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Carolyn Uphill

Location

Cheshire

Sector/s

Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Property
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About Carolyn

In my first enterprise I developed Abraclean Ltd, a Construction Equipment Manufacturing, Sales and Hire Company, into a highly successful enterprise

In a career spanning 30 years with this company I started one business from scratch & bought out two others, built successful teams, motivated myself and my teams to achieve success,
designed and marketed new / innovative products, developed operator training programmes, secured contracts with multinational, defence, nuclear and utility companies and finally sold my company in 2008 after a rigorous due diligence process

Investing the proceeds I now own and manage a portfolio of Commercial and Residential Property and provide business leadership to other organisations as a Non-Executive Director.

As of May 2018 I was appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Ltd. The Leading skills certification scheme in the UK Construction Industry, providing proof of qualifications / training and working toward a fully qualified workforce.

I am a Non-Executive Director of the National Landlords Association which has over 41,500 landlord members in the private sector. As Chairman from 2013 to 2017 I led this organisation through a Strategic Review of its operations, during a period of transition in a challenging commercial and political environment and oversaw membership growth of 50%. I established necessary Governance and Succession Planning, completely refreshing the NED Board.

I am also a Non-Executive Director of SIBA (The Society of Independent Brewers) as well as its Commercial Services Company. I lead as Chairman of the SIBA Standards & Ethics Committee.

I have previously served as a Non-Executive Director of City West Works Ltd, a subsidiary of the ForViva Group, (Housing) during a period when returns increased by 27%.

I was the first female President of Stockport Chamber of Commerce as well as being a Director of several Business Support / Training / Development Organisations, a Governor of a Further & Higher Education College and serving as a General Commissioner appointed by the Lord Chancellor's office for 19 years, during which period I regularly Chaired panels.

I have a strong professional background. I have a Law Degree and am a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Institute of Financial Accountants. I am a member of the Institute of Directors and hold the Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching.