Our Board of Directors
Keith Hanson, Personnel Placements (Chair, Board of Directors)
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.
Andy Rhind-Tutt, Salisbury District Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Andy Rhind-Tutt is President and a 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. 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.
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.
Cllr Mary Douglas, Wiltshire Council
Cllr Matthew Dean, Salisbury City Council
Councillor Matthew Dean lives and works in the St Paul's ward of Salisbury. He is the landlord of the Duke of York public house in Salisbury a family pub specialising in selling locally produced ales and ciders. Matthew has served as a Unitary Councillor with portfolio responsibilities including Town Planning, Waste, Highways & Parking, Environmental Health, Bereavement Services and as Chairman of Governors for a pre-school. He has assisted MPs including Cabinet Ministers with speech writing and policy making and as an active member of the Town and Country Planning Association. He is particularly interested in sustainable development and environmental issues.
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.
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.
Hugh Davies, Hugh Davies Accountants
Hugh Davies is the senior partner of the accountancy practice Hugh Davies & Co Chartered Accountants, based 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.
James Barnett, The Therapy Centre
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.
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.
Mark Ward, The Trussell Trust
I have worked at the foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust, for 9 years. I look after Social Enterprise which has a sorting warehouse, furniture workshop and 4 shops in Salisbury and 6 in Dorset. I am also responsible for overseeing the risk issues the Trust is subject to both internally and externally. My background is financial services compliance with HSBC and First Direct.
I live in Sandleheath near Fordingbridge where I am also a part-time minister in the Church of England. I belong to the Business Through Referrals networking group which meets twice monthly at the White Hart.
Paul Lacey, The Maltings
Rachel Tribbeck, Tribbecks
H R Tribbeck & Son is an independent family Jewellery business, established in Salisbury in 1905. Rachel became actively involved with the business after completing a degree in Psychology, 20 years ago. She is now a partner in the business and is involved with every aspect of the day to day running and development of the business.
Rachel lives and works in Salisbury, and takes a close interest in local business matters. She strongly believes in the importance the independent shops bring to the retail experience in Salisbury. As a business, they aim to bring diversity and choice to the High Street today, to keep Salisbury a lively, thriving city for all the residents and visitors.
Robyn McNally, R&L Bailey
Sebastian Warrack, Wiltshire Creative
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.
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.
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.