From Teesside Hackspace

Teesside Hackspace's ultimate governance lies with the elected Board of Trustees, who are the directors of Teesside Hackspace Ltd. The trustees exist to ensure the long-term health of the space as an organisation.

Although some trustees are also very active members of the community, it isn't the trustees' duty to handle day-to-day running of the space. This is handled by members themselves.


Trustees are responsible for:

  • Making sure that Teesside Hackspace is operating in accordance with its goals.
  • Making sure that we stay on the right side of the law.
  • Ensuring that the organisation is financially healthy.
  • Setting the constitution and rules of the space, in consultation with the members.
  • Formally warning and banning members in accordance with the Grievance Procedure.

Getting In Touch[edit]

  • Most trustees lurk on Slack 24/7, see below for a list of nicks.
  • At least one trustee should be around on Tuesdays during the social night (schedule permitting), just ask around for a trustee.
  • You can email

Becoming a Trustee[edit]

Elections for trustees are held yearly. There is no limit on the number of terms a trustee can serve.

Prospective trustees should be:

  • A respected member of the community.
  • A paid-up member of Teesside Hackspace.
  • Able to spend time in the space on at least two days per month.
  • Able to spend at least three hours per month keeping abreast of current issues on email and Slack.
  • Not disqualified from directorship of a UK company.

Current Trustees[edit]

Name Username Appointed
Jim Allanson JimAllanson 2016-01-18
Peter Coulton Petercoulton 2016-01-18
Khurram Hussain 2023-09-26
Andy Smithson 2023-09-26