Scott Barlow

CharterBuilding Surveyor and Director, Ingleton Wood

I am a Chartered Building Surveyor and Director at Ingleton Wood, where I head the commercial surveying team within the Colchester office.  I am a proud Colcestrian, having attend...

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Kelly Le Friant

Giving & Corporate Fundraising Lead

I am the Individual Giving & Corporate Fundraising Lead at Age Well East; an Essex based charity where our mission is to empower people in later years to age well and to live i...

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Anthony Roberts

Director, Colchester Arts Centre

Anthony leads the city's Arts Centre, known as the little church with the big attitude, located in the heart of the city.

Recent shows include Blur, Jaymini Lakum, Reverend Rich...

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Robert Walker

Head of Business Engagement, University of Essex

Robert is the Head of Business Engagement at University of Essex. He is passionate about supporting business growth and innovation. Robert is able to support all aspects of technol...

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Sam Good

Chief Executive Officer, Our Colchester BID

Sam is the Chief Executive of the Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) and has overseen the organisation since its formation in 2018 having previously had a career in...

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Nicki Treffers

Director, Marketing and New Business, Beresfords Group

Born in Essex and raised in Portugal, Nicki is the Marketing and New Business Director of the award-winning Beresfords property group.

A champion of the County, Nicki sits on se...

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Lindsay Barker

Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Director Place, Colchester City Council

Lindsay is the Deputy CEO of Colchester City Council and also is the lead Director for ‘Place’, leading the planning and development of Colchester to deliver economic outcomes ...

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Hana Loftus

Ambassadors Vice-Chair, Director, HAT Projects

Hana is co-founder and director of HAT Projects, a nationally award-winning architecture and planning consultancy based in Colchester. Hana is also chair of Creative Colchester, a ...

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Guy Longhurst

Managing Partner, Ellisons Solicitors

Guy is Managing Partner of Ellisons Solicitors.

Born in Colchester, Guy joined Ellisons in 1995 and the firm has expanded since and now has almost 300 people and new offices in ...

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David King

Leader, Colchester City Council

Former member of UK Senior Civil Service, member of the Royal College of Defence Studies.  

Expertise in public sector cooperation and partnership and how the City Council ca...

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Stuart Bradshaw

Chief Executive Officer, Push Investment Group

Stuart is the CEO of Push Investment Group which currently has seven business units within the portfolio.  He started the group in 2012 developing, building and operating hundreds...

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Michael Reeves

Director, Arbora Homes

Biography

Michael leads Arbora Homes a Colchester based house builder and land promoter who focus on delivering high quality, sustainable residential led development schemes acr...

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Karen Gracie-Langrick

Headteacher. Colchester High School

Biography

Karen is an experienced educator with over 25 years within the teaching profession. As Headteacher of Colchester Prep & High School, a multi-award and accredited a...

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Michael Greene

Partner, Streets Whittles

Biography

Michael is a Partner of Streets Whittles, a firm of Chartered Accountants and registered Auditors, with an office in Colchester and West Mersea.  It is part of the S...

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Simon Blaxill

Managing Director, Kent Blaxill Group

Biography

Simon is a Director of Kent Blaxill Properties Ltd., and also Chairs the We Are Colchester group and is Chair of the Our Colchester Business Improvement District.

K...

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Phil Dennis

Director – Commercial Property, Savills

Biography

Born in Colchester, Phil is the Director in Charge of the Chelmsford Commercial Team which specialises in providing agency and professional advice on industrial, offic...

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Mark Jarman-Howe

Chief Executive, St Helena

Biography

Mark is Chief Executive of St Helena Hospice a charity helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement.  It also has a growing range of retail and trading...

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Alison Andreas

Principal and Chief Executive, Colchester Institute

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Chris Morgan

Local Director, Metro Bank

Biography

Chris is the Local Director of Metro Bank Colchester, a Director of the city centre BID and a non-exec Director of the Colchester based, Queen's Voluntary Service Awar...

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Jonathan Hills

Managing Director, Hills Building Group

Biography

Jonathan is the Managing Director of Hills Residential and Hills Building Group which comprises property development and construction businesses operating across the S...

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Janus van Helfteren

CEO, Vancols

Biography

Janus is Managing Director of Van Cols Ltd, a Colchester-based family-owned photographic company that currently employs around 85 people.  Formed over 65 years ago, V...

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Gillian Marshall

Executive Principal, Colchester County High School for Girls, CEO Alpha Trust

Founded in 1909 with the aim of providing high quality education for girls, CCHSG continues to fulfil that mission as an academically selective state school combining both traditio...

