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      December 2008                      Parking: The Chamber would like      PLEASE CIRCULATE TO:………….
                                         to thank everyone who responded
      January Events                     to the recent request for comments
** Wednesday 21st January:               and suggestions following the        …………………………………………………………
A Members’ Evening will be               implementation of the pay to park
                                         scheme.     These comments have      …………………………………………………………
hosted by Eastbourne Audi
                                         been passed (anonymously) to
at their premises in Edward              ESCC and their responses are to      …..…………………...Plus Notice Board
Road, Eastbourne from 6pm.               be found on the Chamber’s website
** Friday 30th January:        
‘First Friday’ Lunch at OKTO             u k / N e w s / N e w s -
Restaurant. From 12.30 to 2pm                                                 Members’ Good News
Cost £15.50 per person
Booking forms are included                                          Those Members who receive email
                                                                    updates from the Chamber Office will
                                          Inserts this month
                                                                    know we are trying to promote the
                                         EDCC Members’ Evening
                                                                    successes of Chamber Members and
                                          EDCC January Lunch
                                                                    these Good News Stories are now being
Trains: The Chamber recently               Ascenda Marketing        posted on the Chamber’s website. Do
hosted a meeting to allow a
repres e nt at i ve of So ut hern           J W D Enterprises       please forward your success stories to
Railway, to meet with two London           EDCC Parking Ideas       the Chamber office. Many thanks
commuters and discuss with them
the recent timetable changes and                                    Firstly congratulations to the Cavendish
the effects they have had on the                                    Hotel for achieving their Four Star
commuters themselves.         As a                                  status.    The Bonnington Group has
                                            The Chamber
result of the discussions, an official
                                            Directors and           invested over £6M in refurbishment in
commuter group is now being set
up.    Pictured below (l to r) is          Staff would like         the hotel.
Christine Purkess, Ian Rushbrook            to wish all the
                                                                    Secondly, to RBW Building Services for
(Southern Railway), Mike Reid,             Members, their
Colin Belsey (Office Manager to                                     being awarded Master Builder of the
                                               staff and
Nigel W aterson MP)              and                                Year - Highly Commended award, for one
                                           families a very
Commuters Christine Smith and                                       of the best Medium Renovation Projects
David Phillips.
                                            Christmas and           in the South of England. The awards are
                                            a healthy New           unique in that entry is only by being
                                                 Year               nominated by a satisfied client.

                                                                    And thirdly, Goldwell Hair Cosmetics
                                                                    whose product Hairplay Dry Wax scored
                                                                    10/10 in a recent national Daily Express
                                                                    survey of hair waxes - the only product
                                                                    to do so.
 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4PN
 01323 641144

Two new Chamber Directors
                                                        Derek Godfrey, Managing Director of Ellis Building
Anne Buchanan was elected to the Council of             Contractors Ltd has also been appointed as a
Management as a Director of the Chamber in May.         director of the Chamber. With a background
                                                        originally in mechanical
                  Anne is a Director of WSI             engineering design, he joined
                  Internet Consulting, based in         Ellis in 1990 and took over the
                  Eastbourne. WSI offer total           business in 1996. Under his
                  business solutions for companies      stewardship the company has
                  by harnessing the power of the        grown steadily and is now the
                  internet. WSI build and develop       largest construction company
                  websites of all sizes and             of its type in the Eastbourne
                  complexities and also specialise      area.
                  in Internet marketing and Search
                  Engine Optimisation. Anne also        Never shy to challenge
has her hands full bringing up two young children       convention, Derek is qualified
aged 5 and 3.                                           to degree level in construction
                                                        management, an Incorporate member of the
Anne’s background starts with a Psychology and          Chartered Institute of Building and a Fellow of the
Sociology degree. She then worked for 5 years in        Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.
Sales for Scott Ltd (the Andrex paper company) and
then for 8 years for United Distillers and Vintners     Derek has attracted a highly skilled and
(part of the Diageo / Guinness Group) in various        experienced team to Ellis and has also established
senior sales and management roles. After leaving        the business as the only construction company in
there she trained to teach English as a foreign         the area to hold Chartered Institute of Building
language, which she still does each summer for a        status. At the 2008 Business Awards Ellis won a
few weeks at St Giles College, Eastbourne.              host of awards including Manufacturing and
                                                        Construction Company of the Year.
Anne has a love of languages and travelling and
speaks Italian and Greek (not fluently but trying!).    Derek lives in Eastbourne with his partner Mal. He
Anne is also very involved in the local Catholic        is a busy Dad and family man and when time allows,
Church in Eastbourne, running various adult courses.    a keen golfer too!

                  Annual Ten Pin Bowling competition for the Manor Creative Shield.

Once again, the Chamber’s annual ten pin bowling competition was a sell out, with the Chamber taking over
all Lloyds Lanes for the evening. The competition was as fierce as ever with the overall winners being
Stephen Rimmer Solicitors (below left with Chamber Director Simon Gould and Ian Shearer Sales Director
Manor Creative) with two teams from Eastbourne Coach Finishers in second and third places. The highest
Individual score was Nigel Target (Stephen Rimmer, below centre) with 353 points, second Lindsay Parris
                                            (Eastbourne Coach Finishers below right) also with 353 and
                                            Robert Hill (Manor Creative) third with 327 points.
Revolving Dinner in October:              The Culinary Students and the delighted diners

Chamber Members were
delighted to pay a return visit
to the Kings Restaurant at
Sussex Downs where nearly
60 diners enjoyed the culinary
abilities of the students for a
delicious four course meal.
The guest speaker was Cllr
Greg Szanto, Mayor of
Eastbourne, who was a
barrister until becoming more
involved with politics and
gaining a seat on the Borough
Council.    He said his main
concerns were green issues,
social justice and greater
accessibility for all. He is also
chairman of the local branch
of Amnesty International.

