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In Conversation: Amy Barnwell

Amy Barnwell is the founder and director of Amiwigs Ltd, a bespoke wig making business specialising in handmade European human hair wigs for men, women and children suffering hair loss.

Amy established the business in December 2011, armed with an extensive background in the TV and film industry and an education at The London College of Fashion.

In Conversation: Cathy Barlow

Cathy Barlow is the managing director of Smith Goodfellow PR, a PR, marketing and creative agency specialised in the Construction, Manufacturing, Built Environment, Industrial and Sustainability sectors.

Since 2015, Cathy has balanced her managing directorship with the role of company secretary at the Engineered Panels in Construction [EPIC], a not-for-profit trade association established to represent the metal-faced PIR-cored insulated panel industry in the UK.

In Conversation: Kim Laws

Kim Laws is the managing director of Norcon Computers Ltd, a long-established Electronic Point of Sale [EpoS] provider to convenience stores, based in Derby.

Kim has been managing director at Norcon since its establishment back in 1983. Under his leadership, the business thrived during the pandemic as Norcon clients prospered with the advent of local shopping.

In Conversation: Ken Deary

Ken Deary is the owner and CEO of Right at Home UK, a leading social care company providing quality care in the home.

Ken is a successful healthcare and multi-award-winning franchise professional. Having started his career working in insurance for RSA from the early 1980s to 1994, he then spent 11 years as a McDonald’s UK franchisee, heading up multiple stores and winning various awards. Since 2016, he has also been a non-executive director of the British Franchise Association.

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What is the Leaders Council?

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a network of the most influential figures from across the country. It champions and celebrates the hard work and achievements of Great British leaders, while seeking to inspire the next generation.

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