2019 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.
Malcolm Swinburn – Chair 2019
Chief Executive – South Lincolnshire Blind Society
Career includes British Armed Forces, retail management, accountancy and the oil industry. Born in Grimsby but residing in Grantham for 19 years. Married to Susan, 1 daughter, 2 step sons, 2 granddaughters, 3 great granddaughters 1 German Shepherd, 1 cat and 12 chickens. Passionate about my adopted home of Grantham and it’s diverse community.
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.
England’s Finest Photography
Chris England owns and operates England’s Finest Photography and is the joint Managing Director of video production companies LEO Media and Property Video Solutions Ltd. After a successful 15 year career in journalism and public relations Chris established his first business in Grantham in 2015 and went on to open his production companies is 2017.
He worked at South Kesteven District Council for eight years prior to running his businesses so has a working knowledge of both the public and private sectors. All three companies work with both local and national companies in Grantham and throughout the UK to provide high quality imagery and production.
Chris is passionate about Grantham. A former Kings School boy he is also a a member of Grantham Round Table and Grantham Running Club.
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.
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.
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.
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 clients businesses out there in the market.
Proud sponsors of the live music cancer charity event Knipfest for the past 5 years, and a member of the global 501st Legion, supporting charities in the UK and all over the world.
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.
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.
Nettl & Redlime
Providing a one-stop shop for branding, design, print, exhibition and web work.
The business was set up in Newark in 2002 as a full-service marketing company and we’ve now also opened up a Grantham studio in the Market Place (above Reflect Recruitment). 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 until recently I sat 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.