Liz Hutchings (Ledger) - Founder and Managing Director
Though born in Kent, 37-year-old Liz grew up in Shrivenham and has spent the majority of her life in and around Swindon. After being frustrated at the lack of an all-encompassing digital hub for local businesses, students and residents, Liz decided to bite the bullet and make it happen.
The idea was born in November 2011, the first site, Total Guide to Swindon went live in March 2012 and since then Total Guide to Ltd has launched sites in Bath, Bristol, Manchester and Reading.
Her work in recent years has seen her develop a solid reputation as one of the finest business minds in the local area, and her contacts, vision and expertise are what make her a valuable asset to TGtS. Liz won Wiltshire Business Person of the Year in 2014 and Total Guide to have won several awards over the years including Best Bath Business Website and The Business Insider's 'Ones to Watch'.
Despite being busy growing the business and looking after Total's clients, Liz spends most of her free time outside having fun with her husband and Toddler (Florence), keeping fit, be that through running (with Flo in the running buggy), triathlon's, surfing and entering Team Total in to local races including Tough Mudder!
A self-confessed ‘people person’, Liz is always happy to chat, and is determined to embody Total Guide to's company Ethos to 'Help Bring Communities Together; Businesses Succeed, People Thrive and Places Come Alive'.