Meet the team

PAUL COLMAN

Paul Colman

Chief Executive

Paul has 20+ 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.  Paul 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, as well as through the national British Chambers of Commerce accredited network.

Madeleine Abbey

Madeleine Abbey

PA to the Chief Executive

Madeleine has worked for South Cheshire Chamber for a number of years in different roles and on a wide range of projects; she was initially employed as a South Cheshire Chamber Services Officer and later as the South Cheshire Chamber Events Co-Ordinator. In her current role as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive, Paul Colman, she supports much of South Cheshire Chamber's Representation and Policy Work. As Company Secretary, Madeleine works closely on governance with our Chamber Chair & Board of Directors.

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Jon Barnes

Operations Manager

Jon joined South Cheshire Chamber back in 2001 and as a result has been able to grow with the company and develop relationships with its many long-standing Members. In 2015, Jon left South Cheshire Chamber to live in New York, where he worked in Membership Engagement at the European American Chamber of Commerce. Since returning in 2017, Jon is using the experiences gained working in another Chamber to usher in new products and services to better serve the business community of South Cheshire.

Angela Wilkinson

Angela Wilkinson

Membership Co-ordinator

Angela joined South Cheshire Chamber in 2016 and her role involves meeting members, building relationships and connecting businesses. In addition to her role at South Cheshire Chamber, Angela volunteers as an Enterprise Advisor via the Crewe & Nantwich Pledge in conjunction with the Careers and Enterprise Company. The role is to be a critical friend to a local school or college. The role gives a business person the opportunity to help shape the careers provision and bridge the skills gap between education and employers. Previously to joining South Cheshire Chamber, Angela worked in the Travel Industry for 30 years in the UK and in Spain.

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Jake Kennerley

Digital Marketing Manager

Jake joined South Cheshire Chamber in July 2021. Jake previously worked as a digital marketer at a Crewe-based multi-national company. During lockdown, Jake completed the CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing and was keen to bring his new skills to South Cheshire Chamber. Jake’s focus is on providing a better online space for South Cheshire Chamber to engage with existing members and reach new ones.

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Dominic Hibbert

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Graduating from the Manchester Metropolitan University at the Crewe Campus, Dom has worked with South Cheshire Chamber throughout his degree in Business Management with Marketing. He lives in Nantwich and enjoys meeting the new members at the monthly Networking events.

Jane Booth

Jane Booth

Export Document Administrator

Jane joined South Cheshire Chamber in May 2022.  She has previously worked in Document Control positions in Aerospace, Pharmaceuticals and Banking (Wealth Management). Jane lives in Nantwich.

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Richard Weilding

Business Advisor

Having spent almost forty years in banking, over thirty years of which was in the commercial sector, Richard joined the South Cheshire Chamber team as its Business Loans Administrator. In addition to providing loans to start-up and existing businesses, Richard regularly met with potential entrepreneurs thinking of starting their own business to discuss plans and strategies. The advent of Covid saw Richard’s role move more towards business support and advice in areas such as grants, government supported loans and the employee furlough scheme. Recent changes to the nature of business support has required ongoing support via both information updates and supportive dialogue. As a resident of Crewe for over thirty years, Richard is passionate about the town’s wellbeing and continues to work to reinvigorate business in the town centre. As Chair of the Trustee Directors of the Wishing Well Project, Richard supports the disadvantaged in the local area.

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