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
BN21 3EU

Tel: 01323 416999

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
East Sussex TN22 1QZ

T 01825 748400
F 01825 765822

Nicky Fisher

Vice President 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
BN22 7NN

Tel: 01323 723643
Mobile: 07855 444181

Richard Garland

Vice President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce


Gradient Consultants

Neville Beckhurst

Honorary Treasurer of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Plummer Parsons

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
BN21 4PN

Tel: 01323 641144
Fax: 01323 730454

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.

12 Grove Road
BN21 4TJ

Tel: 01323 638838
Fax: 01323 411980

Russell Colbran

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Colbran and Wingrove

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Russell was born in Eastbourne and feels very passionate about the town, having always lived and worked in the local area. Entering the construction industry in the late eighties, he secured a position with Walter Llewellyn & Sons as a management trainee and completed a 4-year training scheme achieving an ONC and HNC in building studies. During his time at Llewellyns, Russell gained experience across a wide range of commercial and residential projects valuing up to £1.5m. He joined his father's business, Colbran & Wingrove, in 1996 as contract surveyor and manager and subsequently took over the firm as managing director in 2003.

Russell has been a member of Eastbourne Round Table for over 11 years, and has held the posts of chairman and secretary in that time which has also seen his involvement in and organisation of numerous charity events. A family man, he has two sons and enjoys walking on the South Downs with his wife Judy and 'Obi' his labradoodle. Along with an enduring love of golf he was a keen cyclist for a time and cycled the South Downs Way in 2014 for charity, but says 'never again'!

Unit 5, The Birch Estate
East Sussex
BN23 6PH

01323 729025

Derek Godfrey

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Portfolio Holder for Commercial Development

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
BN23 6PH

Tel: 01323 725716
Fax: 01323 410843

Matt Huddart

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

The View Hotel

Mark McFadden

Director and Immediate Past President of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure.

Stiles Harold Williams

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Mark McFadden is a Chartered Surveyor and Partner in SHW, specialising in valuations, lease advisory and leasehold enfranchisement. He has over 30 years experience of Eastbourne property and was born and grew up in the town. He has been a Chamber director since 1996 (President 2012-2015) and is also a school governor. He has 2 grown up (allegedly!) sons and lives in Old Town with his wife Helen.

Ivy House, Ivy Terrace
BN21 4QU

Tel: 01323 437900

Peter Mills

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Sussex Chamber of Commerce Representative

Barclays Bank

Mina O'Brien

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Ditzy Media

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We are a social media marketing and training consultancy providing 1-2- & group training, and outsourced social media to businesses, Chairities & community organisations. Please see our website for our full list of services.

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
BN20 7AH

Tel: 01323 439900
Fax: 01323 439900

Linda Salway

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Portfolio Holder for Culture and Education

Head of Creative Arts Development at Eastbourne College


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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.

Rachel Stone

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce


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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.

Clare Westbrey-Tong

Director of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Portfolio Holder for Workplace Development 

Sussex Downs College

Why I'm a Member

"I particularly enjoy the business breakfasts at the Hydro Hotel, they have given me a lot of exposure and generated lots of leads for me. The Chamber is a great source of support for both new and established local businesses"

Mina O'Brien - Ditzy Media

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"I particularly enjoy the business breakfasts at the Hydro Hotel, they have given me a lot of exposure and generated lots of leads for me. The...