Meet the Members

Brian Craig: Indium Corporation

Founded in 1934, Indium Corporation is a long-standing US based family business. It is an advanced materials company mostly focused at Electronics Assembly Industries. Managing Director Brian Craig has been with the business 30 years. He started in Technical Sales in the UK, then Europe where he developed a rudimentary Continental Sales Channel Partner network. He then moved to headquarters in New York to become Corporate Programs Manager, a Multi functional/training position. He subsequently returned to Europe as MD.

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Michael Pace: ZCJ Consulting Ltd

Michael has more than 30 years commercial and procurement leadership experience across the UK and North America in the NHS, retail and manufacturing sectors. Until summer 2023, Michael was MD at NHS London Procurement Partnership. Prior to this, he was based in Chicago, where he led and oversaw e-auctions for a number of blue chip organisations including WalMart, before returning to the United Kingdom and joining the NHS. He specialised in procurement, with notable roles in Great Ormond Street and the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. Before joining NHS LPP, Michael was a director at the NHS Business Services Authority before transferring into NHS Supply Chain. After a wonderful 4 1/2 years at NHS LPP, Michael set up on his own again. Through ZCJ Consulting Ltd, he works in procurement and transformation roles as well as supporting HealthTech companies bring their developments into the Health Sector.

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Andrea Millington: Preedy Glass

Preedy Glass is a family run business which was established in 1913. Andrea has extensive experience in HR, H&S, finance and internal operational processes, software etc. She excels at problem solving, planning and driving the change. Preedy Glass’s mission is to exceed clients expectations by mirroring quality products with outstanding customer service.

Andrea’s love for nature, animals and helping others led her to become a service dogs trainer and also dog support to rescue services.

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Charles Dall'Omo: Train Together

Charles’ vision is to facilitate sustainable positive impact in the local communities in which he works and lives by enabling employers and individuals to develop skills and the confidence that will revolutionise their everyday lives and gain qualifications that recognise the excellence of the service they provide. The mission of Train Together is to develop a more employable and content workforce, to provide individuals with more opportunities, more confidence, and a deeper skills base. Ultimately, they are committed to the promotion of a more prosperous society for all.

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Allan Wilson: Wilson Partners

Having always had the ambition to have his own business, in February 2008, Allan left the City where he worked as an accountant for UBS Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to start with his brother Chris a chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in the Thames Valley.
Two years later with a small team, Allan joined MD2MD and after eight years leads a successful business with 30 staff and which consistently delivers double digit growth year on year.
Wilson partners are not a typical small firm of accountants. Whilst they have the credentials and breadth of service to match the large firms they are themselves an ambitious owner managed business and so aim to work with like minded clients to solve the headaches of businesses ‘on a mission’.

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Lee Jackson - North West London Procurement Services

Lee is an experienced international executive, bringing a broad suite of experiences and capabilities from his career across financial services, aviation, engineering, retail, health and the wider public sector. Lee is an authentic leader who leads with a value focus to build trusted and enduring relationships.

Lee possesses excellent stakeholder management skills and is skilled at navigating complex organisations. More recently, at the NHS Lee led the establishment of the multi award winning shared Procurement service for North West London across England’s largest Independent Care System Improving service user experience, access and population health outcomes through effective procurement.

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Mike Bagshaw: International Taste Solutions

Mike is Managing Director of International Taste Solutions (I.T.S.) who stand for bringing innovative, tailor-made and bang-on-trend flavours and textures to food, drinks and snacks. From an early entrepreneurial career that began by selling Spitting Image characters in his primary school playground, to becoming founder of a multi-million-pound specialist flavour supplier to the food industry, Mike Bagshaw is a man who knows the taste of success. His Newbury-based business, International Taste Solutions (ITS) which was founded in 2009 was voted Thames Valley Business of the year 2018 and has continued to grow at a fast pace.

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Nathan Nicholson: Luna Sales Consultancy

Luna Sales Consultancy, founded by Nathan empowers businesses, owners, and sales teams to skyrocket conversions, revenue, and sales. With over 15 years of experience, Nathan offers an easy-to-implement framework for pinpointing ideal clients, connecting with them, and driving conversions.

Their mission? To equip clients with the tools and ongoing support needed to achieve outstanding sales results. They believe in fostering a culture of action, embracing lessons from setbacks, and building unshakeable sales confidence.

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Ian Bray: GSSArchitecture

GSSArchitecture was founded in 1879, making them one of the longest established architectural practices in the country. As Managing Partner Ian is responsible for accounting, financial, and business management (including legal contractual matters) within the practice. He is also a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager, and responsible for these two disciplines within GSS. Ian has experience in various sectors, particularly the education and commercial sectors, and he can provide advice on the various forms of procurement, contracts and professional appointments.

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Naomi Macey: Homes in Sedgemoor

Naomi joined Homes in Sedgemoor in 2019 and is responsible for all property related services including responsive repairs, void management and planned investment. A key part of her role is ensuring that homes are safe, warm and meet all regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Homes in Sedgemoor, Naomi worked for Charter Housing Association (part of the Pobl Group) in Wales for around 20 years covering various roles including housing management, lettings, customer services and asset management. Naomi has a Law Degree, holds a level 7 in Strategic Management & Leadership and is a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Builders.

