Ashford Economic Development Group

Dates of next meetings
15th January, 19th February, 19th March, 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July
20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December

AEDG Membership List & Portfolio

Terry Botfield Chairman, Botfield Associates

Andrew Osborne Local Authority, Ashford Borough Council
David Maddison Retail & Tourism, McCarth Glen Designer Outlet
Gemma Hawthorne Business Legal, Whitehead Monkton
Geoffrey Hilton SME Voice, Kent & Sussex Security
Neil Shorter Cabinet Member Economic Development Ashford Borough Council
Heather Grigson Transport & Infrastructure, Peter Brett Associates
Hugh Summerfield Business Finance, Wilkins Kennedy
Malcolm Vint Planning and Domestic Property, Foxwood Maclean
Mandy Bearne Infrastructure Development and Kent Context
Nick Dowling Transport & Infrastructure, Peter Brett Associates
Paul Norman Education and Training, Ashford and West Kent College
Paul Rickards Construction (KCFG), Clifford Rickards Associates
Richard Lloyd Environment, TW Services
Richard Stafford Commercial Property, Taylor/Riley/Stafford
Sezen Seki Membership, Kent Invicta Chamber

Each representative brings their industry expertise to the group ensuring that we have first hand knowledge and guidance in all areas of activity.

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.

Sub Groups

  • Transportation
  • Commercial Premises Planning
  • Planning
  • Tourism
  • Local Developments
  • Education & Skills
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Member’s Voice of Reason


Minutes 2015

January 2015  February 2015

Minutes 2014

May 2014  June 2014  July2014  Sept 2014  October 2014 November 2014

Minutes 2013

October 2013  Joint EDG - September 2013  August 2013  July 2013
June 2013  May 2013  April 2013  March 2013  February 2013  January 2013

Minutes 2012

November 2012  October 2012  September 2012  August 2012
June 2012  May 2012  April 2012  March 2012  February 2012  January 2012

Minutes 2011

December 2011 November 2011  October 2011  August 2011  July 2011
June 2011  May 2011  April 2011  March 2011  February 2011  January 2011

Minutes 2010 – 2009

November 2009  September 2009  July 2009  June 2009  May 2009  October 2010