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Ann is the founder and owner of a public relations and marketing agency specialising in strategic planning and PR in the acute healthcare and other sector specific industries. 

Ann is also Director of Gutterking Ltd which is a family owned group of Builders Merchants across Lancashire.

In addition, Ann is a Director of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) a mentoring and networking group for new businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs based in Manchester.

Ann also fills a number of other roles: she is the Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire; a Governor of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn which is now a Free School; the Chairman of Blackburn Cathedral Board of Trustees; and a Member of the Creative Lancashire Board.

She has previously held the prestigious role of High Sheriff of Lancashire from 2013 – 2014.

In addition to her busy working life, Ann also does a great deal of charity work, she is:

  • A Founder member of Women Making A Difference  –  bringing MBAs and Women in Business together.
  • A Founding Director of iNspire a hub for 32 grass root community charities in the North-West being mentored by Entrepreneurs.
  • Chair of Friends of Vine House (Cancer Help), Preston.
  • A Founder member of North West Childline Business Committee, Manchester, and
  • A Committee Member of Ribble Valley Petal Cancer Research UK Charity

In her spare time Ann is interested in property and art.  She is married with two sons that work in the family business and has four grandchildren.

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