Meet The Team

Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) is a Registered Charity (Number: 1152237) and Registered Company (Number: 8179331) so there is a Board accountable for its operations, and a small project team. Please see the Contact section to get in touch and the About Us section for more background on the history and successes of ALW.

Project Team

Mark Pepper

Development Manager

Mark is responsible for overall delivery of Ambition Lawrence Weston’s aims through the Lawrence Weston Community Plan. He is ALW’s representative on the Big Local Steering Group and Chair of the Neighbourhood Planning Group. Mark lives in Lawrence Weston and has good connections in the community from his previous youth and social work, and has experience of partnership working to gain more funding and delivery of local objectives.

Laura Moreno


Laura ensures Ambition Lawrence Weston keeps on track delivering its objectives, by ensuring all meetings and workshops and planned, actions noted and progressed. She also manages the financial accounts and funding including Big Local grants and Youth Centre bookings and payments. Laura is often the first point of contact for enquiries, manages the website and social media and also designs and publishes On Your Doorstep newsletter.

Becky Cockle

Trainee Community Development Worker

Becky has a keen interest in youth service provision, is a local resident and mother of 2.


Community Development Worker

Under recruitment. See job advert.

Board Members


Norman Routledge

Chairman, Local Resident & HR/Personnel Rep

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 has spent much of the last year renovating the property. This work included employing and training young people from the Lawrence Weston estate.


Terri Booker

Local Resident director & HR/Personnel Rep

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


Waltraud (Val) 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.

Birgit (Bee) Thornhill

Local Resident Director

Chair of the Wescott Tenants Association, experience in business and office administration.

Jacki Crouch

Local 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.

Tim Leaman

Local Resident Director

Tim works in transport and construction, an ex-local authority Councillor for the Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth ward, who brings a good working knowledge of the local authority and contacts.

Mike Crouch

Local Resident Director

Mike comes from a construction and publican working background, and is involved in the Lawrence Weston Planning Group, Big Local lottery steering group, Big Local grant panel member and also acts as our in-house maintenance volunteer.


Steve Hall

Director, Original Subscriber, Treasurer & HR/Personnel Rep

Past senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Experience in preparing and reviewing cash and profit forecasts, reviewing management and financial accounts, and financial governance.

Aisling Bennett


Community Services Manager for Oasis Academy Schools. Experience in community development and education.


Jamie Siggers

Director & Properties Rep

Experience in the civil and structural engineering industry. Director of finance for business development (Faculty of Building). Large network of contacts and colleagues (including construction and property) to draw upon, to assist in any development aims/goals. Experience of business and voluntary organisational governance. Director of Bristol Green Doors.

Andrew Robertson

Local Resident Co-opted Director

Andrew works for a government agency in Bristol, with a background in customer service, business improvement and quality management. He supports Ambition Lawrence Weston with IT and communications including website, newsletter and social media.

Amy Smith

Local Resident Co-Opted Director

Amy works for a High Street bank, is a mother of 2 children and acts as the resident chair for Ambition Lawrence Weston’s Community Housing Project.


Matthew Mellias

Board Advisor

Involved in the Neighbourhood Planning Group, 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.