Lynne, who has a lifetime’s career working at the forefront of business, lives near Penrith and is currently Commercial Director for local Lake District-inspired dessert company, Classic Desserts.
Starting out as a bank cashier aged 16, Lynne set herself an ambitious career target to be a bank manager. This she achieved, at the age of 22, when she became one of the country’s youngest female bank managers. She then went on to set up and run for almost two decades, her own multi award-winning business – Country Puddings Ltd.
In joining the Board, Lynne brings with her an in-depth knowledge of business and a broad range of skills, which include business acumen, performance analysis, marketing awareness and problem solving – gained from her experience as a bank manager, from running her own company, and from selling to the marketplace.
Lynne grew up on a dairy, beef and sheep farm near Cockermouth in Cumbria, and is part of a large farming family, who have used various H&H services over the years. As a young girl she spent many an auction day at Carlisle Mart. She married a farmer and now lives on a dairy and sheep where she set her original business up from her farmhouse kitchen.
She also finds being involved in the community hugely rewarding. She was formerly a governor of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith and treasurer for the local scout group. She has volunteered for local charities, raising in excess of £20,000, as well as volunteering time at an orphanage in Cambodia.