Board

Jules Shorrock (Chair)
Jules Shorrock (Chair)
Managing Director, Citrus Security Shredding
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Jules Shorrock M.D. Citrus Sharp Security Shredding has been a business owner since 2000. After selling her document destruction business in 2007 she returned from London to Ellough near Beccles, reflecting her commitment to growing our local economy.

Citrus have been recognised by Suffolk Chamber for secure sustainable environmental practices and customer service, offering award winning service in an area of market growth stimulated by EU reform of Data Protection.

James Reeder (Immediate past Chair)
James Reeder (Immediate past Chair)
Sole trader, Let's Manage
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Having served as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer, James was articled to a Chartered Accountants before spending 21 years in retailing. Finished as CEO of Waveney’s largest independent retail group, which was sold in 2004. James was a partner in his family’s Nursing Home, which was sold in 2009.

In 2005 James and colleagues formed Enterprise Lowestoft CIC, encouraging education and business engagement. An active grandparent, he helps small companies through his business, “Let’s Manage”.

Alastair King (Vice Chair)
Alastair King (Vice Chair)
General Manager, M R King & Sons (Lowestoft) Ltd
Paul Briddon
Paul Briddon
Partner, Lovewell Blake
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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. Paul is a past Chairman of this Chamber and now serves on the Board at Suffolk of Chamber of Commerce.

George Swietlik
George Swietlik
Board member, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney
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I was President of the Chamber of Commerce for Lowestoft & Waveney from 2006 to 2008 and continued to be a Chamber Director for both the Suffolk Chamber in Ipswich as well as the Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber. In both I have been a keen advocate in promoting initiatives in practical learning as part of our youth education both in business and engineering environments.

I am also a member of the Cambridge 100 Club. This was a network group originally formed by the Government for East of England region as the Innovation Society for the East of England (ISEE).

Tina Ellis MBE
Tina Ellis MBE
Director of Funding, Finance and Resources, Lowestoft College
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Tina has a skills and employ-ability background mainly in the public sector. Since taking early ‘retirement’ as Director of Skills and Competitive Awareness Partnerships she is a governor at a local high school and currently Chair of Governors at Lowestoft College.

Richard Perkins
Richard Perkins
Owner, Richard Perkins & Associates
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Owner of consultancy practice Richard Perkins & Associates and director of two property companies, Richard is also an experienced Non-Executive Director and Chairman who actively represents Suffolk businesses particularly within the property and public sectors.

A Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber Board member and Suffolk Chamber’s Non-Executive representative to the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Local Transport Board, Richard is also an independent Non-Executive Director of the Lowestoft College subsidiary company Lowestoft and Waveney Education Services that specialises in maritime and energy sector skills training.  

Dan Poitras
Dan Poitras
Britten Centre Manager, Wayshop 2 Lowestoft ltd
Paul Wood
Paul Wood
Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, Suffolk Coastal District Council
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Paul Wood, Head of Economic Development & Regeneration at the East Suffolk Councils has been involved in supporting local and regional economic growth throughout his career.

Paul’s previous roles include being the Programme Manager for the Sizewell C nuclear new build project and leading the Regional Development Agency’s economic investment programme across Essex including the Thames Gateway.

Eleanor Bannister
Eleanor Bannister
Indigo Partnerships International
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With a background in the international drinks industry, including Diageo and Torres S.A. and Adnams PLC, Eleanor helps businesses grow their export markets in achieving sustainable sales internationally. Her career however started in the not-for-profit sector at Business in the Community, and her experience of building cross-sector partnerships in East London and internationally shape her thinking. A Prince’s Trust mentor, Eleanor is also interested in education and training.

Jennifer Cushion
Jennifer Cushion
Managing Director of Fern Communications (FernCom)
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Jennifer Cushion is the Managing Director of Fern Communications (FernCom), a Lowestoft company that specialises in providing radio communications solutions to the energy sector.