The Board of Directors give their time voluntarily to ensure good governance, set the strategic direction of the company and hold the management accountable for the effective running of its trading business.
Julian House is always looking to enhance the board’s breath of experience and welcomes offers of support from potential new members.
Philip Addis (Chair)
Philip established a successful wine company which he then sold in 2010. He now sits on the board of a number of charities, and businesses including Julian House Trading, The Theatre Royal Bath, a rapidly growing wine company in South Wales and a vineyard project based near Bordeaux. He has also consulted to a number of small and growing businesses. Interests include running, rowing, supporting Bath Rugby and of course wine with an emphasis on moderation.
Nigel current working at the Royal United Hospital within the laboratory as head of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Nigel is Bath and North East Somerset Councillor representing Odd Down ward in Bath since 1996, before that he was a Bath City Councillor. Currently he is the Council’s Cycle Champion.
Philip is a partner and head of the Bath office of Carter Jonas property consultants. His background is within the commercial property sector and he has worked in Bath since the late 1980s. He has held a number of external roles within the city and wider business community and is currently Chairman of the Initiative for Bath & North East Somerset – a public/private sector business partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council. Philip’s outside interests include cycling, motorcycles and mountaineering.
John Barnett is solicitor specialising in tax and a partner at Burges Salmon LLP. He joined Burges Salmon 1995 becoming a partner in 2003. He is also qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor and became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of its governing Council in 2014. He was a pro-bono director of Aspire from 1999 until its business was bought by JHT in 2014 and is a trustee of the Sixty-One partnership, a Christian charity which seeks to bring together organisations working with ex-offenders in Bristol and surrounding areas. He has also been a Methodist local preacher since 1997. John is married to Helen and they have four children (12, 10, 8 and 5). If he had any spare time he would enjoy choral singing, golf, hockey and cricket.