Our People

Tim Renshaw

CEO

Tim joined the Archer Project in 2005. As Chief Executive, his job is very varied and includes developing new services, overseeing the financial health of the charity and keeping his hand in on frontline work. He is especially interested in the pathway of opportunities needed to help someone move from street homelessness to a settled life that is enjoyable and rewarding. He admits to being a bit of a nerd about trauma and believes we should be doing more as a nation to identify trauma in early life. He is a lifelong Forest supporter, and remembers the glory years. He loves his garden as a place to mull over all sorts of things and to relax.

Jo Parnell

Deputy CEO

Jo joined the project as a volunteer in 2016 following redundancy. 5 years later she’s still here but as our deputy CEO. Her main objective is to develop services which meet the needs of, and develop opportunities for project users at every stage in their journey during and transitioning from homelessness. In her spare time Jo can be found walking her two beautiful Labradors and as a result of the recent restrictions she’s become addicted to box Sets, classic films and knitting.

Andy Parfrement

Engagement Manager

After a brief stint volunteering, Andy joined the paid ranks at the Archer Project in October 1998. Throughout the years he has been a project worker, activity coordinator and volunteer coordinator. In his current role, managing the engagement team, he oversees the daily running of the project and helps support people on the first steps of their journey into independent living. When not working Andy enjoys spending time with family, cycling, golf and following the local football teams, albeit in an ‘armchair fan’ capacity.

Terry Murphy

Head of Social Enterprise

Terry leads all things social enterprise at the project. He joined the team 7 years ago, initially as a volunteer for a year, then coordinating the project's activity programme for another year before leading the development of our fulfillment programme. He also developed our Printed By us and Just Clean social enterprises, through which we employ vulnerable adults as part of their journey to more fulfilling lives. His role now exclusively focuses of developing these enterprises.

Lynne Urpeth

Fundraising Team Manager

Lynne started working at The Archer Project in 2017 as a Corporate Fundraising Officer following a career in Law. She now manages the fundraising team. Day to day she spends her time building relationships with businesses of all sizes, in and around Sheffield and beyond. She also plans our fundraising activities. Out of work Lynne can be found spending quality time with her family, baking or creating something new in her home.

Anne McGolrick

Office Manager

Anne joined The Archer Project back in 2003 as the Officer Manager. She is responsible for managing day to day finance, as well as taking queries and other general administrative duties. When Anne isn’t working she spends time with her growing family and plays the euphonium in a local brass band.

Diana Ionita

Administration Manager

With 8 years of Branding and PR experience, 6 years of Business Administration and CRM experience, respectively 4 years of Finance and Accounts experience, Diana joined The Archer Project in September 2021. As Administration Manager, her role will revolve around developing and streamlining the Project’s governance, HR, admin and finance processes, with a long-term focus on research and development. In her free time, Diana loves hiking through local woodland.

Lucy Alexander

Progression Support Worker

Lucy joined the Archer Project as a volunteer in November 2019 and now works part-time as a Progression Support Worker. Lucy helps people make positive changes to their lifestyle through volunteering and taking part in activities relating to their interests, with the aim to build positive relationships and improve wellbeing. Lucy loves her new role and in her spare time she can be found hanging out with her family and friends or donning a wetsuit and wild swimming.

Suzanne Nimmo

Progression Support Worker

Suzanne started volunteering at the Archer Project around ten years ago and became an employed member of staff in 2017. She was the kitchen manager until a recent illness which has required her to undertake an office based job. Suzanne is now a Progression Support Worker, supporting people through the partner volunteering programme. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchild and going to the cinema.

Bryony Wilshaw

Communications and Fundraising Officer

Bryony joined the Archer Project in 2021 following a period of working in Digital Marketing within the public sector. It’s Bryony’s job to make sure everybody knows what great work we do here, whether that's via social media or liaising with the press, she’s the charity's digital megaphone. In her spare time she can be found walking her dogs, or in the crowd of a gig.

Joe Logan

Fundraising Officer

Joe joined The Archer Project in April 2022 as our new Fundraising Officer. His role involves applying for bids and grants in order to gain funds for the charity. Joe is an avid Sheffield United fan so likes to spend his time supporting them at games. He also likes to cycle and visit the pub with friends.

Rebecca Russell

Project Mentor and Wellbeing Coordinator

Rebecca joined the project in August 2021, after working as an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor. She is the Project's Mentor and Wellbeing Coordinator, and supports our previously homeless clients to dream for their futures, understand their strengths, and reach their employment and wellbeing goals. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys writing, dancing, and cooking with friends.

