Suffolk Chamber Board

Chamber's Executive Commitee

Paul Briddon
Paul Briddon
President, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
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Paul Briddon became a Partner at the Lowestoft office of accounting firm Lovewell Blake in 1999 and was until recently the firm’s Senior Partner, a position he held for 5 years. In addition to his management responsibilities that role provided Paul with regular contact with colleagues throughout the world either directly or at international conferences through the firm’s network HLB International. Paul has previously served on the Board of Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce including 3 years as Chairman before joining the Suffolk Chamber Board where he went on to hold the position of Treasurer.

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Vice-President, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
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Catherine Johnson is a Partner at Birketts LLP where she specialises in employment law. 

Catherine is Vice-President of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and also sits on the Ipswich Vision and Ipswich Central Board. These varied appointments provide Catherine with the opportunity to gather real insight into local issues and to feedback on members' views and opinions across each of these pivotal organisations in the town. 

Matt Moss
Matt Moss
Treasurer, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Graham Abbey
Graham Abbey
Immediate Past President, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
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Grahams’ current role is Managing Director of Factotum Ltd – a Call Centre Services Company based in Newmarket & Leicester.

Originally from Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire Graham spent his early career in the RAF where he trained as an engineer.

On leaving the RAF Graham spent the next 15 years working and consulting within the IT sector for various companies including Digital Equipment, IBM and Cable & Wireless before launching Factotum Ltd in 2003.

Graham is the Immediate Past President of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Jenny Cousins
Jenny Cousins
Director, Museum of East Anglian Life
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Jenny is the Director of the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk’s largest independent museum.

She is member of the LEP Cultural Board, All About Ipswich DMO, deputy chair of Museums East of England, the Stowmarket Vision Group and a board member of the John Milton Academy Trust. She is keen to represent Suffolk’s cultural and charity business sectors and to advocate for our shared environmental responsibility.

John Dugmore
John Dugmore
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John Dugmore is the Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and has been actively involved in business support and business development throughout his career.

Before taking the reins at Suffolk Chamber he led the customer facing directorate of Liverpool Chamber during that city’s acclaimed regeneration period.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Marketing and Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.

Nicholas Evans
Nicholas Evans
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Nicholas is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Treatt PLC. Headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, Treatt is an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. In addition to his role on the Chamber board, Nicholas is currently serving as chairman of the British Essential Oil Association.

Stuart Gregory
Stuart Gregory
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Stuart has been working in the shipping and logistics industry for 35 years and is a founder and Managing Director of Wallis Shipping Services who were established in 1987. Wallis provide a completely bespoke logistics solution for a wide range of local and worldwide clients.

Stuart is actively involved in assisting these clients and Suffolk chamber members achieve their international trade objectives and believes the logistics sector is a key area of the local economy that needs to have strong representation in the chamber. He has also been a regular contributor on the Bank of England’s regional panel for many years. Stuart and his family live In East Bergholt Suffolk and is passionate about golf, cricket, skiing and travelling.

Wallis Shipping have been members of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce & Shipping for over 30-years. Wallis work regularly with the Chamber on Letter of Credit support and endeavour to help those looking to progress their business overseas into new markets.

 

Ginny Idehen
Ginny Idehen
Jim Moretta
Jim Moretta
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Jim joined Sanofi in 1998 and is an experienced professional, with a track record of success in Senior Operational roles, and Senior HR roles. Jim has 17-years experience within the Pharma Sector, in both manufacturing and commercial functions. Jim is currently Site Head and General Manager at Sanofi.