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Our Team


Samantha Watson

Principal Consultant

​Sam is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Orchard Fundraising, which she started in 2016. She has more than 30 years’ experience in a wide range of fundraising management and consultancy roles.

Rachel Hurring

Rachel is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising and comes with over 15 years of experience in a variety of fundraising areas. 

Rachel Hurring

 Fundraising Consultant

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Tola Awogbamiye

Publicity and Fundraising Consultant

Tola is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising, who has utilised her skills and experience in public relations and journalism to move into a career as a fundraising consultant. 

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Clare Wearden

Fundraising Consultant

Clare brings over 25 years of experience in the education and international development sectors, having made significant contributions in various capacities such as CEO, fundraising expert, and strategic planner.

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Nick Jones

Fundraising Consultant

Nick is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising with over 13 years of experience. He has developed expertise in various aspects of fundraising, particularly in working with trusts and foundations.

Susan Barlow

Fundraising Consultant 

Susan moved to fundraising over 20 years ago after a corporate banking career. Her passion is connecting and partnering with philanthropists, corporates and foundations to make a difference in the world. 

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Kath Threlkeld

Fundraising Consultant

Kath is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising specialising in business development and fundraising through trusts and foundations.


Assima is our lead on IT at Orchard Fundraising and overlooks all aspects of IT for the business including the website, IT Infrastructure and the digital marketing side.

Assima Alam

Information Technology Consultant


Gillian Marshall-Dyson

Fundraising Consultant

Gillian is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising and has ten years of experience in generating funds through trusts and foundations.

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Jasper Dorgan

Fundraising Consultant

Jasper has worked in senior fundraising, new income generation and partnership development roles for national charities for over twenty-five years.



Helen McLean

Fundraising Consultant

Helen is a fundraising consultant at Orchard Fundraising, offering over 18 years of experience, specialising in grants fundraising, alongside appeals, legacy, corporate and major donor funding.

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Katy Anderson

Fundraising Consultant

Katy has over 25 years of experience in the environmental and international development sectors and has served in various roles.


Join Our Team

Would you like to join our team? 

If you have a proven ability in a specialist area of fundraising and are looking for a fundraising job that fits your lifestyle then please have a look at our current openings here.

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