 

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Mike Salisbury: EvoEnergy

Michael has over 23 years experience in the design and installation of domestic, commercial and industrial building services. He has been the principle engineer on an array of projects including hospitals, hotels, schools, data centre, manufacturing and laboratories. As the Managing director, Mike is focused on his P&L responsibility, which encompasses consulting, sales, technical and operations. Leading a tight team of senior managers within the business to provide excellent customer satisfaction and service. He is also responsible for Health & Safety and compliance. Mike has overseen the achievement of Achillies, ISO 9001 and 14001 at EvoEnergy as well as certification for CHAS and Construction Online. In his spare time, Michael enjoys tennis and camping with his family. He is also kept busy keeping his classic VW camper van on the road.

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Richard Newman: AT&C Professional Systems Ltd

AT&C provide high quality audio visual solutions for commercial markets, which currently include the hospitality and high street retail verticals. Boosting an impressive reference list of some of the most well known brands in the world.AT&C provide high quality audio visual solutions for commercial markets, which currently include the hospitality and high street retail verticals. Boosting an impressive reference list of some of the most well known brands in the world.

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Ralph Egas: abstraction

Ralph’s passion for gaming started way back with the venerated Commodore 64 and Amiga consoles. He honed his programming skills in industry for many years but the desire for autonomy and creative freedom led him to establish abstraction in 2007 as a Sole Proprietor. Nowadays, they’re a corporation with over 80 staff members. Ralph now leaves much of the actual coding to the wonderfully talented abstraction team and besides being a guardian of their core values, he spends much of his time researching and envisioning new business opportunities, gaming concepts and technologies, so they can stay ahead of the curve.

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Jonathan Elliott: Epro

Jonathan is an accomplished MD with extensive leadership experience across multiple industry sectors. He is a highly energised and driven leader who thrives on challenge and has a passion for Healthcare Tech and helping NHS clients be productive and deliver better patient care. He has significant experience leading large teams on a journey of change and business turnaround. Jonathan has strong commercial skills and business acumen, together with a passion for marketing and business development. He is a proven people manager who excels at delivering above and beyond expectations whilst equally encouraging people to be the best they can be.

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Jonny Clark: ITPEnergised

Jonny is a seasoned Director with extensive experience in both SMEs and large consultancy firms across the UK and Europe. Passionate about the transition to net zero, he envisions ITPEnergised as an agile, flexible, and innovative business, fostering a culture of collaboration and client support. With over 25 years in technical advisory, Jonny specialises in low carbon energy generation and infrastructure projects, working closely with utility, developer, and investor clients. He cultivates strong relationships within the renewables community, facilitating partnerships for project success.

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Scott Horne: Lakeside Group

Lakeside Group are established suppliers of high-quality reflective products for use within the traffic and safety, vehicle safety, graphics and road stud markets.

Partnering with leading manufacturers such as Avery Dennison & Aura Optical Systems we supply the full range of reflective products including traditional glass bead and cutting edge microprismatic self-adhesive reflective vinyl.

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Sarah Perry: Lowell UK and Overdales Ltd

Sarah has extensive executive and non executive experience. She is currently a non executive director of Lowell UK and Overdales Ltd. Audit a Risk Committee member. Executive and Board Advisory and Executive and Leadership coach. Combines strategic, P&L and commercial experience with leading transformational change and growth whilst creating value through engaging customer and colleague experiences.

Former Managing Partner of large regional law firm. With a creative mindset to find practical solutions that add value, she combines vision, innovation and agile management to leverage opportunities, safeguard interests and drive organisational and cultural change. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Coventry University.

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Steve Abbott: Woodford Heating & Energy Ltd

Having worked in the building services and construction industry for 21 years, Steve has been fortunate to have experience ranging across numerous industry sectors and spanning both public and private sector projects. The growth and increasing use of digital solutions in construction is something Steve is passionate about being at the forefront in his current position of Managing Director at Woodford Heating and Energy, whilst always maintaining focus on Quality & their Customers. Additionally, ensuring the long-term sustainability of their industry through apprenticeship and training programmes is something at the heart of Steve’s, and the company’s corporate values, to help build the successful and skilled workforce that the sector so greatly requires.

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Rick Lorenzo: Inventive Creations Ltd

Rick is the owner and Managing Director of Inventive Creations. Inventive Creations is proud to offer the most comprehensive range of shower seal designs and products in the UK. They have been involved with bathrooms and shower room design, installation and after sales for over 20 years and they put all of their knowledge and expertise into their products and services. The company recently moved from Leybourne to a larger premises in Sittingbourne, Kent, to cope with their expanding business and product range.

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Steve Webber: The Rooflight Company

Steve Webber is Managing Director of the Rooflight Company, a design-led manufacturer and supplier of high quality heritage, modern and bespoke rooflights.
Appointed during its infancy in 1993 as one of a team of four, today Steve is part of the Leadership Team delivering a sustainable growth strategy for the benefit of over 70 Co-owners. Guided by their principles of a value-led culture, innovation and sustainability, they offer an environment so all employees can develop to their full potential.

