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Meet our Members

Like-minded professionals, you know, like and trust

Terri 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 carers 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. With a highly-skilled team, Alcimi can provide the technical, creative and strategy to get the right results for your business.
Why shop around when you can use one company to provide all your marketing content?

We can also support your online requirements as we have our very own hosting solutions Alcimi Air, which includes hosting, emails, domains, website security, cloud solutions, dedicated servers, networks and cyber awareness training.

Lee Clinton

Chadwick Insurances – 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 into 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 timekeeping 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

Countryside Financial – Director

We all deserve a secure financial future. The knowledge that your employment, investments, savings and pensions will pay off should be a comfort during your years of hard work.

And so it should be for everyone.

With timely planning and personalised advice, there are ways to not only arrange a comfortable retirement but also to minimise the risk of many of life’s uncertainties such as unemployment, sickness and debt.

That’s where Countrywide Financial Solutions comes in.

Our aim is to guide you to a more assured financial future – for you, your family and your business. Our understanding of your current financial situation will be the keystone to a financial plan that will help you realise the future you want.

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.

Alys Stuart

Together We Balance – Managing Director

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.

Steve Miller

Duncan Raistrick Estate Agents – 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.

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. The majority of work is currently domestic up and down the Fylde coast. The only stream of advertisement is Facebook. Looking to boost my followers to gain more business.

Anthony McGill

Blackpool Skip Hire – Director

Blackpool Skip Hire LTD is the leading Fylde coast-based waste disposal management company. Beyond Skip Hire we also provide grab hire, car scrapping, demolition, 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.

Matthew Edwards & Alistair Cave

Mort & Pal Videography – Managing Directors

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

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

Clarke Foulds

FM Electrical – Director

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

Dec Hoey

Clean My – Director

Offering an outstanding cleaning service using traditional methods and by using the latest technology – This includes sky vac which is the most powerful commercial gutter vacuum in the world this allows us to reach all the places you probably wouldn’t think are possible without the aid of scaffolding such as above conservatories and extensions!


Mark Booth - Printwise

"Having been a networker for many years, I joined Ronja because it appeared to offer a fresh approach to purposeful business networking. I’m pleased 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."

Paul Foulkes - Alcimi

"Networking is vital for any business owner and the quality of that network is very important. Ronja gets business done, and plenty of it, it has helped my business and many others in the group grow and been a valuable source of free support and advice. I would highly recommend Ronja to any local business who is looking for a professional, responsive network."

Simon Thomas - Turner & Brown Accountants

"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."


Contact Us

If you would like to join Ronja or maybe arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.




147 Newton Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8LZ