Chris Dodd is a recommended Lawyer in the Legal500 specialises in commercial property transactions with particular emphasis on landlord and tenant matters including occupier lettings, business lease renewals, rent reviews and portfolio management for investors.
Ben Hooson is based within the Economic Development team of Huntingdonshire District Council and responsibilities include managing the distric’s business start-up programme, hosting regular business events, visiting local businesses and dealing with inward investment enquiries.
Peter Martin is a member of the FSB and runs a Home Solutions and Adaptations business for the elderly and disabled. He has worked for a number of national and international construction companies and has run his own business since the early eighties. As well as the FSB, Peter is actively involved in the local Twinning Association as well as the Civic Society, with his keen interest in old, local buildings and building conservation.
Michael Mealing – As CEO of the Hunts Enterprise Agency Michael was a founding sponsor of the awards and has been involved every year since except one. For five years he was Head Judge. Michael works as a Non-Executive Director and a Business Advisor. He also has more than 25 years of experience of Employment Tribunals. In addition, currently he is the Regional Policy Chairman for the Federation of Small Business.
Toni Hunter celebrated her 20th year at George Hay in August and she has been a Partner in the firm since 2007. She is responsible for advising SME’s, as well as providing general audit, accounting and taxation services to businesses. Toni is a qualified accountant and having also gained the Institute of Chartered Accountants Diploma in Charity Accounting, she specialises in providing support and advisory services to not-for-profit organisations.
Peter Watts has spent most of his working life in industrial printing as a senior manager and running his own business covering UK and European markets. He spent the last ten years as Membership Development Officer with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and recently retired, but is still active in the business community.
Graham Buck is director of training for BlueTree Specific Skills and has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make them work better. From an early age he was always trying to improve things. This passion has translated into Graham’s speciality-helping businesses achieve growth and excellence in their chosen fields.
Gill Pragnell, Gill is a seasoned Business Award judge having been part of the judging panel for the past 7 years. Since deciding to take early retirement she has enjoyed spending time with her daughters in Chester and Solihull and occasionally looking after her grandson and is still on good terms with her husband.
Simon Leher is an award-winning Communications Manager for Luminus Group. He has held a variety of posts in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Simon has over 20 years of multimedia design and corporate communications experience. He has a passion for making a real impact and seeing transformation in communities.
Andrew Birks. Andrew’s career in commercial property, specialising in selling and letting and letting property and land, spans nearly 40 years. First, at Ekins Dilley & Handley and then at Barford & Co.
John Bridge OBE DL is John is Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce & Industry Ltd, an independent, dynamic business membership and services organisation accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce and is honoured to also be a Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire.
Michelle Caspersz is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce