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.

 

Andy Hodgson – Chair
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.

When I took over as Chair the club was in a state of flux with lots of members willing to act in some form of committee structure, but no one keen to take over at the helm. I wanted to work to put in place a structure that would see Grantham Business Club thrive and be a resource for its members to allow them to Learn from each other and key speakers, Lobby the key influencers who impact on the business environment in Grantham, and Link Up with their fellow business owners and promote their businesses. Aided by my Exec Committee we have made a start on that process and this website is part of that commitment.Andy Hodgson - GBC Chair

 

Sue Hodgson – Vice Chair
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.


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.


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.


Thea Hood
Director and co-founder of Hood Parkes & Co

Accountants and Business Advisers, based in the Market Place, Grantham. A practice which provides professional services for small to medium sized businesses, start-ups, individuals, and landlords. Hood Parkes & Co are proud to support local causes and events such as Rotary Swimarathon, St Wulfram’s Christmas Tree Festival, Grantham Journal Business Awards and Gravity Fields.


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.


Annie Mason
Masons Wealth Associates

Annie is a Wealth Management Consultant, operating her own business locally in Grantham. Annie is very passionate about bringing like-minded professionals together through the Grantham Business Club to provide a voice for all businesses, to make Grantham, the place to be.


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.