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The Hackspace is run by volunteers. A board of seven trustees give some of their spare time to ensure the space continues to run.

Just because a trustee seems to have an interest in a particular area, please don't assume that means you can't do things. Trustees are first and foremost members, and any work or space-wide projects that they take part in they do so as members.

You can always contact the entirety of the current board by emailing

To contact an individual trustee, use their email from the table below.

Current Board of Trustees

The area's of responsibility have fallen by the wayside a little, but will be set soon.

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David Clarke


Trustee since: 2012

Having been a trustee for two years, I think I've brought a different voice to discussions and decision-making concerning the continued development of the space. Being the most local of the current trustees, and often in the space during the day, I liaise with BizSpace, our building managers, and carry out a lot of minor housekeeping works within the space. My own projects are mainly concerned with infrastructure, and I also enable other members to find tools and supplies and help them understand how to use them safely. I'm also a member of the Tools team, and I regularly update the Wiki with information about infrastructure and tools.

David Hayward

Trustee since: 2011

I originally stood as a trustee because I was involved from the very beginning of Nottingham Hackspace, and wanted it to continue growing. Since then I've helped with some of the infrastructure and planning of the current hackspace, and run membership processes, ultimately handing them over to the software team who then developed HMS. I'm currently part of the membership team, and am interested in making the hackspace a more inclusive place rather than a boys club. I worry about dominant voices drowning out others, and spent most of 2013 advocating that we set up teams and encourage a larger group of members to be more involved in running the space.

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Gareth Howell

Trustee since: 2013

I decided to stand as a trustee because I wanted to get more involved in the running if the space. Having seen the space grow from the space near the station to our current space, I was really excited by what we could do. The things I mainly enjoy getting involved in at the space are workshops and events, and I run the Ukulele workshops on Thursday nights. I'm also part of the comms team, working on the newsletter and website.

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James Fowkes

Trustee since: 2014

As a member of the Hackspace, I have tried to contribute by running workshops and assisting with infrastructure tasks. As a trustee I hope to encourage members to feel that they run the Hackspace and are able to participate as I have done. I believe that members running the Hackspace for themselves is a vital part of creating a feeling of community. Over the last year I have been very pleased to see the creation of member teams for resources/tools etc, and I intend to encourage further development of this.

James Hayward

Trustee since: 2011

I first became a trustee when we first became a proper limited organisation. I was scared that we would collapse in some way, and I needed to make sure that we didn't - and it seems to have worked pretty well! Since then, I've become the go-to guy for all things legal, which seems to take up an inordinate amount of my time and also terrifies me on an almost daily basis. Despite this encroaching fear, I still enjoy being a trustee, and I love to see the place grow and become a better place for everyone.

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Dominic Morrow

Trustee since: 2014

Matt Lloyd

Trustee since: 2011

As a founding member of NottingHack, I've always been involved in helping the space grow. As a trustee, I continue to help the space by keeping a close eye on the financial aspect, tracking what we have on hand, the current project commitments, as well as long-term budget predictions. These days I spend most of my time at the space working on infrastructure projects such as working on Gatekeeper, the system that operates the front door, to restoring the Bridgeport mill, to improving the metal-working area.


Board elections take place each May, and any member can stand for election.


There is currently a expenses policy under consideration.


Until 2011, Nottingham Hackspace didn't have an elected board.

Board Member Term
Dominic Morrow 2011 - 2013
Matt Little 2011 - 2012
Michael Procter 2011 - 2012
Michael Erskine 2011 - 2012