Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 together we mean business

Meet the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Team

Caroline Cox, Operations Director

Caroline joined the group as Operations Director for Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 in January 2013.

Caroline is a marketing specialist with proven track record and strategic capabilities. She worked within the hearing aid industry for several years and as her role was taking her further away from home she jumped the opportunity to bring her expertise to her local business community.

My role is to ensure local businesses are exposed to the maximum opportunities for growth in Mansfield and beyond. Through forming strategic partnerships with local media bodies we provide an exclusive platform for local businesses to promote their activities and profiles which in turn builds on the local economy.

I enjoy the complete variation of this role and the most important part is to listen, support and act! Through monthly focus groups we identify opportunities and challenge key bodies to provide a partnership approach to avoid duplication and monitor efforts to fulfill our philosophy which has always been firmly centered on our business community, growth and skills.

I am passionate about putting Mansfield and Ashfield on the Map in a positive light! I want to get businesses involved and be part of the solution.

Michelle Errett, Operations Assistant / Event Co-ordinator

Michelle joined the group as Operations Assistant for Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 in September 2016.

Board of Directors

There are 10 Mansfield and Ashfield business people on the 2020 board of directors, all of whom are volunteers. All of the directors of 2020 attend board meetings and work tirelessly to connect people, build partnerships and help grow organisations in Mansfield and Ashfield and surrounding areas.

All of the subscription fees that the 170 businesses choose to pay to be a part of Mansfield and Ashfield 2020, go towards the improvement and development of commerce in Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding areas, benefiting everyone who works in and around the area.

Chairman: Russell Jones

Russell became Chairman for 2020 in January 2016.

Partner at Hopkins Solicitors

Russell is a Partner with local business Hopkins solicitors since 2017, having qualified as a solicitor in 1982. He is Head of the Dispute Resolution Department and qualified Mediator through ADRg, member of the Law Society Personal Injuries Panel and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Russell deals with all forms of litigation and court work from boundary disputes through to Commercial contracts, and advises companies and business on their employment problems and commercial issues.

What Mansfield 2020 Means to Me:

"To make a change, add something new, and out time back into a community from which I have made a living for 30 years".

Kath Jephson: Vice Chairman (Lifetime Achievement Winner)

Director of B Jephson (Mansfield) Limited

ath is a long standing member of 2020 and has been actively involved through various action groups with all transport issues including the Marr route, reopening of the train station, completion of the inner ring road and more recently the new bus station. In business for over 50 years, first as joiners/builders then national shopfitters and local DIY shops. A large DIY shop is still operational in Shirebrook, although the main business is now in property investment.

What Mansfield 2020 Means to Me:

'I believe Mansfield 2020 is the voice of the business community. We build partnerships and work tirelessly to the benefit of the business community for over 20 years and will continue to do so for many years to come'.

Mayor of Mansfield: Kate Allsop

Mayor of Mansfield, Mansfield District Council

​Brian Stopford

Managing Director of Stopford Associates

Brian launched Stopfords in September 1994. He has over 35 years’ experience in accounting and is a highly respected member of the Mansfield business community. He hopes to see the practice grow for many years to come!

What Mansfield 2020 Means to Me:

Brian donates his time to important activities within the business community and he has a passion to make a positive change in this town.

Tony Delahunty (Associate Board Member)

Managing Director of Mansfield 103.2

Tony is currently the Managing Director of Mansfield 103.2 Radio Station, Director of Public Relations Company, TV Sports Commentator, Lecturer on Media and Communications to Councils, Police, Charities etc., and Lecturer in Law and Media at Derby University. Vice-Chair of Mansfield 2020, Tony is the former President of Mansfield Chamber of Trade and is President of Mansfield and District Scouts, as well as being a qualified Rugby Union referee and coach.

Berni Dickinson

Berni Dickinson, Director of Marketing and Enterprise for the Evolve Trust

Berni is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent Business School. She has a HR and training background and moved into higher education to develop graduate career transition programmes. Berni has worked in the secondary sector for 15 years with a strategic lead on employer engagement, marketing and careers & employability programmes. Berni joined The Evolve Trust in January 2015 as the Director of Marketing and Enterprise. Berni has been on the Mansfield 2020 board for 2 years.

What Mansfield 2020 Means to Me:

M2020 employers support our young people to develop their employability skills through a wide range of programmes. Our members play a key role in raising the aspirations and ambitions of the future workforce.

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller, Director of County Battery Services Ltd

Richard Fuller is managing Director of County Battery Services Ltd, he has been involved in the battery business since he started work. Richard is very proud of expertise and knowledge in his company which deals with customers at all levels and sell batteries for almost every application imaginable. County Battery services also have a bespoke battery manufacturing and refurbishment facilities at their Kirkby In Ashfield depot all products are labelled manufactured in Nottinghamshire!

Richard feels that local people are key to the success of County Battery and likes working within the local community to help all succeed

Louise Knott

Louise Knott, Vice Principal, Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Cheryl Butler

Cheryl Butler, Leader at Ashfield District Council

Jane Box

Jane Box, Managing Director of Interactive People Development

Mick Mumford

Mick Mumford, Corporate Manager at Handelsbanken

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