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.
The Meeting Place
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.
Amanda believes that everybody and every business matters and it's her aim to ensure that Salisbury is able to hear about the wonderful people that live and work in our City. "I aim to bring my enthusiasm and passion to enhance to my role as a Director of the Chamber".
Her experience has been working with a large corporate to a family firm, from TA to Cadets, Scouts and other great volunteer groups. Amanda enjoys bringing the best of people and helping them achieve their potential which is what she aims to do with her company Hector Merrywheather along with their bespoke software training programme – don’t waste a whole day when we can train you in one hour sessions. Amanda is often seen working with other local companies to help them with events and marketing.
‘Progressing’ from a Regional Director in recruitment advertising down to the shop floor in a pie factory and back up to being a partner in a leading law firm is no mean achievement.
Add to that membership of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and you have a pretty unique take on business and life in general. But that’s Tim Clayton LLM.
Tim is the Head of the Dispute Resolution Department at Whitehead Vizard Solicitors and an accredited commercial mediator. Analysing problems in commercial, contract and property law, he’s keen to focus on solutions. Tim has always believed in the importance of building and developing relationships in business and believes that Salisbury has a lot to offer anyone who invests their time and energy in the area and its people. He also believes that intellectual property rights should be respected, at least as far as his own work is concerned, which can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and Reverbnation.
Spire FM Ltd
Ceri is the Managing Director of Spire FM where he has been for over 15 years, following a career in both farming and real estate across the South of England.
He is actively involved with St Laurence's church in Downton and since 2007 he has been an active member of the Diocese Communication Management group as well as a non exec Director of Salisbury Cathedral Enterprises, being appointed to the college of Canons in 2012. Other responsibilities include trustee and vice chairman of Salisbury Hospice Care Trust, Vice Chair of Salisbury City Centre Management and Governor at Trafalgar School in Downton. He lives in the village of Downton with his wife Carol and their family where his out of work interests include sailing and walking - although not necessarily at the same time!
Robert is part of the small business team at at Moore Stephens (South) LLP and is involved in assisting incorporated and sole trade start-up and small businesses during their infancy by planning and developing their growth. Robert acts for a variety of owner managed businesses providing accounting and both personal and corporate tax services.
Bill Browne is Editor and Publisher of Salisbury Newspapers, the media company which is the principal sponsor of the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards.
The company’s flagship paper the Salisbury Journal produces a monthly In Business supplement in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce aimed at delivering the most up-to-date news on the progress of companies and their employees across the region. He is a strong supporter of local commerce at all levels and in the past two years has run an initiative through the Salisbury Journal aimed at encouraging businesses to grow. The Local Business Accelerator Awards see the three successful applicants receive individual mentoring from a business professional plus free advertising across the Salisbury Newspapers publications and website. “The reporters who work on the Journal and Wiltshire Society magazine are constantly on the lookout for success stories to publish. We have been strong campaigners in encouraging people to buy goods and services from local businesses. Our aim is to always make a positive difference.”
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.
Representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management
Lee is a Senior representative of St. James's Place and has over 25 years experience in helping a wide range of clients make intelligent, informed decisions about their money.
Lee has an office in central Salisbury and has a team of 3 supporting him. Lee is actively involved in the Salisbury community including being a member of the Salisbury Rotary and Business in the Community Group which raises funds for Charities. Lee moved to Salisbury in 2002 with his wife Deborah and their 3 children.
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.
Molly Fisher owner and Managing Director of Landford Stone.
She has wealth of experience and knowledge in running a large fabricating stone company over many years and staying at the top of the industry in quality and service.
Molly is very happy to share if required her ability’s for the benefit of the local business community. Do email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get in touch.
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
John is a local business man, who with his love and passion for photography runs a thriving commercial photography business in Salisbury. In business for 6 years and a photographer for 12, he specialises in commercial photography with weddings, baby shoots, event coverage and videography also under his umbrella of talents.
John has been an active pillar of the local community for many years and providing complimentary photography for charity including The Stars Appeal and Lucy’s Days out, to standing as the Salisbury football club photographer, John’s work within the Salisbury area is without a doubt widespread and he has proved to be a loyal, reliable person. John has been a long standing Chamber Member with previous involvement including being the board’s photographer for a period of time. John is looking forward to working with the Chamber Board and using his knowledge of the local businesses to enhance the service that the Chamber provides to its Members, bringing a new lease of life and fresh ideas to the board, John aspires to be an active board member and make Salisbury chamber better than ever.