John is President of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and a Director of Nantwich Town Football Club. John also Chairs the South Cheshire Chamber Business Council.
As a key stakeholder in the area, the Chamber works in partnership with many organisations and John is therefore often involved in discussions with other key stakeholders such as Bentley Motors, MMU, Cheshire East Council, The LEP, Crewe and Nantwich Town Councils and of course other Chambers as well as maintaining regular contact with our Patrons and MP .Together we are committed to helping this area achieve its maximum potential while ensuring our members benefit from the resulting economic growth.
Following a career spanning 20 years in senior marketing roles in the private sector, I moved into Higher Education and was Head of the Business and Management Department at the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University for seven years, responsible for the strategic direction and academic leadership of the department, and Associate Dean for External Engagement. I then moved to the Manchester Campus in 2014 where I became Head of International at the Faculty of Business and Law, responsible for all our global connections and developing overseas partnerships.
I have been a Board member of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry for over 10 years. I have also held Board positions at Cheshire College - South and West, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Joshua Tree, and I am currently a Trustee at Weaver Academy Trust.
I ran my own business for seven years, which influenced my decision to complete a PhD in Female Entrepreneurship, and I now offer consultancy services to education institutions and small businesses.
Storage Boost was launched in 2005, offering Self Storage, Office and Workshop facilities. We have three modern drive-in facilities in Crewe, Stafford and Chester and a team of storage experts who are passionate about great service and helping people.
A recent addition to the Chamber Board, I have considerable local business knowledge and a passion to support small and medium enterprise.
With the recent developments and improvements at Crewe Station and plans for a possible HS2 link, I believe it is a good time to start and operate a business in South Cheshire. I firmly believe the Chamber can support and influence the regeneration of the area to help support local business.
Following a combined 20 years working for larger consultancies, Magenta was established by Gill and her husband Dave ten years ago in a small office in Nantwich. Based on Crewe Business Park since 2012, the company now has over 350 clients nationwide, and has satellite operations in Glasgow, Huddersfield and London.
Gill was elected to the Chamber Board in 2013, and sits on theMembership and Auditpanels. Her experience in managing a small administration support team at Magenta, together with a historical background in business-to-business publishing, and a fervent desire to ensure the best opportunities for local industry and commerce, are the personal skills and attributes that Gill brings to the Chamber table.
Andy Butler is a Director of Legat Owen Property Consultants and heads up their Nantwich office.
He has worked in the area for nearly 25 years as a Commercial Property Consultant dealing with a wide range of general practice instructions including Agency, Professional, Management, Development and Investment work.
“I have seen many changes to the Commercial Property Market since originally coming to the area in 1994 and witnessed many small companies grow and flourish from small beginnings. I believe the future for the business community in the South Cheshire area is very exciting and it is a privilege to be a Director of The Chamber and work with businesses and like-minded people to encourage and support further development of the area”
Andrew Hague was recruited to the main Chamber Board in August 2017 and sits on the Chamber’s Board and Audit Committees. Andrew joined Howard Worth as an engineering graduate, qualified as an accountant in 2001 and became a partner in 2004. As well as managing client audits and providing general accountancy advice, he specialises in growing businesses, accounting IT systems and is the company’s specialist law firm adviser.
Andrew advises and has delivered a number of seminars and workshops for a wide variety of sectors including solicitors, start-up businesses and owner-managed businesses, as well as having recently presented a Charities course on Accounts Standards, Scrutiny required and Problem Areas for charities.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys the outdoor life and spends time with his partner renovating their property.