In writing this (Matt at Union St here) I wanted to tell you the brief story of what we’ve done so far to get our charity started. So far, I’ve reached out to key people at Union St for whom I’ve got a lot of respect and trust, to give the organisation a strong foundation. Our current Trustees are;

Danny Pinch (Trustee)

Winner of the Best Vegetarian Dish at the British Street Food Awards 2021 and Northern Champion of the British Street Food Awards 2020. Danny’s first weekly residency was at Union St where he accessed 1-to-1 support from the School For Pop-Ups Business Advisor Greg Tipper, pivoting from trading as Pinch N’ Pull to re-branding as Pellizco, before ‘graduating’ to take daily premises at Cutlery Works. It’s there you’ll find Danny serving Mexican inspired street food, with menus designed around flavour, texture and presentation, with more info Danny’s upcoming pop-ups and catering services at

Leonie Sloots (Trustee)

Leonie is Project Manager with Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield and Lead Trainer at multi-award winning social enterprise Higher Rhythm in Doncaster

Simon Kilpatrick

is a Psychologist currently studying for a PhD, as one of the Pioneer Members at Union St has been instrumental in building our community.

Jonny Butcher

is National Field Director at national community based union, starting his work in the North from Union St.

Within our first year we appointed the following staff working on a seasonal basis;

Greg Tipper (Business Advisor)

Greg is currently a Business Advisor with the British Business Bank (responsible for the UK’s government supported Start-Up Loan), after previously supporting our street food start-ups in his role as Programme Manager at The Prince’s Trust.

To report on our first year, we appointed the following External Auditor;

Dr Gareth Morgan

is the author of the book “Charity Reporting and Accounting” and has been chairing the influential SORP Governance Review with the four charity regulators across the UK and Ireland: the Charity Commission for England & Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and the Charities Regulator of Ireland

Trustee Vacany

  • We’d love to attract additional skills experience in relevant areas, such as financial management, enterprise start-up support, and the food and beverages industry
  • We aspire is develop as a growing organisation to achieve an increasing social impact, as we’ll see increased need in a post-lockdown era
  • We aim to offer a unique opportunity to be involved at an exciting time, when much of the ground work has been established

The Role

  • We are seeking experienced individuals in a position to share skills and knowledge
  • Scope is available for those looking to develop their involvement and make a difference
  • Trustees are required to attend a minimum of 4 meetings per year, the majority of which will be held online via Zoom
  • Meetings are held on a voluntary basis, with charity regulations mandating that there are no financial incentives
  • A 12 month commitment is required, with a mutual review process every 12 months

To Apply

  • Please see the Trustee Role Specification here
  • To apply, email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]
  • All applications will be responded to within 24hrs