Growth Lancashire’s board

Growth Lancashire (formerly Regenerate Pennine Lancashire) has a private sector led board who contribute a wide range of expertise. Elected representatives from the member Local Authorities also comprise the board.

Profiles of the private sector board members are listed below.

Tim Webber MBE – Managing Director, Barnfield Construction

Tim Webber

Tim is Chairman and Managing Director of Pendle based Development Company, Barnfield Construction Ltd. Tim previously sat for four years on the Board of Directors for the Lancashire Economic Partnership and won the Lancastrian of the Year Award in 2010. Tim was awarded an MBE for his contribution to business and the community.


Ian Brown – Director, Graham & Brown

Ian Brown

Ian is Director at Blackburn based wallpaper and home decor business Graham & Brown. In recent years, Ian has facilitated the creation of partnerships between secondary schools in Blackburn with Darwen and larger companies in the area.


Stephen Greenhalgh – Managing Director, J & J Ormerod Plc 

Stephen Greenhalgh

Stephen has been joint Managing Director of kitchen and bathroom manufacturers   J & J Ormerod Plc since 2003. J & J Ormerod is one of Rossendale’s biggest employers, employing over 370 local people.


Amanda Melton – Principal, Nelson and Colne College 

Amanda Melton

Amanda joined Nelson and Colne College as CEO in March 2012. Nelson and Colne College is one of the highest performing colleges nationally, particularly in A Levels, having been top of the national value added tables for all sixth forms and further education colleges in 2014.  Amanda is also Chair of the Lancashire LEP Skills Board.


Mark V Crabtree OBE – AMS Neve 

Mark V Crabtree

Mark is the owner and Managing Director of AMS Neve and continues to play a close day-to-day part in all of its activities. AMS Neve equipment continues to set the standard for the best professional audio worldwide and defines the world’s most prestigious studios.

AMS Neve created the world’s first hard disk recorder, revolutionising sound-to-picture (Emmy™ and personal Scientific and Technical Oscar® awarded).  Visionary engineering.

Mark was awarded a personal Oscar® for the creation of the Digital Film Console.

Mark was appointed an OBE for Services to Advanced Manufacturing and Creative Industries, 2014.

Mark is also the Chair of the Burnley Bondholders.