Charlie trained as an architect and became an accidental expert in low carbon retrofit while researching the work he carried out to his own home, Manchester’s first Superhome. Having led a design and build co-operative making specialist items during the 1990s, he worked with URBED on urban design and sustainability projects for two decades. He has designed everything from furniture to an award winning nightclub and housing projects. His current aim is to prove that design can save the world and that retrofit can be technically excellent, affordable and beautiful at the same time. More information about Charlie's work can be viewed here.
Justin’s background is in web development and games software programming. A Drupal expert, and at home in many languages including PHP, Ruby and Java (for Android), he is responsible for developing red's retrofit pattern book and project management software.
Since completing a degree in Management Sciences at UMIST, Sarah has provided financial and management support to a number of small organisations, mostly co-operatives. These have included Build for Change (a small scale steel fabrication company), Confederation of Co-operative Housing, ICOF (Industrial & Common Ownership Finance) Ltd, Work for Change (a co-operatively managed workspace), Carbon Co-op, URBED (urban design and sustainability) and MadLab. She is the finance director of red co-operative.
Having worked all over the globe as a bike messenger, Craig is used to organising complex sets of competing demands to create an optimal outcome. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical and medical research industries, bike stores, propmaking and running his own cycle clothing business. Since joining red, he has been involved in site organisation and safety, as well as carrying out many of the different work types involved in retrofit.
Callum gained his degree from University of Lincoln in Architecture and has worked on masterplanning, conservation and low carbon projects for practices across Manchester. As well as using his drawing skills, Callum works on site to ensure a smooth transfer of information and responsive management of retrofit projects. His down time is best spent on the River Irwell rowing for regional and national races throughout the year and he enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle of cycling and running.