Steve Gaskell – Chairman
A local business owner and business coach, Steve knows a thing or two about building solid relationships, so when he was asked if he would take on the Chairman’s appointment for the Chamber he jumped at the opportunity.
Steve is committed to the growth of the Chamber in order to have a positive impact on the local business community. Steve lives by his mantra the never-ending pursuit of excellence and life abundance in health, wealth and happiness. To live an unreasonably good life.
Daryl Fulls – Vice Chairman
Daryl fulls is the Managing Director of Newton Abbot based Scribble and Ink
He bought the business in 2013 having spent much of his business career developing the family footwear business – Moshulu.
The last three years have been a real learning curve – meeting new people and developing new relationships across the town and region – he is passionate about business culture – and about making the workplace a fun, rewarding and inspiring place to be. Life is way too short to be miserable in the workplace.
His energy and passion for developing partnerships and mutually profitable business relationships make him ideally suited to assist Steve in building the Chamber Network and sphere of influence.
Sean Smith – Treasurer
A partner with Top 50 firm of Chartered Accountants Thomas Westcott, Sean runs their local office. Living just down the road in Kingsteignton Sean has a heart for Newton Abbot, and through his involvement with the Chamber over the last few years he has been keen to support local business.
Well into his second tenure as Treasurer, Sean is keen to develop links with the Devon Chamber in order to provide a positive influence to the local business community.
Peter Newbery-Thornton – Exec. Committee Member
Peter joined the Chamber in December 2012 as a one-man company looking for support to help grow his business. He was voted onto the executive committee in 2014 where he remains an active participant. His business has grown consistently since joining and now employs seven people.
The company has recently moved premises back to Teignbridge to double the workshop capacity for the second time in two years – although he says he’ll never move again! With 3700 sq ft of workshops now at his disposal, he should have ample room to continue growing.
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Keith Moore – Exec. Committee Member
Keith is a Chartered Environmentalist and operates his consultancy business, Sustainable Logic here in Newton Abbot.
He is an advocate for active engagement with key stakeholders as a means to inspire change for the good. He has been involved in many national and international working bodies, including one of his current roles as Programme Coordinator for the multi-national Sustainable Healthcare Coalition.
Teignbridge has been his home and working base for over twenty years. Keith is passionate about enhancing our regional economy and natural environment and is proud to have been invited to join the Chamber Executive in 2016.
Sandra Perraton – Exec. Committee Member
I am based at the Mid Devon Advertiser in Newton Abbot, but my role covers 7 companies as far south as Liskeard. However, Newton Abbot is at the heart and I am always delighted to hear any news or business stories you may have.
Michael Foundly – Exec. Committee Member
Michael owns Chamberlains Estate Agents, one of the town’s leading independent estate agents which specialises in the sale and rental of residential property in Teignbridge. The firm also manages a growing number of local blocks of flats.
Chamberlains is proud to be coming up to 20 years old and the firm has a reputation for offering an informal but professional service.