Chamber Team

Carrie Sudbury

Carrie Sudbury

Chief Executive
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

As the Chief Executive, Carrie leads the Chamber in its mission to assist and enable businesses to network, grow, and thrive. With a commitment to excellence and a dedication to fostering a supportive business environment, Carrie plays a crucial role in helping businesses reach their full potential.

Chamber members are encouraged to contact Carrie for various reasons. As the leader of the Chamber, Carrie is committed to ensuring that the Chamber evolves and adapts to meet the needs of its members and partners. Members can reach out to Carrie to provide input, feedback, or suggestions on how the Chamber can better serve the business community. Carrie’s open-door policy and willingness to listen make her an invaluable resource for Chamber members seeking to have their voices heard and contribute to the Chamber’s ongoing success.

Shane Young

Shane Young

Operations Director

Shane Young is the Operations Director at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber. Over the course over the last 10 years, Shane has shouldered increasing responsibilities within the Chamber initially starting as a Member Executive through to his current role today.

In his current capacity, Shane oversees all aspects of Chamber operations, from strategic partnerships to facilitating the delivery of support services and activities for members. Serving as the primary liaison for the Chamber’s 20 Patrons, Shane’s role gives him the opportunity to interact with influential business leaders from across the region.

Shane is dedicated to helping members optimise their Chamber experience and exploring how membership can benefit their businesses.

For inquiries on maximising Chamber membership benefits or understanding the ways membership can support business growth, please contact Shane and discover the partnership opportunities available at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber.

Lynne Urpeth

Lynne Urpeth

Membership Manager

Lynne Urpeth brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Membership Manager at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber since 2023. With a passion for fostering strong business communities and facilitating growth, Lynne plays a pivotal role in managing and expanding the Chamber’s membership base.

In her capacity, Lynne oversees the Chamber’s membership team, ensuring they provide support and engagement to the Chamber’s diverse membership community. Her focus extends beyond nurturing existing relationships; Lynne is committed to welcoming new businesses into the Chamber fold, showcasing the array of services and support available to them.

Lynne’s approach is characterised by a genuine interest in understanding each business’s unique needs and challenges. She actively seeks opportunities to connect over coffee, engaging in meaningful conversations to tailor Chamber resources to individual requirements. With access to a network of over 1100 businesses spanning various sectors, Lynne ensures that support is personalised, relevant, and helpful to the success of each member.

Ivy Goh

Ivy Goh

Finance Manager

Ivy Goh assumed the role of Finance Manager at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber in January 2023, bringing a wealth of financial expertise and strategic insight to the team. With her keen eye for detail and analytical skills, Ivy oversees the generation of financial reporting, as well as the development of comprehensive planning and budgeting strategies. Her meticulous approach ensures the Chamber’s financial health and stability, driving informed decision-making and sustainable growth.

Chamber members seeking clarity with financial matters relating to the Chamber are encouraged to reach out, Ivy provides invaluable support, financial transparency, and expertise to the Chamber’s operations.

Louise Clarke

Louise Clarke

Trade and Export Executive

Louise Clarke brings over two decades of invaluable experience to the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber. Having originally joined the Chamber in 1994, Louise has served in various departments for over 18 years. After a short break, Louise returned five years ago, continuing her passion for supporting local businesses. Currently serving as the International Trade Executive, Louise plays a pivotal role in facilitating export and import activities for Chamber members.

Her responsibilities include managing export documentation such as Certificates of Origin and EUR1s with fantastic attention to detail. Louise is the go-to person for members seeking assistance with customs procedures and any other queries related to international trade.

Laura Rudkin

Laura Rudkin

Training & Export Executive

Laura Rudkin has been an integral part of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber since September 2014, bringing extensive experience and dedication to her role. As the Training & Export Executive, Laura plays a vital role in supporting members with international trade inquiries and processing export documentation. Additionally, she assists Chamber Skills Solutions by processing bookings and ensuring delegates receive their certificates promptly, while also ensuring all course information complies with relevant regulations.

