The Committee

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The GBC Executive Committee comprises of a team of local business people, volunteering their time to run, manage, and organise the the group and the various GBC events throughout the year.

 

Sue Hodgson – Chair 2018
Flowers from Holland

Owner of Flowers from Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham. Sue has worked in the Banking, Property, FMCG, Voluntary and Private sectors. She has MSc’s in Management and Psychotherapy. Her hobbies include artistic activities, golf, cookery and travel. She is married to Andy and has a Labrador called Becci.

I am delighted to be the chair of GBC for 2018. As a child I watched my father work tirelessly for Grantham and its business when he was involved with the then Chamber of Trade. Time moves on and much has changed in the town since those childhood memories were formed. What remains though is great opportunity, great businesses and great business owners in the town. When I visit businesses I always hear passion and interest in the town often toned with a good dose of frustration towards a wide range of issues affecting businesses today.

I want to engage with all business sectors in Grantham, from those located on trading estates, home workers and town centre business, many of whom are retailers like myself. Engaging business with the towns events such as Belton Horse Trials, The Grantham Carnival, Gravity Fields and Christmas has to be a key aim to ensure we get visitors to the town. Increasing footfall and maximising opportunity for all business is my focus for the year.

I invite all business, however large or small, to come along to our monthly events. Bi Monthly Business Meetings are interspersed with bi monthly social events – keeping an important aspect of work and play in balance. Keep your eye on our website and on follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with all our announcements and I hope to see you at our GBC events very soon. Sue Hodgson - GBC Chair

 

 


Richard Davies
Lincolnshire County Council

As well as being the local county councillor for Grantham West, which includes the town centre, Richard is the executive councillor for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Councillor. He is responsible for ensuring that Lincolnshire’s 5,500 miles of road continue to meet the needs of both residents and businesses. Tens of millions of pounds are invested in maintaining and improving our roads each year, and the portfolio holder sees that this money is used as effectively as possible. That includes oversight of major infrastructure projects, such as the £99m Lincoln Eastern Bypass and £81m Grantham Southern Relief Road, which are essential to the county’s future prosperity. Outside of the local authority Richard now runs a small technology business.


Cameron Ford
Managing Director of Reflect Recruitment Group

With over ten years in Grantham in the centre of the Market Place, Reflect Recruitment Group has survived and thrived in an incredibly competitive market since 2006. Unlike most similar businesses, it payrolls temporary staff directly, not through third party or umbrella companies, therefore paying full employers NI and holiday pay contributions. If you are considering extra staff for your business, either on a temporary or permanent basis, please talk to us to understand how our service works. Although there is a cost, the saving to you in time and effort will far outweigh that cost. For temporary, short term or permanent staff, we offer a money back guarantee, that’s how confident we are that we will find you the right person.


Andy Hodgson
Hodgson Wealth Management

After a 24 year career spent in banking and financial services Andy established his own wealth management business in 2006. Initially working from home he moved to their own premises on Avenue Road in 2004. He now employs 7 staff providing for the financial planning needs of personal, business and corporate clients.


Ian Howard
Managing Director and co-founder of JMP Solicitors.

Established in 2000 JMP has become Grantham’s leading law firm representing clients across the UK in all aspects of litigation, matrimonial law, commercial law, property and private client matters. In recent years JMP Solicitors has continued to expand its Grantham Headquarters winning accreditations and awards including the Lexcel Quality Mark for excellence, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Investors in People and, perhaps most importantly, Grantham Business of the Year in 2015. JMP’s commitment to the local area is evident in its support of charities, Gravity Fields, local sports teams and its longstanding sponsorship of the Guildhall Arts Centre.

 


Louise Hudson
Local Media Impact

After a successful career in advertising and marketing with national media groups, Louise has spent more than 10 years helping businesses tell their story effectively through online marketing and social media.


Tony Lee
GIGER MEDIA

Creative Director and founder of GIGER MEDIA, a Grantham based creative business providing graphic design, print, web, and marketing support solutions for local and national companies. A big believer and supporter of small business, they have helped many start up and existing businesses to get their brand sorted with identity, printed marketing materials, website, and some of the fun stuff too.. all up and running and getting their clients businesses out there in the market. Proud sponsors of Knipfest and a member of the global 501st Legion, supporting charities in the UK and all over the world.

 


Richard Parkinson
Grantham Journal

Managing Director at Iliffe Media (the independent publisher of the Grantham Journal) and director of Local Media Impact (content marketing agency). Passionate about connecting local businesses with local audiences.