Chamber Team

Bill Blythe, President

Bill is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a background in Local and Central Government. Bill has also worked as an independent financial consultant and was the landlord/owner of a successful village pub and restaurant.  Since 2008 Bill has worked at Executive level in a number of Further Education Colleges in the South of England and London and has been Vice Principal (Finance and Resources) at Petroc since 2016.

As well as being a director of Barnstaple and District Chamber; Bill is also the Vice Chair of the Northern Devon Innovation Board, a Director of the South West Institute of Technology, and founder member of the Globe Community Interest Company (in Torrington) and is a member of the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Advisory Panel

Bill Blythe headshot

Bill leads a voluntary Board of Directors who share his passion for Northern Devon and are proud to be part of the Barnstaple Chamber.

Whether through helping members by sharing best practice or expert knowledge, providing networking opportunities, facilitating meetings with local government or other organisations, or making sure the collective voice of the Chamber Members is heard in the wider region.  The Board work together, and with other partner organisations, to ensure that Northern Devon is on the map.

Board Members:

Philip Byers
Strategic Representation, Past President & Director
Director, Project (SW) Ltd

Martin Critchard
Independent Financial Advisor, Duchy Independent Financial Advisors

Mark Tibbert
Treasurer & Director
Tax Partner, Thomas Westcott Accountants

Paula Byers
Immediate Past President & Director
Founder & Director, Lime Cloud Limited

Our Business Associates:

The Chamber is proud to have the support of our Business Associates, who not only provide direct support to our members, but also financial assistance to the Chamber to enable us to deliver effective services to our membership.


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