The Committee

2021 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The GBC Executive Committee (listed in alphabetical order) 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 for the benefit of all local businesses.

 

 

Lesley Pashley – Chair
Nettl & Redlime

A full service marketing company helping clients win more business by providing beautiful branding, design, print, websites, SEO and PPC. The business was set up in 2002 and is now based at Long Bennington. I have lived in Grantham for 30 years and have always had a keen involvement with Grantham Business Club. In addition, I’ve been a Prince’s Trust mentor, I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and I also sit on the Exec at Newark Business Club.

Grantham Business Club is a perfect way to find out what is happening in the town and it provides a great networking forum and support network for owner managers and SMEs. It’s an incredibly friendly meeting and I can honestly say that along the way not only have we met new clients and suppliers, but also friends.

 


Shaun Whiting – Vice-Chair
Director and Wealth Management Consultant at Price Whiting Hodgson Financial Planning.

Shaun was born in Nottingham and now lives in Sleaford with his wife has two daughters, one in Lower Sixth and one in her Second Year at University. He worked at Lloyds Banking Group for 27 years in Personal, Business and Commercial Banking leaving there in 2017 to join St James’s Place Wealth Management Group.

Shaun commenced working in Grantham in January 2018 at Hodgson Solutions with Chartered Financial Planner Andy Hodgson and upon Andy’s semi-retirement established Price Whiting Hodgson Financial Planning with fellow Director and Business Partner Tom Price. He’s keen to play a part in the Business Club supporting Chair Lesley Pashley to learn more about the town and its fabulous mix of local businesses also bringing experience from previously Chairing other local clubs and charities in Lincolnshire.

In his spare time Shaun enjoys reading, cooking, running and participating in Round Table/41 Club.

 


Michael Burgess – Exec Committee Member

Entrepreneur, Founder and Non-Executive Director Starting my own financial factoring company in 1998 I discovered the  difficulties faced by companies due to delayed payments. In the year 2000 I refocussed my attention to the digital marketplace when I adopted e-commerce to create a business so I could work remotely. Yes, I was working from home a long time before COVID-19.

My involvement with the Grantham Business Club started in 2017 when I attended my first meeting and I am happy to say it has provided me with business contacts and people I would call friends. Twenty-five years of building international businesses has provided me with an abundance of knowledge which I am happy to share with others.

 


Richard Davies – Exec Committee Member
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.

 


Danni Featherstone – Exec Committee Member

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Cameron Ford – Exec Committee Member
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.

 


Louise Hudson – Exec Committee Member
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.

 


Debbie Lowe – Co-Secretary

Bio and image to follow shortly.

 



Kevin Swinbourne – Treasurer

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Susan Swinburn – Co-Secretary

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