our team

Maria lenn

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SUITED & BOOTED

Dr Maria Lenn MBE is our charity Chief Executive, with overall responsibilitiy for the strategic direction and implementation of Suited & Booted as well as fund-raising, publicity and liaison with partner-charitable organisations, amongst many other tasks and the day to day running of activities at our Grays Inn Road premises.

our volunteers

MIKE

Mike Thomas is a retired pensions actuary. For six years he was a Trustee of Suited & Booted and continues to volunteer for the charity in various ways. Now dividing his time between Uffington and Crete, he helps with things that can be done remotely such as grant applications and maintaining our database of supporters. Mike also runs a fundraising pub quiz twice a year.

DEE

Dee is a former Chartered Financial Analyst who works with us every day to accept donations, make a clothing display, replenish ties and cufflinks, and any other tasks that need to be done to set up for the day. Dee also enjoys styling clients who come to us for interview suits.

LISA

Lisa Kew is a brand consultant and graphic designer who is responsible for the new look of the charity and has undertaken the ongoing development of the brand. This includes website maintenance, social media channels and general marketing activities and press enquiries.

Monique

Monique Sahki is a Mindful Consultant, Coach, Therapist & Author: in Life, Image, Body, Mind & Spaces/Wellbeing & Wellness, who volunteers at Suited & Booted every week as a coach and stylist, helping our clients look and feel their best ready for their interviews and workplaces. 

PAUL

Paul Ferguson is a Director of Customer Success at a cybersecurity and systems management company. A qualified mentor with a curiosity about men’s style, Paul believes in the importance of our clients looking the part for their interviews, and has been using volunteer time off granted by his employer to work as a stylist at Suited & Booted since 2021.

MIKE

After 30 years in the City, Mike has been volunteering with us for more than nine years. Mike’s main roles have included collecting suits and other donations within the M25 and speaking about the work we do at JobCentres, other charities, NHS and other organisations. 

Sheldon

Sheldon Odartey is a Finance Officer who has been volunteering at Suited & Booted since 2019. Currently volunteering as Bookkeeper. Sheldon has also raised funds for us by running sponsored races.

SONNY

Sonny Grant-O’Sullivan is a bespoke London based tailor for professionals looking to dress better. As a volunteer stylist with Suited & Booted, he volunteers his time and expertise as a tailor and fashion expert to help style our clients to feel smart and confident.

Melissa

Melissa initially supported S&B when she donated some of her husband’s suits in 2019. She soon began to help at our offices, welcoming clients and styling one day a week. Since lockdown, she has supported the charity with social media and is part of our development committee. In September 2024,  she will be trekking The Great Wall of China to raise vital funds for us. 

Kathleen

Kathleen has volunteered with Suited & Booted for more than five years. As a wardrobe assistant, she helps get our clothes ready for our clients. Kathleen finds it very gratifying to see our clients leave looking great and feeling positive about their upcoming interview.

David

David volunteers for S&B as a stylist and is himself a modernist interested in style and classics. Inspired by the 60’s , The Ivy League and vintage clothing, David is an obsessive for detail and enjoys styling our clients to look their best for their interviews and beyond. 

Sarah

After a career in the fashion industry as a menswear photographic stylist, Sarah Gilfillan is now a personal stylist and shopper for men. Working in London, she kindly volunteers some of her time to work with our clients as a stylist, giving them an enormous confidence boost. 

Alex

Alex volunteers as a stylist at S&B. His background is as a fashion designer for leading brands. He’s all about attention to detail and making the our clients feel and look their very best. 

Antonio

Antonio was a former client who now volunteers with us as a Wardrobe Assistant and also assists with logistics. He tells us that “it’s great to be supporting Suited & Booted as they helped me in my hour of need”.

Deighton

Deighton loves volunteering as a Wardrobe Assistant and particularly enjoys getting our shirts and suits looking smart and ready to wear.

AnnaRita

AnnaRita’s role at S&B is of a stylist. She advises and provides clients with nice clothing to attend job interviews or training. She finds the work very rewarding and is proud to be part of the team.

Tallulah

Tallulah Robson works in events for a not for profit but has previous experience working in menswear. She uses this experience when volunteering a few days a month, helping clients feel confident and comfortable in a suit and ready for a new start.

LUKE

Luke has been a volunteer wardrobe assistant since 2014. His day job is as a tennis coach, but he likes to spend some of his time off each week helping out at Suited & Booted. With a penchant for smart clothes, Luke finds the work very rewarding and loves to see the visible boost in confidence our service gives.

Henry

Henry really enjoys volunteering with us. He  loves fashion and getting involved in all aspects of styling, loving to inspire and support clients on their journey to get on their feet. Suited & Booted has played a huge part in his rehabilitation, giving him the confidence to interact and connect with people again from all walks of life.

David

David is a retired registered nurse who worked with children and young people with mental health and behavioural problems for 41 years. He still works part-time as well as making time to volunteer for Suited & Booted. Over the more than eight years that David has volunteered for us, he has undertaken many roles and currently enjoys his role as a stylist for our clients.