Meet the team
Interim Chair: Jenny Stockman – Framlingham BA
Education was geared towards art and craft but Jenny always felt that she would prefer to learn her skills ‘on the job’, hence her interest in promoting apprenticeships and work based skills for young people.
Jenny played an instrumental role in getting a small Suffolk model making company up to a £1million turn-over which made it possible to create Framlingham Technology Centre. She is now co-ordinator of Suffolk Business Hub and Business Development manager/ambassador for The Technology Centre in Framlingham. She is volunteer business advisor for the high school’s Young Enterprise team and Chair of Framlingham Business Association.
More recently Jenny has thrown herself into bringing thousands of visitors to her home town with the now famous Framlingham SausageFest, a popular element in the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival; she also set up the ground breaking Fresh Aspirations Forum, bringing the young people of Framlingham together with the world of business and enterprise.
Paul Rosher – Aldeburgh BA
Paul took over Leiston based Barnes Rosher Office Supplies in 2000. He’s also completed 10 property renovation projects and self-manages a portfolio of 6 properties. He previously owned and ran a multi-award winning hotel in Suffolk having bought it as an empty building and then created the business from scratch. However, his first career was as an Army Officer. He trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, then went on to serve for 17 years as an Army officer, which included commanding an enlarged squadron of 330 men on an active service deployment.
Paul is an active member of the local community, he’s a Crewman and Navigator on Aldeburgh Lifeboat since 2003 and in 2015 he set up the Aldeburgh Triathlon.
Sue Hall – Vice Chair
Managing Director Maid2Clean (Suffolk) Ltd, Network Leader Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE)
Born in London, Sue migrated to Suffolk in 2006. She has had a varied career in differing industries – law, construction, architects, engineers, advertising, tourism, management consultancy etc. Large multi-nationals such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Bovis as well as many smaller companies, acquiring new skills and qualifications, progressing from secretarial to executive PA and then on to Administration and Project Management work. Since 2010, Sue has run her own company, Maid2Clean (Suffolk) Ltd, providing work for local people in Suffolk doing other people’s housework. She joins the board with a huge amount of experience and a passion to work towards growing SME’s within Suffolk.
James Robbins – Board Member
James Robbins work as a partner at Marshall Hatchick based in their Aldeburgh office. He started his legal career in 1986 with Westhorp Ward & Catchpole, that firm subsequently merging with Birketts where he remained until 1999. He then joined Mears Hobbs and Durrant in Lowestoft as a partner. James deals primarily in commercial and residential property specialising in Housing Association work.
Julie Hepton – Business Development Manager
Julie’s experience spans across hospitality, automotive, insurance, wealth management, marketing, business development, retail and venue management. Her skills include; marketing, business development and event management. Julie has joined us from leaving Sodexo Prestige Venues and Events as Sales & Marketing Manager at Bury St Edmunds based venues The Apex, Athenaeum and Abbey Gardens Café. Julie’s role is to develop Suffolk Coast Business giving a physical presence for the business associations, along with organising events and marketing.