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Nicola Hodkinson

Seddon Group Ltd, Director/ Owner

Nicola is an Owner and Director – 4th generation family owned construction business, where her role is all about ‘people’ – people Seddon employ and people Seddon work for. Her board responsibilities include leading the business’ training and development through Seddon’s ‘Grow Our Own’ programme.

A key component in Nicola’s role as head of ‘people’ is making sure that Seddon do business in a responsible way and this has been at the forefront of her most recent campaign on addressing mental health in the workplace. “There is no point in having an employee assistance programme to support people if the problem lies within the business – it’s like having a sticking plaster”.

Nicola was recently appointed as a trustee board member of leading UK mental health charity Mates in Mind, thanks largely to her commitment and work around mental health in the construction workplace.

Nicola is also responsible for delivering the company’s corporate social responsibility Promises and Respect Campaign; leading customer service delivery through a Customer First Approach, and managing IT infrastructure, business systems and processes.

Nicola was the first female to be appointed to the Seddon board and helps to steer the family business alongside her brothers Jonathan and Jamie Seddon.

She believes her greatest achievement in is providing the necessary ways to work to support and grow a family business “The Seddon Way”, developing from a small local business to a regional business whilst retaining a family ethos.

As a custodian of the Seddon family business and as the 4th generation, Nicola wants to ensure the business is looked after and to develop the business for the future, assuring longevity and a sustainable future for the next generation of the family and the families they employ.