisions. After 9 years in the industry he has most recently held divisional director roles overseeing concept, creation and delivery of new businesses. Currently employed by Capita Plc, a FTSE 100 company, he is commercially astute and well abreast with the latest digital marketing and social strategies. Outside of the office Grant is on the board of governors of an ‘Outstanding’ school in South London and a firm believer of developing community cohesion and wellbeing.



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