Our staff are assisted by volunteers who give up their time on a weekly basis and without whom the Shop would not function. Many of our volunteers have been with us since the beginning! We mustn’t forget the hard work of the volunteers who sit on the committee of the Shop representing our many shareholders.

Feedback from our customers is always welcome, especially if you let us know what we can do to make our Shop even more effective! Here are our contact details.

Meet the Team

Manager: Gary Halls

Gary is the Shop’s new manager and has been with us since the end of April 2019. He joins us following a long career in IT. Gary has lived locally with his family for over 25 years. He likes that the Shop is at the centre of the community and enjoys meeting the customers and shareholders. He is gradually putting names to faces!


Matt Barley
Matt is our shop assistant. He hopes to work in hospitality and with his charming customer service it is easy to see why. Matt also does the paper round but you need to be up early to spot him! His favourite thing about the Shop is helping the community. Matt also spends time volunteering at the Cranleigh Arts Centre on a Saturday.

Diana Compton

Diana Compton joined us at the Shop in May 2019. She was born and brought up in the village, and has recently returned to our beautiful village. We are lucky to have her as she knows so many of the customers already! Diana likes the Shop’s commitment to supporting local suppliers. She’s also a keen tennis player. You can find her most Friday evenings playing at the local tennis club.

Barbara Elliott
Those of you who are Dunsfold residents know that in this area you can’t go far without bumping into one of the Elliotts. So, it is only right that we have Barbara Elliott in the Shop. Barbara joined us in 2015 having worked for a clothing retailer and adds lots of retail knowledge to our staff team, whilst also helping out with her grandmother duties, her role as Verger and singing in the church choir.

Howard Murphy 
Howard is working with us as a trainee shop assistant at the same time as volunteering at Challengers in Guildford and the Cranleigh Oxfam bookshop, as well as being a key bell ringer at Dunsfold church. He works both as a volunteer and a member of staff, and we are all very grateful to have someone who can sort out the high shelves without having to balance on a step stool!