John Hubbell

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John Hubbell

Director Hubbell Ventures

John is focused on establishing growth through investments and supporting the family enterprises.

 

John’s main interest is developing the Wellbridge business plan though Wellbridge Financial and Trustco Capital.  John is looking for opportunities as a consultant, non-executive director and investor in health related business dealing with wellness, sport, fitness and education, more specifically in businesses that can reduce illness and those that can reduce the inefficiencies of health services. He is also interested in businesses that can improve the lives children, special educational needs and advance learning and development programs.

The basis for this direction is his five-year academic study into the economics of biological aging, and then the understanding of the need for western societies to deal with the staggering costs related to life style related illness and disease.

John has put together a group of experts and investors as aligned associates who are looking for investments and non executive directorship roles in companies that deal with the improvement of health through sport, activity, IT, and innovative solutions from cradle to retirement and beyond.

John is presently a director or board member of:
Hubbell Associates Limited
Hubbell Consulting Limited
Wellbridge Financial Limited
Trustco Capital Limited
Health Assess UK
Active Surrey
Sun Flower Trust
Council Member of Surrey Chamber of Commerce, Advising on Wellness In The Workplace

Education & Training

  • Presently researching and preparing for a PhD study approval in ‘The Economics of Biological Aging’
  • 1996- Masters in Education
  • 1971-74 U of T Bachelor of Physical & Health Ed.
  • 1969-71 Wayne State U. - Assoc. BSc. (Psychology)

Appointments Memberships

  • Board Member of Active Surrey March 2014 to present
  • Board Member of The Sunshine Trust
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Council Member Surrey Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Godalming Chamber of Commerce

Director Business Interests

  • Hubbell Associates Limited
  • Trustco Capital Ltd
  • Hubbell Consultants Limited
  • Wellbridge Financial Limited
  • Health Assess UK

Past Fund Raising

  • Oncology Care Center -Variety Village
  • Humane Society
  • Olympic Trust
  • Children's Foundation
  • St. Judes Society- Chase, St Mungos
  • Big Brother Metro Toronto (past)
  • Mentoring & Investing In Young Entrepreneurs
  • Sampson Centre
  • Sun Flower Trust

PAST EXPERIENCE

John Hubbell has had two overlapping careers for most of his working life: one of sport, fitness and education and the other, corporate life. John has participated in fitness and competitive sport for the past 60 years. As an amateur his efforts culminated as an Olympic competitor. John is a student of wellness and fitness and is still an active age group competitor in ice hockey, playing in five world recreational hockey championships, and he is now preparing for his 6th in 2020. His business career started in 1972 co-owning a manufacturing concern and over the years his business interests developed into a venture capital firm of which he sold and retired in 1998 and moved to England in support of his wife’s career.

 

1972 – 1998 (26 years) John’s sport and corporate business both started in 1973. On retiring from competitive sport, his sport business was in coaching and teaching and this business continued in various forms till 2014. John’s corporate business was started in owning 50% of a small manufacturing business until 1982. From the manufacturing business he took what he learned from being a small businessman and developed this knowledge into Trusco Capital Inc. Trusco Capital became a holding company for various ventures that John and Heather-Anne were involved with in Canada. Under the Trusco Capital umbrella were: Venture Trusco Inc. a limited market dealer company(securities), which brokered funding and invested in and managed small business. The Core Group Limited, (50% ownership) was involved in real estate development, mortgage brokerage and banking, construction, and real estate brokerage. This company became the main asset of Trustco Capital and was sold in 1998.

 

In the UK from 1998, to 2013: John worked on his bucket list, taught young offenders and social emotional behavioral special needs students (2000 to 2010), coached ice hockey as both an amateur and professional (1998 to 2013). During his time, he earned a Masters Degree and is now working on a part time PhD, on the economics of biological aging (2010 to Present). Also from 1998 John has given back office support to his wife’s business and latter from 2012 to his daughter’s business (to present).

 

From 2013 to Present John returned his corporate interests by returning to his Canadian business roots. This new chapter in his career has been accomplished by combining his interest in business and sport and fitness but inspired because of his aging. The result of this is the Wellbridge Business Plan and forming Wellbridge Financial Limited and Trustco Capital Ltd.

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