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Sean Stuttaford

CEO, Thompson Smith and Puxon

Biography

Serving as the CEO of Thompson Smith and Puxon, and board member of Lawnet Ltd, I bring expertise in professional service firm management and business development, par...

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Toby Freeman

CEO, Robin Cancer Trust Toby Freeman

Biography

Toby is the Founder & CEO of The Robin Cancer Trust, the UK's leading germ cell cancer charity.  The RCT is based in Colchester and works nationally to educate, e...

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Paul Beresford

Chief Executive Officer, Beresford Group Ltd

Beresfords started in Essex 55 years ago in 1968. We are an independent family business that has grown from a single office practice to a multi-disciplined property group covering ...

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Richard Bowdidge

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation

Biography

Born in Colchester, Richard went to school in the city and has lived in the area all his life.  He has worked in the insurance market for some 30 years and works for ...

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Tim O’Connor

Corporate Partner, Scrutton Bland

Biography

Tim is an Audit Partner at Scrutton Bland LLP, a firm of accountants that has been in the City for over 100 years and is now based in the Colchester Business Park. He ...

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Simon Mead

Chief Executive, Colbea

Biography

Simon runs the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea)  which is the business support agency for Colchester and the surrounding area.

It operates two busine...

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Katie Skingle

Director, KAT Marketing

Biography

Katie is an expert in the delivery of creative marketing and communications campaigns, project management and strategic business consultancy. With over twenty years’...

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Chris Newenham

Joint Managing Director, Wilkin & Sons

Biography

Prior to becoming Joint managing director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd, Tiptree in 2016, Chris was Farms Director for 10 years having initially joined the business in 2001...

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Andy Green

Director, Comfort Services Group

Comfort Services Group offers wide range of bespoke services including HVAC Validation & Commissioning, Water Hygiene Legionella Control, Process Water Treatment and Ductwork C...

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Peter Blanc

 Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Howden Group Holdings

Biography

Peter helps to run Howden Group Holdings, the parent company of Howden Insurance Brokers, one of the largest insurance brokers in the country.

In Colchester it has ...

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Tony Fisher

Chief Executive Officer, Fisher Jones Greenwood

Biography

Tony is CEO of Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP Solicitors with offices in Colchester and all around Essex, Suffolk and in Central London. He specialises in corporate work a...

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Tim Price

Operations Director, Park City Consulting

Biography

Tim is joint owner and Operations Director of Park City Consulting Ltd, based in Colchester from its inception in 1997.  Park City is a service provider of Human Reso...

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Stuart Cock

Managing Director, Mersea Homes

Biography

Stuart has lived and worked in Colchester all his life and has seen how opportunities can be grasped but also missed or delayed.  It is very important to him that Col...

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Paul Bleck

Managing Director, Bartech Marine Engineering

Biography

Paul Bleck is the Managing Director of Bartech, a family-owned Colchester based company which has been serving the oil and gas, marine, power generation and rail marke...

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Julian Lamb

Director, Barkley Projects

Biography

Julian has lived in Colchester all his life, working in construction and property development locally for over 40 years. The city is important to him and he is keen to...

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Jeremy Newman

Managing Director, Newman Commercial

Biography

Jeremy is a Partner of Fenn Wright , Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents and has 40 years’ experience of the local Commercial Property market, specialising in: Inv...

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Craig Newnes

Franchisee, McDonalds Colchester

Biography

Craig is the Managing Director of CGN Restaurants Ltd - (McDonald's Franchisee) in Colchester, Tendring & Sudbury.  He specialises in hospitality and owns and ma...

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Karen Ainley

Chief Executive, Mosaic - The Integrated Marketing Agency

Biography

Karen is the Chief Executive of Colchester-based Mosaic Publicity and the founder of Conscience Marketing, a new style of marketing and communications for organisation...

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Stephen Clark

Chief Executive, Churchmanor Estates

When did your organisation begin and how has it evolved to date?

The Churchmanor Estates Company plc was established in 1985 to specialise in property investment and development...

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Steve Mannix

Chief Executive, Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is the most active producing theatre in East Anglia, and a vital centre of excellence in the East’s growing economy.

Rooted in its local communi...

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Pamela Donnelly

Chief Executive, Colchester City Council

Biography

Pam Donnelly is Chief Executive at Colchester City Council, one of the fastest growing places in the UK. Colchester was Britain's first, and is one of its latest citie...

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