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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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).
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.