Our Committee includes a number of members, who regularly contribute to the Chambers’ activities. This is the team behind the continued success of the 78 year old Chamber of Commerce, and what a friendly team they are!
Paul Anslow – President
Paul Anslow is the Managing Director of Triangle Networks Ltd, a telecommunications and internet service provider. Paul founded Triangle in 2004, and has since developed brands including Noodlebox Telecom and Hive WiFi.
Paul has been the President of the Clevedon Chamber of Commerce for three years, during which time he has developed the ‘Clevedon Chamber’s 20/20 Vision’ plan, organised Clevedon's Thundercat Racing event and has been an active contributer to a number of local charity focussed events and the Coastal Community Team. Paul also initiated the ‘Student Chamber’, a programme designed to get businesses involved with employability skills training for 16-18 year olds, which has developed into a collaborative project involving Clevedon School and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Paul has taken a formal role as part of the CEC as an Enterprise Advisor, and is also an active North Somerset Ambassador.
David Wragg - Treasurer
In September 2013, David acquired the long established Clevedon based accountancy practice of Leslie Dark & Co. The practice was formed by Mr Leslie Dark in 1970 and has been a central part of the Clevedon community since that date. Leslie Dark & Co, Chartered Accountants is now a modern fully automated practice, which offers a full range of accountancy services from Auditing, Assurance, Accounting, Taxation, Corporate Finance and Business advisory services. We specialise in growing family businesses who wish to continue to grow and flourish.
A resident of Clevedon, David is also the Treasurer of the Clevedon Chamber. David is also a Trusted Partner in the “What’s Right” group, a not for profit entity who seek to utilise Corporate Social Responsibility activities of local successful entrepreneurs to benefit local good causes.
Paul has worked as a supplier to the construction industry since 1986, having started his career counting bricks and timber for stock-checking. Working through the ranks and around the UK, over a 20-year period, he became a director, based at the company’s head office in Bristol.
Paul’s career path was an invaluable education, helping him understand how to respond to people at every professional level with good communication and people skills at the foundation of how he now runs Aquarian Cladding Systems, a company based in Clevedon that he founded in 2007. Ensuring he has a solid understanding of the company’s role in the marketplace, he is absolutely committed to ensuring he and his team provide excellent technical, commercial and logistical advice to their clients and suppliers across the supply chain.
As an advocate of modern methods of construction Paul is on the Management Committee of Constructing Excellence South West and has a burning desire to change the adversarial culture of the UK Construction Industry through collaborative working.
As a resident of Clevedon, Paul is Chair of Governors at St John the Evangelist Church Primary School, which is attended by his children, and is committed to ensuring Clevedon is a happy, healthy and prosperous place to grow up, live in and enjoy, whether a child, employee, employer, visitor or retired individual.
T: 0844 334 0077
M: 07917 384993
Peter McCarthy was the founder and former Chairman and Managing Director of the Telecom Potential Group plc. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Clevedon Hall Estate Ltd and a member of the Strategy and Innovation Committee of Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, a Community Interest Company, providing funding for social impact organisations.
Peter’s charitable interests include Delegated Services, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company providing community and education support services. In addition, he supports several social enterprises/charities including a local Chamber of Commerce and an organisation providing mental health support in the community. He is also a member of Clifton College Council.
T: 01275 795895
Sam specialises in guiding directors, business owners, stakeholders and individuals facing financial or operational uncertainty to make correct decisions leading to desired outcomes. Sam is an FCCA, FABRP and Licenced Insolvency Practitioner (ICAEW) specialising in providing restructuring, recovery and insolvency advice and programmes to individuals and owner-managed businesses: corporates and unincorporated bodies.
"For me It is about doing the right thing.I am fortunate to be working with a team of likeminded professionals at PCR."
With 20 years’ experience within the Financial Services industry, Gareth specialises in residential mortgages and later life lending – including equity release and retirement mortgages. With a wealth of experience dealing with private clients, companies and small businesses, he will offer clear and informative advice and guide you through the complexities of modern mortgage lending. Always professional, courteous and accessible, Gareth ensures regular contact and ongoing advice to all of his clients. Following many years as a resident of Clevedon, Gareth enjoys supporting local people and businesses of the town, as our membership lead.