Sue is the founder of Mooncup – makers and sellers of the Mooncup menstrual cup, which is a safer, greener and cheaper alternative to tampons and pads. Sue came across a much older version of menstrual cup whilst travelling in Australia, tried it, liked it, tried it out on others and concluded that it needed to be made from a different material. The rest is history. Sue defines an entrepreneur as “someone passionate and/or crazy enough to stick their neck out.”
Bill is MD of Brighton Sheet Metal a business that “does exactly what is says on the tin.” Established in 1911 making coach parts and pie tins it is now the largest sheet metal company in the area supplying to high end customers. Brighton Sheet Metal are experts in taking a flat piece of metal and making it into most shapes imaginable then welding, painting and providing both mechanical and electrical assembly. Brighton Sheet Metal are also capable of large fabrications and installations.
As a member of the mdhub advisory board, as well as a participant in the regular peer-to-peer groups, I have a deep understanding of the benefits and value that mdhub can offer. I doubt I’d have had the courage to make such a big step out of my comfort zone and into such unchartered territory without the ongoing support of Phil, Fiona and my mdhub Peer to Peer group. It’s rare to find a group of people with such integrity and compassion – but these guys are the real deal –not only do they have the skills, people and experience to help you succeed, but they do it with the utmost professionalism, care and consideration
A serial entrepreneur, Helen Bailey has over 27 years’ experience of working in retail, drinks, hospitality and leisure and was the owner and operator of five restaurants with a turnover in excess of £5 million.
John acts for a wide range of businesses and organisations, in particular for charities, owner-managed businesses and professional practices. John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and later obtained his Diploma in Charity Accounting. He was a partner in Clark Brownscombe for over 20 years and has also worked for KPMG.
John has produced a number of articles on charity matters. He also regularly presents at charity seminars. He is an active member of mdhub and reads widely on business and personal development matters.
I have been in the construction industry since leaving school in 1980 and am joint MD of Cheesmur Building Contractors, proud members of mdhub for a number of years. Having started my career as an indentured apprentice, providing workplace experience and apprenticeship opportunities for young people, together with the training and development of my fantastic team, is integral to my business ethos and is what I believe to be a key part of the continuing success of Cheesmur.