Trustees of the Cheltenham Design Foundation

Andy Thorne

Chair of the Cheltenham Design Foundation, Andy Thorne is a Designer & UX Consultant. Andy believes design is not so much how something looks, it’s how it works.

Through designing and developing websites and digital products for clients at Factory Pattern (Andy’s agency) Andy firmly believes that it doesn’t matter how beautiful a digital interface is, it would be better if there were less of it (the words of Alan Cooper).

Design is how it works, so that humans can do what they need to do. This human led approach to design doesn’t just apply to digital, it applies in all areas of life. Through the Cheltenham Design Foundation Andy promotes this human-led approach to change the perception of design and to inspire future generations to useĀ  design to better our lives and the lives of others.

Rob Beswick

Rob founded B|D landscape architects in 2008 having worked in London, Chicago, Bristol & Bath as a project landscape architect on many prestigious and award winning schemes. Through a broad and diverse background he has worked on a range of internationally acclaimed, innovative and award-winning projects at Grant Assocates in Bath, Novell Tullett in Bristol, Townshend Landscape Architects in London and Hitchcock Design Group in Chicago.

Georgina Thorne

Helen Rea

Simon Rea