Jo James, Chief Executive
As Chief Executive Jo has overall responsibility for ensuring the Chamber meets the needs of its members and has a sound financial footing.
“Kent Invicta Chamber is one of the largest Chambers in the South East and most certainly one of the most active. I am very proud of that fact and will continue to ensure that we build upon this to make Kent Invicta Chamber ‘the most active Chamber’ in the South East giving maximum benefit to our membership and the business community as a whole’. We are very fortunate to have an excellent Team of people who are all dedicated to delivering a quality service to our membership”.
Kath Chapman, Resources Manager
Kath has been with the Chamber for over 10 years, helping to provide a premium conference centre.
Patrick Williams, Membership Development Manager
Tudor Price, Business Development Manager
Tudor is an experienced multi sector commercial director with extensive knowledge of both the corporate and SME environment. A part qualified accountant, business adviser and first class communicator, Tudor’s remit is to explore new areas of non-subscription revenue whilst continuing to develop and expand the Business Support and International activities of the Chamber.
Audrey Rich, P.A. to the Chief Executive
Colin Davies, Membership Representative – Maidstone & West Kent
Colin ran a business of his own in the local area for 30 years. Based in our Maidstone office, he has a wealth of local business knowledge as well as many years of experience of Chambers of Commerce. This experience allows him to develop members requirements around the structure of chamber benefits whilst maintaining and promoting good working relationships within the membership. Colin is the key contact for members in the Maidstone and West Kent areas.
Louisa Felstead, Membership Representative – North Kent
Sezen Zeki, Membership Representative – Canterbury & East Kent
Robin Archer, Associate Business Adviser
Julie Waller, Associate Business Adviser
Julie is a professionally qualified and experienced manager and business adviser with a passion for supporting SMEs across all sectors from start-up to high growth. Having spent over 25 years in Business Banking, Julie brings extensive practical knowledge and understanding of the financial challenges that many businesses face, especially in the current economic climate. Other areas of work include working on strategic/operational problems such as, customer service improvements, managing staff development and training, equality and diversity and performance management/appraisals including implementation of recommendations. Having set up her own company, she brings a pragmatic approach to business, sourcing solutions, getting things done and most of all helping others to achieve their goals in the most effective way. Professional Accreditations include: Accredited Business Adviser with the Institute of Leadership & Management & Small Firms Enterprise & Development Initiative (SFEDI), Fellow of Institute of Consulting, Member of Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs (Mentoring), CIPD Qualified
Rebecca Partridge, Associate Business Adviser
Roderick Hogarth, Associate Business Adviser
Theresa Addison, Associate Business Adviser
Julia Willis, Facilities Co-ordinator & Receptionist
Julia works part-time and manages our room hire bookings & catering requirements for our conference facilities at the Chamber HQ – Ashford.
Beverley Clark, Accounts Administrator
Beverley has been with the Chamber for over 21 years coming originally from the business enterprise side of the organisation. She now runs the accounts department at the Chamber HQ – Ashford. As well as accounts she is also part of the Export Documentation Team.
David Durrance, Credit Controller
David works part-time in the Accounts Department along side Beverley. His background is primarily in the Computer Industry where he has run his own business but his recent activities have been more varied and include running a catering business.
Viv Harding, Export Team Leader
Jenny Holt, Export Administrator
Clare Osman, Export Administrator
Georgie Card, Export Administrator
Pete Waite, Resources steward
Pete has been with the Chamber for over 5 years and is always at hand to help out our visitors and staff a like, nothing is to much trouble. He ensures the smooth operation of conferencing facilities and maintains the grounds and premises as well.