Joel was born and raised in Somerset, until recently had been a resident in Shepton Mallet for the past 10 years and prior to that only a few miles away in the Chew Valley.
Initially trained as a chef, Joel travelled the World before settling into a career within the leisure industry. During this time, he worked for a number of the local leisure operators including SCC and was part of the group that moved it into a charitable trust 1610. Prior to leaving Joel oversaw 13 gyms and fitness centres across the county.
In 2011 Joel started his first business Step Success Ltd, which built and designed online health programmes using wearable fitness devices, the first company of its kind in the UK. Boasting a client list of fortune 500 companies Step Success naturally attracted interest from competitors and partners alike. At the end of 2013 Joel made the decision to sell Step Success to a London based PLC, a company he still consults for and supports to develop their E-wellness division.
Continuing with his entrepreneurial appetite Joel went on to begin five other businesses which form 'The Campbell Group'. Now Joel heads up the group on a day to day basis, supporting, developing and expanding the businesses as well as seeking new investments and ventures.
'I am passionate about everything I do and live by the motto 'Carpe diem'. I have a young family and find most of my time is split between them and our business portfolio, although you can occasionally catch me running (wandering) around the rugby pitch for Wells RFC or Shrewsbury RFC.' - Joel Campbell (founder The Campbell Group)
Emma hails from Helston, Cornwall giving her a huge love of the ocean and the beach. Having lived in Cornwall untill the age of 18 Emma made her way to Bristol where she studied psychology at UWE.
Upon completing her degree, Emma began working at Shepton Mallet prison as a forensic psychologist, where she worked with inmates running behavioral change programmes (CBT).
Leaving the Shepton Mallet prison shortly before its closure Emma took a year out to spend time with her young family. Since 2014 Emma has been heading up two of the Campbell Group businesses and supports the development of the whole portfolio.
Emma has been a vital part of the team who put together the bid to acquire Shepton Mallet Prison and has been a driving force in the fight to develop it into a World Class Heritage Site.
'I am dedicated to my family and my businesses. I enjoy spending time out with my family on the ocean paddle boarding or visiting historic and heritage sites with them. I want to see Cornhill developed into something wonderful, something we can all be proud of.' - Emma Bassett (Co-founder The Campbell Group)