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Ferndown Chamber have been proud to represent local business for many years.

We are a voluntary, committee led organisation with a clear purpose to support local businesses to grow and thrive in our community. To do this we provide opportunities for you to come together with other, like minded businesses, to network, develop, raise your profile and have a clear voice in the area.

We represent your business through consultation with local councils and other key business support organisations. We amplify your business priorities and concerns and provide feedback on solutions.

Our strength is in our shared vision of a supported business community and if you would like to learn more and join us, please get in touch with one of our team.

 

 

Meet the Team

Stuart Fleetham

Stuart Fleetham

President

Having served as a Senior Committee Member since 2012 and then Vice President in 2017, Stuart was elected President in 2018.

In addition to the Chamber, Stuart is the Managing Director of Xerocad Print Centre, your local printers located on Ringwood Road in the centre of the town.

Xerocad has been trading in Ferndown for 16 years and Stuart has taken it from strength to strength, offering a vast range of Graphic Design and Printing Services.  In 2018, to celebrate their 15th year in business, Xerocad got a fresh new look from their rebrand and Stuart is proud that Xerocad stands out on the High Street.

Stuart is also one of the members of the Christmas committee who are responsible for the ‘Ferndown Christmas Lights Switch On’ event. He works tirelessly throughout each year from July to November with Ferndown Rotary CIO to create, promote and ensure smooth running of the day!

Living in the centre of the town with his wife and son, Stuart is a well-known and much-loved member of the community having been a Ferndown resident from a very young age.

Stuart has a firm belief that if all of the businesses work together along with the Council and bodies such as the Rotary, Ferndown can always be a fantastic place to live and do business.

email: [email protected]

Tony Brown

Tony Brown

Treasurer

Our Treasurer runs his own company, Y-Not Finance Mortgage Brokers, based in Ferndown and has a lifetime of experience in the Financial Services sector both in administration, sales and management; working both in the UK and Overseas.

Tony is energetically involved in liaising with other town Chambers including the Dorset Chamber of Commerce where he is an Ambassador and is responsible for creating many great relationships between Ferndown Chamber and other organisations in the County.

Tony has been an active resident in Ferndown for most of his life, once a former Town Councillor and the Secretary of Ferndown Neighbourhood Watch. In his spare time Tony supports many local charities and town events and enjoys wildlife photography.

email: [email protected]

James Edgar

James Edgar

Secretary

James handed over the Chamber Presidency baton to Tom Clark in December 2017. 

The owner of Ferndown Photographics, a Kodak Express shop in the heart of Ferndown High Street. James provides a much sought after traditional photo lab along with all the modern stuff too!

As ex-President and a business owner on the High Street, James always has a valuable in-sight regarding what our business concerns might be, and he has an extra special knowledge of local history.

James is a keen arm chair motor racing enthusiast and the ‘butler’ as he calls it for two beautiful cats.

email: [email protected]

Phil Fletcher

Phil Fletcher

Events

Phil runs his own florist and wholesale business in Ferndown and has worked in the retail and wholesale business most of his working life.

Born in Essex and moved to Dorset in the early 1980’s. Phil has raised incredible amounts of money for local Charities in the way of organising all manner of fund raising events. From huge glittering parties, sports events through to intimate and thoughtful soiree’s, Phil has a midas touch when it comes to raising the funds required to make a difference.

Along with his wife and daughter Nicole, Phil set up the Fletcher Foundation UK. The charities mission is to raise awareness, help and support those around us with Prostate or Breast Cancer, and assist the families that have supported loved ones during their difficult time.

Phil’s hobbies include golf, golf and a little bit more golf, cycling, football….ohhh and did we mention golf?

email: [email protected]

Su Turner

Su Turner

Committee Member

Ouch training Team Ltd

I joined the Ferndown committee in June 2019 with a view to helping raise the profile of the Chamber and support the team already in place.

I work for Ouch Training team where we offer a superb range of health, safety and well-being training and services. Our head office is in Wimborne in Dorset but we deliver training across the country.

I am actively involved with the Dorset Chamber of commerce where I am an Ambassador. Ouch Training team are partners of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and we sponsor the Employee health and well-being award for the Dorset Business awards.

I am a mum to two beautiful girls and my son in law and recently I have become a proud Nanny to my perfect little grandson Oliver.

In my spare time and sometimes from the office, I volunteer for the South West Ambulance service as a Community first responder. I am a keen gardener and grow my own vegetables. I have three dogs with my partner and we love to be out walking them.

email: [email protected]

Alexa Warner

Alexa Warner

Committee Member

I am an independent pain management specialist; Supporting and enabling clients to address the symptoms, causes and impact that chronic physical or emotional pain, illness, stress and anxiety has on all areas of their lives.

As a professional Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, Coach and Mindfulness teacher, I offer a mind based solution and a variety of events and activities to support individuals, businesses and the community as a whole, promoting and making simple the benefits of emotional wellbeing for physical health. I am also the creator of Free Fuzion® a gentle mindful movement exercise class that addresses the stresses, strains, aches and pains of everyday life.

I am based in Colehill but I also have clinics at Ferndown Chiropractic Clinic, Birchwood Private Physiotherapy Poole and will very soon be working alongside JK House Training supporting those recovering from stroke.

email: [email protected]

Thomas Jeffes

Thomas Jeffes

Committee Member

Tom is a Director for All Build Developments, a local building and construction company based in Ferndown.

After joining the Ferndown for Business executive committee early in 2019, Tom is keen to drive the offering for members forward via various events to benefit the whole business community.

In his spare time, Tom plays semi-professional football, has an 8 month old son called Oliver and a cocker spaniel called Narlah which takes up any of his time that he has left!

Email – [email protected]

Will Holt

Will Holt

Committee Member

Will established f8 Solutions in 2004 after a year’s break away from the IT industry with a round the world trip. He is a natural problem solver, finding his way round problems that are unable to be fixed directly. He loves being able to help people, and the hero in him loves being able to ‘save the day’. He uses his vast knowledge in the industry to help businesses perform better and save time.  F8 Solutions aims to be the one stop solutions for all your IT needs.  Will is now also involved in getting broadband to Ferndown via a wireless and fibre network with a new company, Dorset Broadband Services Ltd.  As with all projects, Will’s focus is customer service and community.  As a local himself, Will is very keen to build up business in Ferndown, with an emphasis on community.  In the odd hours he is not working he has a busy family life and enjoys getting outdoors with the dogs and kids.

Email: [email protected]

Terry Cordery

Terry Cordery

Honary Member

I became a Town Councillor, after I took early retirement from Bournemouth & Poole College, and have been the councils representative on the Ferndown Chamber for many years.

Since joining the council I have been actively involved within the town and for the past five years been a committtee member of The Fete on the Field and the Christmas Lights as well as a front of house volunteer at the Barrington Centre. Other interests are The Fire Fighters Charity and Dorset Schools Football Association, being the Hon.Tresurer of them both.

I am a keen motor cyclist and enjoy watching both live and on television all forms of motor cycling and formula 1 racing.

To keep fit I ride my Whyte 605 pedal cycle up to 20 miles every day.

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