The Committee

Claire Holly
Claire Holly

Role on the committee

Treasurer

Company Name and Info

CH Bookkeeping – Based in Paddock Wood, I offer bookkeeping, accounts and payroll services to local businesses.

Personal information / relevant experience:

I have over 20 years of finance experience and am a Fellow Member and Licenced Member in

Practice of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

I have lived in Paddock Wood since 2007 with my husband Mark, our son Jack and two mad Labradors!

I enjoy sailing, dog walking and running in my spare time.

Contact Details

Mobile: 07770 935261

Email: claire@chbookkeeping.com

Debra Bradbury-Ward
Debra Bradbury-Ward

Role on the committee

Secretary

Personal information / relevant experience:

Over 7 years experience working in a Committee environment. Three of those years spent as Chair of Kent College Parents Association. Experienced in period styling, retail and event management.

Enjoys travel, interior design, theatre and dance in spare time.

Contact Details

Email: info@pwba.org.uk and secretary@pwba.org.uk

Sam Smithson
Sam Smithson

Role on the committee

Webmaster

Company Name and Info

Carmella Media (Web Design and Hosting)

Personal information / relevant experience:

Samuel is Digital Director for RAPP UK, looking after the broad digital output – spanning web, mobile, social, video, connected TV and future platforms. Leading the digital department of specialists as well as steering the wider agency digital strategy.

Lived in Paddock Wood for 8 years, one son at Brenchley Pre-School

Contact Details

Mobile: 07720 430241

Email: info@carmellamedia.com 

Carol Prier
Carol Prier

Role on the committee

Social Committee Member

Company Name and Info

Firefly Properties Limited

Personal information / relevant experience:

I joined PWBA in the infancy (2008) and have worked with the committee members to bring the PWBA to strength it is today. This has taken a great deal of hard work from the committee members who strive to achieve results for the local businesses and the community.

Firefly Properties (estate agents) is my own company which I launched in 2008 having worked in estate agency locally since 1985. I can honestly say that becoming a member of the PWBA was one of the best things I did when I launched my company, all the members have been so supportive and I have learnt a great deal from the local business sector.

PWBA has been fully supportive of the social events put together lead by the team lead by Linda Read which also included a First Aid Course and several theatre trips and curry nights we are always welcome to new ideas for socialising or to introduce a guest speaker.

Contact Details

Tel : 01892 838712
Email: carol@fireflyproperties.co.uk

Nicky Goodman
Nicky Goodman

Role on the committee

Social and Events Organiser

Company Name and Info

Paddock Wood Cards
I own a small specialist card shop which also sells a variety of gifts and balloons for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc. I have owned the shop 4 Years but it has been trading in Paddock Wood since 2000.

Personal information / relevant experience:

I have worked for Paddock Wood Cards since 2001 and took over the business in 2009. I have attended several balloon courses including a recent wedding course, which I thoroughly enjoy doing. The business has a loyal customer base with people from outside areas regularly coming to shop.
I have lived in Paddock Wood for 23yrs and my husband, Danny has lived here all his life. We have a daughter called Amy who attends the local secondary school and a son, Ben who attends the local Primary school.
In my spare time I love reading, socialising and spending time with my family.

Contact Details

Tel : 01892 836888 / 07702 559351
Email: pwcards@tiscali.co.uk

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Role on the committee

Committee Member

Company Name and Info

House of Portmeirion – China, Glass & Giftware for all Occasions

Personal information / relevant experience:

A Paddock Wood resident and independent shop owner for over 10 years.
An active member of the local and business community supporting and campaigning for a brighter future.

Contact Details

Tel : 01892 835098 / 07968 520311
Email: ps56@btinternet.com

Paul Beck
Paul Beck

Role on the committee

Committee Member

Company Name and Info

PAUL BECK FINANCIAL

Paul Beck Financial provide wealth management and financial advice to individuals and businesses in and around Kent, the south-east and the City of London. Our aim is to provide a highly professional service with a caring approach that always puts the interests of clients first.

www.paulbeckfinancial.co.uk

Personal information / relevant experience:

I have lived in the Paddock Wood area for over 15 years and have recently established my own business, Paul Beck Financial. I am keen to get involved with local businesses and the local community to help make Paddock Wood a better place in which to live, work and do business. I have worked in financial services for over 28 years- I am a Chartered Financial Planner and a member of The Personal Finance Society.

I am married to Nikki and have two teenage daughters Paige and Erin; Paige attends Mascalls School in Paddock Wood and Erin, Weald of Kent Grammar School in Tonbridge. I am a keen road cyclist and enjoy spending time with my family and dog walking in the Kent countryside.

Contact Details

Tel : 07500 956123
Email: p.beck@sjpp.co.uk

Paul Graves
Paul Graves

Role on the committee

Committee Member

Company Name and Info

Lockrite Locksmiths

I’m owner and operator of Lockrite Locksmiths – West Kent.

Providing lock repairs, lock replacements, lock outs, lock upgrades, burglary repairs and emergency board ups for both domestic and commercial customers. UPVC and double glazing door and window lock repairs also undertaken.

Operating 24 hours and covering Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Sevenoaks.

www.lockrite.org

Personal information / relevant experience:

I’ve lived in the Paddock Wood area for 3 years.

I launched my business in 2014 and joined the PWBA almost immediately as from previous roles in business associations knew the importance of making my new venture known to local business owners and residents via networking events and by association with PWBA.

My background is Fresh Produce marketing and held senior roles in large companies for 25 years both here and overseas.
When time allows, I enjoy running for Paddock Wood Athletics Club.

Contact Details

Tel : 07506 451405
Email: p.graves@lockrite.org

Richard Barsley
Richard Barsley

Role on the committee

Acting Chair

Company Name and Info

Barsleys Department Store
16 Commercial Road

A family run Department Store in Paddock Wood established over 125 years. We offer Ladies, Mens & Childrens Clothing & Footwear plus Furniture, Furnishing & Homewares and much more.

Personal information / relevant experience:

Richard trained for 2 years in retail in Sharps of Maidstone then joined the Family business in 1974 and has worked with his brother as joint Managing director for most of this time. His brother retired in 2014 and he now runs the store with his daughter Alice who joined in 2013. Richard is a member of the management board of Tunbridge Wells Safetown Partnership. He is keen to see Paddock Wood town centre grow and develop to meet the needs of the local community.

Richard has lived in Paddock Wood and Matfield all his life and has worked for over 40 years in Scouting in several roles, also a keen charity long distance cyclist and enjoys his garden, family life and travel.

Contact Details

Tel : 01892 833464
Email: rdb@barsleys.co.uk

Cllr Meryl Flashman
Cllr Meryl Flashman

Role on the committee

Committee Member – awaiting bio

Sarah Hamilton
Sarah Hamilton

Role on the committee

Committee Member – awaiting bio