Mark Webb

Mark Webb Managing Director

After being brought up in the sunny climes of Zimbabwe, I arrived in London with a rucksack, £50 and a lot of ambition.

Since that time (and no small amount of adventure) I have worked in all aspects of business, from a lift operator at Café Royal in London, a market stall holder, a silo builder in France and a fire extinguisher sales person, through to a sales manager at The Guardian Newspaper and then Managing Director at Grimsby and Scunthorpe Newspapers.

In the last seven years I have struck out to realise my aspirations to be an entrepreneur, launching an independent local newspaper publisher in 2008 and of course e-factor Ltd. I am a passionate believer in the importance of local business and encouraging enterprise in all parts of the community. I can honestly say, through all the roles I have held, there is nothing more challenging, more scary and yet more invigorating than running your own business.

I have a strong belief that you earn the right to criticise what’s going on in your area, only if you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and be part of the solution so I also chair the private sector led  Economic Development and Growth board and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

I am immensely proud of what e-factor and the Business Hive Club has achieved for local businesses and entrepreneurs, and the great thing is, the more businesses that join, the more we can do!
I am absolutely certain that local businesses are the lifeblood of this area and our mission is to ensure they are given all the meaningful support and recognition they deserve. We will strive to provide that support and champion their cause on every local, regional and national platform possible.