The Economic Development Group is currently chaired by:
Richard Lavender of Richard M Lavender Consultancy
The group is made up of representatives from the following organisations:
Ashford Borough Council Andrew Osborne, Kate North
Calcutt McLean Wood Christopher Calcutt
GHg Consultancy Graham Galpin
Kent Adult Education Service Terry Botfield
Kent & Sussex Security Geoffrey Hilton
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Jo James, Sezen Zeki
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet David Maddison
Paul Rickards Associates Paul Rickards
Peter Brett Associates Heather Grigson, Nick Dowling
Taylor Riley Richard Stafford
Town Centre Partnership Viv Kenny
TW Services Richard Lloyd
Wilkins Kennedy Hugh Summerfield
Each representative brings their industry expertise to the group ensuring that we have first hand knowledge and guidance in all areas of activity.
- Commercial Premises Planning
- Town Centre Partnership
- Local Developments
- Education & Skills
- Member’s Voice of Reason
The Committee has a key role to play in ensuring that Ashford’s current and future developments are both sustainable and viable to benefit both the business and residential communities, and that we have the infrastructure in place to allow for growth.
Members can view/download copies of all Committee Minutes via the Members Area – Member Downloads.