Meet Our Team

The Executive board is the board of directors of Brackmills Industrial Estate Ltd. Directors are volunteers from estate businesses and partner organisations. The key responsibility of the Brackmills Industrial Estate Executive Board is to safeguard the interests of levy payers by ensuring that the business is operated professionally and offers consistent value for money in line with its targets.

The Brackmills Industrial Estate Ltd (Northampton) Executive board meets monthly or as and when required. 

Thank you to our directors who give up their time to help shape the estate. You can find details about each of our directors here. Please click the read more button under a director to find out more information about them.

If you are interested in becoming a director, or would like to join one of our AGMs, please contact us.




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Sara Homer

Brackmills BID CEO

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Our BID CEO is Sara Homer, who first joined the BID Board in 2010, volunteering her time to help steer and shape Brackmills, to support logistics as well as other businesses on the estate. When she first joined the board Sara was the only female director and Sara was instrumental in changing this.

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Alistair Shepherd

Baxter Healthcare Ltd, Head of W&D UK & Ireland

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About Alistair

Alistair has worked at Baxter Healthcare for 12 years, and was formerly a self-employed Project Manager and Consultant. He started his career in logistics at Curver Housewares in Corby in 1985 as a Forklift Truck Driver.

Baxter Healthcare is the biggest partner of NHS, serving over 800 hospitals and 4,000 home patients, with a variety of healthcare products and solutions to save and sustain lives. The company have been based on Brackmills for over 30 years, with more than 200 staff on site and a 24/5 operation.

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Charlotte Patrick

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Lead

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Charlotte is an independent director of Brackmills BID. Charlotte is the part time Operations Manager for Chilled Foods Association, and works with a variety of organisations across Northamptonshire.

She helped set up the first BID on Brackmills as she felt passionate about reducing crime, investing in businesses and worked with the Brackmills Estate Group (the group ahead of the BID) and partners organisations to develop and fund the CCTV and ANPR cameras estate-wide.

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David Drummond

Head of Global Supplier Quality Management, HARTING Technology Group

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About David

David is the Head of Global Supplier Quality Management for the HARTING Technology Group. He is based in Northampton and is responsible for the quality of the products purchased throughout the Group. 

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John Harley


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John Harley joined Brackmills BID as a voluntary director more than a decade ago, not long after the BID was first set up.

Before retiring, John was director of ACS Office Solutions. Although he is now retired, John is still committed to supporting Brackmills Industrial Estate BID.

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Jon Morgan

In N Out, Director

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About Jon

Jon is the Director at IN'n'OUT Autocentres, a national MOT, service and car maintenance specialist. The business has been in Northampton since 2008 and have developed a lot of strong links over our time here, continuing to strengthening these with fellow Brackmills businesses.

As Brackmills started its third term as a Business Improvement District (BID) in 2019, to help celebrate and support that, IN'n'OUT Autocentres gifted offices and a meeting room space to the BID team, giving them a dedicated and spacious home for the first time.

Giving back locally is something Jon feels strongly about. This is why Jon became a director of the BID, he enjoys volunteering his time to help shape the estate and support businesses on the estate to thrive.

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Maria Mckeown

Programme Manager, Travis Perkins

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Originally from Liverpool, I moved to Northampton in the late 1990s and I was one of the people responsible for setting up a new depot on Gowerton road in Brackmills Industrial Estate for a company called Office Depot. I enjoy being outdoors and walking, growing vegetables in my garden and spending time with my family.

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Kevin McAllister

ACS, Financial Director

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About Kevin

Kevin has been working at ACS Solutions for more than 20 years. This Brackmills-based company provides office solutions such as computer hardware's, office interiors, they design office spaces and offer interior refurbishments.

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Mark Meadowcroft

Signs Express, Owner

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About Mark

Mark moved his business to Brackmills Industrial Estate in 2010, where his business’ reputation has thrived as a well-known signage and vehicles graphics business that is first thought of in Northamptonshire. His proudest work is when he recognises vehicles driving down the A45, and he is able to say ‘that is one of ours’, it’s a buzz like no other.

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Cllr Phil Larratt

Conservative - Nene Valley Ward West Northamptonshire Council, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Highways, Transport & Waste Services

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Richard Baker (Northampton & Wellingborough), Director

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About Richard

Richard is an independent director of Brackmills BID. Richard has worked as a Chartered Surveyor and Commercial Property Agent in the Northamptonshire area since 2004, and joined the BID as a Director in 2012. He works collaboratively with a number of occupiers on the estate and continues to improve and maintain the Brackmills status as a leading location for businesses in the area.

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Stephen Hylton

Alcura, Director

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About Stephen

Stephen is the Director at Alcura - a Wholesaler and Homecare company. He is in charge of quality on behalf of the company following the rules outlined by the MHRA, and has been in this role for several years.

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