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Our Team

Programme

Manager

Magdalena Filipova-Rivers

Maggie has trained as a development micro-economist. She has worked in the migrant and refugee field for the past 5 years. Maggie has been involved in projects relating to the economic integration of newcomers, generally, and integration through micro entrepreneurship specifically. Maggie looks after all operational matters.


Trustee and

Acting Chair

Stephen Barry

Stephen Barry, who represents the barry Family Foundation, is a chartered accountant with a lifetime experience in Venture Capital. He reviews all lending decisions to ensure compatibility with the Committee’s lending criteria, and authorises all loans.


Advisory

Committee

Member

Stephen Allcock

Advisory

Committee

Member

Sophie Service


After more than 20 years as a tax barrister, Stephen built up and sold a small artisan bakery/coffee shop chain based in North London. He has since focussed on his family property business in the Bristol area specialising in industrial and pub property. Away from business he is involved in several volunteering activities.