Bretforton Community Shop is owned by its members. Membership is open to anyone willing to buy shares in the Company, and every member has one vote at the Annual Members' Meeting, irrespective of how many shares they own.
At the Annual Members' Meeting, members elect a committee to oversee Shop management in the year ahead.
The Shop is administered on a day-to-day basis by the management committee, who are themselves unpaid volunteers. Current members of the committee include:
Chris Buckham - Chairman
John Cleveland - Vice Chair
Heather London - Treasurer
Lynette Williams - Secretary
David Miskin - Shop Operations
Mike Cook - Staff Management & HR
Kim Carter - Community Engagement
Kate Simpson - Marketing
Gill Maleary - Shop Manager
The Management Committee usually meets every month, but during the COVID-19 crisis, short meetings have been held every week. The Committee must meet at least four times each year, and is accountable to the members at all times.
Minutes of committee meetings are available to volunteers and members.
An Annual Members' Meeting is held within six months of the close of the financial year. The business of which includes the receipt of the accounts and balance sheet, and the election of committee members.
New committee members are always welcome, either to be officially elected to the committee at the appropriate time, or to be co-opted onto the committee when their skills are required. Should you be interested in joining the committee, please email us.