Our Mission Statement
"TO BE AN ASSET THAT IS INTEGRAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND INFLUENTIAL IN PROMOTING THE FUTURE PROSPERITY OF THE AREA"
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.