Andy Rhind-Tutt, Salisbury District Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Andy Rhind-Tutt is Vice President and Director of Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry & owns “The Meeting Place” at 65 New Street providing virtual, start up offices and meeting rooms to new and existing businesses in Salisbury. Married to Becky they have four young adult children and both live and work in and around Amesbury, Salisbury & district. Andy is passionate about the community. He has been a local councillor and school governor for over 15 years and was Mayor of Amesbury in 2011-12. He is also a Rotarian, devoting much of his time to philanthropy, young enterprise and raising funds for the Rotary Club to distribute locally. In 2005 he took three months off work to mastermind a fund raising event at Wilton House, where 613 guests helped raise over £54,000 for local causes. In excess of £30,000 of this money went towards lifesaving cancer equipment for Salisbury District Hospital. Andy is humbled to have been awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his dedication to charity and was recently named in the Wiltshire magazine as one of the County’s most influential people. Andy is the Founder of the Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust, which he established in April 2012 to encourage visitors to Stonehenge to have more than a “drive pass” experience of the area and to stop and explore the important civilian and military heritage of Salisbury, Amesbury and Wilton.
Bill McConnell, The Maltings
Bill has been the Centre Manager of The Maltings Shopping Centre since 2005 and he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre which includes liaising with his occupiers, maintenance, Health and Safety, promotions and contracts. Bill also looks after nine residential flats, which are situated above the shops. Bill served on the board of directors of the Salisbury City Centre Management for five years.
Dean Speer, Myddelton & Major
Dean specialises in advising clients on the sale and acquisition of commercial property, ranging from individual properties through to multi-unit commercial developments, offices and shopping centres.
Fleur De Rhe-Philipe, Wiltshire Council
Councillor De Rhe-Philipe is the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Skills and Strategic Transport at Wiltshire Council
Hugh Davies, Hugh Davies Accountants
Hugh Davies is the senior partner of the accountancy practice, Hugh Davies & Co Chartered Accountants, in Salisbury. His main area of expertise is in helping small businesses clients to keep good accounts, minimize taxes and act as trusted business advisor. He has been in business in Salisbury for more than 25 years.
Ian Newman, I. N Newman Funeral Directors
Ian has always been a keen believer in the City of Salisbury in all its many aspects. A past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Ian chaired the City Centre Management board for seven years. By profession he is the local Undertaker, having been in the funeral business in Salisbury for the last 33 years. He lives in Fordingbridge were he was born, and has lived all his life, and where he is also involved in local community life. Included in this is his work in the Church of England, where amongst other roles, he is the Chairman of the House of Laity of the Winchester Diocese. He is a well known after dinner speaker and Master of Ceremonies for many events. The Family business founded in 1988 by Ian and his wife Janet, now includes their son Mark. They are proud that their Winchester Street, headquarters is located in a timber cruck building dated 1298 a building going back to the very founding of the commercial life of the city.
Jon Osgood, Old George Mall
Jon has been the Centre Manager at the Old George Mall since 1998. In 1998 he gained the formal qualification in Shopping Centre Management from the College of Estate Management. Jon’s responsibilities at the centre are varied and include tenant liaison, marketing and promotions, security, Health and Safety, car parks and building fabric maintenance.
Keith Hanson, Personnel Placements
Keith is a local business man, who with his wife Julie, runs a business called Personnel Placements in Salisbury. Started in 1984, they specialise in Recruitment and Human Resource Management. They provide a service to many local employers across several different sectors, creating valued and long term business relationships with many local employers. Keith has been involved in the local community for many years, raising money for charity including The Stars Appeal. He is a Rotarian and long standing Salisbury Chamber Member with previous stints on the Chamber’s Board.
Sebastian Warrack, Salisbury Playhouse
Sebastian Warrack is the Executive Director of Salisbury Playhouse and has been in post since autumn 2012. Salisbury Playhouse is a thriving theatre in the centre of Salisbury and has the added benefit of being a producing theatre, of which only a few remain in the country. The theatre produces between six and eight of its own productions a year, using our onsite scenery, wardrobe and rehearsal facilities and the productions regularly receive national acclaim. Sebastian was delighted to be elected onto the BID board and is particularly keen to champion the business needs of the extensive cultural and arts offer in the city.
