Felixstowe Chamber Committee


David Button

David Button Funeral Directors
01394 200793

I run and own David Button Independent Funeral Directors, a small, family run business with a friendly, relaxed and calming atmosphere. This I believe makes the funeral home very unique. We are situated in Walton on the outskirts of Felixstowe.

I started working in the funeral industry for a large corporate company. Having started at the bottom as a casual part time bearer I had the opportunity to progress as a funeral arranger and then onto the role of Funeral Director. I strongly believe starting at the bottom has put me in good stead as the years have passed by. Starting up my own funeral home was once only a dream and to have made that big step is the result of hard work and many hours learning my trade.

Vice Chairman

Roger Abbott

Roger Abbott – Freelance Editor and PR Advisor
01394 279487

Roger Abbott  (vice-chairman) – Freelance journalist and public relations, with some 30 years experience internationally — variously as reporter, news editor, sub editor and edi-tor, as well as PR adviser and website editor in the UK, Europe, Zimbabwe, the USA and South Africa.  Roger, who settled in Felixstowe and joined the Chamber three years ago, specialises in renewable energy, agriculture, environment, food and politics.


Sharon Sheldrake

The Sweet Hut

Committee Members

Amanda Erskine

Barker Gotelee

01473 617303


Amanda Erskine trained with Barker Gotelee, who are based in Martlesham Heath, and qualified as a solicitor in the Family Department in 2012. She specialises in all manner of family matters including divorce and relationship breakdown, the ending of civil partnerships, financial settlements, arrangements for children and nuptial or cohabitation agreements. Amanda’s approach to all situations is to provide a sympathetic ear and a practical solution. Her aim is to always try, where possible, to keep matters out of the costly court system, and encourage couples to resolve their issues as amicably as possible. Her focus and attention to detail are key in achieving the best result for her clients. Amanda has been living in Trimley St Mary with her husband since 2014 and enjoys the town and surrounding area. Outside of work Amanda is heavily involved with the 5th Ipswich Girls Brigade, a Christian based organisation who meet on Wednesday evenings at Alan Road Methodist Church. She runs the sessions for the older girls aged between 11-18 years and helps them develop life skills and their own relationships with God.

Andrew Chenery

Utility Warehouse

01394 549364


Dr Janet Massey – Medical Advisor


roger-loomesRoger Loomes

Ashton KCJ
01394 458402

Roger Loomes is part of the Ashton KCJ Personal Injury team,  having joined its Felixstowe office in October 2011 from  Margary & Miller Felixstowe where  he had been based for 25 years.

Roger has over 30 years’ experience in personal injury litigation. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and specialises in higher  value claims,  including  workplace accidents ( and  asbestos related claims) holiday accidents, public and occupiers liability claims and road traffic accidents.

Roger has lived in Felixstowe for over 20 years. He has four daughters who keep him busy outside of work and poor!. As well as involvement in his local church and charity work, Roger has been involved in local theatre and is a keen golfer when time permits.


Tim Marchant

07810 810444

I am a born and bred East Anglian – born in the Isle Of Ely, I grew up in East Suffolk around Woodbridge. My family has an association with Felixstowe going back over 30 years and I moved here with my partner and our two children in 2008. Since then, we have added two more children, both born right here in the town.

I have almost 18 years’ experience in Internet development. During that time I have managed and built web sites for household name organisations, but my passion is helping small businesses succeed on the web. I have held Microsoft Certified Professional qualifications and developed for Microsoft server platforms but now specialise in building and supporting WordPress web sites running on Linux.

Helen Greengrass

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Helen has lived in Felixstowe for five years and was appointed as the Felixstowe Forward Change Director for the town in April 2015.  Helen is thoroughly enjoying the challenge of enabling the town to make it a better place to live, work and visit.  In the past Helen has run her own business, and worked in  the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Her new role combines the many years of experience in relationship management and networking.  Outside work Helen loves walking, reading, socializing with friends and family, writing and researching her family history.

Helen can be contacted by email at helen.greengrass@eastsuffolk.gov.uk