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Our Trustees

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Rob Day (Chairman)

Rob has worked in the Design & Fit-out sector for 45 years and is Chairman & Founder of his workplace consultancy and design & fit-out business.

Rob is still actively involved as an ambassador for the company – talking to clients, both existing and prospective, suppliers and partners.


His key aim is to spread the message that powerful and positive changes happen through improving the way their businesses are resourced and their employees lives transformed when they invest in the workplace.


He is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren which keeps him busy at home, and also enjoys riding motorbikes and sailing in his leisure time.


Keith Payne (Deputy Chairman)

Keith has been a Trustee for 5 years .He has been a self-employed Agent for the past 40 years and before that , was a National Accounts Manager covering the U.K. and N.I.


He joined the Salespeople’s Charity to help and support Salespeople who have fallen on hard times and are struggling just to get by with life. Keith has the knowledge and skills to advise Salespeople of what we actually do and where we can help.


Phil Monk (Deputy Treasurer)

Phil started as a Manufacturers Agent in 1973, working for multiple manufacturers in the confectionery, general grocery and soft drinks markets supplying traditional wholesalers, cash and carry wholesalers, van sales operators and regional multiple retail groups.

He was also a member of the now defunct MCCTA where he served in all officer positions of his local Central Yorkshire Branch.


Laura Garnett (Charity Manager)

Laura Garnett - Charity Manager

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John Ross


Barry Quinn 

Barry has been involved in the Interior Design and Fit Out industry for over 20 years, growing from a Sales Executive to Sales Director before taking the step to set up a partnership. Barry has been a Partner for over 10 years.

Barry took on the role of trustee in 2017 and his extensive experience allows him to provide advice and support to help those who have fallen on hard times.

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Mark Sheridan 

Mark has been in the Office Furniture Industry for nearly forty years, spending the first nineteen years in dealer sales and for the past twenty-one years as a manufacturers sales agent.

Mark is married with two children and three step children and for fun enjoys spending time with his wife and grown up children, travelling, dining out and practicing to be a proficient jazz saxophonist. 


Mark first joined the Salespeople’s Charity in 2006 as a steward before becoming a Trustee in 2016.

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Gill Stephenson

Gill has over 20 years business administration experience with particular knowledge in Human Resource Management, having run her own Career Management company during this period.  She is currently working in adult and school guidance which involves considerable knowledge of the benefit and welfare system. Prior to becoming a Trustee in 2011 Gill was the Charity Manager.

Gill is passionate about helping people to improve their lives, and feels that she can make a difference in these difficult economic times to those in need

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Graham Goulding

Graham is semi-retired, having spent 43years in the Office furniture industry where for the last 20 years he was MD of Mainrock Ltd a business that specialise in Office furniture and Interiors. Married with two daughters, Graham has recently become a grandad.


His passions are Sport, especially football, being a season ticket holder at Tottehnham but also finds time for walking and cycling when the weather is fine. At other times Graham can be found listening to music, cooking and reading about and drinking wine.

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