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)117 903 1100

Briony Phillips – Associate Director

Briony champions the Engine Shed’s work on the scale-up business ecosystem in collaboration with the West of England Combined Authority. As Associate Director, she takes on organisational development projects, supports strategic and operational management of Engine Shed and designs and develops projects relating to our broader organisational goals.

+44 (0)117 943 4832

Lorraine Fairbanks - Partnerships & Marketing Manager

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)117 903 1100

Helen Langmead - Assistant Accountant

Helen works part time as an Assistant Accountant for Engine Shed and SETSquared, spending most of her time preparing the management accounts on a monthly basis. Helen also assists the operations team in the financial aspects of their short and long term projects, as well as reviewing systems and processes on an ongoing basis to accommodate the changing needs of the business.


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

Ali Groves - Front of House Host

Ali works part-time on the Engine Shed reception. Her role includes hosting of visitors to the building, liaising with the tenants and generally assisting with the smooth running of the Shed.

+44 (0)117 903 1100

Nimrha Mahmood - Front of House Host & Business Admin Apprentice

Nimrha works full time on the Engine Shed reception. Her role includes assisting with reception duties, 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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