Meet the Committee

The committee is made up of local businessmen and women who volunteer their time and expertise each month by attending committee meetings, business clubs and socials. We are always seeking new members so if you think you might have something to offer and would like to help, then please get in touch with one of us.

Samantha Dennis


Kingsbridge Information Centre

Samantha has been Director of the Kingsbridge Information Centre since 2012. She is actively involved in the organisation of Kingsbridge Agricultural Show and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas. Recently she has been involved with the ‘Hello Kingsbridge – Goodbye Plastic’ campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the town

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Katharine Harrod


Harrod Stocktakers

Katharine has been a partner at Harrod Stocktakers since 2007. However, unless you have regular licensed trade stock audits you’re more likely to know her from her work at the KSCC.
Since 2011 Katharine has organised meetings, events, training and been heavily involved with a wide variety of projects for the KSCC. She’s the person most new members speak to first and is always ready to welcome you with a friendly smile!

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Raymond Hayes

Bartons, Kingsbridge

Born in Devon and brought up near Plymouth and in Vanuatu, Raymond was educated at schools in Port Vila and Plymouth, and then London and Oxford Universities. Raymond tried his hand at teaching at Sunderland Polytechnic, Chethams School of Music in Manchester, and in Japan. Raymond is a solicitor and is Chairman of Bartons…

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James Spencer

(Vice Chair Salc.)

Pebbles of Salcombe

In 2004 I became Managing Director at then start-up Pebbles, and now, 14 years later, I’m fortunate to be leading an expert senior management team, pursuing excellence for exceptional properties in South Devon and East Cornwall. We enjoy what Pebbles does and we see exciting times ahead.

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Peter Richardson


Utility Warehouse

Peter has had a career in industrial and later consumer goods marketing and in 1997 he became an authorized distributor of Telecomplus a start up company at that time. The company has enjoyed fantastic success being a FTSE 250 company today operating the Utility Warehouse Discount Club brand.

On moving to Kingsbridge Peter saw membership of the Chamber as an obvious means of meeting prospective new business customers. When the treasurer resigned in 2007 he was invited to take the post and he has kept the finances in excellent order ever since!

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Jackie Smith

South Hams Newspapers

Representing the local press covering the whole of the South Hams I believe that being part of KSCC I can help local businesses with news items and promotions to reach out to our print and online readership, currently in excess of 100,000 readers. I’ve been with South Hams Newspapers for over 25 years and have a passion for helping local businesses encourage local trade to keep our towns vibrant and attractive in what has become a difficult trading market

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Wayne Grills

Pizza Planet

Experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the Food & Beverages industry. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), PHP, Sales, Branding & Identity, and Hospitality Industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from South Devon College.

Wayne joined the KSCC initially as an Associate Member through his work with Kingsbridge Town Council but is now a full Member and contributes significantly to the committee.

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Carol Horton

Property Management & Consultancy

Carol, is well known for her involvement with Kingsbridge Fair Week and has been a member of the KSCC for some years now.

Also passionate about the South Hams, Carol joined the KSCC because she felt that her skills and experiences would benefit the committee – and she was right.

Steve Mammat

Actionwest Business Systems

Steve is involved with a huge variety of events in the area from the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival to the Annual Crabfest event in Salcombe.
More recently Steve has been known for bringing the little train on the quay back to life – something many of us remembered from our childhoods in the area.
Steve has been on the committee of the KSCC for some years, come and say hello to him at a business club and he’ll gladly help you expand your existing network of contacts,

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Nick Walker

Nick Walker Printing, Kingsbridge

Nick runs a local Design & Print Company specialising in litho, digital and wide format print.

He joined the Chamber because he believes that what is good for Kingsbridge is also good for his business and that by working together we get the town we deserve. Nick contributes significantly to the KSCC and his passion for the area is obvious to all who know him.

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Dominic Trounce

Vivo Wines, Kingsbridge

You may know Dominic from Vivo Wines (and if you don’t, you really should pay them a visit).

Dominic is one of our newer Committee Members and his feedback regarding the retail sector is proving very valuable.

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Associate Members

Deborah Ward

Salcombe Tourist Information Centre

Deborah Ward is the manager of Salcombe Information Centre.

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Cllr Rufus Gilbert

Devon County Council & South Hams District Council

Rufus is a longstanding Associate Member and always provides the KSCC Committee with regular updates from Devon County Council.

A regular attendee at our Business Clubs and always ready to help a fellow Member, Rufus is, without a doubt, a valuable member of our team.

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Cllr Nikki Turton

Mayor, Salcombe Town Council

Nikki has been with the KSCC as an Associate Member since 2018, her knowledge of Salcombe and the surrounding areas is very valuable and her input to our meetings is more than welcome.

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Cllr Anne Balkwill

Selworthy Veterinary Group

Cllr Balkwill is currently Kingsbridge Town Mayor and has been with the KSCC in this capacity since 2018 in addition to her position as practice manager at Selworthy Veterinary Group. Anne also enjoys being involved in community projects, from Kingsbridge in Bloom to the Cookworthy Museum. In her spare time she enjoys boating (in the summer), riding her horse and walking her two dogs. Her wealth of local knowledge is of great benefit to the committee.

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