Jenny is all about COOPERATION
She is an energetic, creative and committed business professional with over 25 years of experience setting up, managing, working in and on business ventures. Jenny has since moved on to pastures new splitting her focus between developing a unique, regional youth employability programme and some niche events delivery.
An active member of the local business and leadership community, Jenny was Chair of Suffolk Coast Business and Framlingham Business Association and continues to play an active role in these forums. She founded and managed the Suffolk Business Hub, chaired HCMTI and volunteered with the Young Enterprise initiative for a number of years.
Her true passion lies in sharing her experience with young people, helping them create meaningful, fulfilling and exciting career pathways for themselves.
Sue builds business networks, and gives back wherever she can. Sue is all about CONSTRUCTION.
One of the reasons Sue started her own business was to be in charge of her own time instead of other people dictating her schedule... That business is now a very successful domestic cleaning business, ranged across 31 Suffolk postcodes and providing work for local people.
Going her own way also enabled her to help other small independent businesses, female run and start up enterprises and she also lends her expertise to a few local charities and mentors local students in school and colleges, equipping them to face the working world.
Sue established a successful women’s group (part of the Women in Rural Enterprise network) in Suffolk and though she has now handed the reins over to three of her WiRE members, she is now a National WiRE Ambassador.
Peter is a COLLABORATOR
Throughout a 30+ year long career in the banking sector, Peter always got the biggest “buzz” from helping and supporting others, whether that was colleagues or clients.
He now works as a coach, mentor and non-exec director – whatever is needed to help you or your business grow.
He’s also a business development expert, and through an extensive network, connects and helps businesses grow by coaching, supporting, mentoring, energising and leading – he has particular expertise with financial services advisers, team leaders, employee engagement, customer contact planning and sustainable marketing strategies.
Peter has also set up an Innovation Lab in central Suffolk, and is about to open more across the county (including two in East Suffolk). He supports tech start-ups too and is shortly to run Peer to Peer business mentoring for the New Anglia LEP just as soon as he can get it started.
James likes a CHALLENGE
James is a renowned local solicitor with over 25 years’ practice experience.
Beginning his career at Westhorp Ward & Catchpole, which subsequently merged with Birketts and then Birketts, James joined Marshall Hatchick as a partner in 2007 and works out of Marshall Hatchick LLP’s Saxmundham office. He prides himself on providing expert legal knowledge in a friendly approachable style – combining modern day thinking with traditional values.
James specialises in commercial and residential property matters, including commercial leases. And his “challenging” portfolio includes acting for many large businesses such as property developers, private landlords, investment companies, charities, high street retail businesses and construction firms.
Of course, the great thing about “challenges” is they’re easy if you have the right connections. Since James has lived and worked in Suffolk all his life, he consequently seems to know just about everyone!
A very keen soccer player, James now coaches a local youth football team. That’s a real challenge!
Lisa is all about CONNECTIONS
Lisa’s expertise is in providing consultancy services and interim management to B2B industrial and service businesses.
Skilled at helping organisations bring about rapid and sustainable performance improvement across the complete value chain, no stone is left unturned when Lisa helps businesses review their R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales, after sales service, HR and finance processes.
A fluent French and Italian speaker, Lisa has extensive experience of developing business on a global platform and is a skilled negotiator.
She’s lending ESB Connected some of that experience, keeping us on track and making sure we make all make our connections.
SJ is B-I-G on COMMUNITY
SJ runs Business Nanny, a virtual assistant support business based in Rendlesham, Suffolk, and offers database management, document production, editing and proof-reading, report writing, invoicing and credit control, HR admin, multimedia presentations, event management, web design and design for print work.
After more years working than she cares to remember, it’s now all about community and what you can put back. Making a difference in the community where you live is key. If not us, who?
Amongst other community projects she’s involved with, SJ is a trustee and treasurer at Ipswich BMX Club Charity, which is about to be reborn with a monumental track and clubhouse redevelopment. (Apparently, the hep kids would say “Rad!”…)