Our Administration and Finance Team


Deb Cheetham staff photo

Deb Cheetham
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Deb manages our Administration and Finance Team, who assist her in making the financial and administration functions of Small Woods run as smoothly as possible.

She has a background in IT and business management and worked for a large law firm for twelve years.

Administration and Finance Co-ordinator

Dawn Brazier

Dawn Brazier
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Dawn makes sure that the administration and finance framework at Small Woods runs smoothly. She is also responsible for the on-site commercial activities at the Green Wood Centre. 

Dawn has a long career in customer service management and an extensive knowledge of GDPR. She was previously employed by a worldwide electronics company, however with conservation, nature, and wildlife being close to her heart, she feels very lucky to have become part of the Small Woods family.

She absolutely loves owls, because they’re so beautiful, mysterious, and calm, she's also a big fan of donkeys and goats.

Administration and Finance Assistant

Miranda Richer-Sullivan

Miranda Richer-Sullivan
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As well as performing the role of finance assistant, Miranda does the administration for both the Build A Bench and The Community Walled Garden projects. She is based in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire.

Miranda adores cooking and constantly has her nose in a cookbook. She also takes a lot of landscape photographs, which sometimes feature in the Small Woods e-Bulletins. 

Her favourite tree is cherry, as they are so beautiful and always make her think of spring and new beginnings. She would love to travel to Japan one day for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  


Finance and Compliance Officer


Emyr Peregrine
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Emyr is responsible for coordinating the claims process for projects within the Welsh Government Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing Scheme (ENRaW).

He has a science and technology background and has spent 30 years working in the polymer industry in a variety of roles including managing large, multi-partner, UK and European Union funded projects. When not grappling with spread sheets he enjoys long distance cycling, geology and volunteering in woodland management. He is a chartered engineer with a BSc in Applied Chemistry and an MSc in Polymer Engineering. He also a degree in geosciences and is currently studying for a post graduate qualification in biological recording. Originally from Carmarthenshire, he is a fluent Welsh speaker.


Business Systems and Quality Assurance Officer

Portrait of Steve Warwood

Steve Warwood
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Steve joined Small Woods two years ago as Policy and Projects Officer on the Defra ELMS project. In his current role as Business Systems and Quality Assurance Officer, he is leading a mini-project on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our SharePoint shared data system.

Before this, he worked for over 40 years in many different industries including photographic, printing, textiles, automotive, defence and forestry, mainly within the arena of quality management.

The Yew (Taxus baccata) has always fascinated him as one of the longest-lived native species in Europe.


IT Manager

Dave Cheetham

Dave Cheetham
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Dave has worked in IT for over 25 years. His previous roles were at Eversheds LLP and at Computercentre UK, where he was responsible for over 5000 users and over 800 servers, both virtual and physical, across 14 countries. He also owns a Land Rover 4x4 restoration and parts business.

Dave was once a shepherd in New Zealand where he had two dogs working on a 21,000-acre farm looking after 15,000 sheep 8,000 cattle and 1000 deer. 

He was born in Llanuwchllyn, North Wales, where he lived for 25 years. He loves hiking, walking and camping in his VW Camper. 


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