Union Chapel Project (UCP) is a company limited by guarantee and licensed to omit the word Limited. It was incorporated on 19 February 1991 and is registered in England and Wales under the Companies Acts with No. 2583801. It is also a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity No. 1010166.
UCP has been appointed to manage the Union Chapel property with a view to its preservation, maintenance and wider uses for the benefit of the local community in accordance with a management agreement between UCP and the Congregational Federation Limited.
Union Chapel Directions Limited (UCD) was incorporated on 19 April 1995 and is registered in England and Wales under the Companies Acts with No. 03047257. The trading subsidiary manages space hire for events and rehearsals and operates a bar. All profits are passed to UCP by Gift Aid.
The Margins Project (UCM) was incorporated on 25 July 2014 as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in England and Wales with the Charity Commission, Charity No. 1153070. The charitable subsidiary is a homelessness project, providing training and support services to local homeless and ex-homeless clients.
The registered office address for the company and for all subsidiaries is Union Chapel Offices, 19b Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN.
Trustees and Executive Board
The strategic management of the charity is the responsibility of a Board of Trustees, appointed by members of the church congregation of Union Chapel, which meets at least six times a year. All Union Chapel Project trustees are unpaid volunteers.
Philip Walker – Chair
A trustee of the charity for more than 15 years, Philip is a Chartered Surveyor by training and runs a small property valuation and investment consultancy. He brings to the board a wide range of commercial and business experience as well as knowledge and experience of building conservation. He is chairman of The Canonbury Society, a local pressure group.
Philip has been a member of the Union Chapel Church for more than 20 years.
Angela Cooper – Treasurer
Angela is a Chartered Accountant and was previously a Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that Angela spent eight years as an auditor working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK, Australia and the United States.
Angela is also a director of Union Chapel Directions Ltd and a trustee of The Margins Project.
Karen is a Baptist minister with a background of working as a chaplain in mental health services. Karen initially trained as an actress and toured in a theatre company. She is currently studying for a MA in Psychotherapy and the Arts and has been on the board of directors of a number of small charities.
Karen is a paid Minister of Union Chapel Congregational Church, a director of Union Chapel Directions Ltd and a trustee of The Margins Project.
Gordon is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development and has had a 30+ year career in executive search and talent management. This has included a setting up and running his own recruitment group, as well as contributing at a senior level to several listed global recruitment businesses.
Gordon is also a member of The Friends of Union Chapel.
Kathryn has had a twenty year career in marketing and is currently Head of Marketing and Sales at a pan-European investment company. Originally from San Francisco, she had an earlier career as an actress and to this day she remains a member in good standing of Actors’ Equity Association. She is also regularly involved in fundraising for charitable and artistic projects.
Kathryn discovered the Chapel in 1999 when her choir began rehearsing and performing in the space. She has been a member of the Friends of Union Chapel since 2009, and joined the Union Chapel Project Board in 2015.
Tom Linton Smith
Tom has been attending Union Chapel Church since 2014, drawn initially by the iconic building but made to feel welcome by the liberal, nonconformist approach. After some time as a stay-at-home, or more often out-and-about parent with his daughter, Tom recently returned to university to study for a MSc in Transport Planning and Management and works on transport projects for a public-private partnership in central London. He is also involved in a voluntary association near his home and is interested in urban place-making and utility cycling.
Frances Cairncross CBE
David Gladstone CMG
Dame Elisabeth Hoodless CBE
Sir David Lumsden
Michael Nyman FRAM
Sir Simon Rattle
Rt. Hon. Chris Smith MP