Chamber Gold Members

Chamber Gold Members

 

Our Directors


Tim Cobb

President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Cobb PR

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Tim Cobb spent 14 years as a journalist on the local and national news scene before setting up Cobb PR in 1995. He runs the business with his wife Sue and employs 10 people in the Eastbourne office and two in their Brighton & Hove office.

Tim has been an active member of the chamber for many years and is a great supporter of the town and its wonderful community. Tim has three grown-up sons and lives in Old Town. When he has a spare minute, he loves to run over the downs with his dog Maisie, or cycle along the South Downs Way.

Cobb PR
Jolly House
2 Langney Road
Eastbourne
BN21 3EU

Tel: 01323 416999
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Stewart Pierce

Vice President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Financial and Commerical Director Parker Building Supplies  

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Stewart Pierce is Eastbourne ‘through and through’ having never moved away from the town! Passionate and vociferous about the town’s ongoing development as it adapts to the need for change whilst maintaining links to the character we love and appreciate.

He is the Financial and Commercial Director of the regional independent Builders’ Merchant, Parker Building Supplies, which has over 260 staff members operating in 24 locations across the South East and also of Parker Ceilings, an internal fit out company specialising in airport and stadium contract work. Other roles include being national vice chair of the Builders’ Merchants Federation, chair of the BMF London and South East region, a liveryman and court member of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants and a Freeman of the City of London. Additionally he has a very strong involvement with the Teenage Cancer Trust, the companies having raised in excess of £50k for the charity over the past few years. He is also a former governor of Ratton School.

A keen and enthusiastic (definitely not talented!) sportsman he played for and was chair of Stone Cross Cricket Club for many years, football on the local parks and for Eastbourne Town and in Stoolball he will reach a very big (!) landmark season in 2016 for consecutive seasons played.

When not watching and passing on ‘advice’ to the players of Borough and the Albion he can occasionally be seen at odd hours of the day (and night!) head down, plodding along the seafront in preparation for ‘just one last’ marathon!

Westminster House
Bolton Close
Bellbrook Business Park
Uckfield
East Sussex TN22 1QZ

T 01825 748400
F 01825 765822
E headoffice@parkerbs.com


 
Christina Ewbank

CEO and Past President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

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During 23 years with Mercedes-Benz and smart, Christina has run dealerships in Chichester, Eastbourne and Brighton and was also Regional Manager for Lexus Northern Europe based in Brussels. She has brought her expertise running multi-million pound businesses to Eastbourne unLtd and if you would like ideas to promote and stimulate your business, call her to arrange a 1-2-1.

She enjoys everything Eastbourne has to offer along with dancing, reading and relaxing in Sovereign Harbour when she is not busy networking with Chamber businesses.

7 Hyde Gardens
Eastbourne
BN21 4PN

Tel: 01323 641144
Fax: 01323 730454
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Mark McFadden

Director and Immediate Past President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce. Hold the Chamber portfolio for Transport and Infrastructure.

Stiles Harold Williams

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Mark McFadden is a Chartered Surveyor and Partner in Stiles Harold Williams, specialising in valuations, lease advisory and leasehold enfranchisement. He has over 25 years experience of Eastbourne property and grew up in the town. He has been a Chamber director since 1996, is a director of St.Wilfrid’s Hospice Retail Company and a school governor. He has 2 grown up (allegedly!) sons and lives in Old Town with his wife Helen.

Stiles Harold Williams
Ivy House, Ivy Terrace
Eastbourne
BN21 4QU

Tel: 01323 437900
Fax: 01323 437909
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Neville Beckhurst

Honorary Treasurer of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Plummer Parsons



 
Will Callaghan

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Portfolio holder for Digital Technology

Tech Resort



 
Julie Banks

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Zest Printing

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Julie worked for 16 years in marketing & key account management for Allied Lyons, United Biscuits & Citibank before moving to Eastbourne with her family in 1996. She owns & runs Zest, an award winning busy on-demand digital print business. Zest operates across two sites In Eastbourne & employs 9 staff.

Julie is a long standing Chamber Member & is particularly keen to promote best practice & growth amongst independent businesses through training, access to funding & local procurement.

Zest
12 Grove Road
Eastbourne
BN21 4TJ

Tel: 01323 638838
Fax: 01323 411980
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Nicky Fisher

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Herron Fisher Insolvency Practitioners

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Nicky Fisher was born and bred in Eastbourne and originally trained as an Accountant before qualifying as an Insolvency Practitioner in 1998 with a local firm. She later commuted to London and Croydon for a few years before setting up Herron Fisher in 2006. The firm now employs seven people and has offices in Eastbourne and Croydon.

Nicky has been an active member of the Chamber for the past seven years and is a great supporter of the town. When she has a spare minute, she loves to play golf and tennis. She is also a National Council Member of both the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Herron Fisher
135 Seaside
Eastbourne
BN22 7NN

Tel: 01323 723643
Mobile: 07855 444181
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Derek Godfrey

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Ellis Building Contractors

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Derek Godfrey originally trained as a Mechanical Design Engineer and worked in overseas Technical Sales Management. For the last 23 years Derek has owned and built up Ellis Building Contractors Ltd to the recognisable brand it is today, directly employing 45 people and with its local supply chain over 100 people.

Derek is passionate about promoting East Sussex as a business destination and as Vice Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership he is an advocate of developing the local economy and maximising opportunity for the area.

Derek has 3 grown up children and lives and works in Eastbourne and in his spare time enjoys golf, football and skiing.

