Suffolk Business Women Board
Ginny Idehen is Head of Business Operations and Quay Place Manager for the charity, Suffolk Mind. She is part of the leadership team delivering the charities mission of enabling Suffolk to become the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health. You will often find her in Quay Place, the award winning wellbeing and heritage centre, based on the historic waterfront of Ipswich. Ginny helped build up the team of staff and volunteers for its opening in November 2016 and has been very hands on in the day to day management and development of the venue and the activities that are held there. Ginny heads up a team of 10 people and has responsibility for over 50 volunteers.
Ginny has experience as Head of Business Development at West Suffolk College, and as a Business Link Adviser, then manager, providing support to hundreds of businesses in Suffolk to help them grow and access finance.
As a volunteer, Ginny has been involved with Suffolk Business Women since 2015 and prior to that, she represented education on the Bury Chamber of Commerce Board. Her favourite thing to do, when she’s not working, is to spend time with her husband and 3 wonderful children.
Terry Baxter is the CEO of Inspire Suffolk, a charity that works with young people aged 16 – 24 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).
A former BBC broadcaster and journalist, he is also Chairman of Ipswich Central - the Business Improvement District (BID) Company for the town centre.
In 2007 Terry was made an honorary Fellow of Suffolk New College and more recently in 2015 an Honorary Fellow of University Campus Suffolk.
Jules Shorrock M.D. Citrus Sharp Security Shredding has been a business owner since 2000. After selling her document destruction business in 2007 she returned from London to Ellough near Beccles, reflecting her commitment to growing our local economy.
Citrus Sharp Security Shredding Ltd guarantee secure shredding of Confidential information, protecting their client’s business & reputation when they protect details of employees, client transactions, accounts, complaints, research & development, health & Safety etc.
Citrus choose to partner ethical balanced business throughout Suffolk, caring for local & global environment, and has a clutch of Awards for good practice & environmental awareness.
Jules is primarily responsible for new business growth, encouraging more office security, recycling & less office waste.
Michelle Pollard has been in the recruitment industry, locally and nationally for over 28 years. Michelle is passionate about recruiting and has a background not only within the high street recruitment marketplace but has also enjoyed many years in the online recruitment space.
Michelle the proud owner of Spider, an online recruitment advertising & recruitment service provider that offers East Anglian companies a cost effective alternative to other methods. Michelle is avid about supporting the local economy and helping companies recruit the very best employees and skills in the market place.
Rob is a director of Pound Gates and is responsible for the delivery of business development plans and the ambition of the business.
He started his career in insurance broking in 1988 and has a passion for quality customer service and everything associated with risk. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Charted Insurance Broker and has an honours degree in Economics and an MBA from the Open University.
Minnie joined the East of England Co-operative Society in April 2014, bringing over 25 years of Board level experience to her role of Joint Chief Executive. Before joining, Minnie was Executive Director for Marketing at Notcutts Garden Centres, the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK.
Minnie has strong links to the region and is passionate about the area and its people. She sits on the boards of various local organisations, is a Suffolk Business Ambassador as well as HRH The Prince’s Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England.
Naomi founded the award-winning holiday cottage lettings agency Best of Suffolk with her husband Alex in 2006. She is a past winner of the East of England Businesswoman Entrepreneur of the Year award, a former Chair of the Aldeburgh Business Association, and regularly mentors other female entrepreneurs. Best of Suffolk is particularly known for its strong marketing, high standard of customer service, charitable giving, and innovation.
Patrice Love runs her own consultancy business, specialising in the Life Science and Technology sectors. Patrice works mainly with early stage and pre-IPO companies to help build dynamic teams as well as organisation development. Patrice joined the Board of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce when she was a Director at Timberwolf. Earlier in her career, she was Head of Operations for BT Brightstar, which was BT’s first Corporate Incubator. Patrice is also on the Board of Suffolk Business Women, Governor at Suffolk One and an Inward Investment Ambassador for Suffolk.
Dayle is Chartered Building Surveyor and owner of Dayle Bayliss Associates. She has a keen interest in skills and enterprise, and gets involved in projects across Suffolk and Norfolk. She is chair of the steering group for the Suffolk Skills Show, a member of the New Anglia LEP Skills Board as well as Vice Chair of Menta, the Suffolk Enterprise Agency. A keen interest in food and its origins she has just started a new business venture called Brace and Hook exploring local produce and food skills.