TGM Team

TheGivingMachine was set up in 2006 by four Hertfordshire Dads who agreed to use their different business skills to benefit charities and schools rather than profits for shareholders.

Since then, we’ve grown to become a larger team with an excellent mix of skills but with a passion to champion the thousands of causes, by bringing together the causes important to our community of shopper/givers together with our partners, the retailers.

Find out more about us below.

Luisa Gatward

Luisa Gatward

Retailer Relations Manager

Luisa manages all of our retailer relationships, our newsletters and other seasonal promotions. In addition, Luisa also runs our Facebook page. Luisa is a wife and mum of two girls and would love to write a novel, when she has some spare time.

Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas

Giving Director – New Technology

Nicola manages our overall technology strategy and all new technology and development projects within the team and she ensures the ‘machine’ keeps running for all our givers, retailers and causes. A wife and mum to a very active lad, Nicola loves to keep fit, spend time with her family and make amazing jewellery.

Rachel Jackson

Rachel Jackson

Giving Director - Marketing

Rachel oversees all our marketing activities. Rachel is a wife and mum to two children, she enjoys theatre trips and (fair-weather) running. You may also find her treading the boards with a local theatre company.    

Sam Martin-Ross

Sam Martin-Ross

Digital Marketing

Sam has joined TheGivingMachine to co-ordinate digital marketing, so is involved with both implementation and strategy across all online channels. Sam also runs his own digital marketing agency, Digital Uncut, a PPC & SEO agency in London, and loves to keep up with all the latest tech developments.

Tim Camp

Tim Camp

Community Relations

Tim looks after our Community Relations. In his spare time, Tim enjoys cricket (playing and watching!), trips to the theatre and cinema and is interested in politics and current affairs. He has a degree in Social Policy from Anglia Ruskin University and enjoys being able to help others.

Louise Wardlaw

Louise Wardlaw

Customer Relations & Marketing Support

Louise looks after our customer enquiries. A mum to two young girls, who keep her very busy! In her spare time she goes to the gym and loves spending time with friends and family.  

James Williamson

James Williamson

Finance

James supports with our Finance Operations. James likes reading, has a small interest in exercising. He completed his Maths Degree at Nottingham&Trent University and although is not a fan of the sunshine he knows the words to more Disney songs than you may expect.  

Jonathan Bayly

Jonathan Bayly

Founder, Giving Director - Finance

Jonathan is a co-founder and our Finance Director (former Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland). Jonathan is married with two grown up children and loves to swim, act and sing as well as playing golf and tennis.  

Craig McKenzie

Craig McKenzie

Founder, Giving Director - Technical

Craig is a Co-founder and our Technical Director who runs his own digital design agency too, Brilliant Limited. Craig has created many assets and creatives since our inception. He loves time out with his children, classic Volkswagens, martial arts and all weather cycling, running and camping!

Nina Chinsky

Nina Chinsky

Community Relations

Nina looks after our community relations, having spent many years in Marketing & Design for fashion & home retailers based in and around London. She has a passion for all things vintage, an obsession with musicals & theatre and is forever seeking out unique places to stay or visit. Nina is a wife & mum to two young ladies who keep her on her toes and share her zest for life.
 

Laura Hollis

Laura Hollis

Digital Community Manager

Laura helps look after all things digital at TheGivingMachine. A wife and mother of two young girls, Laura is a keen runner (even in the rain) and enjoys baking cakes with her girls. She loves music, especially going to gigs and festivals with her husband.  

Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Founder & Advisor - Marketing Strategy

Mark is a co-founder and advises us on marketing and branding. He is a Partner in a business development consultancy that specialises in growing creative businesses. Married and dad to three grown up children, Mark lives in Brighton, loves to swim and enjoys music & contemporary art.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Founder, Chief Executive

As Chief Executive and co-founder, Richard is the only director who works full time as a member of the 'Ops Team. He manages the development programme, leads major projects, drives the team and ensures that everything runs smoothly.  Richard is responsible for promoting TheGivingMachine to the wider community to help connect us to organisations such as the Social Enterprise Mark CIC, Deloitte Social Pioneers, and other similar groups. He is married with 2 children, 2 dogs -called Max & Sid.

Max - volunteer

Max - volunteer

Max's main role is to just be the cute one in the office despite the collar of shame he had to wear recently.   He has a nose for chocolate which is not a good thing for him.

Sid - volunteer

Sid - volunteer

Sid's main role is to bark whenever the door goes, anyone comes in or out of the work-space or anything unexpected happens.  He is an unbelievably cheeky chappie.

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