Our Team

Nick Mason

Founder and Director of Mason Media www.masonmedia.co.uk, a Cheshire based PR and Marketing company. Previously Nick was a News Editor and Northern News Editor of the Daily Mail in London and Manchester. Nick works closely with clients from professional services, recruitment, manufacturing, food and drink, retail and charity sectors; helping them to develop and implement dynamic and results-driven marketing and PR strategies.

Nick is our PR and marketing advisor and generously provides us with a pro bono monthly PR service, to promote our good news stories and the impact made through the collaboration of our donors and the voluntary organisations they support.


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“The Cheshire Community Foundation is unique in Cheshire and Warrington in being able to connect social investors with the most deserving charities and causes. CCF is still relatively young and I am excited about the immense opportunities we have to have a deep-rooted social impact in the region over the coming years.”

Norman Banner


Norman is a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire and a consultant solicitor for FDR Law www.fdrlaw.co.uk based in Warrington. Norman is also the Chair of St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington.

Norman is our Company Secretary and legal specialist and works with the team to ensure the organisation maintains and builds upon its quality accreditation credentials. Norman has also helped manage the transfer of one of our largest charitable trusts.

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“I’ve been involved in the voluntary sector for over 40 years and am committed to making a difference in the town and county in which I’ve always lived.”

Zoe Sheppard

Chief Executive

Zoe was originally introduced to the Foundation in 2012 when her family were looking for a strategic way of supporting the local community.

Cheshire Community Foundation’s unique service of connecting the family with those people who were most in need, whilst managing the due diligence around the charities that support them, offered the perfect solution.

Zoe joined the Foundation in November 2015, having run a marketing consultancy for 8 years previously.

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“For me, being able to give to charity is a privilege and being in the position to shape the future of the Foundation is both exciting and rewarding.”