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Dig deep enough and ask the right questions, and you will find a real person behind the ‘corporate face’ of an organisation. Spotlight aims to do just that, with a bit of humour thrown in.
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Spotlight on Clare Holmes

Norfolk issue articles

Spotlight on Carole Burman

Essex issue articles

Spotlight on Charlotte Bate

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Spotlight on Jonathan Reed

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Spotlight on Charlotte Travers

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Spotlight on Helen Couch

Founder, Henny PR & Marketing

Helen was inspired by her father to set up her own business.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Winter 2023|24

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Spotlight on Phil Branton

Director, Wincer Kievenaar Architects

Phil has worked at Wincer Kievenaar, the Hadleigh-based practice, for over 20 years.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Spotlight with… 9

Spotlight on Trina Beare

Managing Director, Lamberts

Trina’s home life is a marked contrast to her work life, as the third-generation MD running her family’s industrial supplies business, Lamberts, based in Norwich

Spotlight with… 5

Spotlight on Phil Branton

Director, Wincer Kievenaar Architects

Phil has worked at Wincer Kievenaar, the Hadleigh-based practice, for over 20 years.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Spotlight with… 17

Spotlight on Zoe Plowman

Partner, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Zoe is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Audit RI and has worked at Ensors for nearly 25 years.

Published in Essex Director

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Spotlight on Rechenda Smith

Founder, Nurture Marketing
Originally from Sheringham, I have worked in marketing for 20 years and hold a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public

Spotlight with… 25

Spotlight on Zoe Plowman

Partner, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Zoe is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Audit RI and has worked at Ensors for nearly 25 years.

Published in Suffolk Director

Spotlight with… 29

Spotlight on Nicky Secker-Bligh

Taxidermist

Professionally, as well as looking after advertising clients for Norfolk Director magazine, I run my own small taxidermist business. As the ‘taxidermy lady’, I specialise in birds

Spotlight with… 33

SPOTLIGHT ON LARA FOX

Managing Director, Objective
As well as being MD of Objective, a technology agency specialising in software development and data analytics, I’m also mum to two small boys and

Spotlight with… 37

Spotlight on Brian Wilcock

Head of Advertising Sales, SAW Media
SAW Media is the publishing house for Essex Director, Norfolk Director, and Suffolk Director, which are free quarterly magazines. Brian works alongside

Spotlight with… 41

Spotlight on Tom Wright

Owner and Sales Director, Hudson Group

Tom left school with limited qualifications, although he did get an ‘A’ in Drama. He enjoyed the social element of school and

Spotlight with… 45

Spotlight on Paula Partridge

Director, Anglia Indoor Karting

Anglia Indoor Karting is a 32 year old family business, providing karting experiences for all ages. The centre in Ipswich hosts two multi-level indoor

Spotlight with… 77

Spotlight on Jonathan Reed

Managing Director, Paddy & Scott’s Coffee

Back in 2017, Jonathan Reed found himself on the corporate treadmill, commuting in and out of London, travelling for six hours each

Spotlight with… 101

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CAROLE SLAUGHTER, Head of Fundraising and Communications, Big C Describing herself as “very much a Norwich person”, many will know her from the 16 years she spent

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ZOE PITCHER, Director, Archive Vault
In 2012, Zoe took on a new challenge when she joined the family business, Archive-Vault. Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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KIERAN MILES
Co-Founder – Duco
The Boldest Adventure Brand in the World! Kieran grew up in Norfolk as the son of a stonemason and

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Spotlight on Melanie Fielden

Founder and Owner, Pioneer Chicks. Born a Kentish Maid, it wasn’t long before Melanie Fielden’s family moved to Suffolk where she was raised. she now lives with her husband Adam,

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Spotlight on Dr Chris Bushby, CEO, Big C

Dr. Chris Bushby is CEO of Big C, a leading cancer charity that provides wide-ranging support for those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney. Published in Norfolk Director Magazine,

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Spotlight on Helen Couch

Founder, Henny PR & Marketing

Helen was inspired by her father to set up her own business.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Winter 2023|24

Spotlight with… 5

Spotlight on Phil Branton

Director, Wincer Kievenaar Architects

Phil has worked at Wincer Kievenaar, the Hadleigh-based practice, for over 20 years.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Spotlight with… 9

Spotlight on Trina Beare

Managing Director, Lamberts

Trina’s home life is a marked contrast to her work life, as the third-generation MD running her family’s industrial supplies business, Lamberts, based in Norwich

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Spotlight with… 5

Spotlight on Phil Branton

Director, Wincer Kievenaar Architects

Phil has worked at Wincer Kievenaar, the Hadleigh-based practice, for over 20 years.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Spotlight with… 17

Spotlight on Zoe Plowman

Partner, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Zoe is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Audit RI and has worked at Ensors for nearly 25 years.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Spring | Summer 2023

Spotlight with… 21

Spotlight on Rechenda Smith

Founder, Nurture Marketing
Originally from Sheringham, I have worked in marketing for 20 years and hold a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. I am also one of the area leads for the Federation of Small Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Spring| Summer 2023

