Engine Shed is operated by small dedicated team, working on strategy, marketing and venue front of house services.

Nick Sturge - Director

Nick is responsible for the direction and operation of Engine Shed. His role includes developing relationships with the wider business, investor and professional networks to support the work of Engine Shed activities.

+44 (0)117 943 4832

Karen Drake - Operations Director

Karen is Director of Operations, responsible for finance, tenant liaison, facilities and overall operations of the business.  Karen works closely with the team working on the development of Engine Shed 2, and coordinates the admin and front of house staff teams.

+44 (0)117 915 1270

Lorraine Fairbanks - Partnerships & Marketing Manager

Lorraine is on maternity leave until January 2018.

Lorraine is responsible for marketing at Engine Shed, including the website, email news and social media. She manages the diverse workforce for the future project, involving and inspiring young people in tech and creative careers. Her duties include keeping the members of the business lounge engaged in the space as well as sponsorship opportunities.

Paige Scarman - Assistant Venue Manager

Paige works full time managing the Engine Shed meeting rooms and event spaces. She is responsible for the planning of major events and VIP visits. Her role also includes making sure the services offered at Engine Shed are consistent with the visitor’s requirements and leading on improvements in response to tenant and visitor feedback.

+44 (0)117 943 4833

Jasmin John - Customer Service Apprentice

Jasmin works full time on the Engine Shed reception. Her role includes assisting with bookings of the Engine Shed meeting rooms and events, liaising with the tenants and generally assisting with the smooth running of the Shed.

+44 (0)117 903 1100

Yasmin Popat - Finance Assistant

Yasmin works for Engine Shed and SETsquared as a part-time Finance Assistant and her role includes providing customer services and support, assisting with the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns, assisting in the production of monthly management accounts and completing the monthly/annual statistics surveys as well as supporting the SETsquared team in the smooth running of the incubation activity.

+44  (0)117 915 1289


Faye Travers - Operations Co-ordinator

Faye works full time managing the building maintenance and Health and Safety. Her role also includes co-ordinating events, liaising with the ventures and generally assisting with the smooth running of the Centre.

+44 (0)117 943 4833

Briony Phillips – Scale-up Enabler

Briony explores, maps and supports the community of fast growing scale-up businesses across the West of England. She would like to hear from anyone running a scale-up business or leading an initiative to support the community. Her role is co-funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Business West, The University of Bristol and Engine Shed.

+44 (0)117 943 4832

Georgie Burr - Engagement Officer

Georgie works part-time at Engine Shed coordinating external engagement. She is covering the ‘supporting a diverse workforce for the future’ project, involving and inspiring young people in tech and creative careers.

+44 (0)117 915 1271


Emilie Harryman - Receptionist

Emilie works part-time on the Engine Shed reception. Her role includes welcoming the variety of visitors, liaising with the tenants and generally assisting with the smooth running of the Shed.

+44 (0)117 903 1100

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How to find Engine Shed

Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads


+44 (0)117 903 1100


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