Jacqueline, known as Jacky, was born in Hampshire and came to Grantham in 1946. She attended Kesteven and Grantham Girls Grammar School and went on to study Mechanical and Marine Engineering. After qualifying Jacky worked in and around the London area for Hewlett Packard and Computer Design Corporation specialising in the design, development and use of “desk top” computers mainly in mechanical engineering. Jacky set up her own consultancy business aged just 28 years old, working mainly in the application of the new electronic technology in offshore oil and gas exploration industries in Eastern Europe, United Kingdom and USA.
Jacky returned to England in 1980 and married Ian in 1982, also a mechanical engineer and water supply engineer. Their honeymoon was spent working in China! After marriage, Jacky remained in Grantham working with small and medium-sized businesses giving management and marketing consultancy.
Recently work has involved running a business and conference centre in Grantham and currently a book-keeping, business management and marketing consultancy company. Jacky is also a South Kesteven District Councillor.
Jacky acquired a family on marriage and is now a proud great grandmother. Hobbies include old cars, rallying, gardening, music, travelling (mainly in France) and wine. Sadly Jacky’s husband died in October 2012.
Jacky is currently Honorary Vice President of the Association and has previously been Chairman on two occasions.
I was first elected to St Wulfram’s Ward in 2011 and was pleased to be re-elected in 2015 and 2019. I have lived and worked in Grantham for many years, spending much of my time helping businesses to start up and grow, many of which are still trading locally and have grown substantially. I will continue to promote Grantham as a great place to live, work and play.
During my second term I was responsible for overseeing the building of the new 5 screen cinema in Grantham, an investment of nearly £6m. As part of the cinema project, Lincoln University is establishing a base in part of the building bringing advanced educational facilities up to level 9, aimed at people of all ages, employed or not seeking to improve/gain skills.
I with my fellow councillors will continue to promote Grantham and work to attract businesses of all shapes and sizes to our town. I will also continue to work with my colleagues to achieve a positive solution for Grantham Hospital.
The next 4 years will see many changes in Grantham, not least the completion of the long awaited Relief Road.