Our Team

Shaun Doran - CEO

Shaun has worked for FRC Group since 1999.

Shaun's remit is to ensure that FRC Group's trading companies - Furniture Resource Centre and Bulky Bob's - achieve both commercial success and a social dividend.

Additionally, it is Shaun’s responsibility to manage the business development programme. FRC group ambitious growth programme includes the incremental growth of existing businesses, the creation of new social businesses and the acquisition of or merger with private companies and other social enterprise.

Prior to joining FRC Group, Shaun’s career was in the timber industry. During this time Shaun managed a number of timber import, export, manufacturing and distribution companies in the UK, Eastern Europe and North America.

Shaun is a graduate of both Liverpool University (Sociology) and Liverpool John Moore’s University (Business and Finance).

Shaun is married to Lindsay and is father to young twins Jack and Meghan – and consequently has little time for hobbies but enjoys reading, music and gardening.

Tony Rowan – Head of Finance

A successful finance leader with excellent communication and motivational skills. Driven by the desire to make a real difference to an organisation and passionate about developing successful finance teams.

Specialties: Financial management, management reporting, driving organisational efficiency, business planning and staff development.

Verity Timmins – Business Development Manager

Verity has worked for FRC Group since 2007.

Verity’s role is to work throughout FRC Group to achieve continual improvement of existing impacts and to increase the depth and scope of impacts through new initiatives. Verity is responsible for proving FRC Group’s impacts through feedback to stakeholders and the annual Impact Report which won the SE100 “Impact Champion” award in 2010.

Prior to working at FRC Group, Verity was policy lead for health and social care issues for Sefton Council for Voluntary Service and prior to that worked within the recruitment industry.

Originally from Stroud, Gloucestershire, Verity graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA(Hons) 1st Class in Politics in 2001.

Collette Williams – People and Learning Manager

Collette has worked for FRC Group since 2001.

Collette is responsible for the management of all of FRC Group’s training and placement programmes and also manages the Group’s human resources function. Collette has vast knowledge and experience of the issues affecting long term unemployed people and the barriers that hold them back..

Collette has a number of qualifications including NVQ Level 4 in Management, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Certificate in training and is a fully qualified member of  Charted Institute of Personnel and Development.

Outside of work, Collette is married to Paul and has two young children.

Claire Donovan – Communications Manager

Claire is responsible for managing and delivering all the communications activity for FRC Group, including Furniture Resource Centre and Bulky Bob's. 

FRC Group is one of the country's leading social enterprises, offering the highest levels of customer service along with award-winning training programmes and a passionate commitment to sustainability.