Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Who's Who

Helen Reeve
CCCI Business Development Director

Gayle Dixon

CCCI Administrator, Owner of Delegate for Success

Gayle lives and works in Chichester running a Virtual Assistant Service since 2009 and is the freelance administrator for the CCCI. She has been a Chamber member since 2010.


Julie Kapsalis

CCCI Chair and Vice Principal at Chichester College

Julie has been Vice Principal at Chichester College since 2014 and oversees the College’s commercial business. In Spring 2014, Chichester College became the only college in the South East to achieve ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, placing it in the top ten further education institutes in the country.

Shelagh Legrave

CCCI Vice-Chair and Principal of Chichester College

Shelagh Legrave OBE DL has been Principal & Chief Executive of Chichester College since 2010 and prior to that was its Chief Operating Officer.  Shelagh is a qualified accountant and also chairs the Trustees of Stonepillow, a charity helping the homeless.  Shelagh also serves on the Boards of the Chichester Festival Theatre, Bourne Community College, Coast to Capital and the Betty Martin Charity.

Alan Edmonds

CCCI Director, Owner & Director of Business Improvements Ltd t/a IMPROBIZ

Alan has been a chamber member for 7 years and is a Director and was previously Deputy Chair.  He has been in business & management for 35 years both in the UK and overseas and started IMPROBIZ in 2008 to provide practical advice, coaching and support to other business leaders and their teams. Alan is also a qualified teacher , Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and is a visiting lecturer in Business and Management. Hobbies include History, Films and Swimming.

Nicki Paddy

CCCI Treasurer, Director - Nicki Paddy & Co

Nicki is the treasurer for the Chichester Chamber of Commerce and has been for 3 years. She has been in bookkeeping for 25 years and is a Director of Nicki Paddy & Co, working with large eBay & Amazon stores who source their products from overseas and rapid growth SME’s requiring FD level support. Nicki provides advice and guidance for members interested in exporting their products and services

Jason Miller

CCCI Director, Co-Founding Director of SteadyGo

Jason has been in digital marketing since 1999 and has worked with small start-ups to major national brands including Sainsburys, Asda,, Screwfix and Vodafone on getting the most from their online presence. He is responsible for the Chamber's digital strategy. Jason is married with 3 children and lives in Fishbourne. 

Steve Oates

CCCI Director, Economic Development ManagerChichester District Council

Steve has previously used his skills as an entrepreneur to launch and establish three successful commercial radio stations (including Spirit FM), as well as founding his own marketing business Windmill Media & Marketing.  He is also closely involved with the visitor economy, Chairing a leading visitor attraction and serving on the board of a DMO. In his spare time, Steve is an enthusiastic runner who has plodded his way through four marathons.

Peter Stevens

CCCI Director, Director and co-founder of Pure Employment Lawspecialist employment solicitors 

Peter has practiced as a solicitor in Chichester for 25 years and is well known in the business community. He is a Trustee of Stonepillow, Chichester's charity for the homeless and has been a Chamber member for 5 years.  His main hobby (some would say obsession) is Series One Land Rovers.

Dianne Lambdin

CCCI Director, Director of Sussex HR Hub
Dianne has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, holding senior management roles in a variety of companies and public sector organisations. Now running her own HR consultancy she is able to bring her own style of HR management to businesses throughout Sussex and neighbouring counties. Dianne is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and, just for fun, qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. As a Director of the Chamber, Dianne hopes to share her skills and enthusiasm to benefit its members and the wider business community. 

Gareth Sear

CCCI Director, Business Start Up Specialist and Business Support Project Manager - ‎University of Chichester
Kate Hobson

CCCI New Member AmbassadorBusiness Development Consultant/Business Owner of Kaliko Business Development Consultancy

Kate lives and works in the local area with over 8 years of experience in sales and marketing consultancy. She has been business owner of Kaliko Consultancy for the past 2 years and has been a member of the Chamber for nearly 2 years. When not with clients, Kate enjoys training for marathons around the world and getting out on her road bike.

Clive Janes

CCCI New Member Ambassador, Owner of CRJ Lettings 

Clive lives and works in Chichester, offering his advice on the property market as an experienced landlord and letting agent. He has been a Chamber member since June 2014, outside of which he is a keen member of the Chichester Falcons Softball Team.