2020 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.
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.
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.
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.