    Eastbourne Business Awards: Congratulations to all those who entered and gained success at the
                                     recent Eastbourne Business Awards
   Manufacturing and Construction: Winner, Ellis Building Contractors; runners up, Prontaprint and Blind
   Employer of the Year: Winner, Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes; runners up, Sussex Downs College and
   Ellis Building Contractors.
   Quality Customer Service: Winner, Sanders Property Management; runners up, Eastbourne Motoring
   Centre and Baldwin Training Centre.
   Business Person of the Year: Winner, Len Smith, of Eastbourne Borough FC; runner up, Tim Cobb, of
   Cobb PR.
   Professional Business of the Year: Winner, Baldwin Training Centre; runners up, Ellis Building
   Contractors and WSI Internet Consulting.
   Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure: Winner, The Beach House; runners up, Eastbourne Borough FC and
   Fusciardi's Coffee Lounge and Ice Cream Parlour.
   Employee of the Year: Winner, Margaret Green (Baldwin Training); runners up, Paul Wilton (Reid + Dean)
   and Lesley Simpson (Dorley House Residential Care Home).
   Small Business of the Year: Winner, CS Roofing Contractors; runners up Fusciardi's and Smokescreen
   Independent Retailer of the Year: Winner, J.Heath and Son; runners up Cavendish Bakery and Bright
   Service and Support Company of the Year: Winner, Manor Creative; runners up, CS Roofing and Tissue
   Business of the Year: Winner, Eastbourne Motoring Centre; runners up, Gardners Books and Ellis
   Building Contractors.
   7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4PN
   01323 641144

Business & Management                    Health & Skin Care                 Recruitment
Consultants                              Iona Naturals                      The Best Connection Group Ltd
Harbourtech Business Support Ltd         15 Monarch House                   7a Hyde Gardens
Chairman's Suite                         Royal Parade                       Eastbourne BN21 4PN
Temple Grove B40                         Eastbourne BN22 7LU                Contact: Sarah Ford
Compton Place Road                       Contact: Jean Andrew               Tel: 01323 887111
Eastbourne BN20 8AD                      Tel: 01323 641338        
Contact: Rob Johnson                     Email:
Tel: 01323 419767              
Mobile: 07983 025227                                      Removals   Hotels & Guest Houses              Rhino Removals
                                         Innkeepers Lodge (Toby Carvery)    84 Melbourne Court
                                         Highfield Park                     Eastbourne BN22 8BA
Business Support Organisation            Willingdon Drove                   Contact: Paul Veness
Newhaven Enterprise Centre               Eastbourne BN23 8NL                Tel: 01323 731404
Denton Island                            Contact: Lisa Young                Email:
Newhaven BN9 9BA                         Tel: 01323 507222        
Contact: Claire Murray                                            
Tel: 01323 01273 615250
Mobile: 07982 040497                     HR Consultants
Email:          Sue Lucas Associates               Restaurants, Cafés & Bars                      20 Lullington Close                Little Britain Restaurant
                                         Seaford BN25 4JH                   5 Motcombe Lane
                                         Contact: Sue Lucas                 Eastbourne BN21 1PS
Business Transfer Agents                 Tel: 01323 896309                  Contact: Andrew Watson
GPS - Direct.                            Email:                             Tel: 01323 734224
16 Gildredge Road              
Eastbourne BN21 4RL            
Contact: Roger Cotton                                                       Telemarketing
Tel: 01323 727271                                                           Primetime Telemarketing
Mobile: 07776 238775                     ISO Certification Providers        3 Maple Close
Email:               UK ISO Ltd                         Maresfield                       Archer House                       Uckfield TN22 2DH
                                         Northbourne Road                   Contact: Helen Nelson
                                         Eastbourne BN22 8PW                Tel: 01825 761712
Dentists                                 Contact: Paul Apps                 Email:
Fellows Dental Practice                  Tel: 0800 678 3694       
7 Lushington Road                        Mobile: 07915 055108
Eastbourne BN21 4LG                      Email:
Contact: Mark Fellows                                Wedding Cars
Tel: 01323 640345                                                           Premier Wedding Cars
Email:                                                P.O. Box 2981
                                         Property Management                Eastbourne
Fire Protection Services                 Roland Dunn Property Rentals &     BN21 9AP
Pyrotec Fire Protection Ltd              Management                         Contact: Jane Murphy
Unit 8, Caburn Enterprise Park           13 Station Road                    Tel: 01323 423632
The Broyle                               Hailsham BN27 2BE                  Mobile: 07970 907762
Ringmer BN8 5NP                          Contact: Roland Dunn               Email:
Contact: Kevin Edwards                   Tel: 01323 848499        
Tel: 01273 812376                        Email:
Mobile: 07870 571585           

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