A group of around 20 people, with a great deal of support from the wider community, have formed the core group that have brought the project to this stage. Our current management committee consists of 8 Great Bromley and Ardleigh residents. At each AGM a new committee is formed, where the shareholders will be able to volunteer to be on the committee for the next year. We also have a Marketing Group consisting of 8 volunteers who meet once a month to plan events and promote advertising.
Owen Blowers - Chair
Owen has lived in Great Bromley for 11 years and is a member of the Parish Council. He is a tax professional specialising in Employment Tax for UK and expatriate employees. He runs his own tax consultancy and is currently working for a major utility company. In the past, he has worked for HM Revenue & Customs, Barclays Bank, Diageo (the global alcoholic drinks company), Chubb Fire & Security and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Adrian Randall - Secretary
Philip and Linda Reeve - (Philip Treasurer) (Linda Operations)
Prior to retirement in 2007 Philip was the Financial Director and Company Secretary of a major regional construction company. Originally trained as a quantity surveyor he specialised in all aspects of contractual finance together with all forms of commercial administration and management.
Linda has broad and extensive experience in commerce and finance, ranging from specialist sales to financial and investment banking. Subsequently she became involved in the set up of a local vineyard producing its own English wines, also establishing contracts to process the harvest from several other UK vineyards.
Jointly unable to resist a new challenge they are the proprietors and operators of the local Sticklegs Brewery.
Grant Hibbert - Operations
Linda Pinhey – Fundraising and Kitchen Co-ordinator
Linda has been running a successful outside catering business, Sweet Success, from Great Bromley, opposite the Cross Inn, for over 30 years. She brings invaluable experience from managing and catering for large weddings, corporate events and themed parties. In her spare time Linda plays a pivotal role in the local community, organising social and charity events and has raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities.
Bryn Jones – Operations
Bryn has lived in great Bromley for 33 years and has been a professional within the construction industry since graduating in 1981. He has a wide experience in management and design and currently is working as a consultant in this field. He was an active member of the Lions for some years and has been involved in a number of fundraising efforts in the village.
Dave Edwards - Operations