Ian Noble is the owner of the marketing franchise thebestof Hastings, providing marketing support to businesses that have a desire to grow within the Hastings and 1066 Country area, since August 2014. Prior to this Ian was a career banker, working for Lloyds Banking Group for close on 37 years, and for the final decade or so led Commercial Banking teams in various locations across the South East including Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Gatwick and Kingston-upon-Thames. Towards the end of his time at Lloyds, Ian spent a whole calender year on secondment as a Business Connector working for the charity Business In The Community, based in Hastings. The focus was to help improve links between business and both third sector and education; not too dissimilar now from thebestof desire to 'bringing trusted busineses and the community together'. At any one time you'll usually find over 100 local Hastings based events, including the local 4N meetings, listed on thebestof website.
Thebestof provides a platform for local businesses to get found and noticed; an ideal client is one who has a preference to trade locally, although not necessarily exclusively; one who wants to see growth moving forward and importantly, they need a modest budget to support their marketing. In addition to the online solutions, thebestof Hastings run their own variety of networking events, usually one per month. Please take a moment to visit thebestof Hastings website.
Ian lives in Uckfield and has done so for the last 22 years with his wife, Chrissy. They have two, married adult children and four adorable grand daughters under six! Between August and May, Ian can usually be found watching his beloved Crystal Palace FC at the weekends, travelling both home and away. Ian is a founding trustee of Uckfield Foodbank and attends Kings Church Uckfield.