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  • Kim Conchie - Chief Executive Officer at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
  • Kim Conchie

    Chief Executive Officer


  • Bio Bio

    Kim Conchie DL, FRSA

    Kim has been CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce since April 2012. His visionary yet highly pragmatic approach has seen him develop the Chamber into an organisation that is firmly at the forefront of Cornwall’s business community. Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has grown to encompass a specialist team that offers an extensive range of services, from export market expertise to a vibrant mix of networking events, as well as being very much the voice of business in Cornwall on a regional, national and international scale.

    Kim is also a member of and chairs, several business and education boards. He is chair of trustees at Cornwall Community Foundation, a trustee of Truro School Foundation, a member of Truro & Penwith College Employment & Business Board, a Member of WAVE MAT, an advisory board member of Golden Tree Productions and of Smartline (an Exeter University programming looking at improving health in the home), sits on the Cornwall Place Board and the Falmouth Place-shaping Board.


    In business, Kim jointly founded Brass Tacks Publishing in 1986. Brass Tacks became one of the top customer publishing and website agencies in UK before Kim led a successful trade sale to Chime Communications plc in 2000. Major clients were RAC, first direct, Somerfield, Royal Mail, UKTI, British Gas, Scottish Power, Bank of Scotland, Rugby Football Union, Lawn Tennis Association. He was md of the Bristol office of PSPRare (as Brass Tacks was rebranded after the sale) from 2006 to 2009. Kim co-founded Navas Drinks Ltd in 2018 which produces top quality Cornish mixers using Cornish spring water and hand-selected botanicals. The company has supported the work of The Eden Trust from its formation. His BA Hons in English and Economics from Cardiff University has provided useful background throughout his business career.

    In November 2019, Kim was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

    In addition to his working life, he loves his wife Sarah, three grown up children, Cornwall, and his garden. He is a life member of Cornwall Heritage Trust, Falmouth Rugby Club,  South West Coast Path Association and The Royal Academy of Arts.

  • Patricia Hodges - Events Executive
  • Patricia Hodges

    Events Executive


  • Bio Bio

    Patricia is an experienced events organiser and marketeer, and firmly believes in creating a positive culture within the Chamber and at all events. Having previously worked closely with some of our existing partners, Patricia consistently tries to make each event different and inviting. Most importantly, she is passionate about maintaining and gaining strong working relationships in order to keep the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce thriving. 

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  • Rosie Lea

    Project Co-Ordinator - Evolve Futures


  • Kirsty Price - Operations Manager
  • Kirsty Price

    Director of People and Operations


  • Bio Bio

    Kirsty, our Director of People and Operations, is a true match for this role; with fantastic communication skills and strong connections with our Directors, Business Partners, Members and the Chamber team, Kirsty’s mission is to maintain fantastic working relationships within the team and externally. She is the main reason why Cornwall Chamber’s membership retention is the highest in the UK. Furthermore, Kirsty is always considerate of the Chamber’s wellbeing and future.

  • Sarah Whipp - Project Manager - Business Clusters Events and Marketing Manager
  • Sarah Whipp

    Events and Marketing Manager


  • Bio Bio

    Sarah, our Marketing & Events Manager, is always brimming with fun and fresh ideas that helps keep the Chamber prosperous. Outside of work, Sarah is a keen equestrian and has a passion for fitness. Sarah’s favourite networking events include the Pig Dippers at Harlyn Bay, our intimate breakfast events and the 30 under 30 awards. 

  • Georgia Cockle - Events & Marketing Assistant
  • Georgia Cockle

    Events & Marketing Assistant


  • Bio Bio

    Our Marketing & Events Assistant, Georgia, is our creative guru. With a passion for fashion and all things marketing and promoting positivity within the working environment, Georgia gives a fresh perspective on all ideas expressed and ventured throughout the Chamber. She is also our events lead for the NexGen events, so please do get in touch if you have any new and innovative ideas for this going forward.

  • Zoe Hobin. - Membership Executive
  • Zoe Hobin

    Membership Executive


  • Bio Bio

    Zoe is our Membership Executive, who prides herself on having strong working connections with our members and in turn, our members see Zoe as someone with fantastic customer service and communication skills. She is an integral part of the team and continues to make Cornwall Chamber the prestigious establishment it is today.

  • Claire Martin - Accounts
  • Claire Martin



  • How our Team can Help your Business

    With a whole host of benefits at your fingertips when you join the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, our team is ready to make them happen and help your business grow. When you join you will gain a free listing in our members' business directory where you will be able to see other members and their associated businesses. If there is a chamber member you’d like to meet and have a conversation with, just let one of our team know and we can introduce you to them. 

    Growing Our Trusted International Network

    Our Team is pivotal in ensuring all our members feel valued when they join the chamber, whether they’ve been with us for 5 minutes or 5 years. With over 80 events every year at a variety of venues, the chamber team is determined to find solutions that suit every member. This also includes types of events, such as conventional breakfasts and less conventional sea swims.

    Our Team’s Commitment to the Environment

    The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce team is committed to ensuring that business in Cornwall is done sustainably and from an educated perspective. Our first ever ‘Planet C’ month saw local businesses embrace a month full of conferences, workshops and training programmes to help them operate sustainably. We will continue to help educate Cornish businesses on how their business can grow, whilst saving the environment. 

    Why you Should Trust the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

    As one of 53 accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK, we are part of a select group of trusted business networks that is dedicated to helping local businesses go from strength to strength. Creating and nurturing meaningful connections with businesses all over the world, specifically Cornwall, is just what we do. We exist to see Cornish businesses thrive. Become part of our trusted international network with the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today. Join today.

    Get in touch with the Chamber Team

    If you have any questions about an aspect of joining the chamber or would like to get in touch with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our team is more than happy to help you with your query.

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