The Gardeners Rest

Gardeners Rest Community Socety MEMBERS
Gardeners Rest Community Socety

About the GRCS.

The Gardeners Rest Community Society (GRCS) exists to run the Gardeners Rest public house. We aim to maintain its reputation as a great pub, but more than a pub, we want to develop the building into a space that can serve as a centre for community engagement and social enterprise.

We actively create opportunities for people that don't have the usual chances in life. Be that by employing someone with learning difficulties, or someone who's just not worked for a number of years. We take our charitable work very seriously and want to do well for the people that come into our care.

We also care about the community at large and want to maintain the great pub atmosphere, where lots of people know one another, where new customers are welcomed into the community and made to feel a part of it.

The pub, its regulars, the wider society and the people we employ, they're all very important to us and we hope you'll support us in the venture to make our pub a success!

How the Socety is Goverened.

The GRCS is managed by a steering group of five founding members. Regular meeting are held where the membership as a whole is represented.

The structure of the GRCS is:




Mark Powell


Mark is the Director of Yes2Ventures charity, he has a wealth of experience of working in the third sector along with work as a community services organiser.


Nigel Williams


Nigel is an industry expert working at the national level in the Pub and Brewing industry. He's owned his own chain of pubs, including the famous Ranmoor Inn.


Andy Bailey


Andy works in NHS management building software applications around business processes. Andy's expertise is in modeling & software development.


Dan Carter


Dan is the travel manager for Yes2Ventures, coordinating travel support for people with learning disabilities.


Chris Olewicz


Chris is finishing off his PhD in history, he has a wealth of experience working in social development. Chris is an avid Sheffield Wednesday F.C. fan!


Cayn White

Pub Manager

Cayn has lots of experience working at the community owned Fox and Goose in Hebden Bridge. He's dedicated to making the very most of what the Gardeners Rest can offer.


Stan Burt

Events Coordinator

Stan has spent many years working in events management and he's keen to hear from members any ideas they might have.


Tim Stillman

Work Supervisor

Dr Tim Stillman is a director & co-owner of Sheffield Brewery, he's worked for many years as an acedemic and takes an interest in helping develop people.

The Model Rules of the Socety.

Society Rules.

The Gardeners Rest Community Society Ltd is a Community Benefit Society incorporated under the Co-Operative And Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. It's registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered no: 7393. We operate under the 'Model Rules'

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