Suffolk Chamber Board

Chamber's Executive Commitee

Graham Abbey
Graham Abbey
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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.

As President of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, he represents business in the county both on a local and national level.

Paul Briddon
Paul Briddon
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Paul Briddon became a Partner at the Lowestoft office of Lovewell Blake Chartered Accountants in 1999 and in September 2015 was elected Senior Partner. In additional to his management responsibilities the role provides Paul with regular contact with colleagues throughout the world either directly or at international conferences through the firm’s network HLB International. Since joining the Board Paul has maintained his involvement in the Lowestoft and Waveney town area having previously been Chairman of Lowesoft towns board. Paul then became Treasurer in his place on the Suffolk Chamber Board and has now stepped up to vice-president of Suffolk Chamber.

Stephen Britt
Stephen Britt
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Stephen is Managing Director of his Family business, Anchor Storage Ltd., based near Debenham. Working with his wife Linda, Anchor offers the full range of warehousing & logistics services, specialising in Internet Fulfilment and 3PL (Third Party Logistics).

In addition to his roles with The Chamber, in July 2016 he was elected as Junior Warden in The Worshipful Company of Carmen, an ancient City of London Livery Company with interests in Transport & Logistics.

Jim Crawford
Jim Crawford
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Jim Crawford was appointed to the role of Sizewell C Project Development Director in March 2016.  Previously Jim was the Station Director at Sizewell B Power Station, the UK only operational PWR for 6 years.  Jim graduated in 1979 from Strathclyde University with a degree in Chemistry and was awarded an MBA in 2001.  During his career with EDF and its predecessor companies, Jim has undertaken a wide range of roles, in operational and business support areas across a number of locations in the UK. Jim is married with two daughters and lives near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

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.

Nick Hodgson
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Nick is a Chemical Engineer working for Sanofi’s Haverhill Operations site where he is responsible for Engineering, IT, Automation and Health, Safety and the Environment. Nick joined the site in 2001 after graduating from Sheffield University. He has worked in Engineering, Production and Health, Safety and Environment roles during his time at the site. Nick has experience of continuous manufacturing techniques and has been instrumental in the strong record of environmental performance and resource efficiency at the site.

Sarah Howard MBE
Sarah Howard MBE
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With a background in management consultancy, Sarah Howard worked for JP Morgan and KPMG. She established Sarand Business Software with her partner in 1994, moving to Suffolk two years later. They provide bespoke software to local SMEs through to international clients across a variety of industry sectors. Sarah also works as a Strategic Partnership Consultant, providing advice and consultancy for public and private sector organisations including the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Sarah is Suffolk Chamber's Immediate Past President.

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
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Catherine Johnson is a Partner at Birketts LLP where she specialises in employment law. 

Catherine is the Chair of our Suffolk Chamber in Greater Ipswich Board. Catherine also sits on our Suffolk Chamber Board, Ipswich Vision Board and she has recently joined Ipswich Central’s 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. 

Patrice Love
Patrice Love
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Patrice Love runs her own consultancy business, specialising in the Life Science and Technology sectors.  Patrice works mainly with early stage and pre-IPO companies to help build dynamic teams as well as organisation development.  Patrice joined the Board of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce when she was a Director at Timberwolf.  Earlier in her career, she was Head of Operations for BT Brightstar, which was BT’s first Corporate Incubator. Patrice is also on the Board of Suffolk Business Women, Governor at Suffolk One and an Inward Investment Ambassador for Suffolk.

Matt Moss
Matt Moss
Finance Director at SigmaPPG
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Matt is the finance director of SigmaPPG a sub group of construction materials company SigmaRoc PLC’s. Responsible for the precast concrete manufacturing businesses under the SigmaPPG banner.