Andrew grew up in Scotland, moved to London in 1999 and now lives in Oslo. In 2008, he started volunteering, in the evening time, with a London homeless charity and felt the need to get more involved with helping the charitable sector. This encouraged him to found RESTART in 2009, where he enjoys his active involvement in the charity by working alongside the trustees and RESTART staff. He also has business interests in the property and hospitality industries.
Phil Nugent first became a RESTART volunteer in 2011, helping guests with accommodation and welfare issues. Subsequently, he was given the responsibility for advising guests on employment and in 2012, was appointed to the role of Drop-In Manager. He became General Manager to oversee the drop-in, housing and employment projects.
Olivia completed an MA in ‘Social Development’ in 2017. Over the last 5 years, she has been involved in humanitarian initiatives in Malawi, Madagascar and the UK, working in collaboration with a variety of NGOs. At RESTART, she has enjoyed developing partnerships with like-minded charities and working closely with homeless guests to engage them in a range of volunteering and re-employment programmes.