Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Committee Members....

David Cummings

David Cummings - Chairman

In December 2017, David Cummings celebrated more than 11 years as Chairman of the Chamber. David believes that this continuity has helped develop good working relationships with individuals in Monmouth Town Council, Monmouthshire County Council, the Welsh Government and the business organisations of the county. Successful lobbying of decision makers in 2017 and in prior years, has resulted in a new 60 bed Premier Inn being built, why opened in January 2017. Also, Rockfield Road Road free car par park with 94 spaces was completed in November 2016 and construction on the new pay and display Wyebridge Street car park will begin in the spring on 2018. He very much enjoys working with the pro-active members of the Chamber committee who help to ensure that the Chamber is seen easily accessible and the town open for business .

David runs business support organisation The Best Business Solutions and is a Prince 2 Practitioner in Project Management as well as a Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers. He is an accomplished cyclist covering some 3000 miles per year and is also keen on DIY and off-road driving. He lives close to the centre of Monmouth with his wife, Cheryl, a member of the Society of Garden Designers.

Sherren McCabe-Finlayson

Sherren McCabe-Finlayson - Treasurer

Is a graduate Graphic Designer and a partner in Platform One Creative Agency, which was established in 1969. Our offices are in the heart of Monmouth. The practice provides local and national companies with the full-range of off-line design services, from branding to exhibition and display. For the past 8 years, Platform One has undertaken a number of Interpretation projects, most recently the Poppy Trail which starts at Monmouth Castle.

Sherren has always had a keen interest in Town activities since the age of 13! She and her business partner David are quite the double-act and over the years have both been involved with Off Centre Theatre, Monmouth Festival committee, Monmouth Carnival committee and MDCTC. They have advised Young Enterprise groups and encouraged work experience pupils.

Mandy Mardell

Mandy Mardell - Business Liaison

I moved to Monmouth in 2008 from London so that I could bring up my children in my native Wales.

I publish the Monnow Voice magazine and the annual Monmouth Town Guide.

I am an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and help to promote local charities and organisations through the magazine wherever I can.

I enjoy family life, walking my dogs and reading.

Suzy Mills

Suzy Mills

Suzy brings local marketing and communications experience to the team. She is well networked with local businesses in Monmouth and surround through her role at the Monmouthshire Beacon and Chepstow Beacon newspapers. Prior to the Tindle news group she worked for Whitbread managing Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant sites at Ross on Wye, Hereford, Cheltenham, and in Luton.

On the Chamber team Suzy hopes to provide support to the committee, grow membership and assist activity on social media platforms.

A local resident of 12 years, she is passionate about the success of Monmouth and sees MDCTC having a key role in helping position our town as a fantastic place to live, work, study, invest and do business.

Mark Lindley

Mark Lindley - Technology Specialist

Mark’s career in IT has encompassed roles ranging from product development, through sales and marketing, to business development across sectors including retail, manufacturing, agriculture, publishing, education and healthcare.

Mark’s passion for enabling businesses to maximise the benefits of Information Communications Technology (ICT) is evident from the range of products and services now available to Logiplex clients from the local community to large government organisations.

If you haven’t previously met Mark supporting his kids at the rowing club, on the side-lines at cricket or football, please look out for him walking his favourite blonde – Cassie the labradoodle!

Coming Soon

Mark Parker - Retail Liaison

Coming soon.