Spotlight with… 25

Spotlight on Zoe Plowman

Partner, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Zoe is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Audit RI and has worked at Ensors for nearly 25 years.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Spring | Summer 2023

Spotlight with… 29

Spotlight on Nicky Secker-Bligh

Taxidermist

Professionally, as well as looking after advertising clients for Norfolk Director magazine, I run my own small taxidermist business. As the ‘taxidermy lady’, I specialise in birds and learnt my skills from an established taxidermist.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

Spotlight with… 33

SPOTLIGHT ON LARA FOX

Managing Director, Objective
As well as being MD of Objective, a technology agency specialising in software development and data analytics, I’m also mum to two small boys and an Italian Greyhound. Professionally, I completed an MBA at Essex University, which was a hard but rewarding experience. I also sit on the South East Local Economic Partnership, the Success Essex Board, and I’m an Ambassador for IoD Essex.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Spotlight on Brian Wilcock

Head of Advertising Sales, SAW Media
SAW Media is the publishing house for Essex Director, Norfolk Director, and Suffolk Director, which are free quarterly magazines. Brian works alongside his wife, Sue, to drive the sales income that supports the production of the magazines, which are aimed at helping owners and directors to run their businesses better.
Published in Essex Director Magazine, Autumn|Winter 2022

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Spotlight on Tom Wright

Owner and Sales Director, Hudson Group

Tom left school with limited qualifications, although he did get an ‘A’ in Drama. He enjoyed the social element of school and couldn’t wait for the PE lessons, as he played for all the school teams; something which he loved being part of.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn|Winter 2022

Spotlight with… 45

Spotlight on Paula Partridge

Director, Anglia Indoor Karting

Anglia Indoor Karting is a 32 year old family business, providing karting experiences for all ages. The centre in Ipswich hosts two multi-level indoor racetracks and a laser maze.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn|Winter 2022

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Spotlight on Aaron Desmond

Founder of Networking Essex
I have been self-employed for more than 30 years working alongside retail, wholesale, import, logistics and mentoring businesses in various sectors. But nothing has matched the enjoyment I get from Networking Essex.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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Spotlight on Emma Dinmore

Director, Trebuchet Creative

Emma never thought she would run her own business, let alone two, as her schoolteachers said they didn’t think she would ever come to much!
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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Spotlight on Fran Brown

Marketing Manager, Credo Capital Finance

Fran has always felt driven to achieve as much as possible and to try new things, and that’s reflected in a career that spanned different sectors before joining Credo Asset Finance eight years ago.
Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Summer|Autumn 2022

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Spotlight on Alexis Van Costenobel

General Manager Global Hubs, Cory Brothers

Basildon is a long way from France, but that’s where you’ll find Alexis heading up leading logistics and maritime services provider, Cory Brothers’ Global Hub operation.
Published in Essex Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Spotlight on Tom Wright

Owner and Sales Director, Hudson Group

Tom grew up in Ipswich and left school with limited qualifications, although he did get an ‘A’ in Drama. He enjoyed the social element of school and couldn’t wait for the PE lessons, as he played for all the school teams; something which he loved being part of.
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Spotlight on Jeanette Wheeler

Partner, Birketts LLP

Jeanette is a self-confessed hardworking career woman and single mum of 11-year-old twins and a border terrier called Pablo. She juggles a lot and lives life to the full.

Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Spotlight on Mark Hinds

Branch Manager, Charles Stanley Wealth Managers.
Mark took a slightly unusual employment path to reach Charles Stanley. After finishing University and spending time in Ghana and travelling Europe, he had an interesting work mix of being a contract farmer (from weighing pigs to baling straw) and Barman (ended up marrying the waitress), whilst doing an Open University Economics course and taking Stock Exchange exams.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

Spotlight with… 77

Spotlight on Jonathan Reed

Managing Director, Paddy & Scott’s Coffee

Back in 2017, Jonathan Reed found himself on the corporate treadmill, commuting in and out of London, travelling for six hours each day. He was working in tech and openly admits he was not prioritising his health.

Published on Suffolk Director magazine, Winter 2021|22

Spotlight with… 81

Spotlight on Nick Lane

Managing Director, Nick Lane Marketing Nick started his marketing career at Aviva where he managed the IFA advertising, then set up his own marketing consultancy. Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn 2021

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Spotlight on Rebecca Thurlow

Managing Director, Compass Point Recruitment For over 20 years, Rebecca and her team have been successfully delivering permanent, temporary, contract and interim solutions across the whole of East Anglia. Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn 2021

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Spotlight on Roger Peck

Owner, The KBB Centre Roger spent his formative years living and growing up in Willisham, just outside Needham Market. Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Spotlight on Matt Windle

Managing Director, Lotus Cars Matt Windle has lived in Norfolk since 1998, when he started at Lotus Cars as a CAD Designer based in Hethel south of Norwich. Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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