About us - Our team
Barbara Nomikos: Hall & Assets Manager
Barbara has a background in museums and heritage, from Birmingham Museums Trust and the National Trust. She has a passion and great understanding of historic buildings and their value to the communities around them and continues to use this expertise to work with the community and volunteers and to maintain Nettlefold’s vision for Moor Pool for the benefit of local and wider community and future generations.
Justine Marklew: Education & Community Outreach Officer
Working as a national and international journalist for 20-years Justine took a change in professional direction after a three-year career break. Becoming more interested in environmental and sustainable projects in Birmingham. Freelancing for several environmental charities and projects in including three years in a Comms and Liaison role at a community tree planting project, Birmingham Trees for Life that planted 100,000 trees in Birmingham. Justine has also worked for Birmingham, Civic Society and Birmingham Tree People and now feels lucky and honoured to be part of the MPHT team as Education, Engagement and Outdoors Officer within such a progressive, dedicated hardworking team and fantastically friendly and invested community.
Moor Pool Heritage Trust has 7 Trustees. All are unpaid volunteers who either live on the Estate or locally
Simon Stirling MA, ACIB
Simon has lived in Harborne for over 25 years and has been Chair of Moor Pool Heritage Trust since 2016 and a Trustee since 2013. Now retired but with a background in commercial banking and finance. He is also a Trustee of Moseley Road Baths
Andrew has lived on the Moor Pool Estate for over 40 years. Now retired but with a background in management, training and ICT he manages the Moor Pool Residents' Association web site, chairs the Circle Cinema and has edited the Moor Pool Duck newsletter since 2016.
Jules Bellingham has lived on the Moor Pool Estate, in Moor Pool Avenue, for over 14 years. She is a “third generation” resident – her parents and grandparents having lived in Moor Pool Avenue and High Brow respectively. Jules currently works as a Learning and Development Consultant for an organisation that works exclusively with not-for-profit or charitable organisations (e.g. she delivers leadership and management training for organisations like the RNLI and Macmillan Cancer Support).
Nigel has lived on the Estate for some 30 years in Carless Avenue, having moved to Birmingham in the mid 1970’s to study at Aston University for a doctorate which was awarded in 1981. He has a background as a Chartered Civil Engineer and ownership of a Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy, based in Quinton. Nigel has also been an active member of Circle Tennis club, both on the committee and as a player and was one of the founder committee members of Moor Pool Residents Association. Other than that Nigel enjoys spare time on his allotment. The unique feel and atmosphere of the Estate is something he cherishes, and hopes to preserve for the future.
Jill has lived on Moor Pool Estate since 1985, and has seen a lot of changes over the years, some good and some not so good. She wanted to help preserve the community assets in this wonderful Garden Suburb. Jill is a founding member of The Trust and was invited to join the Board of Trustees, shortly before the acquisition of the hall and assets.
She has a background is in public relations; newspaper publishing, TV broadcasting and the motor industry, including the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and museum. Jill is an active committee member of the Moor Pool Residents Association and a keen gardener with an allotment on the estate. She is also a founding member of The Circle Cycling Club. All this keeps her busy during her retirement!
Sarah is the Chair for the MPHT Fundraising Committee.
Phil has lived with his family on the edge of Moor Pool for nearly 50 years. He worked until retirement for the City Council, advising the Planning Committee on all Highway and Transportation matters. He’s been involved with The Harborne Society, St Mary’s Church, Birmingham Hospice, the Green Party and Cafod for many years. He advised the MRG when Graingers initially proposed house building on the Estate. For over 20 years he was a magistrate in Birmingham. His wife, Marion, was a local GP. He has been Secretary to the Trust since 2017.