A group of volunteers who have never actually physically met (yet!) but who are passionate about fighting the current injustice on behalf of the millions of #ForgottenLtd business owners.
After a successful career in Sales Media & Marketing, working mainly in commercial TV and radio, Gina and her husband Simon started their own business in 2017. Just Shutters Surrey specialises in custom made shutters and operates across Surrey, Middlesex and South West London. Gina was a Co-Founder of the #ForgottenLtd Campaign and our Operations Director. You will now mainly find her on Twitter, handling press and media relations or working on strategy.
Just Shutters Surrey
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Founder & Director of Kreative Group, Kate, set up the company whilst working as a primary school teacher; in 2009 Kate left the teaching profession to focus on the business full-time. Kreative Group is an award winning Event Company & Staffing Agency working throughout the UK and providing work to hundreds of creative staff each year. Kate is also a freelance presenter, having hosted hundreds of live events and awards ceremonies, both nationally and internationally.
Kreative Group Ltd
Shirley has worked in the meeting & event industry for 25 years plus and started her own consultancy practice in 2013. Curvebox Ltd specialises in the implementation of meeting management technology and strategic meetings management programs for a range of industry sectors, including pharma, and finance companies, globally.. Shirley joined the #ForgottenLtd Campaign to manage project administration and research and is part of the Twitter team, building engagement and audience.
Rachael is a serial entrepreneur who
has a number of businesses, from running a software development company to founding a business membership and mastermind group, and more recently launching a pizza delivery business from home!
Rachael believes passionately in the
go-giver concept in the business world and that businesses should work in collaboration not competition.
The #ForgottenLtd team are a perfect example of both!
Squareone Software Ltd
After a successful career working for national newspapers with a proven record both in the UK and abroad, followed by a stint political campaigning, Cherry set up a digital campaign company, Shared Voice, earlier this year. Shared Voice, mobilises action for your business, cause or policy ask.
Cherry joined the #ForgottenLtd campaign as social media strategy adviser and is busy building engagement and audience across our social media platforms.
Fiona had a successful career in print and then television becoming a series producer for ITV West. In 2008 she set up her own freelance journalism & media consultancy. Her media consultancy has grown organically and she works with a team of seven freelancers and has, until lockdown, regularly had a six figure turnover. She became a regional champion to show that there’s no such thing as local news any more – sharing personal stories in community media resonates powerfully
Fiona Scott Media Consultancy Ltd
Helen heads up Marketing Strategy withn her agency based in Corsham, Helen Brings analytical skill to the Forgotten Team along with an understanding of volunteer models and how to help coordinate effort.
Before all of this, I made a living by not taking things too seriously.
Upon learning that my business and I were excluded from any support from the government I decided to turn my anger and frustration into something positive and joined the #ForgottenLtd cause responsible for producing all the graphics.
A multi-disciplinary designer, I am the co-owner of Phormular Limited, an exhibition design and installation company.
Through my company Phirefly Ltd I design graphics for fashion retail.
I’m also a professional interior photographer, amateur architect, basset hound custodian and mother of two.
After a career in high street banking and then as a mortgage consultant Jo decided to leave her job at the end of 2006 to start a building and maintenance business with her husband Gary. They employ 3 other people along with an average of 10 regular subcontractors.
Jo firmly believes that small businesses play a vital role in both the local economy and the economy as a whole, and is also passionate about fairness and equality. Both of which prompted her to join the campaign team.
Homefix building and Maintenance Ltd
Members of our campaign who have volunteered to take the campaign to a local level – please get in touch here if you would like to represent your area.
Keith Seward – South West
Keith started Compass Video in 2016 to help business create relevant content in line with business needs.
I have been amazed at the ignorance towards, the soon to be realised, unemployment disaster that is going to happen when millions of furloughed employees find out that they do not have a job to return to. This has led me to take up the challenge to re-educate the ignorant, to highlight the injustice and to make the government realise that sometimes you have to spend money to make money, by becoming a regional champion for #forgotenltd.
Tim Gray – Yorkshire
Tim is a freelancer chef working under the company name xxxx
I took on this role to help myself and others in the same position to fight for fair equality and justice
Shelly Barratt- North Wales
Shelly is the Founder and Director of Real Ale Trails Company.
She lives and works in North Wales and puts on rather jolly events throughout the UK which entails taking people to rural pubs for rather special ales.
Anthony Duggan – North West
I have been a Freelance Quality Consultant providing my services since Sept 2007 working within the Aero / Defence/Space/Nuclear industries with many high profile clients.
At the beginning of 2019 last year I was forced to go from being a Limited Company Director to Freelance PAYE due to the impact of new IR35 Regulations coming in as legislation in April 2020. Since then …NO Furlough/ No SEISS/ NO Grant/ NO BBL/ NO Income Support / NO CJRS.
It’s with a passion I see that justice is done and we are given the same parity as the self-employed for all Limited Company Directors including Freelance PAYE.
As a Limited company Director we have all paid our taxes over the years with surely some entitlement to help? Thankfully the #forgottenltd and other campaigns have been a breadth of fresh air.
Q7 Freelance Quality Solutions Ltd
Anna Byrne – North West
I’ve been in business for 18 years.
ACT Ltd and Meters2U are family run companies specialising in test and measurement equipment that operate nationally.
We are a true one-stop shop for test meters covering everything from electrical (HV and LV), temperature, pressure, gas, environmental and much more besides. Our services include on site calibration and training courses that include thermal imaging and fully accredited courses.
My businesses operate nationally and I am committed to ensuring the North West has a voice and that businesses in the area are represented during what are very challenging times.
James Kenning – South East
I have been in the TV and Film industry since 1988. I became a limited company in 2010 as many companies preferred me to be so – also monthly income was never consistent enough to pay myself PAYE.
In 2016 I started developing a new shaving cream which virtually eliminates razor burn and razor rash. It is refillable and all eco friendly packaging. It is due to launch early July 2020
I have taken on the role of regional champion because I hate unfairness and the way we as directors (and many others excluded from help) are being treated and portrayed by the government is beyond unfair. It’s active discrimination and I will fight this to the end!
Lucy McAlpine – South East