Nisbet Trust

Trust Director

Alison Hope

Trust Director

Alison is an experienced charity fundraising specialist and philanthropy adviser. As an independent consultant she has worked with more than 40 charities in the social welfare, heritage and arts sectors.

A member of the Institute of Fundraising, Alison was formerly Head of Fundraising at the University of Gloucestershire. She has also worked with FTSE 100 companies at the International Business Leaders Forum and as a major gift fundraiser at the University of Bristol. She is volunteer trustee for the Triangle Trust.


Michael Bothamley


Michael is a retired development lawyer and involved with a number of Bristol charities including St Monica Trust and the Venturers Trust. He has been a governor of Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital and Colston Girls’ School, and a trustee of Bristol Zoo, the Tobacco Factory Arts Trust, and Clifton RFC. He is also a former President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, the Canynges Society, and the Anchor Society. He was High Sheriff of Bristol in 2014/15.

Zoe Joyner


Zoe was previously Head of Colleague and Community Engagement at Nisbets PLC where she gained an insight into the local charitable sector. Now employed elsewhere, she remains passionate about people and local communities.

Anne Nisbet DL

Chair and Trustee

Anne is a Director of Key West Holdings. She has been a Director of Nisbets Plc since 1991 and founded the company’s charitable arm, Nisbets in the Community (NIC) in 2012.

Passionate about charitable causes in Greater Bristol, Anne is active in a number of local organisations through the Trust. More →

Rose Nisbet


Rose is a ceramicist, textile designer and screen print artist. After graduating from University of the Arts in London in 2014, Rose set up her own studio in Bristol working alongside four other artists.

Non-Executive Trustees

Andrew Nisbet

Non-executive Trustee

Andrew is a Director of Key West Holdings, a family-owned business which holds the Nisbet family’s investments in Nisbets Plc, the UK’s leading catering equipment supplier, and kitchen equipment hire firm Jongor. Key West Holdings also invests in commercial property in the UK. More →

Joe Nisbet

Non-executive Trustee

Joe is Managing Director of Jongor, the UK’s leading catering and equipment hire company, with offices in Bristol and London. Jongor is the UK’s only true one-stop-shop for event catering equipment, including tableware, kitchen equipment, furniture and cold rooms.