Ellis Building Contractors Ltd
Unit 15, The Birch Estate
Eastbourne
BN23 6PH

Tel: 01323 725716
Fax: 01323 410843
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Mike Ogilvie

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

OBC The Accountants

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Michael Ogilvie is a director of Eastbourne Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers OBC The Accountants, as well as business advisers The Profit Team.

Michael is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, and author of "Turnover feeds your ego but only profits can feed your family - 157 great ways to avoid going hungry"

Michael, who spent his childhood in East and West Africa, is married to local solicitor Nadine Ashford, and has a twenty year old son Daniel.

OBC the Accountants Ltd
2 Upperton Gardens
Eastbourne
BN21 2AH

Tel: 01323 720555
Fax: 01323 720666
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Bill Plumridge

Past President and Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Eastbourne Arndale Centre

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Bill joined House of Fraser when he left school and worked in various stores in the south east including Victoria, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells and Basildon. In 1990 he joined Legal & General as Centre Manager of the Arndale Centre and has overseen many changes in both tenant line up and the look of the shopping centre. He is excited about the proposed extension of the Centre and hopes that it will be the catalyst to many more developments in the town.

Bill is a past President of the Chamber and is keen to see Eastbourne realise it’s true potential. Bill has two grown up children and one beautiful granddaughter and lives with his wife Carol in Seaford. When not at the Arndale or with his family he can be found at Seaford Golf Club!

Eastbourne Arndale Centre
Centre Management Office
Eastbourne
BN21 3NW

Tel: 01323 643431
Fax: 01323 412386
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Ashley Pugh

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

W Bruford and Inspired

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Ashley has over 30 years experience in the jewellery trade, working for 17 years with a National retailer before taking over and becoming the Managing Director of W Bruford ltd in 2000. He also holds the position of Brand Director within the Houlden buying group, a specialist jewellery buying company.

He is married to wife Debbie and has three children and has lived in Eastbourne for nearly 30 years. He is passionate about the jewellery trade and hopes his children will come into the family business in the future.

His two businesses in Eastbourne currently employ over 35 staff, with the new Arndale Centre store Inspired by Brufords going from strength to strength.


 
Alison Rainer Jones

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

ARJ Freelance PA

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Alison has over 25 year’s experience in office management and administration covering a wide range of businesses. She owned and operated two motels in America: one in Colorado and one in Minnesota. For the past 7 years Alison has provided professional secretarial and administrative support to many individuals and companies through her company ARJ Freelance PA alongside managing A Job Well Done Plumbing & Heating Engineers Ltd, which she runs with her husband Peter.

Alison joined the Chamber seven years ago and is very involved in the Chamber breakfast group. She lives in Lower Meads and believes that Eastbourne is a great town to live, work and relax in. Alison has two grown-up children. And, when time permits, her favourite pastimes are walking across the beautiful South Downs and salsa dancing!

ARJ Freelance PA
9 South Cliff Avenue
Eastbourne
BN20 7AH

Tel: 01323 439900
Fax: 01323 439900
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Linda Salway

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Head of Creative Arts Development at Eastbourne College and Portfolio Holder for Culture and Education

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Linda is an arts strategist, project manager, workshop leader and drama teacher.

She has an MA in Arts and Cultural Management alongside her teaching qualifications and is presently Head of Creative Arts Development at Eastbourne College where she also teaches drama, has overall responsibility for dance and curates the visual arts programme for the Birley Centre.

She has worked as a theatre education director and young people’s theatre producer. She was arts manager for Waverley Borough Council from 1997- 2005 and the co-ordinator of Arts Partnership Surrey.

Linda is a Gold Arts Award assessor, a trustee of Lewes Live Literature, a board member of Creative Future and a member of the Community Engagement Steering Group for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. She has also been an advisor for the Arts Council on young people’s work.

When not doing all the above she enjoys reading, walking, travel, Pilates and yoga and is delighted to be involved with the work of the Chamber.


 
Michael Gietzen

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Identity Group

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Michael is Identity’s Managing Director and he is a highly driven individual with a passion for creativity and branding. Michael graduated with a degree in Applied Accountancy and later trained in London to obtain his membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountancy before moving into the world of design and marketing.

Identity’s core business is in the design and build of exhibition stands and event production internationally. Identity also have a second division that provides signage and printing services to SME’s and national retailers.

Michael relishes the responsibility and challenges his role within the Chamber.


 
Rachel Stone

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Bespoke Training Eastbourne

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Rachel Stone, MD of Bespoke Training Eastbourne, works with business owners and senior leaders to help them create the results they desire. She provides coaching and training to enhance the skills of business people and their teams to grow their businesses. She believes in the power of transformational leadership to develop people to work at their maximum potential.
She previously worked across a range of different sectors including retail management, manufacturing and education before launching her business in 2012. She is married to Neil and has two lovely sons who are the light of her life. She loves Eastbourne, having lived in Old Town for over 20 years. She loves swimming in the sea and walking along the seafront.
Bespoke Training Eastbourne 01323 332316. rachel@bespoketrainingeastbourne.com


 
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"A chance meeting at a Chamber Christmas Lunch gave me the opportunity (as a graphic designer) to tender to rebrand a local company. I won the contract and we are both delighted with the end result"

Lisa Hallewell - Lisa Hallewell Design Ltd

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"A chance meeting at a Chamber Christmas Lunch gave me the opportunity (as a graphic designer) to tender to rebrand a local company. I won the...