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Meet the team


John Banbury

Director of Finance and Marketing


John helped found Once upon a time in 2007 and manages all financial and marketing affairs. John’s career spans senior marketing roles with Norwich Union, Virgin Money and TPF Group. In 2010, John co-purchased Norvic Ambulance, a private ambulance company operating throughout the east of England. Norvic was sold to an American healthcare company in 2013.

Since taking on a full-time role within Once upon a time, John has developed a corporate governance strategy to ensure all four nursery schools meet its business and regulatory requirements.

Favourite children’s film
Toy Story

Favourite children’s book
‘Captain Cloud’ by Archie Clifford

Things I enjoy doing when not at work
Playing golf, CrossFit and following the Canaries!

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