Helen Broughton MBE

Director of People and Standards, DANBRO Group.

I founded DANBRO with my husband in 1999. The business is currently based in Blackpool, although we will be relocating to Lytham within the next two to three years to help us accommodate further planned growth. To date we employ c.130 people and turnover c. £120m. As well as being involved with setting the strategic direction of the business I have responsibility for its people and the external standards such as, ISO 9001, Investors in People Gold (Champion status), and Customer First accreditation. The company also has a 2 star accreditation with Best Companies to Work For.

Damian and I have three children aged 16, 13 and 9 years. We currently live in rural Fylde and have both lived in various locations throughout the Fylde since being teenagers. We are both members of a local church and are trustees of Operation Orphan (www.operation-orphan.org) - a charity helping to support vulnerable children and their families through Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the UK.