Our Team

The Pennoyer Team

The Pennoyer Centre is run by a great team of dedicated staff, volunteers and trustees.

All embrace the Centre’s vision of supporting our local community and businesses, whilst preserving Pulham’s unique heritage. Their range of skills, knowledge and experience underpins the Centre’s ethos and creates a welcoming yet professional atmosphere.

The hard work and support these amazing people give to the Pennoyer Centre ensures the venue continues to thrive.

Join us!

We’re a friendly bunch and always looking for new volunteers to join in the fun! There are a myriad of roles from which to choose, including reception duties, gardening, organising events, preparing heritage exhibitions or being part of the award-winning cake baking team!

The Pennoyer Centre relies on a dedicated team of part-time staff to ensure excellent delivery of day to day management. Please email our Centre Manager regarding vacancies.

Meet our Team

David Howlett – Centre Manager
Ben Elvin – Senior Café Assistant
Donna Porter – Café Assistant
Julie Clarke – Café Assistant
Vicky Knight – Café Assistant
Beccy Miller – Café Assistant
Bev Stoneman – Café Assistant
Tasmin Mills – Café assistant
Kerry Mark – Cleaner
Glenn Albon – Caretaker
Mark Scanlan – Caretaker
Pat Cook – Bar
Jazzy Wiles – Bar

Our Amazing Volunteers

Anna ?? – Gardener
Katie Andrews – Reception
Tony Aylett– Gardener
Zoe Clarke – Reception
Pat Cook – Reception
Steve Ellam – Film nights and bingo organiser
Sue Ellam – Film nights organiser
Maxine Hawkes – Cakes and reception
Nicola Hilton – Reception
Chrissie Howlett – Cakes
Paul McCann – Cakes
Val Pipe – Film nights organiser
Walter Pipe – Film nights and bingo organiser
Jenny Surey – Gardener
Jo Webster – Reception
Sally West – Reception
Ruth Wharton – Cakes
Marion Wilson – Reception


The Pennoyer Centre is a registered charity overseen by a Board of Trustees, all of whom volunteer their time to ensure the Centre continues to prosper for future generations. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Pennoyer Centre and has overall accountability for the Centre’s strategic direction and delivery of its charitable objectives.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a trustee, please email the Chair using the Centre’s contact form.

Anne Cleveland (Chair)

Since retiring, I moved to Pulham St Mary six years ago. The Pennoyer Centre has helped me meet new friends since moving to the area. Throughout my working life, I have had extensive experience of working with businesses, government agencies and charities at board level. I applied to become a trustee in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as Chair. My professional experience has afforded me the opportunity to give something back to the local community through my work at the Pennoyer Centre.

Kim Bryant

I became a Pennoyer Centre Trustee so I could become more involved in the Centre, which hugely benefits our village. As an independent HR Consultant with over 25 years of experience, I work behind the scenes helping with HR issues.

Outside of work my interests include my dog, music, collecting old Volkswagens, photography and camping.

Karin Carruthers

After graduating in Scientific & Technical Graphics, I have lived and worked successively in Manchester, Scotland and London. Now living in Norfolk, I run my Pulham-based design communications agency whilst also applying my talents to The Pennoyer Centre. I am involved in creating a strong brand for the Centre which includes everything from the website to creating exhibition panels and information leaflets.

Tim Hills

I am very much part of Pulham’s community, having lived in the area for the majority of my life. As an IT engineer I sort out IT issues in Norfolk schools.

I enjoy supporting the Pennoyer Centre by utilising my skills to help maintain their state-of- the-art IT systems and facilities.

As a keen swimmer I have competed in many competitive and charitable swims and on occasions, I can be spotted in the odd triathlon.

Kath Jones

My working experience has principally been in research and development management within the healthcare sector. I was a member of the Pennoyer Centre’s Board of Trustees from 2011 and Chair from 2014, stepping down in 2016. Taking early retirement in 2020 means I have been gifted with more free time and re-joined the Board as a fundraising specialist. I enjoy spending time dog walking and grooming, baking and driving a tractor for the Annual Pink Ladies’ Tractor Run for CRUK.

Sheila King

As an independent management consultant, I have worked with numerous organisations large and small. My involvement with The Pennoyer Centre began in 2006 when I developed the original feasibility survey. I then led the team that secured funding and managed the restoration project. I became Chair of the new Trustee Board until 2014, with specific focus on the heritage aspects of the Centre.

My interests include bird watching, gardening, cooking, wine, travel and of course, my family.