Committee Member

21 Jan

Michael Wisher

Michael owns a hospitality recruitment business providing temporary labour to most major events and venues in the UK employing about 6500 people.  He also has a passion for education and the challenge of bridging the gap between that and full-time employment. To support this he is Vice Chair of Nottingham College and Chair of Chilwell School. Michael also has a few cars that he likes to use to raise money for children’s charities – it’s great fun and generally involves taking...

13 Jan

Andy Jackson

Andy joined UBS in 2017 having previously worked for Coutts for 9 years as a Director Wealth Manager advising high net worth entrepreneurial clients cross East and West Midlands. Prior to Coutts Andy has enjoyed various roles including meteorological and oceanographic observer in Royal Navy, gallery manager at fine art dealer in the Cotswolds and investment planning manager at NatWest. He has also run a family office for a UHNW family. Andy is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities...

12 Jun

Steve Hampson

Having founded, grown and then sold Hampsons Self Drive Hire in 2007, Steve felt he could relax a little and reap the fruits of his labour! However he became actively involved in The Prince’s Trust as Co-Chair for private fundraising in the East Midlands which is where he met Tim. Together after successful fund raising in The Prince’s Trust they decided to create The Star Trust and try to assist a greater number of locally based smaller charities.” ...

12 Jun

James Bentley

After graduating from Sunderland University, James took a year out to travel and then joined his father as a sixth generation in the family business, Charles Bentley and Son Ltd. The business supplies houseware and cleaning products to the retail and DIY sectors and has a growing ecommerce division www.buydirect4u.co.uk selling home and leisure products direct to consumers. ...

12 Jun

Torie Blythe-Richards

Torie is the founder and Director of The Partnership Lifestyle Club one of the UK’s most exclusive private members clubs. The club provides it’s members with Racehorse ownership, Hospitality and Business networking. Torie has a wealth of experience and expertise from a successful career in the highly competitive Lesiure and Hospitality industry. ...

15 Feb

Liz Cartwright

Liz Cartwright is MD of leading Midlands PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications. A former journalist, Liz set up her business 11 years ago and now employs 23 people. The company works across a number of sectors and specialisms including property and construction, professional services and food and drink. Liz is very well connected across the Midlands and is proud to use those connections and her expertise in charity PR to benefit the Star Trust. ...

12 Jun

Lisa Cawdron

Lisa joined Roythornes Solicitors in 2018 having previously spent more than 20 years in the legal profession in the East Midlands, including many years as a commercial property solicitor. She has a firm-wide role working with the various teams and sector leads to develop opportunities with new clients and maintain and grow relationships with our existing clients.  Lisa works closely with the Board in shaping the firm’s long-term strategy for growth. Lisa has been involved with the Star Trust since its inception...

12 Jun

Claire Coyne

Claire Coyne has over 30 years experience in the financial services sector; working for Midland Bank, HSBC and Coutts Private Bank. Claire is the Coutts Business Development Manager for the North, Midlands and East of England and her primary focus is to support new and prospective clients with their private banking and wealth management needs. ...