Meet our Members

Like minded professionals you know, like and trust

Terry Hodkinson

Blackpool Carers Centre – Head of Business Development

We are the chosen charity for Ronja and our mission is to make a better life for carers.  Our carer’s are as young as 5 years old and our eldest carer is currently 92 years young.  We offer respite through trips and activities, peer support groups, training for carers and very personal support including benefits advice.  This can take place in schools, at their home or here at the Centre to help the carers to cope with what’s going on at home.  We currently support 6000 families in the Blackpool area.  If you can help to raise awareness about what we do or perhaps fundraise at your place of work, we really do appreciate anything you can do to help. Did you know that 1 in 8 of your staff are carers? I am happy to do talks to your staff to support with their wellbeing. I like to talk!!

Paul Foulkes

Alcimi Ltd – Director

Alcimi delivers all your digital marketing solutions from one location, whether it be a website to social media, videos, event management to marketing campaigns.
Why shop around when you can use one company to provide all your marketing content?
We can support your online requirements as we have our very own hosting solutions (which no other marketing company provides) Alcimi Air, which includes hosting, emails, domains, website security dedicated servers, networks and cyber awareness training.

Lee Clinton

Chadwick Insuranes – Director

Chadwicks are looking to build long term relationships with business owners across the Northwest to help fully protect their businesses against all the risks it faces. Lee will make sure you are getting good honest insurance advice at competitive prices. Please contact him for a no obligation review of all your insurances.

Danny Prince

Prince Plumbing – Managing Director

A Domestic Plumbing, Heating and Gas Company comprised of ex-soldiers now professing as Gas Safe Registered Heating and Plumbing Engineers. We cover all the FY postcodes through to PR1 and even through to Lancaster. We are looking for introductions in to Letting Agents and Property investors to build our Business to Business customer base but also love to help private homeowners. We specialise in fixing, fitting and servicing combination boilers. With our excellent time keeping skills we also love the small jobs whether it be a tap replacement, radiator valve swap or toilet flush fix. We can complete multiple jobs per day, arriving on time and communicating with the customer throughout.

Joe Sturgess

Countrywide Financial – Director

Honest and accurate sales and lettings agent. We specialise in obtaining a Premium Price for your house sale and finding you the best tenant for your letting property. Our advice is no obligation and will be substantiated with supporting information, based on local market trends. Customer service is at the heart of what we do. We aim to make the most inconvenient thing you can do – ‘buy,’ ‘let,’ or ‘sell,’ as convenient as possible

Mark Booth

Printwise – Managing Director

Design & Print. Located on Poulton Industrial Estate, Poulton-Le-Fylde we offer full Graphic Design Service, short to long run printing, using digital and Litho processes. Large format printing for posters, signs & decals etc.
If it’s got ink on it, we do it, or we know a man who can!

Mark Prince

Marksafety – Managing Director

Believing simple is effective we apply a proportionate approach to Health & Safety management, mentoring smaller business owners with the aim to engage, enable and educate. I would just like to help and discuss your safety needs informally over a brew.

Joe Bell

J Bell Interiors – Managing Director

Specialise in Bespoke Bedrooms & Kitchens. Wide range of colours and door profiles all selected in the comfort of your own home. Only quality products used for a made to measure service. Majority of work is currently domestic up and down the Fylde coast. Only stream of advertisement is Facebook. Looking to boast my followers to gain more business.

Alys Stuart

Together We Balance Ltd – Managing Director and Accountant

Your friendly face of finance – Together We Balance is a small, growing practice based on Squires Gate in Blackpool with local, national and international clients. We work with smaller businesses with up to five employees by providing a full compliance service including bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, annual accounts and tax returns. Whether you keep your receipts in a box or are comfortable with the latest cloud technology we can find a solution for you. We also have a team specialising in e-commerce, including Amazon sellers.

Gary Edwards

Lateo Risk Management – Managing Director

Lateo Global Solutions are a bespoke solutions company specialising in Security, Retail, Travel, Tourism, Training and Technology. Although we are new in the market our services have been developed using years of experience in the relative fields, all brought together to offer our clients a unique approach to offering a tailored solution for your needs.

