A New Home and Key Partnership for Community Interest Company, For Entrepreneurs Only

Rich Quelch

Jan Brumby and Adam Walsh at the FEO’s new office, Quarry House, the head office of the John Good Group

Hull and East Yorkshire focused Community Interest Company, For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) has today announced a new key partnership with longstanding local family business, John Good Group, as well as an office base at John Good’s new headquarters, Quarry House, located in the Hesslewood Office Park, Hessle.

Adam Walsh, John Good Group’s CEO is already a member of FEO and is looking forward to strengthening the relationship, as he explains, “I’m a huge fan of the FEO and the work they do for the business community in our region. You cannot fail to be impressed by the range of peer-led programmes and initiatives created to help and support those running or starting a business in Hull & East Yorkshire.” 

FEO is made up of like-minded entrepreneurs representing successful businesses of all sizes and sectors. Its members employ over 25,000 people and contribute over £4.5bn to the local economy each year. The group is passionate about improving the local economy and run a wide range of peer-led programmes and events throughout the year. In 2021 FEO was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the time and commitment given by members and key partners. 

Jan Brumby, FEO’s Chief Executive, looks forward to working with Adam and the John Good Group, commenting, “I’m proud to welcome the John Good Group as an FEO key partner. As a sixth-generation family business, their range of companies continues to focus on people, planet and performance. Adam and his team actively support FEO’s mission, vision and values, giving something back to the local economy in which they are based. Their support, along with that of our other valued key partners helps us to continue the great work our members do in helping entrepreneurs to start, develop and grow their businesses. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their continuing active support and involvement.”

Adam adds, “There’s so much alignment between FEO, its members and partners, and the John Good Group – all are ambitious and growth-minded organisations who strive to thrive. Being able to support the FEO with a home at our offices and opening our facilities to FEO members is something I’m really excited about and another important milestone for our organisation. Having operated over three different centuries alongside the Humber, we’ve a real sense of place and are always keen to support the local economy and the businesses that operate here.” 

The John Good Group has interests in Shipping, Corporate Travel, Warehousing & Haulage, Property, and is a keen supporter of social impact causes, through its foundation, the Matthew Good Foundation. It joins FEO’s 8 local key partners: Connexin, Cranswick plc, Gosschalks, Horncastle Group, MKM Building Supplies, Neill & Brown, Smailes Goldie and The One Point.