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Our Staff

Naomi Powell

Executive Assistant to CEO/Operations Manager

Naomi’s role is to help the chamber team deliver real value and stay relevant to the evolving needs and challenges facing our 1000 strong member community . Naomi provides Executive support to the CEO, Board and Patrons, whilst overseeing the diverse range of events the Chamber delivers across the county including the growing sector forums across International trade, manufacturing, property HR, and tourism. Please feel free to contact Naomi on 01707 502181 or email Naomi here. You''ll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.      

Courteney Black

                                Marketing and Communications Executive

Courteney is responsible for the marketing and communications of the Chamber through liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders including chamber members, staff and the Board of Directors.Courteney’s role includes promoting events, benefits and new initiatives along with creating collateral and content including info graphics, PowerPoints and content for the website. Courteney coordinates the bi-monthly Inspire magazine. To contact Courteney please call 01707 502183 or email You'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.


 Mary Sykes

Business Development Manager 

Mary's role is to support the local business community in the borough of Broxbourne and East Herts by providing advice, guidance and introductions to a variety of opportunities. She helps to enhance business performance by building alliances and strategic partnerships across the business community; and encourages companies to share their successes and great examples of best practice. To find out more about membership call Mary on 07775 562662 or email Mary hereYou'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.

Gemma Rydqvist

Business Development and Engagement Manager 


Gemma supports the growth and success of local business' from a sole trader to large corporate companies in the West Herts area, covering Dacorum and Watford. Gemma works with local businesses and potential partners, building relationships to influence the shape of future programmes. Support businesses to effectively network, promote and raise their profiles with Chamber initiatives. To contact Gemma please call 07377 361609 or email

Amy Rich

Business Development Officer

Amy works closely with businesses in the west of the county, supporting businesses in that area and her main area of focus is Watford. If you would like to learn more about membership, the benefits to your business or how we can help support your business.


Mary Palmer                          

Business Development Manager

Mary is working with businesses based in North and West Hertfordshire to provide support and guidance to increase business growth and success. Mary will listen to your business needs and work with you to develop a programme of support which will connect you to other businesses and enable you to raise your profile with key decision makers locally. Mary will also explain the many cost saving benefits  available to Chamber Members as well as opportunities to collaborate with  likeminded individuals and sector based companies. To find out more about  membership call Mary on 07807 113753 or email Mary hereYou'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.


Frances Harris

Export Manager

Frances has been involved in International Trade for over 25 years.  In her role at the Chamber she on hand to help facilitate the requirements of Hertfordshire Exporters for their international trade success. To discuss your exporting requirements call Frances on 01707 502192 or email Frances here. You'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.


Trevor Clark


Trevor has worked in the Export Department of the Chamber for 17 years and has experience with shipping, International Banking and Export Finance since 1960. He is well versed in arranging the certification, legalisation of all forms of documents used in International Trade. If you have any queries about International Trade you can email Trevor here or you can call Trevor on 01707 502191. You'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.

Keith Moore

Export Administrator

Keith has recently joined the Export Team working with Frances and Trevor to support Hertfordshire businesses with their export documentation and enquiries. As part of Keith's role he also organises export related seminars, forums and events which are country specific. Email Keith here or call Keith on 01707 502193. You'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.


Sue Tacon


Sue joined the Chamber in June 2013 in the role of bookkeeper. Sue is responsible for the day to day running of the accounts department and payroll for the Chamber.

Email Sue here or call Sue on 01707 502190. You'll find the contact details for other Chamber team members here.


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Head Office

MacLaurin Building, 4 Bishops Square,
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9NE
Tel: +44 (0)1707 398400
Fax: +44 (0)1707 398430

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