Sean Peters

Haboth Lettings- Managing Director

Haboth Lettings is a Blackpool based residential and commercial letting agent and property management business. Covering the whole of Lancashire, our focus is on providing excellent and proactive customer service, simplifying the lettings process, taking the stress out of being a landlord. In doing so proving the value of having a letting agent run your portfolio.

From one buy to let to large portfolios, single retail units to large warehouses and blocks of flats, if you have a property that needs managing, we can take care of it.

Sean (Professional)

I spent 15 years working in a manufacturing environment, working my way up from the production line to director level providing sales and customer service to some of the largest high street brands such as The Body Shop and Boots whose exacting standards we employ in Haboth Lettings today. I have now spent 5 years in the exciting world of property, building and managing my own portfolio and bringing that experience in to helping others.

Sean (Personal)

When I’m not working I can be found at a football match of some description watching one of my 3 boys play for St Anne’s FC or attending matches at Manchester United or AFC Fylde. My main passion is motorsport and compete in a Radical throughout the country at circuits such as Silverstone, Donington Park and Brands Hatch.

Steve Miller

Duncan Raistrick – Managing Director

Duncan Raistrick Estate Agents takes pride in providing all customers with a complete, personalised service built on many years of experience in the industry. We provide detailed help and advice for every potential client helping you make the right decisions for the future. Our team will always go the extra mile and make sure that we achieve the best result possible for you.

We have a high street presence and cover all areas of the Fylde coast and beyond . We provide worldwide internet marketing backed up by a professional team which is available 24/7.

Steve is happy to provide an honest valuation at a time to suit you.

We have competitive fees and no one will work harder to sell your home.

Luke Robinson

Blackhurst Budd – Solicitors

Conveyancing specialist Luke is part of a team of local solicitors from Blackhurst Budd, they are the largest firm of Solicitors in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, offering a complete range of private client and commercial legal services. They are proud to be part of the Blackpool and Fylde coast community and the vast majority of their team have lifelong ties to the area. Services include residential and commercial conveyancing, wills & probate, family matters, employment, personal injury, dispute resolution and fire safety.

Luke is more than happy to provide an honest conveyancing advice at anytime.

Anthony Mcgill 

Blackpool Skip Hire – Director

Blackpool Skip Hire LTD are the leading Fylde coast based waste disposal management company. Beyond Skip Hire we also provide grab hire, car scrapping, demolishion, site clearance and a range of fully accredited industrial level services for our larger contract clients. With over 25 years in the industry, Blackpool Skip Hire is your number one for waste management in the Fylde Coast and beyond. 

Anthony Taylor 

Astro Signs – Business Owner 

A sign of excellence that’s out of this world! Providing professional signage solutions, catering for domestic and commercial, no job to small! From A boards, shop, large building signage, vehicle decals and more!

Matt & Al 

Mort & Pal – Business Owners

Mort&Pal is a video production and editing service based in Lancashire producing promotional and community videos for your business.

We blend an exciting narrative style with high-res visuals, crisp sound and punchy editing to create your unique video.

Clarke Foulds

FM Electrical Solutions – Director

Commercial and Domestic electrical contractors
Never a problem, always a solution!

"Having been networker for many years, I joined Ronja because it appeared to offer a fresh approach to purposeful business networking. I’m please to say that my judgement was correct, as Ronja offers not only a consistent and reliable source of qualified business referrals, but also a broad spread of professional, knowledgeable and supportive members. For professional business people who want to grow their business and enhance their value to their existing clients by having a ready portfolio of quality professions to offer them, Ronja is the answer."

Mark Booth - Director


"I first attended a Ronja meeting as a visitor in August 2013. From the moment I arrived the members were professional, friendly and welcoming. Having seen the quality of the other businesses in the group we decided to sign up as members after the second meeting. Over a year on and I can categorically say it was the right decision, not only from the business passed to us, but also for the fantastic contacts made and advice received. I’d recommend anybody to come and see what it’s all about and see if it could work for them!"

Simon Thomas - Director

Turner & Brown

"Ronja has not only helped my business grow, it has also provided much needed support and advice. I would highly recommend any forward thinking individual who would like to grow their network and increase business, Ronja is perfect platform to do so.

Paul Foulkes - Director



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