Welcome to the home of the Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce.
Here you will find all you need to know about what we do as a Chamber and how you can benefit from being a Member of the most prestigious local business support organisation in the district.
Remember, Salisbury Chamber is “Where Business Matters”.
Over the last 100 years the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce has supported local businesses of all sizes through many exciting and challenging years. By working together and ensuring that we communicate, support and network we keep true to our motto of “Where Business Matters”.
Not only have we celebrated our centenary as an organisation, but as a Chamber we continue to look ahead to the next 100 years by ensuring that we continually adapt to embrace the modern networking facilities such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – not forgetting our ever popular monthly 90 Minute Networking lunches, plus much more.
Here you will find out more about why it’s important to be part of this Chamber, and what we can do for you as a business, whatever industry you are in! We want to ensure that you can reap the benefits of being a Chamber Member and we will ensure that you are kept up-to-date of local, regional and national issues that might affect your business. Being a Chamber Member is about taking part and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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President elected April 2016
Andy Rhind-Tutt is married to Becky. They have four teenage children and both live and work in and around Amesbury, Salisbury & district. Andy is passionate about the community.
He has been a local councillor and school governor for over 14 years and was Mayor of Amesbury in 2011-12. He is also a Rotarian, devoting much of his time to charity work, helping others less fortunate and raising funds for the Rotary Club to distribute locally. In 2005 he took three months off work to arrange a fund raising event at Wilton House, where 613 guests helped raise over £54,000 for local causes. In excess of £30,000 of this money went towards lifesaving cancer equipment for Salisbury District Hospital. Andy is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his dedication to charity. Andy is the Founder of the Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust, which he established in April 2012 to encourage visitors to the area to see the important civilian and military heritage of the town and the reason for Stonehenge.
Robin is a Salisbury based entrepreneur with extensive experience in building successful businesses. He currently owns a Project Management and Quantity Surveying Consultancy, a property development company, a recruitment company specialising in the built environment sectors and a digital marketing business.
Robin enjoys the process of growing companies from inception and seeing them realise their potential. He has demonstrable success across a variety of sectors and is looking forward to potentially investing in SME's from the Salisbury area.
Tim Deacon is M.D of Exec Connect (UK)Ltd, and a Director of Value Cars Ltd, where he has been for 6 years, providing Corporate & Private travel along with promoting Salisbury, Stonehenge & Sarum Tours in the tourist sector
Dan has always had a passion for business and sales. He started his career at the age of 18 different to others, where instead of taking the typical route of university or work, he started his own sales consultancy taking to market a renowned building product.
After a few years of doing this, he was invited to join Bassets Estate Agents in Salisbury, starting in the residential lettings department before moving to residential sales where he currently works.
He has been involved with Salisbury Chamber since 2013, where he is most commonly known for selling raffle tickets at networking events. In November 2015, he was co-opted on to the Chamber Board of Directors, where he subsequently founded the Young Chamber, focusing on 20-35 year old working or business individuals of any profession, wanting to further themselves.
Dan is extremely passionate about establishing and developing the future of the Young Chamber.
Peter was born and lives in Wilton and first became a Town Councilor in 1985 and was first elected Mayor in 1989/1990. He has represented Wilton since 1985 either as a Town, District or Unitary Councilor. He was elected Mayor again in 2017/2018/2019. He has been responsible for the Wilton Christmas tree lighting for over 30 years.
Peter has now semi-retired after setting up and running 2 business’s in Wilton, Wilton Alarm Services and Crazy Costume He still works part time as an Electronic Security Consultant. He is involved in several Wilton’s community organisation’s and as a founder member of Wilton Community Land Trust is currently the Vice Chairman and Treasurer.
Peter is also the driving force in the setting up of the Wilton Mens Shed.
He is a member of Wilton Rotary and the Chairman of the Wilton Carnival
His hobbies are cycling, motor cycling, Golf and spending time with his grandchildren (which involves many trips to St Ives in Cornwall).
Bill Browne is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Newsquest South Wiltshire and North Hampshire.
The company’s flagship paper the Salisbury Journal supports businesses both editorially and through its mentoring and growth initiative called Supercharge You. The annual competition is aimed at businesses that want to take the next step forward and carries a top prize worth in excess of £20,000 in mentoring and marketing, courtesy of the Journal.
Born and raised in Wiltshire. Attended Pewsey Vale Comprehensive School, then Salisbury College. Completed my Nursing and Midwifery Training at the local hospital. Have always lived and worked in and around Salisbury.
Born and raised in Wiltshire. Attended Pewsey Vale Comprehensive School, then Salisbury College. Completed my Nursing and Midwifery Training at the local hospital.
Have always lived and worked in and around Salisbury.
Started my own Domiciliary Care business with my daughter Dana in 2015.
I love living and working in the City and I am genuinely proud to call it my home.
I hope to be able to use my experience of setting up a business from scratch to help and support others in the same position to grow and flourish and enjoy their achievements.
Tim is an Architect, Artist and Creative Entrepreneur.
Scrace Architects, which operates from Salisbury, is building a reputation as a practice with ambition and artistic and architectural vision. Working collaboratively, the practice aims to ensure that each of their projects stands out and offers something special.
Tim enjoys documenting spaces and engaging with the environment. Through his practice he looks to challenge the norm by abstracting the world around him, painting to see and shape space differently.
Tim believes in the power of creativity and would love to see Salisbury’s heritage and rich pool of artistic talent supported and celebrated. In his new role Tim is keen to promote the work and purpose of cultural and creative businesses in the city. If you have an exciting project in mind, please get in touch.
Keith is a local business man, who with his wife and fellow director Julie, runs a business called Personnel Placements in Salisbury. Started in 1984, they specialise in Recruitment and Human Resource Management.
"We provide a service to many local employers across several different sectors. We have valued and long term business relationships with many local employers."
Keith has been involved in the local community for many years, raising money for charity including The Stars Appeal. He is a Rotarian and long standing Chamber Member with previous stints on the Chamber's Board. Keith is looking forward to working with this Chamber Board and using his knowledge of the local market to enhance the service that the Chamber provides to its Members.
Neil moved to Salisbury In 1988 and loved the City so much he has never left. Having worked for Nat West and then enjoying a 15 year career with Volkswagen Motor Co
He decided to join his wife to grow, the now Multi Award Winning, Hair & Beauty Salon Group, JAS Hair, based in and around Salisbury City
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Maggie Fowler has joined the Board as a volunteer Apprenticeship Ambassador. She wants to work with the Chamber and local businesses to increase the number of apprenticeship opportunities in Salisbury and the surrounding area.
Maggie started her career in the finance department of Perkins Engines where she was given the opportunity to take day release for professional accountancy exams. Ever since she has been an advocate of apprenticeships that allow young people from all backgrounds to progress in careers by combining work with on and off the job training. She transferred from the engineering sector to education and moved to Salisbury working at a senior level in colleges, universities and schools in Andover, Winchester and Southampton before retiring 5 years ago. Since then she has worked on a voluntary basis supporting and encouraging small businesses to take on apprentices.
Chris owns and operates a technology business in the Salisbury area.
He is an is an entrepreneur at heart and has been involved in running and growing IT companies for 20 years in both Canada and the UK.