Oliver is a big-hearted social entrepreneur with a vision to change how we view waste by empowering local communities to creatively transform waste into beautiful objects. Born and raised in West London, he feels very close to the area and local community and is truly passionate about sustainable design and reuse. After spending 5 years running his own social enterprise consultancy between China and the UK working on projects like helping set up London Reuse Network, the idea of Goldfinger Factory was born. Oliver has been invited to speak at Seismic, a European Union social enterprise platform in Brussels, and at 100% Design, the UK’s largest design show. Oliver also sits on the board of a local charity Farm The City.
Marie Cudennec Co-Founder & COO
Marie is a multi-passionate leader who left a career in the corporate world to run the marketing, operations and finance side of things at Goldfinger Factory, having been involved with the business since before its inception. As a yogi and passionate health food chef & writer, her passion for sustainability and giving back is a real driving motivation. As a true third culture child of French and Chinese origin who has grown up on many continents, she brings with her a world class experience in digital marketing, international retail and luxury branding having worked for LivingSocial, LVMH and Estée Lauder.
Mark Trotter Head of Metalwork
Mark has a love for any hand made object and a passion for investigating making processes. From this he strives to further his ability in mechanical problem solving and share this learning experience with others. During his time at Central Saint Martins Mark investigated the relationship between manufacturing and fine art, this investigation leading to him making his own traditional tools. After university mark returned to his native Southampton to continue his training in steel fabrication, returning to London to work with a variety of fabricators, engineers and machinists. With his ability, Mark strives to teach others his skills and produce high quality items that will stand the test of time.
Jason Carpentry Trainee Sponsored by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Jason, a resident of Trellick Tower, has joined us as a trainee and has a passion for woodwork and carpentry. Jason is very eager to build his portfolio in hopes to further his career plans.
Jake Carpentry Trainee Sponsored by South Kensington Estates
Teddy Mascot & Uplifter
Teddy joined Goldfinger Factory as a birthday gift for Oli's 30th birthday and has quickly become the mascot of Goldfinger Factory.