About the Mayor
The Mayor and Mayor's Consort of Solihull for 2018 - 2019 are Councillor Mrs Flo Nash and Mr Alan Nash.
The Mayor of Solihull
Councillor Mrs Flo Nash
Flo was born in the village of Bromyard, Herefordshire, before shortly moving to Birmingham where she attended Tilton Road Girls School.
Flo became involved in Chelmsley Wood Town Council and has worked with the police and the local church. As well as working in retail for around 30 years, she was a board member at St Leonard’s Day Centre, Marston Green Home and at Forest Oak School when it was in Chelmsley Wood. Later Flo joined Fordbridge Town Council and became a member of the management board for the Colebridge Trust. Flo has also been a school governor for St Ann’s Primary School and Bennett’s Well Primary School for over two years.
Elected to the Governing Board for Heartlands, Solihull & Good Hope Hospitals, Flo has helped raise money with the help of fellow councillors for breast cancer, Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Ward and Help for Heroes.
When she was 16, Flo met her husband-to-be, Alan. They got married shortly after while Alan was serving in the Irish Guards. She was an army wife and moved homes several times during this period. She later settled with her husband in Chelmsley Wood with her four children and has seen lots of changes in the area over the last 45 years.
This will be her fifth year as a borough councillor and Flo is looking forward to the next twelve months with great anticipation.
Honorary Alderman Alan Nash
Alan was born in Birmingham and has been married to Flo for 56 years.
After eight years in the Irish Guards, he became a black cab driver in Birmingham for 38 years where he was the chairman of the Taxi Association. He then became a councillor in 2000 and was a member of the Licencing Committee and Transport Committee, among others. He was the Mayor of Solihull 2003 - 2004 and a councillor for 15 years.
Alan enjoys fishing with his grandchildren, travelling and going to concerts and the theatre. He remains a member of the Irish Guards Association.
Mayor's Sea Scout - 2018/2019
Hi, my name is Grace Lord, I am 16 years old and currently in Year 11 at Arden Academy. In the summer I will be doing my GCSEs and I am very committed to get the grades I need to continue at Arden Sixth form next year.
I have been a member of 4th Knowle Sea Scouts since I was 11 and I am currently in my 6th year. I really enjoy being part of a Royal Navy affiliated Scout Group as it provides many amazing opportunities such as camps on HMS Daring every four years. I have also recently completed my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
I really enjoy baking when I have the time because it allows me to be creative and I like to share what I make with my friends and family. I also love to travel to new places, especially in Europe. I have been part of an exchange programme with a school in Germany and we are still very good friends. I would love to go back and visit one day!