Tracey Hutchinson

Engagement Support Worker

Tracy has spent the last ten years working with 16- to 18-year-old care leavers and looked after children with varying needs and challenging behaviours. She recently joined our team as an Enagagement Support Worker. When not working, she can usually be found sat outside in the garden reading a book or playing fetch with her dog Harvey.

Anthony Jones

Engagement Support Worker

Anthony joined The Archer Project in April 2022 as an Engagement Support Worker. He originally comes from Glasgow in Scotland but has moved to Sheffield to take on this exciting new role. In his spare time Anthony likes to play chess and spend time on wood work projects.

Phoebe Rees

Kitchen Manager

Before joining the team, Phoebe spent several years working in the hospitality sector. However, she always loved volunteering, particularly as a project leader for the charity ‘Food Cycle’, which uses supermarket surplus to create meals for vulnerable members of the community. Phoebe is currently undertaking a master’s in human rights, which takes up most of her spare time, but when she's not studying, she loves climbing in the Peak District with her friends and husband.

James Creed

Peer Mentor Coordinator

James started coming to The Archer Project back in 2017 and after some years, went on to become the operations manager at our Social Enterprise, Printed By Us which he still currently does one day per week. He recently took the role of Peer Mentor Coordinator because he wants to use his experience to help people. In his spare time, James likes running, watching a good box set, and spending time with his family.

Stephen Wrigley

Peer Mentor Coordinator

Stephen started using the project back in 2010 and began volunteering soon after. He has recently taken the role of Peer Mentor Coordinator because he enjoys helping people who are in similar situations to the one he was previously in. In his spare time, he likes to support his favourite football team Liverpool FC, and he also enjoys music and doing crosswords.

Surriya Falconer

Trustee

Surriya has been a Trustee of The Archer Project since December 2018 and says: “The people that the Archer Project helps are often those who society would rather ignore or forget but we are really all alike and we need to remember we are but a few steps away from being in that place."

Surriya’s day job is running Falconer Associates - a Sheffield-based PR & Communications company. She has worked in London and Sheffield for and running various PR agencies and has been proud to be involved in some of the city’s major projects over the last 20+ years.

Stephen Kober

Trustee

Stephen joined The Archer Project as a trustee in September 2015 and chairs the Finance Committee. He is a retired Chartered Accountant who qualified in the City of London. He served as Finance Director for 30 years in a variety of companies. Most of his career was spent in manufacturing industry and a large part of this was in South Yorkshire. In the last 10 years before his retirement, he worked in the pensions sector in London and was a weekly commuter from Sheffield. He is now involved in voluntary work in Sheffield, where he has lived since 1990.

Neil Riley

Trustee

Neil spent over 35 years in NHS management concluding his career with 14 years as Assistant Chief Executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He retired in 2016 but continues to work with Foundation Trust hospitals advising them on governance issues. He has a passion for social justice ,as a core part of his Christian faith ,and became a Trustee in 2017 and Chair from 2019.

Ian Brownlee

Trustee

Ian Brownlee worked as a solicitor until he retired in 2015. After service in the Royal Air force and a master’s degree completed in 1982, Ian embarked on a legal career spanning more than 30 years in the public and private sectors, and as an academic at Leeds University where he rose to become Dean of the Faculty of Law. He also worked for 17 years in the Crown Prosecution Service in a number of roles in South Yorkshire and nationally. In retirement Ian pursues a variety of voluntary activities and hobbies and is still an active runner and hash house harrier. Ian has been a trustee and director of the Archer Project since 2017.

Daniel Brookman

Trustee

Dan joined the Archer Project in early 2022. He has owned and operated businesses for the last 30 years and has been the CEO of Airship Services since 2018. In his spare time, Dan mentors start-up businesses for a local foundation and for Plan B, and previously for Sheffield City Council and Hallam University. He’s an avid reader, and also spends much of his time wandering around the Peak District with his family

Kevin Rhone

Trustee

Kevin joined the Archer Project in early 2022. He moved to Sheffield 20 years ago as a student and has lived here ever since. He has been the Head of Social Value with Novus Property Solutions since 2011. Kevin has volunteered in charity projects in South Africa, India and Brazil in the past, was also a School Governor for three years, and now coaches an Under 10 Girls Football team. His main hobby is football; he also likes to enter events such as 10k’s or half marathons, and enjoys hiking and cycling.

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