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Your Steering Group

The FLBC Steering Group is a collection of Members elected by you at our Annual General Meeting to run the Club, organise events, and provide valuable support for local businesses and organisations in Fairford, Lechlade and surrounding towns and villages. If you'd like to join the Steering Group or think you could help the Club in any way please email

Helen Webb

I started attending the Business Club when I became Head of Marketing at the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises, the organisation that runs the Air Tattoo in 2008. I was soon co-opted onto the Steering Group to help with marketing and has been involved ever since, as Vice Chair for 3 years and Chair for 6 years.

I am proud to be part of the local Business community and the club, contributing in some small way to provide networking opportunities, knowledge and training, and to celebrate achievements through our annual awards.

Shirley Wheeler

Hi, I’m Shirley Wheeler, of Cotswold Boat Hire.
 We run a boat hire and boat moorings business at Brandy Island, Buscot.
 You might know the big old waterworks building next to Buscot Lock, that’s us!

We’ve been club members for many years, we were delighted when my husband, Greg, won Business Person of the year in 2015. Winners are often invited to join the Steering Group, he nominated me - I became a Steering Group member that year. I’ve been Vice President for 3 years and was delighted to be the Recipient of the Howard Dowler Award 2020 – goodness knows how they managed to surprise me with that!

Ian Lindsay

I bought Lechlade Marina as I saw enormous potential to restore the marina and return it to a first-class facility for annual boat moorings and slipway launching.

I used my 25 years’ experience managing rural estates to manage the renovation projects at the marina.

Through the Business Club I met many local businesses, and some have undertaken work for us. I found the club so valuable I have been delighted to give something back by joining the steering group. I also currently sit on Lechlade Town Council and am Secretary for the River User Group for the Upper Thames.

Andrew Garland

As a company Director of his own Business Coaching and Consulting Company, Andrew brings over 30 years Leadership experience to Business Club. He has a passion for sharing knowledge, learning and self-development, but more importantly enjoys helping people make the right decisions. Andrew is on a mission is to positively impact one millions lives within our communities, he is striving to do this by empowering 20,000 business owners to rise above those challenges that stand in their way, help them attract amazing employees and clients, to find time for friends and family and create boundless opportunities to all.

Nick Bent

Bent Business Consulting

Miriam Weisinger

TA Reed

Camilla George

DentArtWork Dental Care

Richard Martin

Cotswold Woollen Weavers & Witney Blanket Hall