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Meet our Business Club members

In the Anglia region our members come from diverse business backgrounds, from manufacturing to aerospace to service and retail. Photo: ITV Anglia

The ITV Business Club was launched at the start of the year and is made up of business leaders across the country from firms big and small.

Our members come from diverse business around the region - manufacturing, aerospace, service and retail.

Our members are peoplewho have survived the toughest business conditions and know what it’s like keeping a company afloat when the banks do not want to lend.

With a wealth of knowledge between them, our members have given opinions and views on some of the challenges facing businesses and how to getthings back on track.


Name: Terry Holloway

Company: The Marshall Group of Companies

Location: Cambridge

Sector: Aerospace, manufacturing, sales, retail and management

The Marshall Group was founded in 1909 and employs more than 4,000 people. The company’s headquarters is located on its 800 acre site in Cambridge, where Cambridge Airport, owned and operated by the Marshall Group of Companies since 1937, is based.

It has an annual turnover in excess of £880million and operates worldwide in the fields of aerospace, military land systems and fleet management, as well as a network of67 franchised automotive dealerships in the UK.

Find out more about the Marshall Group


Company: Andy Wood, Chief Executive

Name: Adnams

Location: Southwold, Suffolk

Sector: Manufacturing, service and retail.

Adnams was founded 1872 inSouthwold, Suffolk by George and Ernest Adnams. The company is famous forits brewery in Southwold, producing ales and a range of beers for distribution mainly in EastAnglia.

Themain part of the business operates in manufacturing, alongside hotels and shops,which also takes it into the service and retail sector.

Find out more about Adnams


Name: Drew Mullin, General Manager

Company: Woburn Safari Park

Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire

Sector: Leisure & Tourism sector

Woburn Safari Park currentlyhas a wide range of wildlife on site, with more than 80 species of animals including lions, tigers and bears, and contributes to conservation.

The safari park was set upby the 13th Duke of Bedford in 1970 on his estate, Woburn Abbey. Theaim of the park was to help improve and restore the Abbey after World War II.

Find out more about Woburn Safari Park


Names: Mike Ottolangui, Bernard Smith and Darren Osborne, Co-directors

Company: Milltech Precision Engineering

Location: Norwich

Sector: Manufacturing sector

This SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise)specialises in the manufacturingof low to medium volume precision components and assemblies for a wide range ofindustries.

Up to 60 per cent of its business is in the 'energy' sector (oiland gas, renewables) as well as leisure marine, optical lenses for movieproduction, packaging equipment, hydraulics and specialist vehicle manufacture.

Find out more about Milltech Precision Engineering


Name: Jacqui Fairfax, Managing Director

Company: CUB

Location: March, Cambridgeshire

Sector: Services

Founded in 1994, CUB is afamily run energy and utility procurement specialist. It assists businesses inall areas of energy, providing advice, performance monitoring and portfoliomanagement strategies.

The company servicesindustries such as property and construction, manufacturing, printing, leisure,retail and IT. Among the services itprovides are fixed electricity, gas contracts and water audits.

Find out more about CUB


Name: Iain Forsythe, Managing Director

Company: Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms

Location: Peterborough

Sector: Manufacturing and sales

Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms specialises inunits, appliances, worktops and accessories for kitchens and bedroom

The company was set up in1992 and has showrooms around the region in Peterborough, Wellingborough,Bedford, Lincoln, Cambridge and Northampton.

Fin out more about Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms


Name: John Moore, Founder and CEO

Company: Windcrop

Location: Norwich

Sector: Renewable energy

Windcrop is currently thelargest installer of small scale wind turbines in the UK. As well as the Eastof England, the company also operates in the Midlands and Yorkshire, and hasfurther offices opening in the South West, Wales and Scotland.

The company builds, installsand maintains wind turbines on land owned by farmers, smallholders, schools,businesses and homeowners.

Find out more about Windcrop

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