Our Staff

Giles Arnold

Chief Executive


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Giles is married to Sue with two adult children, both at university. He is a Chartered Surveyor. He manages Church Growth Trust and its church buildings, finding new churches to occupy when the existing congregations close. He also specialises in advice on church and charity buildings, such as guidance on major projects, advice on leases and help with unravelling Trust Deeds. He has led a local independent evangelical fellowship and is on the leadership team of his current church, co-ordinating life groups, preaching and training others.

Andy Harris

Operations Manager


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Andy is married with five children. His role with CGT is to ensure that the business runs smoothly and also planning for future growth. He is an active member of Hope Church in Corby and currently heads up the media team. His career has been mainly spent in local government where he held several management roles involving transportation. He is currently a foundation school governor of a small village primary school that has recently become an academy.

Gill Pedler



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Gill is married with two children. She is a chartered Architect and member of the RIBA and has worked in this field for over twenty years. She is proficient in Archicad 3D drafting software and has a passion for helping churches realise the full potential of their buildings. She is church secretary at Market Harborough Baptist Church and is also involved in creative worship and puppet ministry there.

Mandy Harris



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Mandy has worked as Administrator for CGT since 2010. She has two children and lives in Rutland. Mandy is a member of a community choir, who specialise in African music and perform for charity and at local events.

John Duffield



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John is married to Caroline, a water colour artist and they have two married sons and one grandson. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and most recently worked as a Development Manager for a FTSE 100 company. He is active in his local church where he is involved in home group leadership and can be found playing piano on Sundays. He loves sport (watching rugby and American football – New York Jets), plays golf and swimming. His golf handicap is 26 and has a personal best for 50m freestyle of 33.02 seconds! He also enjoys walking, music and reading.