Meet our team of directors...
Glynn Burrows is a true Norfolk Dumpling, with roots going back in this fine county, to the C16th. Having been fascinated with family and local history since childhood, it is one of his proudest boasts to say that all of his direct ancestors so far discovered, lived within 50 miles of where he lives today!
Having trained as a chef and after working in several places, including France, he married a Norfolk “gal” and settled in Gressenhall. He has two adult children. Now he is self-employed as an historian and offers bespoke tours of East Anglia. Most of his guests are people wanting to find out more about their own family history but he has also taken several professors, lecturers and writers around to places for their researches. He writes for several magazines and online publications, “appears” on an American internet radio show as their English Correspondent and is in the process of writing several local history books.
Buy Local Norfolk is an obvious organisation for such a person. With a passion for his beloved county he hates to see how it is being decimated with the loss of individuality of the towns as well as the beautiful city of Norwich and he wants to step in and do something buy ventolin inhaler online before it is too late. Buy Local Norfolk is a step in the right direction!
A born and bred Geordie from Newcastle, I’m proud to be considered an ‘honorary local’ having set up home in Norfolk with my two kids back in 1997. I do still miss the hills in the north East but I’ve never looked back – home is where the heart is, and mine’s right here.
Passionate about protecting our planet for future generations, I run Inspired Renewables, a successful renewable energy company, alongside my husband, Andy. Supported by our growing team of like-minded locals, we’re keen to promote and contribute to a healthy, thriving, sustainable economy for Norfolk.
As you would expect, I enjoy the great outdoors and am often seen pedalling the back lanes of south Norfolk or taking a brisk walk around the Broads, then back home for some of home-baked cakes…using locally sourced produce of course!
I’ve been ‘doing my bit’ with Buy Local Norfolk for several years and am thrilled to now be one of its Directors. These are exciting times and there’s so much more we can do together to promote and support local businesses – I’m delighted to be part of that.
Originally from North London, I moved to Norfolk in 2003 to set up my own business which became TBS Norwich Limited. I am passionate about owner managed businesses and their continued success. I appreciate the value that these businesses have on their local community and think the work of Buy Local Norfolk helps preserve our local high street and industrial estates from the onslaught of large corporations.
I enjoy the Buy Local events and exhibitions. Meeting other local businesses is always interesting and provides an opportunity to learn. Aside from accounting I am very keen on technology and the power of the internet and automation in the modern business landscape. I also have a young family who keep me busy!
Roger is a born and bred Norfolk boy, born in Nelson’s own birth place, Burnham Thorpe. He stands by a quote from Nelson: “I’m a Norfolk man and proud of it”. With over 40 years’ experience in the communications industry, his business, ALine Telecomms Ltd, provides solutions in telephone services, WiFi, Broadband Alternatives, CCTV and Hearing Loops for the hearing impaired.
After 30 years in commerce a convenient opportunity to venture out as a sole practitioner accountant arose in 2017 and I set up Abacus Accountancy.
My career in accountancy came about after spending 2 years travelling around the world aged 18, after my A levels, to give me time to decide upon a worthwhile career.
On my return I moved to Norwich to take up 3 years full-time study at City College for my ACCA qualifications, then stayed local as a trainee accountant with Norwich Union. After a spell in London with the Corporation of Lloyds looking after Names’ funds, I returned to Norfolk as a senior accountant with the R G Carter Group.
Being self-employed now gives me the flexibility for school runs for Georgia, our granddaughter, and to walk Leah our Labrador/Alsatian rescue dog (during daylight in the winter). As a keen cyclist I had hoped to get more miles on the bike. Unfortunately this has not happened with the number of clients steadily growing – despite taking on staff to cope!
In addition to being a Director of Buy Local Norfolk, I am also a Director for the Eastern Landlords Association which ties in with the small rental portfolio built up over the years. Since 2010 I have been Treasurer for Shine, a charity in Great Yarmouth providing nursery and day care for children with special needs. Finally, I am proud to be a ‘gold’ blood donor with achieving 100 my target.
So with all this, and attending rock concerts of increasingly aged bands, this doesn’t leave much time with my wife, Emma.
Hi, I’m Paul Knock and I have been working in the EPOS industry for over 10 years. I have my own business, Breckland Retail Services.
I have a passion for helping businesses by saving them money and making their day to day operations easier. As a business owner I know how hard it can be to find the right help to grow your business.
Breckland Retail Services (BRS EPOS) is a Norfolk based supplier of retail and restaurant software (EPoS) that serves mainly East Anglia but we also have clients nationwide, across the UK. We help small and medium sized businesses achieve a much higher degree of efficiency and time saving by providing them an EPOS system that will revolutionise the management of their business. We believe in giving our clients the best service possible, which is why we like to get to know our client and set up a system tailored to their requirements.
It seemed an obvious decision to be involved in Buy Local Norfolk as helping businesses is what I do best!