Who’s behind
Grimm & Co?

Design Directors

Side by Side

Side by Side are the designers behind Grimm & Co. From the branding and packaging, to the interior design and experience.

Outside of the magical realm they run a studio in Sheffield. They believe in good design for good people.

Writer in Residence

Jeremy Dyson

Writer and director for stage, television and film, best known as the non-performing member of comedy group The League of Gentlemen. His film credits include Ghost Stories, co-written and directed with Andy Nyman.

Grimm & Co’s Trustees

Chair: Ray Hearne

Writer and performer of songs and poems at concerts, festivals, conferences in UK and abroad.

Jeremy Dyson

Writer and director for stage, television and film.

Steve Dearden

Writer, producer and the founding Director of The Writing Squad, the development programme for young writers in the north of England.

Professor Jane Hodson

Professor in English Language and Literature at the University of Sheffield.

Lisa Pogson

Joint Managing Director at Airmaster, Mechanical Services Experts, based in South Yorkshire. She is also President at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.

Oliver Mantell

Director of the Audience Agency’s consultancy in the North.

Philippa Sanderson

KPMG Head of South Yorkshire region.

Charlotte Dimond

Sidekick PR Director

Principal Consultants/Advisors

Side by Side

Side by Side are the designers behind Grimm & Co. From the branding and packaging, to the interior design and experience.

Outside of the magical realm they run a studio in Sheffield. They believe in good design for good people.

Ministry of Stories’ Family

Grimm & Co are part of the Ministry of Stories family and as such have received support from founding directors, Ben Payne and Lucy Macnab who created the first model of this kind in England, found behind the secret door in Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.

Their supporters (including Alistair Hall of We Made This) and trustees (Sue Horner) have provided excellent advice to us in our early developments and made us feel part of this fantastic family. Little Green Pig (Brighton) are another sibling and we enjoy sharing/networking and partnering.

Patrons

Joanne Harris (MBE)

Award winning writer

Ian McMillan

Writer, Poet, BBC presenter, solo performer

Paul Clayton

Actor, writer and director

Sir Paul Collier (CBE)

Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies & author.

Contributor: Sir Bob Geldof, singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist.

Our Staff/Team

Deborah Bullivant

Founding Director

Sarah Christie

Creative Learning Manager

Siobhan Daley

Volunteer Coordinator

Louise Treloar

Communications and Fundraising Coordinator

Julie Vickers (PT)

Finance/Administration Officer

Judette McKenzie (PT)

Environment maintenance

+ many associate artists who work with us.

Our supporters and partners

  • The Ministry of Stories, East London
  • Steve & Mandy Eyre of Stirling Solutions/World of Super Heroes/Jump Inc
  • Interserve Learning and Employment – Gifted labour and funds to help create the centre
  • Yorkshire Tile Company – Gifted significant volume & quality resources & tiles to create various space around the centre
  • Jack Green (Metal and Dust) – creation of art work for Grimm & Co’s Apothecary
  • Chris Bilton – Local artist and illustrator has dedicated time and talent to support the creation or the new centre
  • Open Path – Created and populated our original website and social media development
  • Lewis James (Illustrator) – Gifted around 30 days of time to develop the centre and to illustrate the storybooks for children
  • James Brown (photographer) – donates time and expertise to produce beautiful images for website and publications
  • Airmaster UK – removal of old air conditioning units and ongoing donation support
  • Emily Redfearn — Handwritten typography signage, and design support
  • Willmott Dixon – significant building work and creation/fit of the secret door
  • Merlin Software – gifted till system, software and support to the charity to help set up the retail arm
  • Lord Whitney – Imagination design for Grimm’s office and support with retail dressing
  • AES Seal – Initial donation
  • The Workshop – donations of a variety of resources and human support
  • Ashton Associates – support and book donations
  • Human Recruitment – HR set up support
  • Taylor Tuxford Associates (Rhys Taylor)
  • Helena Dolby – photographer, supporting Grimm & Co – + all photographs online
  • Abi Vanhoorebeek – Architecture support for the scope of the building
  • Beatson Clark – Gift of glassware/props
  • Roanna Wells – Wandmaker
  • Dave Doyle, Christine Turner, Sheffield Hallam University volunteers, the University of Sheffield volunteers
  • Karndean & Carpet Design Flooring
  • Creative Juice – Helping with initial ideas
  • Amy Bowman
  • Various individual and corporate sponsors across projects for Grimm & Co – see individual projects for details…

& the many volunteers who gift time and talent to support us in our shop, delivery and across our work.