Meet the team

Volunteer Trustees

Liz Thornton
Chair of Trustees, Data Protection, Publications and Collections
Liz is also a team member on Education, Exhibitions, Finance & Planning, IBW, Journal and other publications' diagrams.
Liz Alford
Company Secretary
Liz is also a team member of Finance & Planning SC and Facebook.
Mairi Carlton
Shows in Scotland, Zoom host
Mairi is also a team member on Education SC.
Carole Cowie
Risk register, Zoom host
Carole is also a team member on shows in Scotland.
Jackie Dunn
Finance & Planning, membership recruitment drive
Sylvia Fairhurst
Events organiser includes: GBBS & Beading Festivals, IBW, Exhibitions, Venues. Education, Knitting and Stitching shows organiser. You tube video tutorials. Zoom host
Sylvia is also a team member on Collections, Publications and Website.
Karen Gibson-Brown
Newsletter editor, Zoom host
Karen is also a team member for shows in the North of England, IBW, Journal and Website.
Fiona Millard
Treasurer, Website Manager & social media
Fiona is also a team member on Finance & Planning.


Rowena Henderson
Journal Editor.
The editor oversees all content, planning and production of the Journal. She writes up all of the projects, some features and some regular articles.
Alison Peacock
Membership & office administrator


Beth Newton
Journal Deputy Editor
Beth is responsible for features & regular Journal articles.
Chloe Menage
Journal Advertising Manager
Chloe is responsible for the advertising and liaison with traders on behalf of the Journal. Chloe also manages the BWG Twitter account.
Helen Pocock
Pre-press & Print
Helen is responsible for the design, layout and liaison with the printing house for the Journal
Michael Wicks
Michael is responsible for all photography for the Journal and all new Guild publications.
Mathew Dalton
Web Admin
Mathew heads up the software team responsible for the website build and support.

Other Volunteers

Carolyn Beer
BWG - Second authorisation for payments.
Jan Swain
Journal diary - One day shows organiser
Jane Haslam
Groups Liaison
Joanna Jones
Journal book reviews
Sarah Cryer
Social media administrator for IBW & BWG FB groups
Stephney Hornblow
Challenge Administration