Steve Radford, McDonalds
Susi Mason, Casa Fina
Susi owns Casa Fina in Salisbury’s High Street, a shop specialising in lighting, home and fashion accessories. Casa Fina was opened in 1983 by Susi and her mother Liz French. Having lived and worked in Salisbury for most of the last three decades Susi has seen many changes in the city and believes that the independent businesses here are what sets Salisbury apart from nearby rivals. To celebrate this she initiated Salisbury’s first Independents’ Day in 2012. Casa Fina plays a part in the local community by supporting many events including the Arts Trail, Artshop, Salisbury Fashion Week and the Christmas Market.
Michael Butcher, Quantum Group
Michael is the lead on Quantum Group’s commercial property portfolio, which includes Cross Keys in Salisbury. He is responsible for day-to-day tenant liaison, property management and ensuring that Cross Keys is a successful part of Salisbury’s vibrant retail offering. Michael is also a Director of Coastal Credit Union, which operates throughout the BH postcode, and the father of two children.
David Clayton, Bassets Sales & Letting
David has a varied background in Life Assurance working for Cornhill Insurance (Allianz) and Friends Life (Aviva), starting off as an Actuarial Trainee. In 2002, he set up Bassets Sales & Lettings and now has three offices within South Wiltshire. David does a lot of work in the community, being involved with Salisbury Rotary Club as well as Rotary & Business Community Group which runs events to raise funds for local charities. He is passionate about business and has worked with both students to develop their business skills and small businesses and to share best practice learned while running his own business.
Jane Morgan, Salisbury Cathedral
Jane has over twenty years’ experience as a development and communications professional, much of it in the culture and heritage sector, including the Corn Exchange Arts Centre in Newbury and, most recently, at Winchester Cathedral, where Jane has been Campaign Director of the current capital appeal. She has also worked in the capacity of Project Manager for Wiltshire based community organisations.
Stephen Oxley, Wilsons Solicitors
Stephen trained with Withers in London before joining Wilsons law firm in 1985. Between 1993 and 2000 he was managing partner of the firm and senior partner from 2005 until May 2013. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Education Law Association and the Institute of Directors. He was, until recently, the Chairman of the military charity Help for Heroes and is the Chairman of Odstock Private Care Limited.
Robyn McNally, R&L Bailey
John Walsh, Salisbury City Council
Bill Browne, Salisbury Journal
Bill Browne is Editor and Publisher of Salisbury Newspapers, whose flagship newspaper is the Salisbury Journal. He is a Director with the Salisbury and District Chamber of Commerce, as well as being on the organising committee of the Salisbury Big Business Event. Bill said: “Through our In Business supplement and the news pages of the Journal, we have been a constant supporter of local commerce at all levels. “We have been strong campaigners in encouraging people to buy goods and services from local businesses and our aim is to try always to make a positive difference. Through our columns we are always pleased to recognise the successes of businesses and individuals in Salisbury and around the region. It is one of the reasons we are Media Partner of the South Wilts Business of the Year Awards.”
Ceri Hurford-Jones, Spire FM
Ceri is the managing Director of Spire FM. Ceri is a Director of Salisbury and District Chamber of Commerce and a Trustee of Salisbury Hospice Care Trust. He is a board member of Salisbury Cathedral Enterprises Ltd and during 2012 was made a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral in recognition of his work in the local community. Under Ceri’s leadership the radio station has raised, together with its audience, over £100,000 during the past five years for five local charities and brought to life the annual South Wilts Business of the Year Awards, now in its thirteenth year.
David Andrews, Visit Wiltshire
David is the Chief Executive of VisitWiltshire, Wiltshire’s official Destination Marketing Organisation. He has worked in destination management and marketing for over 20 years with a number of tourist boards including VisitBritain, VisitEngland, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and The Mersey Partnership. David took up his current position in Salisbury in August 2011 and has the privilege of both working and living in the city.
Reg Williams, Salisbury City Council
Reg was appointed as the City Clerk to Salisbury City Council in November 2009, having previously worked for Salisbury District Council. He was instrumental in the setting up of the City Council and now leads a team at the largest Parish Council in the country. Among many other groups, he attends the Salisbury Vision Board and Salisbury First.
Richard Walters, Wiltshire Council
Richard heads Wiltshire Council’s Major Projects Service and prior to this he was the Director of Salisbury Vision. He remains closely involved with the work of the Vision partnership leading both the Central Car Park and Maltings redevelopment and work to regenerate the Churchfields Industrial Estate. A qualified Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and Town Planner (MRTPI) Richard has 20 years experience in the property and regeneration sector within both private and public sector organisations. He was also closely involved in bringing forward the Salisbury BID project at the instigation of the Salisbury Vision Board.