Meet The Board
The South Cheshire Chamber Executive Board consists of volunteer representatives from a wide variety of member businesses and they guide the strategy and direction of the Chamber.
Our Executive Board Members bring a wealth of experience and skills and play a key role in ensuring that the interests of the South Cheshire business community and our members are at the heart of everything we do as a Chamber.
Dr. Diane Wright
South Cheshire Chamber Chair
Diane is the Chair of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is Vice Chair of Weaver Academy Trust. Following a career spanning 20 years in senior marketing roles in the private sector, Diane moved into Higher Education and was Associate Dean for External Engagement and Head of the Business and Management Department at the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University. She then moved to the Manchester Campus where she became Head of International at the Faculty of Business and Law, responsible for making global connections and developing overseas partnerships. She ran her own business for seven years, which influenced her decision to complete a PhD in Female Entrepreneurship. She now offers consultancy services to education institutions and is an independent assessor for the Chartered Management Institute.
South Cheshire Chamber Chief Executive
Paul Colman is the Chief Executive of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has 20 plus years of experience representing the local business community, providing businesses with up to date information and helping to facilitate local networking and knowledge sharing activity. He represents the South Cheshire Business Community on many boards and committees including Crewe Town Board, Crewe Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire & Warrington LEP, and also through the national British Chambers of Commerce accredited network.
Andy Butler is a Director at Legat Owen Commercial Property consultants . He has been a practising Chartered Surveyor from his office in Nantwich for nearly 30 years with particular experience and expertise in the office and retails sectors. Andy lives on the Cheshire / Shropshire border and has 3 daughters.
Banks Sheridan Ltd
Working in South Cheshire since 1990 has given David an in-depth understanding of the area. He specialises in providing accountancy advice to businesses, focusing on their financial and tax affairs. Much of his work also involves offering guidance on setting strategies and providing key management information to business owners from large corporates to sole-trader operations. Having built a career in accountancy practice, he is a founding director of Banks Sheridan Accountants, which was set up in 2005, and Banks Sheridan Wealth, which has recently been launched. Both businesses operate from Crewe Business Park. Together these firms provide an all-round finance-related service, which includes: wealth management, accountancy, auditing, tax and business advice and David looks forward to using his experience for the benefit of the Chamber’s members and the local community.
Robert is the owner Director of Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull, on leaving Reaseheath College in 1990. he started his working life on the family dairy farm. In 2004 the dairy herd was sold and plans where made to open a new inland marina on the former farm site, successfully negotiating planning and funding hurdles to open in 2009. Since that time while the marina has developed, Robert has attended several Chamber events and the marina has entered several of the annual Chamber Awards.
Outside the day job, Robert sits on the British Marine trade body management board, has a season ticket at Old Trafford and owns a set of uncontrollable golf clubs.
Hibberts LLP Solicitors
Camille is a solicitor and Partner at Hibberts LLP Solicitors who specialises in employment law. Hibberts have five offices across Cheshire & Shropshire and can trace its roots as far back as 1799! Having worked in Crewe & Nantwich for the past 15 years, Camille is a passionate supporter of local businesses. She has very recently been appointed as a Board member of The Chamber and applied to do so as she wanted to use the benefits of her professional experience and enthusiasm to support and develop the Chamber, local businesses and those who live and work in South Cheshire. Outside of work her interests include football, boxing, a slow Parkrun most Saturdays but mainly being kept very busy by her young daughter Harriet and Dobby, their sprocker puppy.
Construction Linx Ltd
Gareth founded the commercial facilities and project management company Construction Linx back in 2005 who work across the Northwest region from Birmingham to Burnley and Deeside to Derby. Gareth's passion comes from understanding that the construction industry is one of the most creative of all industries and the business has won multiple awards and very much grown up and matured as a South Cheshire chamber member.
Gareth is also a poet and author of the book 'Stories about Crewe & Nantwich' and works with many organisations to write corporate poetry that aligns with their marketing objectives.
Weston Centre Business Hub
Andy Co-Founded Storage Boost, now Weston Centre Business Hub, back in 2005 having already gained massive knowledge over the years in the construction of self-storage facilities. He is not only at the forefront of self-storage development; having co-founded, built, operated, developed and sold multiple award-winning self-storage assets, he brings a wealth of experience to his hometown area of Crewe and Nantwich and continues to make spaces and workspaces that benefit business in the local area.