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 of 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.


David Evans

David Evans - Secretary

Coming Soon.

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.


Mark Parker

Mark Parker - Retail Liaison

Coming Soon.


David Tovey

David Tovey - Retail Liaison

Proprietor at 'MonTeas of Monmouth': a Purveyor of Fine Loose Leaf Teas and Tea Paraphernalia ( website: monteas.co.uk ).

I reached 60 in May, 2018, and with 6 years operating MonTeas it is the result of determination to run my own business and focus many years experience starting in the world of Accountancy, moving into industry and side-stepping to business systems analysis, project management, computer programming with computer systems procurement and implementation.

Tough times always face businesses large or small and some fall by the wayside without recognising the benefits of strategic management or heading off problems before they occur.

A distinguished degree in Business Management is not obligatory to be the head of a commercial enterprise but it certainly helps and I am pleased that I have mine.

Starting a small business requires access to many different skills and the more one has the less outside sourcing and costs are necessary. My varied experience, however, has not full-proofed the business to immunity from Real World problems, these have come along regardless but MDCTC has been immensely supportive along the way.


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 sidelines at cricket or football, please look out for him walking his favourite blonde – Cassie the labradoodle!