New hands on the helm at Grantham Business Club

Darren Joint, chair of Grantham Business Club.
Darren Joint, chair of Grantham Business Club.

It is all change at the top at Grantham Business Club.

Members of the club, which aims to provide services to help companies across the town, have just voted in a new chair and vice-chair.

The club’s new chair is Darren Joint, managing director of Viking Signs, in Dysart Way, while Howard Rudder, managing partner of recruitment firm RecruitME, of The George Shopping Centre, in High Street, takes on the job of vice-chair.

They replace outgoing chair, Stuart Pigram from the Trust Group, who has led the group for the last three years but now plans to focus on the Go Grantham BID, and outgoing vice- chair Philip Pheasey, of JMP Solicitors, in Dysart Road, who has chosen to stand down due to work commitments.

Afterwards, Mr Joint said: “As Grantham business owners and active participants in the local business community, we see our appointments as an opportunity to build on, strengthen and enhance that community for the benefit of the town and surrounding areas.

“The remit of the Grantham Business Club is to promote local businesses, promote Grantham as a great place to do business and to promote the town in general.”

Howard Rudder, vice-chair of Grantham Business Club.

Howard Rudder, vice-chair of Grantham Business Club.

He said the club is planning an engaging calendar of meetings for 2016 with great speakers and with the chance to meet other Grantham business people.

The first of these meetings is on January 14 with speakers from South Kesteven District Council and the economic development group briefing on the future economic plan for Grantham and an update on the relief road.

The meeting will be held at Grantham Town FC’s Gingerbread Conference Centre.

Anyone who would like to get involved should email enquiries@granthambusinessclub.co.uk