Members are encouraged to contact Laura for a range of services, including booking meeting rooms, confirming training sessions, obtaining certificates, and assistance with export documentation. Laura’s commitment to providing exceptional support and ensuring smooth processes makes her a valuable resource for Chamber members seeking assistance in various aspects of their business operations.

Charlotte Saxton

Charlotte Saxton

Membership Account Executive

Charlotte Saxton has been a valued member of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce since May 2023. In her role as an Account Executive, Charlotte is dedicated to assisting members in maximizing the benefits of their membership.

Charlotte’s responsibilities encompass a range of tasks, from engaging with members during on-site visits to ensuring they are utilising the services included in their membership to their fullest potential. Additionally, she regularly reaches out to companies to check on their progress and fosters connections between members, facilitating valuable networking opportunities.

Members are encouraged to reach out to Charlotte for any assistance or support they may need. With her proactive approach and willingness to help, Charlotte is committed to ensuring that members have a positive and productive experience with the Chamber.

David Hester

David Hester

Membership Account Executive

David Hester brings a wealth of experience to his role as Membership Account Executive at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, having served in the Chamber for over 5 years and accumulated over 30 years of expertise in business development before that.

In his current capacity, David is dedicated to enhancing the membership retention rate by creating enduring relationships with existing members. He achieves this through regular communication and support, tailored to meet the individual requirements of each member.

Members are encouraged to contact David for assistance and guidance. David plays a vital role in advancing the Chamber’s mission of supporting businesses in the Barnsley and Rotherham region.

Kieran Bridges

Kieran Bridges

Marketing Manager

Kieran Bridges brings his expertise to the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, having assumed the role of Marketing Manager in March 2020. In his capacity, Kieran is entrusted with the vital responsibility of promoting the Chamber network, events, membership benefits, and various campaigns.

As a seasoned Marketing Manager, Kieran’s passion lies in design, marketing strategies, and the creation of compelling content aimed at showcasing the Chamber and its esteemed members. His commitment extends to actively supporting members by disseminating and amplifying their businesses within the Chamber network and across broader platforms.

With a profound sense of pride in the South Yorkshire region, Kieran is deeply dedicated to spotlighting Barnsley and Rotherham as vibrant communities suitable for living, working, and fostering business endeavors. He actively encourages members to connect with him for assistance, guidance, and collaborative opportunities, all geared towards augmenting their visibility and fostering growth within the Chamber and the wider community.

Elle Smith

Elle Smith

Events Co-ordinator

Elle Smith is the Event Coordinator at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, bringing her expertise to the team since September 2022. In her role, Elle meticulously manages the Chamber’s events programme, ensuring seamless execution and memorable experiences for all attendees.

Members are encouraged to reach out to Elle for various reasons. Whether they’re interested in joining an upcoming event, seeking further details about current or future events, or exploring sponsorship opportunities, Elle is the go-to person. With her dedication to delivering exceptional events and her commitment to supporting members, Elle strives to enhance the Chamber experience for all involved.

Isabelle Chambers

Isabelle Chambers

Training & Sales Executive
Chamber Skills Solutions

Isabelle Chambers joined Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce in September 2023, bringing her passion for training to her role as the Training & Skills Executive. As part of Chamber Skills Solutions, Isabelle is dedicated to enhancing business performance, increasing staff retention through training courses, and mitigating workplace risks through tailored training programs.

Isabelle is committed to making a positive impact on local businesses. Members seeking training solutions can rely on Isabelle’s expertise and enthusiasm to deliver tailored programs that meet their specific needs and objectives, ultimately driving growth and success.

Nicky Beal

Nicky Beal

Finance Support Officer
Sue Ball

Sue Ball

Membership Support Officer

Susan Ball has been an integral part of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce since 2006, serving as the Membership Support Officer. In her role, Susan provides invaluable back-office support, particularly focusing on membership-related matters. With her wealth of experience and expertise, Susan is the go-to person for members seeking assistance with their memberships and benefits. Whether it’s navigating the intricacies of membership packages or resolving any queries, Susan ensures that members receive the support they need to maximize their Chamber experience.