Richard Sheehan

Chief Executive

Richard is Chief Executive of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce who sits on and reports directly to the Chambers Board of Directors. Richards role is very varied working both behind the scenes to ensure the Chamber is fully integrated with relevant public sector bodies as well as in a public facing role promoting and building the Chamber. As a Shropshire lad Richard has a strong bond to the county and a solid understanding of what is a very diverse county. Richard's career prior to the Chamber was in the automotive industry where he held many senior and directorship positions. Richard is huge supporter of Shrewsbury Town FC and has a true passion for playing golf.

  • Email Richard Sheehan
  • Tel: 01952 208200

Teresa Rowe

Head of Events

Teresa holds a BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance and after college joining the Shropshire Star at just 18. She worked in Classified Advertising Dept covering customer service and sales giving her the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. After 3 years at HQ, Teresa was transferred to Newport to take responsibility for the planning and design of the Newport and Market Drayton Advertiser.

Joined Shropshire Chamber in July 1999 as Customer Services Adviser, which covered a variety of administrative duties. Promoted first to Telesales Dept then to Membership Co-ordinator, responsible for all membership administration and events, this role also called on her previous marketing skills, as she became editor of the Chamber Business Matters magazine. In April 2010 Teresa was once again promoted, this time to Events Manager.In April 2013 she was also handed the responsibility of working closely with Shropshire Chamber Patrons, administering all events and forums on their behalf. However, the title does not truly reflect the wide range of duties Teresa covers for the Chamber, capitalising on her superb organisational and customer services skills, as well as her boundless enthusiasm.

  • Email Teresa Rowe
  • Tel: 07866 602016

Rachel Owen

Member Recruitment Executive

Rachel has been with the Chamber since June 2010 and has worked in various departments, her knowledge of what the Chamber offers is immense. Rachel can navigate you through to highlight how we can help you best, to ensure that you get the greatest value out of your membership.

Rachel's background is in front of house, sales, customer service and leisure management giving her the extensive knowledge required for her role.


  • Email Rachel Owen
  • Tel: 01952 208200

Ingrid Griffiths

Export Documentation Administrator

Ingrid is a fully qualified member of the Chambers export documentation team.

Being French, tri lingual, and having international business qualifications as well as experience working in the UK, in finance and accounting, makes Ingrid a very useful and versatile member of the team.

  • Email Ingrid Griffiths
  • Tel: 01952 208220

Ruth Ross

Head of Skills and Retention

Ruth joined us in 2015, previously Managing Director of her own business for 20 years so fully understands the journey a business undertakes and the pitfalls and juggling act that an owner has to overcome.

As Head of Skills & Retention Ruth is responsible for the Training Programme Co-ordination, as well as the Customer Service journey for our members.

With a willingness to push the boundaries and to extend comfort zones, Ruth has been known to undertake various challenges for charity, including Tandem Sky Dives, Abseiling, 50 mile Long Mynd Walk. We look with anticipation what the next challenge will be…


  • Email Ruth Ross
  • Tel: 07703 823419

Susan Hartland

Credit Controller


Gail Jennings

Executive Assistant


    Shernel Stevenson

    International Trade Adviser




      Richard Smith

      International Trade Adviser




        Gerald Whitworth

        International Trade Adviser




          Norman Rikunenko

          International Trade Adviser



            Christine Armistead

            International Trade Adviser

            Christine & Richard