The central team behind the Community RePaint network

We are a team of three who work together to support all our schemes and to strengthen and develop the network. We each have our own area of focus so take a look below to find out which one of us you need to speak to, or get in touch with Elena on our main number and email. She can make sure your enquiry gets dealt with by the right person.

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Elena Suckling

Network Officer 
0117 914 3452

Elena (above right) can help you with your general enquiries.

Contact Elena if:

  • you are having trouble finding your local scheme, or
  • you have leftover paint that you don’t know what to do with.

Elena can put you in touch with the right scheme or direct you to your nearest drop-off point. She also loves to hear about how people use our paint, so if you have any stories please do share them with her!

Sarah Burns

Network Coordinator
07717 531 181

Sarah (above left) works with our schemes, visiting and supporting them on a day-to-day basis.

Contact Sarah if:

  • you want to know more about the network, or
  • you are interested in setting up a scheme.

She can also help put you in contact with the best scheme for your project or leftover paint. Just like Elena, Sarah is always looking for new stories to share so get in touch to tell her about your projects.


Martin Pearse

Network Manager
0117 914 3450

Martin (above centre) supports the network strategically, identifying and developing new schemes; working with local authorities, retailers and manufacturers to secure new sources of paint and maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in the paint sector. He has been working in the community and reuse sectors for over 30 years and is a great source of knowledge for the network.

Contact Martin if:

  • you would like to join the network,
  • you have leftover paint on a national scale, or
  • if you are a local authority interested in finding an alternative way to manage waste paint.