The team

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Enterprise Zone and the management of the various projects that make it up, the core Enterprise Zone team cover a range of disciplines and expertise.

Jack Allan, Economic Development Manager at Bristol City Council

Jack has worked on the Enterprise Zone since it was set up in 2012, and has been instrumental in projects such as the establishment of Engine Shed and the expansion of the area covered by the zone. He also plays a key role in helping businesses relocate to and set up within the area, and works extensively with the developer community.

Joanna van der Veen, Communications Officer

Joanna manages the digital communications channels for the Enterprise Zone, including social media and writing the Temple Quarter blog. She has worked on the Enterprise Zone since 2015, having previously held communications roles in the public, private and higher education sectors.

Manvir Randhawa, Senior Project Manager

Manvir is the Senior Project Manager for the demolition of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office on Cattle Market Road, and manages its interfaces with other projects within the Enterprise Zone. She is responsible for ensuring that the project is delivered to time and to cost, and works closely with the University of Bristol. Manvir joined the team in 2017, and has a background of project management in both the public and private sectors.

Richard Marsh, Programme Director for Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

Richard has overall responsibility for ensuring that development within the Enterprise Zone delivers against key objectives including job growth, housing delivery and infrastructure improvements. Richard joined the Enterprise Zone team in 2017 and brings experience of leading significant regeneration projects within other local government organisations and of commercial development within the private sector.

Ruth Wilmshurst, Senior Communications Officer

Ruth has led on communications and engagement for the Enterprise Zone since 2013. She brings a wealth of experience gained from other major projects and events in the city, including the launch of M Shed, Bristol’s newest museum, in 2011.

Sophie Young, Project Manager

Currently working at Mott MacDonald, Sophie is Project Manager for the demolition of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office on Cattle Market Road. She works closely with other projects to identify and overcome programme and construction interface issues at varying stages of the project life cycle.