Bob Penney

My wife and I have lived in the village since June 2012. Prior to this we lived in St Ives for 19 years and before then we spent 4 years living and working in Sweden.

I’ve worked in the Life Tech/ Med Tech industries for more than 40 years and I’m currently a management consultant in my own company. Over the past 20 years I’ve punctuated my consulting business with setting up and running 4 companies in the UK, Finland & Japan. These naturally involved strategic & operational business planning, financial management plus sales, marketing and logistics.

My current work focus is helping SME’s to improve their operations and management teams. As a part of this I am a speaker, mentor and assessor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur program.

Previously, I was Chairman of Hemingford Abbots Village Hall for 2.5 years but had to give this up due to work commitments. It was a role I undertook in order to contribute to a village and community that we love living in because we share similar values to many others here. My hope is that I can continue to contribute again by joining the Parish Council.