Office Manager and Events Organiser
Julia is the Office Manager at the BCA’s headquarters. As front of house manager, Julia is responsible for the day to day running of Rose House and co-ordinator for volunteer support. She is the first point of contact for all Prospect copy and the principal coordinator for the BCA’s annual fund raising events. Stall bookings for the Barnes Fair also fall within Julia’s remit.
Barnes Fair Organiser
Charlotte organises Barnes Fair and Barnes Food Fair. She is employed by the BCA to carry out the detailed planning for both events. Charlotte is responsible for all the exhibitors at Barnes Food Fair and for the food and entertainment stands at Barnes Fair. She handles the sponsorship, advertising, marketing and PR – including the production of two Show Programmes. Charlotte works with steering committees, made up of local volunteers, for both events.
Membership and Social Media
Sarah is your first point of call for all membership related queries. Her role was created with the aims of increasing membership and engaging our members in the running of the BCA. In collaboration with a steering committee, Sarah is also responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the BCA’s website.
Town Centre Manager
Emma has been the Barnes Town Centre Manager since September 2012. Emma’s priorities are to improve the retail mix of shops to meet consumer needs, to fill empty retail units and to bring more shoppers to all four retails areas of Barnes. The Town Centre Manager works closely with the Barnes Town Team to deliver the vision for the future of Barnes, as created at The Big Barnes Ponder in October 2013. Emma is employed by the BCA and the post is match funded by the BCA and the Council.
Glynis is the BCA’s book-keeper. Her role involves responsibility for the BCA’s banking, resolving queries of a financial nature and periodic analysis of our income and expenditure.
Russell has been our common-keeper for several years following the sudden draining of Barnes Pond is 2001 and its subsequent redevelopment. The common-keeper’s role consists essentially of carrying out and organising works on and around the Green whilst liaising with the Council, services, contractors as well as local businesses and residents. There is a particular focus on managing Barnes Pond for wildlife and as a local amenity. The post is funded jointly by the BCA, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and by generous sponsorship of Chestertons.