Meet the Changemakers

We are a district of changemakers, disruptors, innovators, environmentalists, inventors, creators, progressives, entrepreneurs, engineers, futurists, gamechangers…

Meet some of our people here.

Indigo Redfern
CEO, GL11 Community Hub

“There is the potential in every community for this to happen.”

Pete Barrett
Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park

“Stroud District sits at the geographical centre of the Western Gateway, working to power the UK’s effort to reach net zero across South Wales and Western England.”

Denise Smith
Hammonds Farm, Natural Flood Management

“The natural flood management scheme means we are ready for what each season brings to the farm”

Jennifer Nel
Partnerships and Funding Manager, Canal & River Trust

“The canal is a destination in its own right – our living waterways connect communities and enhance health and wellbeing.”

Fiona Shiner
Woodchester Valley Vineyard

“Stroud District is a buzzy place where people are very loyal to local producers and care about their surroundings. We have been supported in our business by local customers since the beginning.”

Kim Read
New Homes and Regeneration Manager, Stroud District Council 

“We believe social housing should be built to the highest standards, offering a great place to live while delivering excellent energy efficiency.”

John Newton
Vice Chair of the Cotswold Canals Trust

“We have big ambitions; we want to help create the UK’s most user-friendly canal and towpath accessible for everyone.”

Greg Pilley
Managing Director, Stroud Brewery

“Stroud feels like home for me and the brewery.”

Cllr Beki Aldam
Brimscombe Port

“I’m excited to see Brimscombe Port come to life through this regeneration, and flourish for the local community and visitors to our region”

Andrew Malley
Dransfield Properties Limited

“We had a vision of how we could make a difference to Stroud town centre, and we jumped in with both feet”

Dale Vince

“Stroud has been the heartland of green activism for years.”

Sarah Dunning
Westmorland Family (Gloucester Services)

“We always start with what’s local because that says something about the area and what the area does."