Meet The Staff

David Glossop, General Manager

David has been with The Wheels Project for over 30 years, since its inception.  David has a degree in statistics and is an ex Probation Officer.  He is responsible for managing the Project and reports regularly to the Board of Trustees.

Jerry Farrance, Workshop Manager

Jerry has been working with The Wheels Project since 1997 on and off on a part-time basis.  He is a fully trained mechanic and recently retired form lecturing in Motor Vehicle Studies at the City of Bristol College. Jerry has taken on the role of Workshop Supervisor full time since January 2017 and is enjoying being part of a smaller team putting his experience and knowledge to great use.

Melissa Challener, Project Administrator

Melissa joined The Wheels Project in September 2015 as the Project Administrator. Melissa has a degree in psychology and many years' experience in working in multi-functional roles including schools and local government. Melissa also has hands-on experience working with young people and multi-agency working.

Steve Beese, Workshop Supervisor

Steve joined The Wheels Project in September 2017 after 20 years working at City of Bristol College. Previously Steve worked in two independent garages after completing his apprenticeship in a main car dealer garage.

Adrian Cowles, Part-time Workshop Supervisor

Adrian joined Wheels in 1994 and has been with the Project part-time ever since.  He has his own car business and is currently also a part-time lecturer in Motor Vehicle Studies at the Knowle DGE Learning Centre.

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