The Vision Stockport Board members represent a wide range of disciplines and skills and are committed to support projects for the benefit of the town centre, its visitors, businesses and its residents.
Jean is a founder member of Stockport Community Interest Company Vision Stockport and a former Partner at SAS Daniels solicitors in Stockport. She is an experienced Board member and brings to this Board an extensive knowledge of setting up community organisations having been a founder member of the 4 Heatons Traders Association. Jean is also a trustee and director of Borough Care in Stockport.
Malcolm is a founder member of Stockport CIC Vision Stockport and the owner of Malcolm Hurst Consulting. Malcolm is probably best known as the founder of Hursts Accountants with their landmark building in the centre of Stockport. In addition to his skills as an accountant, Malcolm also brings to the Board a keen interest in supporting projects that are designed to make the town centre an attractive place to live, work, flourish and play.
Helen brings to the Board an in depth knowledge of marketing and PR. Her knowledge of Stockport, its thriving and diverse business community and belief in the opportunities for growth led to Helen co-founding Marketing Stockport, an independent organisation which promotes Stockport businesses with a strong, combined voice as ‘the place’ to do business. Helen was also a campaigner of and founding director of Stockport’s Business Improvement District – Totally Stockport – and continues to provide marketing PR services to the current board. Helen was also a founding Trustee of Smart Works Greater Manchester
Paul started his career in local press at the Stockport Express and Times before moving into national magazines and exhibitions. In 2008 Paul became the Chief Executive of Imagine fm, the areas independent, commercial radio station where he has been serving Stockport for the last 8 years based at town’s iconic Strawberry Studios. He has worked with numerous local trader associations, hosting many of the town’s larger events. Paul is now the BID Manager for Stockport.
Tony is another one of the founding members of Stockport CIC and is a Director at Great Grounds Ltd, a commercial landscape company based in Davenport. He has a keen interest in involving the education sector in the re-generation of the Town Centre and identifying the vocational experiences that can be gained by young people in the area during the re-development process.