Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce announces new chairman

PUBLISHED: 19:36 14 March 2017

David Wheaton has been appointed chairman of the chamber of commerce from his predecessor Mel Gater.

David Wheaton has been appointed chairman of the chamber of commerce from his predecessor Mel Gater.

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Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce has a new chairman and president following its annual general meeting this week.

Mel Gater stood down on Wednesday after completing her two year term and will be succeeded by David Wheaton.

Mrs Gater, who is the second female chairman in 74 years, will take up the position of temporary vice-chairman until the chamber receive a nomination.

Richard Eley has been appointed as president from Derek Parry who stepped down after 12 years.

Matt Portman will remain treasurer until next year.

Edwina Ford and Steven Kendall-Torry were re-elected to the executive committee and will work alongside Mike Lavers, Martin Crockett, Sarah Tregale, Denese Molyneux, Tracey Millar and Jayne Eley.

David Cook was also voted to join the committee.


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