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.

Rebecca Weare

(Chairman)

Director, Start Point Law

Rebecca has been Chairman of the KSCC since June 2019. In addition to her work at Start Point Law you can find Rebecca raising awareness of dementia via the Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community and working with the Kingsbridge Out of School Club – she’s the Chairman of both organisations. If that weren’t enough to content with she’s also a keen gig rower, one way or another her days are always full!

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Katharine Harrod

(Secretary)

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

(Treasurer)

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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Samantha Dennis

Kingsbridge Information Centre

Samantha has been Director of the Kingsbridge Information Centre since 2013 She is actively involved in the organisation of Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas as well as championing the “Hello Kingsbridge – Goodbye Plastic” campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the town.

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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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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

Cllr Mark Long

South Hams District Council

Mark was elected to SHDC as an Independent in 2019.
Mark was already well known locally through his work as Salcombe Town Councillor, the Salcombe Information Centre, local harbour board and Cliff House Trust. He now also provides the KSCC with relevant updates from SHDC.
We’re all pleased that he’s a part of the team.

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Cllr Rufus Gilbert

Devon County 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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