Meet The Team

Board Members


Norman Routledge

Local Resident & Chairman

Norman is a successful Bristol businessman who runs Cannon Security – a Filton-based fire and burglar alarm firm. He is the owner of Kingsweston House a grade 1 historic building built between 1712 and 1719 which was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. He spend much of a year renovating the property. This work included employing and training young people from the Lawrence Weston estate.


Karl Butler

Local Resident Director, Original Subscriber & Resident Engagement Rep

Karl trained as a community researcher and has been behind much of the door knocking and dialogue with residents over the last 2 years.


Waltraud Pospischil

Local Resident Director, Original Subscriber & Training Rep

Val is a founder director and a committed member of the team. She has a broad range of interests and volunteers within a number of VCS organisations to improve a friendly community spirit such as Living Streets UK, Bristol Walking Alliance, the Bristol Incredible Edible project, to grow your own vegetables in your garden, and Playing out. Val is also a member of BCC Housing Scrutiny Panel. She is an artist and writer in her free time and she is involved in Social Enterprise and Outside In, a charitable art foundation. Val is passionate about equalities issues and has been sitting on the neighbourhood partnership as an equalities representative.

Bee Thornhill

Resident Director

Bee has been living in Lawrence Weston for the past 22 years and works as an Administrator in Avonmouth.  Bee also chairs/represents the Wescott Tenants and Residents Group.

Jackie Crouch

Resident Director

Jacki is a local resident director and a committed member of the team. Jacki is chair of Big Local and a planning group member. She also does the tips of the quarterly newsletter ‘On Your Doorstep’. Jacki used to work in the post office and she is got many years of experience as an accountant. Jacki was born and attended school in Lawrence Weston and her whole family has always lived in the area. Her ambition is to give the opportunity to the community to have a voice and bring back the spirit of community to the area.

James Spratt

Resident Director

James has lived in Lawrence Weston all his life (23 years). He has many interests including music, technology and computers. With his technological knowhow he plans to teach children about computer technology, and internet safety through a game called Minecraft at Ambition LW. James worked to help local residents find the cheapest deal on their energy supplier as an intern for Ambition LW energy group.

Amy Smith

Resident Director

I live in Lawrence Weston and have been a local to this area for 30 years. I work for Natwest in shirehampton and have two small children. I am also involved in the local community led housing project, and this is some thing I am passionate to see through.

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Jamie Siggers

Director & Properties Rep

Jamie is an Associate Director at WSP as a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the buildings construction industry. Jamie has a particular interest in sustainable building design and retrofit, timber engineering, heritage building conservation.

He has experience on a wide range of projects, from £100,000 to £125 million in value, involving new build, refurbishment and sustainable design, in many sectors including commercial, retail, education, health, sports and leisure and tall buildings. He has experience at Board level of strategic planning, finance and legal issues in both the commercial and voluntary sectors to help steer Ambition Lawrence Weston and a large network of contacts and colleagues, particularly in the construction and property industry, to draw upon to help the community meet its aims.

Jamie is also a Director of Bristol Green Doors and sits on the committee of the Constructing Excellence Club in Bristol.


Steve Hall

Director, Original Subscriber & Treasurer

Self-employed financial consultant. Many years employed as a Senior Manager with PwC. Experience in preparing and reviewing cash and profit forecasts, reviewing management and financial accounts, including general financial governance.


Terri Booker

Director, Local Resident & HR/Personnel Rep

Mother of four, housewife, and resident.
Involved in Lawrence Weston Planning group, Big Local lottery steering group, ALW Personnel sub group, NP forum, Avonmouth Sea Cadets and other local youth provisions.


Matthew Mellias

Board Advisor

Involved in Planning group, NP forum, Kingsweston Sports and social club, L’dub stock (local annual music festival) LW Football club, with a strong interest in local politics and campaigns.


Paul Jayson

Board Advisor

Manager at Lawrence Weston Community Farm


Emma Rigby

Board Advisor

Manager of Bread Youth Project (Juicy Blitz)

Tim Leaman

Resident Director

Tim works full time in the building services industry and was an elected Bristol City Councillor representing Kingsweston Ward from 2010-2016. He is currently Chair of the Neighbourhood partnership for L/Weston and Avonmouth and serves as a CIC (Community Interest  Company) director for Avonmouth projects group. ALW recently invited Tim to join the board as a strong supporter. ALW continues on its path to improve the area by delivering local projects for the benefit of residents.

Mike Crouch

Resident Director

Mike is a local resident director and a committed member of the team. Mike has been living in Lawrence Weston since 1948. He is a retired steel erector who was living in Germany for 4 years. Mike is also a member of the planning group, the Big Local Steering group and he sits in the grant pots panel.