Nicola Hodkinson
Nicola Hodkinson
Director/Owner
Seddon Group Ltd

A key component in my role as head of ‘people’ is making sure that Seddon do business in a responsible way and this has been at the forefront of my 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”. I was recently appointed as a trustee board member of leading UK mental health charity Mates in Mind, thanks largely to my commitment and work around mental health in the construction workplace. I am 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. i was the first female to be appointed to the Seddon board and help to steer the family business alongside my brothers Jonathan and Jamie Seddon. I believe my 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, I want to ensure the business is looked after and develop the business for the future, assuring longevity and a sustainable future for the next generation of our family and the families we employ.