Meet the trustees

Kevin Fuller (Chairman) - Kevin recently retired from Associated British Ports Grimsby & Immingham, after 38 years' service. He spent most of his time in the Commercial Field although towards the end of his career he was involved in the Planning and Logistics of Imported Solid Fuels to the Aire and Trent Valley Power Stations. 

Michael Inkson - Michael is now retired after working for 45 years as a Factory Worker. He joined Foresight 5 years ago as a Volunteer Tutor, teaching Shibish in Grimsby and Scunthorpe. He has lived in the East Marsh area all his life and is an ambassador for the local community. 

Tony Jewitt - Tony joined the Royal Navy in 1976 and spent time in the newspaper industry as co-operative advertisement manager for the Northcliffe Group of newspapers, working for The Western Gazette Group in Yeovil, Somerset and has previously had has own business, COGS Limited a successful marketing and design company based in Grimsby until being called into ministry on 1st June 2010. Tony Jewitt is now the Mission Area Officer for The Bridge Fellowship Church that meets at The Warehouse                              every Sunday evening and leads the worship playing guitar.                              Tony is also vice chairman for the Humber Port Welfare                                    Committee and trustee of the Grimsby and Sailors Fishing                                Charities. 

Mandy Bentham - Mandy joined the board in February 2011 as parent of a child who attends Foresight's Children's activites scheme. Mandy taught at Western Technology School for 15 years and now works as a Supply Teacher around North East Lincolnshire.

Janet Lea - Janet has been a tutor at Foresight for over 8 years now, through WEA, offering a variety of different craft classes and workshops. She has a love and passion for teaching, and is an enthusiastic tutor who goes out of her way to cater to learners’ individual needs and challenge their capabilities. Not only does she love to teach, but the Service Users love her teaching, and her classes have always proven to be very popular. She also teaches several after school classes, art workshops for                                  older people, and craft classes for Guides and Brownies.

William King - William has been a partner in BG Solicitors since 1993, and now heads the commercial department, specialising in small companies and SME’s. He provides a range of commercial legal services, including commercial property development, professional partnerships, and sports industry and leisure related developments. He is also a qualified Mediator and Arbitrator, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Pete Blendell -  Pete started his career as a Joiner and went on to work for several companies in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area. He formed his own company, Trafalgar Joinery and Construction Ltd, in 2005, to work on refurbishing warehouse depots for Asda. Since retiring from that, he now owns and renovates properties in Grimsby.

Paul Nicholls -  Paul is one of our longest standing service users and has been attending Foresight classes and activities for over 10 years. He is very keen to ensure that the voices and ideas of our Service Users are heard, and takes his role as chair of the Service User Council extremely seriously.

Manny Gull -  Manny has worked as a Community Cohesison Officer for Humberside Police since 2017, helping to tackle hate crime and anti-social behaviour in the local area. He helped Foresight as part of a project to raise awareness of how to recognise and report hate crimes against the disabled community in Grimsby.

Chris Foyster -  Chris is an Accounts Executive for the Sleaford office of Thompson and Richardson Insurance Brokers. His company was instrumental in providing in providing the insurance to get the Stanley Street building up and running. Chris has a good understanding of the running of Foresight, which has enabled him to ensure we have the relevant insurance in place.  

Ron Shepherd -  Ron is self-employed, and owns his own company, "Shephard's Maintenance". He has been a councillor for Scartho Ward since 2012, and served as Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire 2017/2018. He is an active member of the community, where he sits on the Allotments Forum, Humberside Fire Authority and the Safer Communities Board. 

Julie Hague -  Julie is one of the volunteer represenatatives on the Board of trustees - she has been a volunteer with us since March 2018, when she initially for a temporary placement from the Job Centre. She quickly gained a reputation for being willing to try her hand at anything, and to help out where needed.  

Sue Bluer -  Sue is one of the volunteer representatives on the Board of trustees - she has been a volunteer with us since February 2018. She has worked in bars all her life and takes an active role in the day to day activities in the Warehouse.   

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