We are a small team of permanent and temporary staff and all of our work is supported by many regular volunteers from the local community.
Hugh, along with his partner Alice, moved to the Farm when Bosavern Community Enterprises was first established and together they began the huge undertaking of setting up the vegetable growing production, while also renovating the Farmhouse and outbuildings. Hugh has been tending the vegetable crops and caring for the hen flock ever since. Passionate about organic farming, wildlife and education in sustainable agriculture, Hugh is also a keen photographer. He has recorded numerous farm activities over the years in an expansive photo library and blog.
Affectionately known as ‘Otta’, he has been working with Hugh growing vegetables and caring for the flock of 300+ hens for over 3 years. With a background in wildlife conservation, and many years’ experience as a chef, Otta produces delicious meals from perishing vegetables in a mission to eliminate food waste. Otta also manages the Wholesale orders, talking to chefs in restaurant kitchens across West Cornwall about our seasonal produce.
Training & Project Co-ordinator
Having attended Cape Cornwall School in her teens, Katie studied Environmental Sciences at Derby University, worked for Friends of the Earth Parliamentary Unit, gained substantial community development, stakeholder engagement and project management experience back here in Cornwall and qualified with a PGCE for teaching adults. In her spare time Katie enjoys reading, moorland walks and folk singing. Katie co-ordinates our referrals, training and work experience placements at Bosavern.
Director & Company Secretary
Rob has over 35 years’ experience of working in and managing not-for-profit organisations. This has been in the advice sector, giving individuals information in a range of areas (state benefits, Carers’ support, and domestic energy) as well as to community organisations. He has been central to the formation of a number of community organisations and is one of the founders of Bosavern Community Farm. He is a seasoned fundraiser and project manager, and is the lead BCF Director overseeing the European-Union funded Growth & Empowerment project.
Yvonne studied French and Russian before embarking on a career in non-fiction book publishing, becoming editorial director of several leading London publishers. After moving to Cornwall in 2002 with her late husband, Yvonne co-founded Cornwall Editions specializing in books about the county. Yvonne established the Pendeen Farmers’ Market and started the shop here at Bosavern; keen to further develop our farm as a significant food hub, contributing to local food security and the building of a self-reliant, environmentally friendly food economy in this part of Cornwall.
Finance & Project Manager
For many years, Dilys has worked for not-for-profit organisations and community-based projects, she provides the financial backbone for the farm operations, managing day to day accounting, invoicing, year-end reports, tax returns and pay roll. Dilys has been instrumental in securing funding for our projects and continues to keep our funders happy by managing claims and reports with support from Julie.
Project Finance Officer
Along with her volunteer role at Bosavern Farm, Julie has had a long and trusted record of working in both finance & administration within the Voluntary & Community sector for over 20 years. Julie’s role is to assist Dilys with finance and reporting to ensure that funds are spent in line with the specific project requirements.