Bristol Food Union
Aine Morris is Exec Director of the Bristol Food Union, a new social enterprise born out of the Covid-19 crisis when a group of the city’s independent restaurants and food businesses came together to help keep Bristol fed.
Aine heads up brand partnerships and food programming for Yeo Valley’s annual music and food festival, Valley Fest. Prior to the crisis, she was Chief Executive of the Abergavenny Food Festival, and was previously Director of Communications at the Sustainable Food Trust.
With an undergraduate degree from Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, Aine is passionate about how to build an inclusive, participatory UK food system that’s resilient enough to withstand the future impacts of the climate crisis.
Having been in the industry for over 20 years, Amy is an Executive Director at Coutts. Amy has attained multiple qualifications during this time.
Amy is responsible for the strategy and team in the South West and Wales. This includes marketing and communication plans, business development, commercial goals, risk goals and coaching her team.
Coutts provide support to high-net-worth individuals and their families. Amy finds it fascinating to work with highly successful individuals who have created their wealth in a variety of different ways. A large proportion of Coutts clients are entrepreneurs and it has developed an expertise in supporting and growing local businesses in partnership with Natwest Group.
Amy is also personally passionate about supporting the sustainability agenda and developing others.
JAS Building Services
Since joining the family firm in 2016, Andrew has been crucial to the business development of the company to becoming the multi-award-winning business JAS is today. He is the strategist and leader for steering the company into implementing its vision, mission, and long-term goals.
Over his 17-year career, Andrew gained valuable experience prior to travelling countrywide as a national project manager. He returned to his passion at JAS for the highest quality work in property renovation. JAS Building Services have also been shortlisted at both the Bristol Life & Property Awards for two consecutive years.
Christelle Pellecuer is a multi-disciplinary artist and entrepreneur based in Bristol. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Razana Afrika. Christelle is also a makeup artist (for fashion, film and TV), writer and performer. Christelle’s professional background includes working in the education sector for over 15 years undertaking programme/project management roles with an international focus. She has been running fashion events in the city.
Christelle is also co-director of a small theatre company called Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company, who write, perform, produce and direct their own materials.
Christelle is a Trustee at Arnolfini and Tobacco Factory Theatre.
Dave Lees joined Bristol Airport as its new CEO in August 2018, after several years as Managing Director of Southampton Airport. During his time as MD, Southampton achieved record growth in both passenger numbers and service level achievements. Dave has also had a successful aviation career across a range of roles at other UK Airports including: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
Dave is driving forward the future of Bristol Airport as a national leader in sustainable aviation to ensure its long term growth and success, supporting the South West Region.
Dave has a BSc in Transport Management from Loughborough University where his passion for aviation developed.
Glyn entered the sales industry in 1999 after injury lead to early retirement from a successful rugby career.
Having held various sales, operations and commercial director positions at a number of sales businesses Glyn went on to found tech start up Northstar.ai. The NORTHSTAR vision is to create the most agile, thorough and real time appraisal, analytics and people development platform available, this was bought by The Access Group in 2021.
Glyn is now Group COO for one of Bristol’s most exciting scale ups Amdaris.
Ashton Gate and Bristol Sport
With a wealth of background in hotel and venue transformations and rebrands, Mark Kelly joined the Bristol Sport group in late 2013.
At a cost of nearly £50m, Ashton Gate Stadium was rebuilt and transformed into a 27,000-seater modern, multi-use, 365-day-a-year venue and the proud home of Bristol City FC, Bristol Bears Rugby and the Bristol Sport group HQ.
In Mark’s current role of Managing Director for Ashton Gate and Bristol Sport, he oversees the operation and management of the stadium and two elite training facilities. He is also responsible for the commercial, marketing, ticketing and media operations for Bristol Sport.
Business development manager,
Natasha is a Business Development Manager at top 50 UK law firm TLT supporting the Clean Energy & Real Estate Sectors.
With over 20 years’ experience in business development, marketing, communications, events and sales, Natasha specialises in developing client bases, expanding service lines and looking for opportunities to facilitate client introductions.
Throughout her career Natasha has developed in-depth knowledge of the real estate, clean energy, public sector, construction and financial services sectors.
Planning & development director,
Having trained in both Architecture and Planning, Seb has spent a career at some of the property industry’s most innovative developers.
Having started out at Urban Splash, he worked for Skanska and Studio Hive before joining YTL Developments in 2017. He now leads the team responsible for one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the country: transforming the historic former Filton Airfield into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol, known as Brabazon.
He is also a Trustee of The Architecture Centre.