Andy Orpin: Chairman/Project Manager
Date Joined: 2009
Mobile: 07830 192195
About Me: Some of you may know me, as I previously lived and worked in the Littlehampton area.
I am the Founder, Project Manager and current Chairman of the Littlehampton Restoration Project.
My dream over the last 10 years has been to see restoration work commence on such an important part of our history. I have been lucky enough to have some amazing people help me to achieve this.
Our journey along the way has all been recorded here, for everyone to enjoy. My thanks go to Hilary Greenwood, for all the amazing research work she has completed for us.
I am very passionate about the Fort and it’s future, and I welcome anyone who wants to help me on my journey into the restoration of Littlehampton Fort.
John Rhodes: Business and IT Adviser
Date Joined: 2011
About Me: John Rhodes is a Business & I.T Consultant who has worked in and around EMEA for the last 25 years. As one of only a handful of specially qualified people in his market space, his skills are constantly in demand. His travels take him all over the world, dealing mainly with the banking, insurance and healthcare sectors.
In his spare time he manages and plays lead guitar in a well-known parties, weddings & corporate events rock & pop covers band, called Champagne SuperNova.
Jeff Driver: Marketing and Media Adviser
Date Joined: 2014
About Me: I moved to Littlehampton towards the end of 2013 after living in Hove for about six years. Initially a graphic designer by trade, I now work in website design, marketing, photography, illustration, set design for theatre and pretty much anything else creative (or not) that people are willing to pay me for. I’ve been working in my field for about 15 years and have a wealth of experience that I’m sure will benefit the project.
I discovered the fort quite by accident while walking along the footpath on the west beach and noticing some of the fort walls peeking out from beneath the encroaching vegetation. I’ve always thought that it’s a shame when parts of our history are left to succumb to the elements of nature and eventually disappear, and so I was excited to discover that there was a campaign that aimed to restore the fort. I feel that the restoration of the fort would provide a number of benefits to the community though education, boosted tourism to name just a few, and although I’m not a born and bred Littlehamptonite, I’m proud to be a part of it.
Phil Brown: Secretary
Date Joined: 2016
I have lived in the local area almost all of my life, and have a long held interest in historic buildings. I am a director of my own company carrying out architectural and building surveying work, with a high proportion of work involving the restoration, repair, alteration and re-use of listed and other historic buildings. I am proud to be involved with the Littlehampton Fort Restoration project and am thoroughly enjoying the various challenges!
Management Team Member
Date Joined: 2018
Details to come soon!
Mark Wellsted : Management Team Member
Date Joined: September 2017
Details to come soon!
John Howard: Treasurer
Date Joined: September 2019
I am 28 years old and have lived in Littlehampton all my life. From birth I was diagnosed with spina bifida and also hydrocephalus.
I keep busy in the area, and work as the coordinator for a local community speed-watch in addition to my normal day job.
I have a strong interest in history, and that is one of the reasons I joined the project, but I also taking on new challenges.
I look forward to working with the Management team on the project and the volunteers and will see you all at some point in the future.