Chairs Update – October 2018

Dear Member

One week in the new role.

I was delighted and honoured to be elected as Chair by my colleagues, I know Phil is a hard act to follow and I am indebted to him for his hard work this year setting up new systems and processes making us more efficient.

I was delighted to be able to award Phil, at the Ball, the “Derek Fradgley” Award for his commitment which saw him serve as Chair in 2011/2012, he was the driving force behind the county making business links with Huizhou and Hezhou ( China province ) then standing in as interim Chair this year after the unexpected loss of Derek.

I am delighted that, as a Non-Executive Director, Phil will remain as Treasurer.

Together, with Julia Williams as Vice Chair, we will be working hard with the board to continue to grow and evolve the Ambassadors over the next 2 years.

The Directors and Non-Executive Directors have a strategy day later this month, after which, I will share the ideas we come up with.

We have 2 places on the Ambassador table at the Chris Pennell Curry night on 21st November.On a First come first served basis.

Please register on the following link:!event/2018/11/21/chris-pennell-testimonial-curry-night-worcestershire-ambassadors-table

The Annual Charity Ball date for next is 4th October 2019 please put date in your diary and book your tickets quickly as this is, probably, the best event of its kind in the County and I would love to see more Members in attendance.!event/2019/10/4/worcestershire-ambassadors-annual-charity-ball-save-the-date

Finally, Director Steve Descher is seeking 2 Business Mentors: –

‘Share your experience with the next generation by volunteering as a Business Mentor with Young Enterprise.’

Young Enterprise need two Business Mentors for Malvern St James’s students taking part in Company Programme. This would involve attending a weekly board meeting on Tuesdays at 12:30pm – 1:30pm to help them establish a Company, create and market a product and take part in YE competitions.

It is so rewarding to see how the students grow in confidence and key skills which can have a real impact with their future in work and life.’

To register your interest please email Steve Descher –

Thank you for your ongoing support.

If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Kevin Powell


Worcestershire Ambassadors