Lincoln Business Club Elects New Chair

News Release

14th August 2013

Business networking group the  Lincoln Business Club  has elected a new female chair. 

Julie Taylor, who is also the Director of GTI Consultancy, replaces Richard Hare, from McKinnells Solicitors, who has stepped down after two years in the role.

Julie said: “I am ecstatic to be taking over from Richard and cannot wait to get to grips with my new responsibilities! I would like to say thank-you to Richard on behalf of the club for his efforts over the last two years and hope to continue his good work.”

Four new committee members Rachel Linstead, Jade Chapman, Ian McCallum and Julia McGinn were also voted in and Mark Jarvis, BNI Regional Director, was chosen to replace Julie as Vice-Chair.

Mark said: “Julie’s shoes will be hard to fill but I’m certainly up to the challenge and it is brilliant to have her as our chair.”

Two cheques of £250 were also given away to charity at the meeting - one to the Ally Cadence Trus t and another to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance .

The Ally Cadence Trust is a charity set up by husband and wife Karl and Emma Humphries to help families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Their daughter was diagnosed with the condition and died aged six months, just twelve days after it was discovered she had SMA.

Emma Humphries said: “When our daughter was diagnosed with the condition we had never even heard of it before. It is important that families affected have access to support, information and the best possible treatments available."

“Donations like this really help our cause and go along way towards making the lives of sufferers of SMA and their families better.”

Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Sally Crawford, said: “ We are very grateful to the Lincoln Business Club for this donation. The lifesaving service that the air ambulance so often provides, is funded almost entirely by people living in the communities in which our helicopters and paramedics operate. Every donation really does help to ensure the future of this vital emergency service.

Lincoln Business Club was first was set up in 2004 with 28 members but since then it’s attracted more than 550 members who are invited to the club’s monthly networking meetings.

As well as encouraging networking among Lincoln businesses the club’s secondary aim is to raise money for charitable causes.

Lincoln Business Club meets at 7am on the last Friday of every month at Lincoln City FC. Membership is free, a £3 entry fee is payable on the door, free tea and coffee will be available and bacon sandwiches will be on sale.

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Lincoln Business Club has elected Julie Taylor as its new chair and donated £250 to both the Ally Cadence Trust and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
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I am ecstatic to be taking over from Richard and cannot wait to get to grips with my new responsibilities! I would like to say thank-you to Richard on behalf of the club for his efforts over the last two years and hope to continue his good work.
Julie Taylor, Lincoln Business Club Chair
Julie’s shoes will be hard to fill but I’m certainly up to the challenge and it is brilliant to have her as our chair.
Mark Jarvis, Lincoln Business Club Vice-Chair
When our daughter was diagnosed with the condition we had never even heard of it before. It is important that families affected have access to support, information and the best possible treatments available. Donations like this really help our cause and go along way towards making the lives of sufferers of SMA and their families better.
Emma Humphries, Founder of The Ally Cadence Trust
We are very grateful to the Lincoln Business Club for this donation. The lifesaving service that the Air Ambulance so often provides, is funded almost entirely by support by the communities in which our helicopters and paramedics operate. Every donation really does helps to ensure the future of this vital emergency service.
Sally Crawford, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance