AGM sees new leader at the helm

At our AGM on Thursday 17th May the Members present elected two new Directors to the Board and a new President.

The new directors are Krystian Kaczala General Manager of Stagecoach Eastbourne and Shoes, the owner of The Dew Drop Inn and the Eagle Public House.  For a biography of each please see the minutes of the meeting below.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce Ltd please see the minutes and approved audited accounts here:

Chamber Achievements 20-17-2018

The new President and Co-founder of Gradient Consultants, Richard Garland is a chartered building surveyor and management consultancy surveyor, with over 25 years in the industry working on buildings as diverse as; Listed stuccoed terraces, residential developments, factories, a cathedral, fire stations, stately homes and the Shard.

As building surveyors and project managers, Gradient work with a number of prestigious clients including;  Eastbourne Homes, Carlton Property Management, Lewes District Council, Hyde Group, Wightman & Parrish, HML Anderton, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, the Environment Agency, Burlington Estates, London Fire Brigade, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Richard is a UK based professional with Global insight and spent 2013-2017 as a Global non-exec with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, where he led a review of professional groups and still holds a position on the Global knowledge board.  Richard has attended and spoken at strategic forums around the World from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Paris, Shanghai and London.  He has also written a number of published articles, ranging from change management to the future of the profession.

He is the Vice Chair of the South Downs Learning Trust, which incorporates Ratton and Ocklynge schools and as a seasoned ultra-runner has completed numerous 100 mile races including the Marathon des Sables and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

New President
Richard Garland