John Mayhew - Chair of ONE Haverhill Partnership Board
Represents: Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
John founded h.e.t. software in Haverhill in 1993 and, as Executive Chairman, grew it to a major software provider to the social care sector in the UK and Australia, with technical support offices and staff in Malaysia. He sold the business in 2012 to create a £10 million social care software company employing 100 staff, becoming one of four Executive Directors managing the global business in the UK, Australia and Malaysia, eventually leaving in January 2014. Since 2012, and as Chairman, he backed Fiscale - a start-up professional practice offering specialist Research and Development tax credit advice to businesses on a no-win-no fee basis. Clients have gained £7 million of corporation tax gains since February 2014.
John was a director of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust for three years and became vice-chair, providing advice on a review of governance and a wide range of commercial issues for the Trust. He is also currently a Director of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, with special involvement in the campaign to dual the A1307 link road to Cambridge.
He has been a board member of ONE Haverhill Partnership since its formation in 2012 and was elected chairman in September 2016.
"I look forward to continuing the dynamic leadership of the previous chair, Sarah Howard, working with all Haverhill stakeholders to improve the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Haverhill. As well as being Chairman, I plan to continue my specific involvement in the Task Group delivering outcomes from the Masterplan for the regeneration of Haverhill Town Centre."