Meet The Team

Chris Luff - CEO
What is your role at the chamber?
I make a lot of noise - talk a lot! Basically, I join the dots between people - and between organisations. I tend to do things differently in that I'll organise community-focused events myself, and make personal introductions. I spot opportunities for local businesses and strive to make things happen for them. I also engage with the local authorities and work with LEP as an envoy.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love meeting like-minded people who are prepared to invest time in others, and I like seeing people win.
Saffron Johnson - Operations Director
What is your role at the chamber?
Apart from picking up the pieces left in the trail of disruption led by Chris, attempting to put them together and then make them work, I organize the Chamber events, manage the membership, marketing and partner relationships. I meet with all new and potential members, look after the existing ones and connect businesses with community and opportunity.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love watching the results unfold, connecting via our network and witnessing the success that follows. I love being part of this great team and working for a flexible, forward thinking organisation who are not afraid to think outside the box and make things happen.
Elizabeth Pressland - Export Co-coordinator
What is your role at the chamber?
My role is to ensure that all export queries are answered and all export documentation received is dealt with in a fast, professional and satisfactory manner.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I firstly joined British Chambers of Commerce in 2005 and the best bit for me has been giving great customer service which gives me job satisfaction and l like meeting people who are ambitious and wanting to make the most of themselves.
Maria La Porta - Operations & Export
What is your role at the chamber?
I manage day-to-day accounting and finance requirements, such as bookkeeping and maintaining detailed financial reports. I also have membership and general administrative duties. Finally, I work on the export side, processing documentation and maintaining records.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love that my work is varied and that I'm part of such a great team. I've worked in a range of administrative and financial roles in large and small companies but, here at the Chamber, my work-life balance is perfect.
Sarah O’Sullivan - Export & Admin Co-ordinator
What is your role at the chamber?
My main role on a day to day basis is within the export department. I help our exporters with their documentation that is needed to travel with the goods abroad. We deal with lots of queries and always do our best to point the exporters in the right direction if it’s not something that we can deal with directly.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I like working at the chamber and being part of a small team, however I really like that I work for a company who is so inclusive and socially aware. The chamber does lots for the local community and I feel proud to be a part of it.
Lee Keogh - Team Leader Apprentice
What is your role at the chamber?
I am the Team Leader Apprentice as well as Chamber's Video Editor. As Team Leader Apprentice I am in charge of the well-being and day-to-day activity of our team of kick-starters.

What do you enjoy about your job?
What I enjoy most about my job is being able to build a high performing team, coach them into the world of networking, and assist the personal development on their own S.M.A.R.T goals.
Danny Thompson - Digital Marketing Apprentice
What is your role at the chamber?
I'm a Digital Marketing Apprentice which involves; email marketing to members and businesses in order to promote events, content creation for our website and social medias, scheduling posts on our socials, communicating with businesses to achieve mutual goals, running marketing campaigns, the list goes on!

What do you enjoy about your job?
The variety of the job is what interests me most. I love learning, so being able to do different tasks keeps me excited as it means I'm growing as an individual and my skillset becomes stronger with each project.
Kia-Marie Whittaker - Digital Marketing Apprentice
What is your role at the chamber?
As Digital Marketing Apprentice I mainly take charge on the social media side of the Chamber but have a hand to play in events as well as anything else I get thrown at me, I love a challenge!

What do you enjoy about your job?
Helping our kick-starters and members achieve their goals! As well as no day EVER being the same, its great to be able to have a change of job role every day.
Raffaella Minichiello - Digital Marketing Apprentice
What is your role at the chamber?
I work on marketing our events, projects and more through our social media platforms. I help our members and partners market their own projects too. I am very new to the role, but I am also very excited to learn more as I go!

What do you enjoy about your job?
I really enjoy working for the Watford Chamber of Commerce as every day is a little different! The people I work with are brilliant and I am so passionate about what I do. There are always great training incentives, which I greatly enjoy, as well as there being a real ‘team effort’ feel to the company!
Amanda Grimson - Youth and Community Project Lead
What is your role at the chamber?
I am a Youth and Community Project Lead, working with the Three Rivers District Council, engaging young people to be work ready and able to apply for a job role they really want to do.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy seeing young people achieving greatness. I enjoy encouraging young people to thrive and achieve there ambitions with there future employment and there life ahead.
Ines Ferreira - Project & Events Co-Ordinator and Youth & Community Engagement Lead
What is your role at the chamber?
I am the Project & Events Co-Ordinator and Youth & Community Engagement Lead. I look after all the Chamber’s events as well as working on the Kickstart Scheme, from helping with the application and assisting in matching young people to the vacancies available.

What do you enjoy about your job?
The thing that I enjoy most about my work is that I am doing something that I enjoy, from helping young people find a job to organising the events and meeting so many different people.

Current Kickstarters

Carly Morgan

Team Assistant

Alexander Barr

Team Assistant

Aryan Panchal

Team Assistant

Dil Wendakoon

Team Assistant

Hajar Siari

Team Assistant

Robyn Hayes

Team Assistant

Khatera Naderi

Team Assistant

Harry Clarke

Team Assistant

Ashley Lee-Trill 

Team Assistant

Jasmine Finn

Team Assistant

Niamh Farrell

Team Assistant

Previous Kickstarters

Harry Clark

Team Assistant

Rebecca Carroll

Team Assistant

Niamh Carmichael

Team Assistant

Emma Murray

Team Assistant

Bronwen Lunniss

Team Assistant

Rita Testa Camillo

Team Assistant

Millicent Njuguna

Team Assistant

Kara McDowell

Team Assistant

Tejal Chauhan

Team Assistant

Saul Beels

Team Assistant

Sam Chapman

Team Assistant

James Wilson

Team Assistant

Tristan Luff

Team Assistant

Oliver Schofield

Team Assistant

Tryphena Darko Owusu

Team Assistant

Connor Page

Team Assistant

Billy Chapman

Team Assistant

Elliot Stone

Team Assistant

Contact Us

01923 442 442

Watford Chamber

Watford Chamber of Commerce
The Mansion,
BRE Campus, Bucknalls Lane,
Watford, WD25 9NH
Ⓒ    Watford Chamber of Commerce 2022
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