I founded Thrive because I love making connections for people. Over the years, I’ve attended a huge number of networking events and I’ve met so many wonderful professionals. For me, the most effective way of growing your business is to surround yourself by likeminded people of great integrity. At Thrive, we create an informal, relaxed atmosphere that cultivates business friendships, and helps our members generate new leads and trusted partners.


Lorna loves:

The great outdoors (I’m never happier than when I’m gardening, out in the countryside or having a seaside stroll), Matchplay must be the best golf game invented (Just call me the Matchplay Queen!)anything Christmassy (even cold Brussel Sprouts on Boxing Day) and my wonderful family (they are my world).


Lorna loathes:

Milk (I can’t believe people willingly eat rice pudding), queueing (don’t waste my time!) and over-zealous sales people (seriously, no!).


Secret superpower:

I can spot a great connection for you at forty paces. Just try me!

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I’m proud to be on the journey with Thrive, the brainchild of my wife Lorna. I’ve been working with small businesses for more than 30 years, coaching them to find new and innovative ways to grow. In the meetings, I’m keen to identify key connections for members, and help them using my business expertise. Behind the scenes, I work with Lorna to find new and exciting ways to evolve the Thrive offer.


John loves:

Spending time with amazing family (even when they nag me), fast cars and quick wit (I spent a lot of evenings watching comedy on catch up) and channelling my inner Jonah Lomu on the rugby pitch (a sight to behold!).


John loathes:

The soaps (which is tough when your wife LOVES Emmerdale), being bored (I’m a restless soul) and selfies (too much vanity to bear).


Secret superpower:

Stirring up a good debate and getting everyone engaged. Even though blood could be spilt.

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