The Chamber Committee

Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce is a thriving modern membership organisation which is the responsible voice of business in the local area.

Committee Meetings

The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month (excluding December). If you are a current Chamber member and there’s an issue you would like to bring to the attention of the committee or a suggestion to make, please write to the committee. Your letter must reach the secretary no later than the third Monday of the month.

Please mark your envelope “Committee” and address it to:
The Secretary, Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce, c/o Jarlands, 187a South Coast Road, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8NS. Email:

Contacting a committee member

You can email any member of the Chamber committee via the chamber office, please mark your email for the attention of the relevant committee


Executive Committee 2019/20



Mark Derrick – Chairman

Mark owns Jarlands on the South Coast Road. He lives in Peacehaven with his partner and young family and coaches youth rugby in his spare time.


Simon Studd – Vice Chairman

Simon is a local entrepreneur having recently franchised his gardening business Clean Cut Gardening.


Paula Gander – Secretary

Paula is the owner of Rejuvenate Naturally a business providing holistic and natural therapies and products. Paula lives in Telscombe Cliffs has 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.  Paula is also an Ambassador for Breast Cancer UK and regularly gives talks on the preventative measures recommended.


Simon Marks – Treasurer

Simon is Managing Director of a specialist debt recovery and legal services business based in Peacehaven. He is kept very busy by his 2 young grandsons and somehow finds the time to keep fit with regular swimming and running.  Simon is also the current chairman of the southern branch of the Association of British Investigators.


Grahame Bannister – Webmaster

Grahame is the owner of Southern PC Services, a business providing computer repair and maintenance for the home and office.  He lives in Peacehaven with his partner and between them they have 5 children.


Rachel Brown – Committee Member

Rachel owns Secretary Outsource, a freelance secretarial service.  Rachel lives in Peacehaven and has a son and grandson.


Matt Gray – Committee Member

Matt is the senior negotiator at Jarlands on the South Coast Road.  He lives at Newhaven with his son and his dog, who enjoys taking Matt for a walk.