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Mark Rose: Tracker Network

Currently MD of Tracker, the UK’s most successful vehicle recovery application. A proven record of deal making, closing multi-million pound contracts with large multinationals and driving growth through sustainable partner programmes. Strong capability to develop and implement strategic programmes to drive business improvement, whilst ensuring senior level stakeholder support. Excellent people skills with ability to build, manage, and motivate high-performing teams.

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Amy Forrest: First Intuition

Amy is Managing Director at First Intuition, an accountancy training provider. She is a qualified accountant having had a number of previous roles in practice and accountancy standard-setting. Since working at First Intuition, Amy has worked in a couple of different Director roles before becoming Managing Director in the Autumn of 2021.

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Antonia Dixey: Participation People

A recognized leader in Gen Z engagement, Antonia leverages her experience across charity, private, and public sectors, including roles at St John Ambulance and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, to fuel her passion for social change. Through Participation People, she empowers businesses, charities, and the public sector to develop youth-driven strategies, transforming Gen Z from passive consumers into active agents of innovation and social good.

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Ian Harris: Maber Architects

As the Managing Director of Maber Architects, Ian works hard to develop the business and to ensure that they deliver a great service to their clients. Maber’s mission is to be “great to work with, great to work for” and that is much more than just marketing fluff; it is absolutely integral to what they do and how they do it. Their goal is to bring this expertise, experience and creativity to make the spaces they design the best that they can be. When not working, Ian can be found mucking around with his kids, playing music with the rest of the family or trying to sneak another guitar into the house. He is thinking about adopting another greyhound.

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Kevin Hogan: Hogan Holdings

Kevin has worked in the Highway surfacing and materials industry for more than 30 years and was appointed Managing Director in October 2014. Hogan Holdings is an independent group of companies based in North Wales, supplying a wide range of services and products to the construction and building sectors. Hogan has been established for more than half a century and their business consists of four companies with shared values and a commitment to quality, sustainability, and service. Hogan’s vision is to continually raise standards, improve their customer’s profitability by solving problems and not creating them..

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Les Vipond: Event Furniture

Les has over 30 years’ experience in the events industry culminating in setting up Event Hire in 2005 and building the business to a level of national UK coverage. Les takes a hands-on approach, often seen at major events assisting with logistics and client liaison.
Ev-ent Hire is an award winning hire company, specialising in furniture hire, catering equipment hire, glass hire and china hire for any indoor or outdoor event.

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Oliver Ragg: TopCashback

Oliver (Olly) and Mike founded TopCashback in 2005. In 2019, they officially hit the 15 million members mark, with over 240 employees, globally. Their sister company MyMoneyPocket was launched alongside the German TopCashback website.

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Rob Colbourne: Performance Through People

Rob has been involved in education and skills for over 30 years, and is currently CEO of a Private Training Provider, Performance Through People, who deliver training to 2,000 individuals each year, and work with over 200 employers. Rob represents the Sector in many areas, such as WorldSkills, Ofsted, Education& Skills Boards, and is currently Chair of Governors in a large Multi Academy Trust school. He recently was awarded an OBE for services to Apprenticeships & Skills.

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Stephen Davis: United Colleges Group

Stephen Davis is an experienced senior manager and leader. He has worked in and for colleges in England, Scotland and the United States. Stephen has carried out innovative work in the development of college business processes and has a sound grasp of budgetary and utilisation issues and effective business operation. He has played a leading role in mergers in both England and Scotland, helping to ensure, for example, that learners continue to benefit from high standards of input and support during periods of structural change.

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Steve Wright: SJ Wright Consultancy

With 38 years in the plastic industry, Stephen operates from shop floor to boardroom, offering solutions over problems. He excels in building businesses, leading teams, and driving quality improvements and technical innovation. Stephen’s expertise includes creating unique manufacturing cost models and fostering strong customer and supplier relationships. He’s adept at turn-key design for world-leading manufacturing facilities and has a unique approach to sales and marketing, leveraging a deep understanding of branding.

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Lee Wilmshurt: Steel Build

Lee is currently MD of Steel Build Ltd and MD of Steel Build training school, a Pro Qual accredited NVQ training centre. Under Lee’s leadership since 2007, Steel Build thrived, overcoming recession and COVID challenges whilst maintaining healthy margins. Utilising a digital platform to create automated processes, analysing P&L accounts and a restructure, Lee has managed to support a high street gym to increase their Net profits by 400%. Awards, including Supply Chain Partner of the Year, showcase Lee’s commitment to excellence.

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Steve Noakes: Pioneer Safety Group and Pyroban Limited

Steve, a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in industrial safety, spent most of his career at Pyroban. He rose from Engineering Manager to Operations Director, overseeing growth and efficiency across Europe and China. After a successful transition under Caterpillar, Steve became Managing Director and spearheaded the formation of Pioneer Safety Group, expanding its offerings and driving profitability.

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