Director and Founder
Sophie is the founder of Remade Network, co-founder of the Remakery in Brixton, creator of the Edinburgh Remakery, consultant to Remade in Brooklyn and collaborator with Repair Café Glasgow. Sophie’s work was inspired by living in Nepal and creating less than a dustbin of rubbish in a year. She is passionate about creating resilient community enterprises which listen to and involve the voices of people on the ground.
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Community Engagement Lead
Holly joined Remade Network in January 2020 and is working on a number of community-focused education and repair projects. She is particularly interested in the opportunities within repair for job-creation.
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Events and Finance Lead
Lauren works across grassroots community organisations in Glasgow, including Kinning Park Complex and Repair Café Glasgow in which she holds a variety of roles focused on development and management. At Remade, she leads on events and finance.
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Repair Stop Manager
Chris joined the Remade team in May 2020 with the aim of designing, implementing and maintaining a process of refurbishing computers for distribution to disadvantaged people across the local community.
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Emalie Dam Christensen
Textile Repair Technician
Lauren joined the Remade team in June 2020 after working across a range of social and environmental projects, from developing a surplus food redistribution network with Plan Zheroes in London, to promoting the circular economy with Zero Waste Scotland. Lauren is passionate about empowering communities to move away from capitalist structures, and can sometimes be found organising ‘Disco Soup’ events dressed as a raspberry.
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Gordon is our amazing IT Technician who is leading on the technical side of the computer refurbishment project.
Peter McColl is a writer and activist based in Scotland with an interest in the future economy, social and environmental justice, and making work more humane. Peter has been involved with Remade Network since its launch and advises its policy and advocacy positions.
Repair Café Glasgow Founder and Uphub Manager
Jon Dawes chairs and manages Repair Café Glasgow which began operations in April 2018. Before this, he worked as staff at the Kinning Park Complex on community sustainability initiatives. Jon lives in Glasgow and drives a vegetable oil powered Mercedes that he is very proud of.
Campaign Manager, Have You Got The Bottle?
Jenni is the Campaign Manager for Have You Got The Bottle? which was started by the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland to urge Scottish Ministers to introduce a deposit return system for all drinks containers.
Chief Operating Officer, Audit Scotland
Diane McGiffen is the Chief Operating Officer of Audit Scotland, the public sector’s independent spending and performance watchdog. She has worked at Audit Scotland for 20 years and leads their strategy to be a world class organisation, supporting the Auditor General, the board and the management team. Diane’s role focusses on ensuring the organisation delivers effective, high quality and sustainable public audit. She has previously worked in urban regeneration and at the House of Commons. Diane joined Remade Network’s board in 2020.
Founder of Artistic Spectrum
Emma is a graduate of Falmouth University (Ceramics), She began her career as a designer and has been published in magazines including Elle Decoration, Marie Claire and the Guardian and Observer. Emma began working with people with autism in London in 2003. She founded Artistic Spectrum in 2013 with the intention of bringing her highly successful approach to as many people as possible.
Manager, Lush Buchanan Street
Having managed three stores and worked in five, Magz has seen LUSH on Buchanan Street, Glasgow, grow from a small team of 15-20 people to her current team of over 100 members of staff. Magz is directly responsible for the running of the store in all aspects from training and development, people management, coaching and difficult conversations, to keeping the store within budget. Magz joined Remade Network’s board at its start in 2018.
Founder and Director, Retweed
Much of the work Hazel has been involved in has focused on equality; managing women’s charities and working on EU projects promoting parity in education, enterprise and employment. In 2016, Hazel moved back to Berwickshire and applied her life’s learning to create ReTweed, a social enterprise delivering craft and textile skills to women facing multiple barriers to tackle cycles of poverty, isolation and low aspiration. Hazel joined Remade Network’s board in 2020.
Development Officer, DTAS
Lena Hutton has been involved in community development for over 20 years. Starting out in the Scottish Borders and now working for Development Trust Association Scotland she has grass roots community enterprise at heart. Lena joined Remade Network’s board in 2020.
Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Bioregional
Kat is the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager at Bioregional, a social enterprise at the forefront of sustainability for over 25 years. Her expertise in identifying and building strategic partnerships enables the scaling of solutions that help people to live happy, healthy lives within the means of the planet.