Find out more about the M3 Job Club

About Us

As a business-focused, charitable incorporated organisation, we’re here to provide a coaching-led environment offering tools, techniques and methods to individuals, that in turn supports the local business economy. Run by volunteers since April 2011, we rely on the invaluable generosity and kindness of our members, alumni, businesses and small grants, combined with the foresight of people and businesses in Basingstoke and Deane. As you join us at the M3 Job Club, you’ll be in contact with our many volunteers and partners; all incredibly passionate about helping members who are looking to successfully re-establish themselves in the world of work.

Our M3 Job Club has five trustees and an Administrator; responsible for the successful running of the M3 Job Club. Founder and Chairman of the Job Club, Richard Thayer, initially set up the M3 Job Club with the aim of giving something back to society having experienced the ups and downs of being out of work after a period of redundancy. Determined to find a positive way to provide both focus and motivation following the emotional stresses that often accompany a job hunt, the M3 Job Club was born.

Our staff

Lorraine Stonehouse
Lorraine StonehouseAdministrator
Lorraine's former career, spanning 14 years, is in the sub-prime mortgage sector as a Senior Mortgage Underwriter and also running her own business as a Specialist Mortgage broker. In 2006, she returned to her home town of Basingstoke to raise her two young children. She worked as a volunteer for eight years as Treasurer for NAS Basingstoke, and then as Secretary for Everest Autism and ADHD Club, organising activities, events and providing a support network for special needs families in the Borough. More recently, she has been supporting her husband with his new dog walking and pet care business, WoofnBoots. Lorraine has many interests including sport, performing arts and animal welfare. She has a passion for supporting and encouraging people to reach their full potential; to achieve their goals in spite of life's many challenges.
Tel: 0333 009 5381
Trevor Band
Trevor BandHost
Trevor has spent over 25 years in the IT industry during which he experienced the ups and downs of redundancy 3 times. In recent years, he has run his own management consultancy specialising in project management and organisational development. When the opportunity arises, Trevor lectures at master’s degree level at a London University. His spare time is taken up with restoring a classic motorbike and studying for an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.
Malcolm Hawkins
Malcolm HawkinsHost
Malcolm’s career has seen him working in Sales Operations and Customer Service management roles for some SMEs but mainly for large global companies over a working life of some 35 years. Consequently, he has experienced the joys of “organisational restructuring” a couple of times. During these episodes Malcolm has used the services of the M3 Job Club and having recently retired he wanted to come back and support the organisation. In his spare time Malcolm is trying to restore his tennis to a recognisable level as well starting to play bridge after a gap of some decades.

Our trustees

Richard Thayer
Richard ThayerFounder and Chairman
Having faced his own personal challenge of trying to find a job by himself, feeling isolated and frustrated, he felt there had to be a better way, which culminated in setting up the M3 Job Club. With over 30 years of experience working with people, managing teams of all sizes in the catering & hospitality and then IT services in blue chip organisations, he set out to give something back to the community.
Entirely focused on helping people to discover their focus and direction via the M3 Job Club, he is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to succeed.
After having run his own business for around 7 years, he recently went back into full time employment.
Tel: 07516 071476
Nikki Wild
Nikki WildVice Chair and Secretary
Recognising the importance of the M3 Job Club to its members, Nikki was particularly keen to join the M3 Job Club from its launch. Passionate about helping people to communicate effectively and to understand what drives them, Nikki is a successful business coach. A qualified accountant with over 18 years’ experience of working in finance departments, Nikki set up Wild Empowerment in 2009, working with teams to help everybody “play nicely together”. Combining her commercial and coaching skills, she helps privately held, ambitious businesses to recognise success and to achieve more.
Tel: 07766 004964
Stephen Grosvenor
Stephen GrosvenorTreasurer
Having trained with one of the largest accountancy firms in London before spending almost 20 years in senior commercial, financial and IT director roles, Stephen has a great deal of experience of working with many start-up businesses – in addition to helping larger ones to grow. He now combines his role as Chief Operating Officer for a social care business with his treasurer function; helping to ensure that the M3 Job Club flourishes and develops successful relationships with other companies in the North Hampshire area.
Tel: 07872 680539
Lynda Cant
Lynda CantProgramme Development Manager
With over 25 years’ business experience, Lynda has worked in highly competitive, commercial and changing environments. Having started her own company, In-a Coaching, nine years ago, her focus is on helping companies to develop. Passionate also about helping companies to grow their leaders, she’s also dedicated to helping organisations to get the very best out of every employee. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Lynda has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and is a Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Tel: 07777 911296
Mark Bryan
Mark BryanBusiness Engagement
Having had over 25 years’ experience in the communications industry, Mark’s knowledge surrounds the Call Flow Management, Mobile Technology and Office Phone services industries. Setting up his own company, NSL Telecoms in 2003, Mark’s focus was on delivering a cost-effective and user-friendly communication solution for local businesses. Committed to helping the M3 Job Club successfully communicate its aims and enthusiasm, Mark concentrates on awareness raising amongst businesses and employees.
Tel: 07766 113323
Maxine Hart
Maxine HartMarketing and Business Support
Maxine is Operations Director for Wote Street People and Regional Director for TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) with over 15 years recruitment experience.
Networking is a natural skill and where there is a common synergy between people, she spots the opportunity to connect them. Diversity & equality are the keystones of her ethics and not just measuring them.
Maxine believes it should be innate that people are treated equally and the chance to make a difference by helping “over qualified”, more experienced people back into the workplace, is a real honour.
One of the drivers for Maxine is that she believes that M3JC is the only organisation who gets the business transaction side of work and fully realise that employers are not social workers – it’s business.
Tel: 07464 112708

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