Alberto has volunteered at Regather since January 2018 and now delivers veg boxes by trike across Nether Edge and Meersbrook. He is currently studying organic agriculture and sustainable food systems, covering his passion for alternative food transitions. Previously, Alberto worked in organic farms and catering sector. Besides, he has been involved in democratising knowledge projects and the Nyeleni food sovereignty movement. When not working or studying he can often be found cooking meals, gardening at the allotment, shooting photos or simply enjoying music.
Business Development Manager
Gareth Roberts is a founder member of Regather, leading the enterprise start up in 2005 and incorporating as a co-op in 2010. Gareth is passionate about cooperation, and has worked collaboratively with people from all walks of life for over 20 years. His various experiences as an arts administrator, event manager, lecturer and serial social entrepreneur bring useful skills and resilience to the team. More recently over the past 3 years Gareth has led our strategic developments around Community Economic Development and Sustainable Food Systems, ensuring Regather continues to occupy a position (and reputation) in Sheffield as an organisation leading on innovative economic and social change.
Bar manager and Bartender
Anca was introduced to Regather in January 2016 during an international project about sustainable entrepreneurship. Interested in this topic, she moved to UK in spring 2016 and started volunteering with Youth Discovery Ventures by promoting European projects and helping at Regather bar, veg box and outdoor events. Currently working as a bartender and bar manager at Regather, Anca provides friendly customer service during our cosy event nights and, whether it’s film, live music or comedy, she enjoys attending the shows as well. Anca is a Director of Common Thread and in her role she hosts monthly clothes exchanges, oversees recruitment, volunteer coordination and marketing. In her free time she likes attending workshops, gigs and festivals, and trying to make her garden grow
Brand new volunteer at Regather for 2018-2019, foodie and beer amateur, I’m passionate about volunteering and travelling also. Volunteering allows me to learn, experiment, share and meet new people. I was volunteering before to come in UK and I wanted to continue abroad. This is my first international project, I hope to enjoy it to the maximum. Already waiting for the next adventure. Cheers!
Suela is from Albania and joined Regather as an international volunteer since October 2018. She is working with packing and delivering veg boxes, helping at Regather events, and everyday works. She has an interest in planting and growing local and organic food and is also volunteering at Wortley Hall Walled Garden. Getting to see so many green places, meeting friendly and nice people, living in a multi-cultural environment,and provided with opportunities to get involved in different volunteering projects are some of the reasons she is really enjoying her stay in Sheffield.
Delivery Driver & Head Grower
Doug Kemp’s journey to organic vegetable production started with community gardening in East London moving on to long term woofing on smallholdings, and later commercial veg box ventures before joining the Regather Veg box team in 2016. A passion for the outdoors, practical work, delicious local organic veg and the implementation of robust working systems has helped direct him towards setting up the Regather Farm. Doug has recently completed the Soil Associations Future growers course and attended market gardening courses held by LandBase. He also volunteers at Sheffield Organic Growers and Wortley Hall Walled garden. Prior to joining Regather Doug has experience of community development work across third sector environmental organisations working on project delivery, managing volunteers and delivering training.
Veg Box Team
Fran’s experience of running a large veg box scheme and working on organic farms prepared her for joining Regather in January 2014. In the past 4 years she has developed the Regather Box scheme, enjoying working with local producers, developing efficient logistical systems, and taking pride in delivering excellent customer service. She is a director of the co-op with an interest in good food and local community. Fran also manages a therapeutic horticulture enterprise for mental health charity Sheffield Flourish.
Events & Marketing
Tim Feben has been with Regather for 6 years and is a Director of the Co-Op. He is a lifelong cultural enthusiast with a passion for engaging with and supporting a rich cultural programme across the city. He leads on the development and operation of the Regather Club and associated programme, and currently leads on the Folk Forest event series. He oversees the marketing and web development for the co-op along with the associated graphic design. He is also a board member for Opus Independents and was previously Chair at Peace in the Park festival. In his spare time Tim enjoys playing in bands, going to gigs & festivals, travelling and gardening.
Nina joined our team in October 2018 as an international volunteer and helps our everyday work including veg-box, working with local growers and Regather events and bar work. Nina studied Governance and Social Sciences in Tbilisi, Georgia and is interested in Anthropology. In Sheffield she enjoys being involved in the whole process of producing organic food; starting from planting and harvesting to packing and delivering veg boxes across the city. Discovering British beer; listening to different styles of gigs and bands; hiking; climbing and talking to the people from different communities is another kind of fun for her in Sheffield.
Finance & HR
Rachel Boyce has been a member of Regather since 2015 and has helped to support the organisation to achieve a step change in its financial and HR procedures since taking over the role in October 2016. Rachel works closely alongside our Chartered Accountants Third Sector Accountancy. Rachel also enjoys getting involved with the events side of Regather and manages our international volunteer programme. Rachel is a Director for local social enterprise Youth Discovery Ventures Ltd, and sits on the board of Trustees for Voluntary Action Sheffield.
Veg Box Team
Clem Bonneau started working with Regather as a volunteer in 2016 and gradually joined the veg box team, she does the weekly admin for the veg box as well as some promotional events. Her experience in farm-scale food growing, market trading and involvement in other veg box schemes has been an asset for Regather box scheme. Clem is also involved in several community projects around Sheffield trying to develop alternatives to the current food system, including working at New Roots.