The Team

Our Volunteers

Our organisation is currently run by volunteers who, along with paid professionals, deliver our funded project work. Our volunteers bring a  wealth of experience and talent, to craft and life!


Our Staff

We currently have two members of staff on zero hours contracts to ensure our ability to quickly respond to new opportunities. We are currently delivering work in London, the Southwest of England, and supporting an EU-wide project. We  welcome applications from experienced textile or craft tutors, occupational therapists, and outreach workers with craft skills who recognise that in the first instance we are only able to offer zero hours contracts, but we are regularly invited to bid for contracts and we actively seek out funding and partnership for community-building and socially supportive projects.

The staff team account to our Board of Directors, an inspiring group of community, public and business sector leaders who guide and govern the development of our social enterprise. (We are currently accepting Nominations  for additional members to the Board to support us in developing our next business plan – which will guide our activity over the next 3-5 years.)



Our Board of DIRECTORS

David Floyd FRSA – Chair

David is Managing Director of Social Spider CIC. He supports, researches and writes about social enterprise and social innovation, specialising in social enterprise development and social investment. Social Spider is also known for its extensive work around mental health issues.


Catherine West FRSA

Catherine founded Significant Seams with an idea and her daughter’s buggy. Her determination to make Significant Seams a success, and the depth of her belief in each person in our community’s value, routinely inspire. She brings twenty years of professional experience in marketing and fundraising, with a particular focus on the creative industries and education. She also has extensive insight and experience in the arenas of health and well-being.


Cllr. Paul Douglas

Paul is a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and an experienced financial administrator.  He has extensive governance experience in the third sector and local government, fantastic human insights honed in his time managing a Student Union bar, and possibly incongruously, inspirational organisational skills probably best appreciated when he worked at NatWest! He is also a cross-stitcher, and has appeared in Cross Stitcher magazine.


Simon La Roche

Simon brings 7 years experience as a communications professional and civil servant with a strong interest in social policy, especially around community development, the arts, and the environment.