The Team At The Swan

Here are some of the current team here at The Swan. We of course start with the most important people, our Bar Staff and acknowledge that without their passion and drive for customer service, we would not all enjoy The Swan.

The Bar Team

The bar staff team are very experienced at running a busy and diverse pub. The team are employed by our Community Interest Company and will focus solely on The Swan.

  • Micky

    Micky

    General Manager

  • Connor Lindop

    Connor

    Assistant Manager

  • Clare

    Clare

    Barmaid


The Management Team

All the Management Team want to help strengthen the fabric of the local community, through making connections between people, increasing skills and supporting social and cultural renewal. The original concept of The Swan as both a local pub and community hub has been recognised.

  • Richard Allen

    Richard Allen

    Director

    I grew up in Windsor, attended the local schools, and taught in both Windsor Girls’ and Boys’ schools, before starting Everyday Theatre in 2004, which progressed on an interesting journey to the Green Room schools we have today. I am passionate about people, education and pubs The Swan presents an opportunity to pursue all of these in what will hopefully be a groundbreaking initiative.

    The Green Room School began in 2011 as a part time project with three pupils, helping them re-engage with education. It now operates as 2 independent schools, in Windsor and Kingsley, and a 6th form provision (GR6). All three, judged as Ofsted Outstanding, offer unique opportunities for our learners but are bonded by the same ethos that drives our work. We aim to provide an inspirational alternative learning environment, where every young person has the help they need to achieve success.

    Buying The Swan is great news for the local community and also for our school as we now have a perfect place we can use for our GR6 pupils. We hope it can provide a venue for learning, an inspiration for Masters Edge projects and a perfect place to learn vital life and work skills as our pupils prepare for adulthood. Having a pub to be used by the school is a new and exciting project, it sounds like something we should do!

  • Will Calvert

    Will Calvert

    Director

    I moved to Windsor in 1985 and it's where my kids grew up and Rebecca and I call home. The Swan is a long term project in which my involvement is about making Windsor a better, more inclusive community. The role of the Green Room School is essential to this. Our commitment as directors is to manage all individuals' investment wisely so that, in five years' time, we've created a community hub that changes lives positively and we’re all proud to be part of. It will be hard work but worthwhile and good fun for all involved.

  • Richard Douglas

    Richard Douglas

    Company Secretary

    I moved to Windsor 40 years ago, having met my wife, Hilary, a Windsor lass, at teacher training college. After two years teaching, I was commissioned into the Royal Army Educational Corps. Twenty years later, I left the Army and became CEO of a large grant-making charity. Since taking early retirement I have been looking for the right opportunity to volunteer within the local community. From the first public meeting held at the Brewery I was inspired by the vision of what The Swan in Clewer could become and could provide. Using my experience in education and the charity sector, I hope to be able to help develop a community hub that will support the pupils of The Green Room School and the residents of Windsor.

  • Sasha Harbridge

    Sasha Harbridge

    Finance

    I moved to Windsor 10 years ago with my husband and two boys and love the community spirit Windsor seems to evoke. As an experienced Commercial Manager and Finance Analyst, I am keen to help out with the financial management of The Swan. Particularly as both boys have been through the Windsor Youth Football Club with Willie as Chairman and the family are all fans of the amazing work that The Green Room do (and their future plans for The Swan). Not to mention that fact that my husband & I are regulars at both the Brewery and The George! Cheers!.


The Buildings Team

The building team have really got stuck in and made big strides in our journey to re-opening. Apart from organising volunteer events, they have had specialists in to perform work behind the scenes. The scaffolding currently adorning The Swan is in place whilst repairs are made to the roof, windows and brickwork.

  • Lexie Sparks

    Lexie Sparks

    Site Coordinator

  • Richard Allen

    Richard Allen

    Director

  • Tony Cross

    Tony Cross

    Project Manager

  • Ian Birch

    Ian Birch

    Bricoleur


The Friends of The Swan

All volunteers. All passionate about The Swan. All want to restore The Swan as a local pub ... and to create a unique community hub. Aim of the team is to spread the word and to raise funds for the renovation.

With a quite varied approach - from web, to social media, to traditional press and radio - the team evangelise the story of The Swan. Further, the team are making grant applications to varied and appropriate potential benefactors. Ideas and suggestions are always welcomed.

  • Anne Tebbatt

    Anne Tebbatt

    Chair & Press

  • Rachel Cross

    Rachel Cross

    Charity Coordinator

  • Louise Winch

    Louise Winch

    Events Coordinator

  • Ian Birch

    Ian Birch

    Facebook

  • Peter Clifford

    Peter Clifford

    Marketing

  • Ken Sutherland

    Ken Sutherland

    Web & IT

  • Richard Douglas

    Richard Douglas

    Grants & Email