• Vision King’s Lynn

Vision King’s Lynn

MEET THE BOARD

The board’s role is to define the vision and strategy for the town. They will develop and agree a Town Investment Plan, develop a clear programme of interventions, co-ordinate resources and influence stakeholders.

The board is made up of representatives from all tiers of local authority, Members of Parliament, local businesses, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Business Improvement District, Department of Work and Pensions, hospitals, cultural institutions, housing associations and arms-length bodies such as Historic England.

You can also find more information about the governance of the Town Deal on the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s website

CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

Graham Purkins

Chair

Graham Purkins is the CTO and founder of Merxin Ltd, an award-winning medical device company developing products to benefit the lives of millions of patients with respiratory disease.

An engineer by profession, Graham is an internationally recognised expert in the development of inhalation technology, from R&D through to commercial supply.

He formerly led global project teams at Novartis and device development at 3M as well as independent consultancy as CEO of Lustren Ltd.

Michael Baldwin

Deputy Chair

Michael Baldwin has over 20 years’ hospitality experience.

He joined The Bank House, a Georgian townhouse hotel, in 2013 to oversee all business areas. Michael now owns the Bank House and is also part owner of the Wenns Chop and Ale House.

He has been instrumental in raising the hotel’s profile and that of King’s Lynn as an attractive holiday and business destination.

Bank House is now listed in the Michelin Guide, the Good Hotel Guide (a top 20 ‘editor’s choice’ for 2018), and the Good Pub Guide’s Top Ten for 2018.

James Wild

Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk

James was elected in December 2019 as the MP for North West Norfolk. Norfolk born and bred, he grew up in North Walsham.

Before being elected to Parliament, James had a number of roles in the public and private sectors. Over the last six years he has been a Special Adviser to senior Cabinet ministers including the Defence Secretary and the de facto Deputy Prime Minister. From July 2019 until the general election, James was a Senior Special Adviser to the Prime Minister in the Number 10 Brexit Unit.

Prior to his roles in government, James worked in the private sector including for a consultancy advising major international business and for a leading mobile communications company.

Since being elected to Parliament, James has been a strong voice locally and in Westminster for North West Norfolk. He is working to ensure that North West Norfolk benefits from the government’s levelling up agenda including through his role on the Board.

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Jim Major

    Land Agent and Partner
    Brown & Co

  • David Pomfret

    Principal and Chief Executive
    College of West Anglia

  • Brendan Legrove

    Commerical Director
    Greenyard Frozen UK

  • Amanda Davies

    Solicitor and Director
    Kenneth Bush Solicitors

  • Vicky Etheridge

    Manager
    Discover King’s Lynn (KL BID Ltd)

  • Sharon Edwards

    Chairperson
    Discover King’s Lynn (KL BID Ltd)

  • Councillor Andrew Jamieson

    Councillor
    Norfolk County Council

  • Dr Robin Hanley

    Assistant Head of Museums
    Norfolk Museums Service

  • Lisa Roberts

    Head of Strategy
    New Anglia LEP

  • Gary Pooley

    Managing Director
    Steele Media Marketing and Design

  • Chris Dewey

    Managing Director
    Ward Gethin Archer

  • Mary Scales MBE

    Senior Partnership Manager
    Department for Work and Pensions

  • Mark Ost

    UK General Manager Diagnostics and Equipment
    Snap-on

  • Mark Daisley

    Managing Director
    Exaclair Limited

  • Mark Juniper

    Business Development Manager
    Ring Associates – Ascot Lloyd

  • Frank Thomson

    Managing Director
    OMEX Environmental Ltd

  • Steve Kilham

    Managing Director/Owner
    Greenworld Sales Limited

  • Jon Clemo

    Chief Executive
    Community Action Norfolk

  • Councillor Brian Long

    Leader
    Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

  • Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds

    Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health
    Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

  • Councillor Graham Middleton

    Cabinet Member for Business Development
    Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

  • Lorraine Gore

    Chief Executive
    Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

  • Anita Jones

    Chief Executive
    Freebridge Community Housing

  • Howard Martin

    Locality Director (West Norfolk)
    Norfolk and Waveney CCG

  • Robert Jakeman

    Head of Mental Health, Community and Integrated Care
    West Norfolk CCG

  • Kathryn Boddy

    Relationship Officer
    Arts Council

  • Guy Pyle

    Executive Director
    Uptech

  • Alistair Cox

    Town Centre Manager
    Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre

  • Ian Bloxham

    General Manager
    SKF Cooper Bearings

  • Lynn Collison

    Director
    Collison & Associates Ltd

  • Neil Grommet

    Chief Operating Officer
    Alive West Norfolk

  • Tony Calladine

    Regional Director for the East of England
    Historic England

  • Laura Skaife-Knight

    Deputy Chief Executive
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Tim Drew

    Vice President (Human Resources)
    Consort Medical

  • Simon Morris

    Managing Director Business & Administration
    Palm Paper Limited

  • Nova Fairbank

    Head of Policy, Governance & Public Affairs & Company Secretary
    Norfolk Chambers of Commerce