Governance & Trustees

Re~Cycle is a charity and a company, at the same time.

The company has a structure based on three tiers

  1. The first tier is the Board of Directors who are also the Trustees. who have overall control of and responsibility for the charity/company. They meet at regular intervals (at least quarterly and an annual strategy day),with key staff, to discuss the performance to date and to make medium to long-term decisions. They are voted for by the members, at the AGM.
  2. The second tier is the day to day operations. The operational responsibility is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Merlin Matthews. The CEO is assisted by other staff, particularly Derek Balcombe.
  3. The third (vital) tier is the volunteers and groups around the country who are involved in the collection, preparation, refurbishment and loading of bicycles, etc., and our partner organisations in Africa.

Principle office:


Unit 8 The Grove Estate
Colchester Road

Registered office:

Brighton Eco Centre
39-41 Surrey Street
East Sussex


CafBank – subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation
25 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling

Charity number: 1063570
Company number: 3337853
Registered On: 21/3/97
Year End: 31st December

See our page on the Charity Commission web site.

The constitution Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 4/03/97, as amended by special resolution dated 18/3/04 - here

Annual reports are available on the Charity Commission page and on our Downloads page here