John Mayhew founded HET Software in 1993, developing software solutions for social care in the UK, Australia and Malaysia.
Selling in August 2012, he remained an Executive Director managing the combined business with revenues of £10 million per annum, employing 100 staff.
Retiring in 2014, he created Fiscale, specialist tax advisors, now with 10 employees and helping clients to recover over £4 million of Corporation Tax.
John is a Director of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Haverhill, and Chair of ONE Haverhill.
Jason started his professional career with a Hertfordshire based manufacturing company, which saw him involved in all aspects of the international company. He lives in Haverhill, and is passionate about our town. Jason is married and has two children, both in primary school in Haverhill. Jason believes in the power of education to give young people the ultimate choice in what they become and believes that early links with business help to motivate young people and ensure that the requirements of business are met in our future workforce.
Amanda Ankin has worked for Suffolk Chamber since 2010 and is our Operations Director.
As part of the senior management team, Amanda manages various departments of Suffolk Chamber including events, membership and customer care, communications, marketing, policy, supply chain, and international trade, and her team is based all across Suffolk.
CIPD qualified, Amanda is the lead on HR and change initiatives. Amanda also manages various Suffolk Chamber project teams including our business improvement district Lowestoft Vision and Suffolk Business Women, and sits on all our town Boards.
After 33 years in banking covering roles in Retail, Audit, Investment and Commercial banking, Peter has recently set up Business Growth Coaches Ltd which coaches and mentors SMEs to help them develop. Peter also works as Business Development Director for BDO accountants across East Anglia.
Passionate about Suffolk and helping local businesses succeed, Peter has joined the Haverhill Board to help promote the town and the opportunities to support the local community.
Additionally Peter has roles with the New Anglia LEP skills board and the Wind Energy Museum in Norfolk.
Elaine set up FlipFlop Marketing Ltd in 2002 to offer consultancy and outsourced marketing services to businesses looking for direction with their marketing. Based in Haverhill, FlipFlop Marketing works with clients operating in a wide range of industry sectors across East Anglia. Elaine enjoys sharing her love of marketing with anyone who is prepared to listen!
FlipFlop Marketing has been a member of Suffolk CHamber in Haverhill & District since it started in 2004 and Elaine spent a number of years on the original Committee. Elaine is looking forward to working with the current Board members and helping to promote the benefits of Chamber membership to local businesses.
Mark Newton is Managing Director of LMK Thermosafe Ltd, a Haverhill manufacturer of industrial heating products sold worldwide. He is a Professional Chartered Engineer with a degree in Electronics Engineering from Southampton University.
Mark purchased the business from the founding directors in August 2000 and has built its reputation as the leading global designer and manufacturer of hazardous area certified (Ex-rated) Induction Drum Heaters and Flexible Container Heaters. He moved manufacturing from Harlow to Haverhill in 2003 and the Company now operates out of two sites in the town. The business won the “Queens Award for Enterprise” in 2012 for International Trade and it continues to export over 70% of its sales. In recent years sales and marketing subsidiaries have been established in USA and China using the “Inteliheat” brand name. Mark has built research and development links with local Universities resulting in a number of successful International Patent filings and a steady flow of new products from the Company’s applied research teams.
Prior to acquiring LMK Thermosafe Ltd, Mark worked in senior roles for a number of quoted UK manufacturing businesses, including five years in the USA employed by a leading process
control instrumentation company. He lives in Linton with his wife Jan who is also a Director and co-owner of the business. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. They are actively involved with Linton Free Church and other faith based charities. Mark is Vice-President of the International Advisory Committee for the Chinese Relief and Development Foundation based in Sichuan, China. They established the “Thermosafe Foundation” as a Registered UK Charity operating alongside the business in 2012 as a practical way to give back to society through relevant local, national and international non-profit partners.
Originally from London, Daniel moved to Suffolk in 1995. Daniel is the co-owner of CXG Group. Starting out with retail shops, in Nursery and Toys, then followed by a Stationery supplies and Computer business. In 2007 he set about building a large property portfolio, which led to opening a Lettings company (CXG Lettings). In his role as CEO, Daniel manages and controls the finance for the Group, as well as looking at future strategies. He also have an active role in REBI Construction Ltd and Cannon Irons (Property Development). In 2015 Daniel was invited to sit on the board of Haverhill Chamber of Commerce to help with strategy and future planning in the town… Let’s see what the future brings.
David worked in the motor industry for over 35 years, starting as an apprentice mechanical engineer and then holding various other roles culminating in a number of senior executive positions.
Passionate about education he has worked in the Further Education sector for 10 years, where he currently works with a variety of stakeholders, partners and employers to plan, develop and provide the strategic overview for various College programmes. These programmes provide outstanding education for students throughout the communities, which the College serves in order for them to become fulfilled and to play their part in being drivers of our region’s economy.
As a member of the Colleges Senior Team, he is directly responsible for Adult and Community Education including English, Maths, English for Speakers of other Languages as well as the National Citizen Service, Traineeships, Princes Trust and pre- engagement and employment programmes across Suffolk and south Norfolk.
Outside of College life, he is the Vice Chair of Trustees for Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust, a Board Trustee for Gateway Qualifications and a Board member of One Haverhill (chairing the education and skills task group).
His is also a Rugby Football Union accredited selector.
David has joined the Board for Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill and District as the representative for education and skills.
Paul’s career has been predominantly involved in Property and Investments starting as an office junior at a firm of estate agents in Sudbury at the tender age of 19. Together with his wife Alison they owned and ran Vella Associates a successful estate and letting agency based in Long Melford covering the Sudbury area before being bought out by the Leaders group in 2013. In between Paul successfully took a degree in Financial Planning and worked within the banking system for 7 years advising on long term investments. Outside of work Paul likes to travel, helped by his wife’s new career as a self employed travel agent, going to the cinema and indulging in both amateur dramatics and professional acting alike.
Lesley’s career in recruitment commenced in 1987, with one of the largest National/International agencies where Lesley’s formal training was obtained. 13 years later, she opened her first Recruitment Agency in Haverhill. It’s now 29 years later, and Lesley is still as enthusiastic and passionate about the industry as she was back then.
Lesley needed to work flexibly, so she could care for her special needs son, but also to provide for his future when she’s no longer able to.
Committed in developing her employees’ careers, they’re either trained or training for their respective roles.
1st Stop Recruitment’s vision is simple: be the best we can ever be, support both our clients and candidates and be honest every step of the way. We can offer a bespoke solution according our clients requirements, and more important, we listen, advise and agree a solution. Lesley prides her company on having “a service to be remembered”.
We’ve added to our strength by becoming members of “The Employment Agency Movement” (TEAM). After 3 years as a member, Lesley was asked to be the Regional Director for The East of England, which she accepted.
Lesley has just joined the Board for Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill & District, and is delighted to help to make a difference to the town.