Meet The Team
Michael Stone - President
Jamieson Stone LLP
Michael is Principal at Jamieson Stone Chartered Accountants, a friendly firm of Chartered Accountants, registered auditors and trusted business advisers based at Oxford Circus and who specialise in the taxation affairs of individuals and small to medium sized businesses for over 20 years. Michael has been involved with the Chamber since 1997.
John Cripps - Deputy President
John has been with the Chamber for over 10 years. His earlier career was spent at a number of firms involved in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market, and later in facilities management for a large City-based fund manager, He now has his own business development consultancy, is also a civil, commercial, and family mediator and is on the board of Tintra plc.
Jason Window - Chairman
Having worked, lived and been involved in the Borough for the last 8 years Jason joins us from a long line of Business Development Roles including, The Roof Gardens, Inception Group, All Star Lanes and now Swingers Club. Jason was Chairmen of the Kensington Business Forum for 4 years before joining us at the KCCC. Jason’s venue contacts and local knowledge help and assist other members securing great venues for events.
Nicolas Braud - Vice Chairman
Waitrose & Partners
Nicolas joined the Chamber’s EC in 2018 while GM at Hotel Indigo, Kensington. He is now the Hospitality Development Manager for Waitrose and Partners, the food retail division of the John Lewis Partnership. A passionate and creative French leader who builds and leads diverse teams to solve customer problems, he delivers peak performance in the hospitality and retail sector.
Martin Herbert - Vice Chairman
Martin is Managing Director of the Banham Group. Banham is at the forefront of burglary prevention and have been leaders in the security industry since 1926, with unparalleled experience and customer service. Still a family owned company, Banham is now the largest supplier of burglary and fire prevention systems in London and the southeast.
Cllr Malcolm Spalding - Honorary VP
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Malcolm, a local councillor since 2014, he was Principal of the London Electronics College. He is vice-Chairman of the K&C Strategic Partnership; Chairman of the Earl's Court Society, a trustee of the Earl's Court and Olympia Charitable Trust and the Westway Trust. Malcolm has been a Chamber for over 20 years and has previously served as both Chairman and President.
Craig Bennett - Executive Council
Hotel Indigo London Kensington
Currently the General Manager at Hotel Indigo Kensington and chair of the Earls Court Business Forum. I have been involved with hospitality and events for over 13 years leading large teams to proven success whilst working with a variety of brands. I enjoy cycling, home development and travel.
Sam Carpenter - Executive Council
Sam has been involved with the Chamber since 2016, He is currently an investment manager at Redmayne Bentley which provides personal investment expertise across a range of bespoke investment management and stockbroking services. He has previously been a management consultant working both in the UK and Australia, China and Singapore.
Clare Fountain - Executive Council
Claire started her legal career as a Legal Executive and a Fellow of the Institute, qualified in 1999 and now has 33 years of experience in trusts of land and real estate law and practice. Claire lead the property department at Wheltons which merged then with TWM Solicitors LLP. She lectures at Guildford College on property practice and land law.
Chris Griffin - Executive Council
Museum of Brands
Chris is the Chief Executive of the Museum of Brands. He is Co-Founder of brand consultant PIGlobal, a Director of the Marketing Society, Founder of MarketAid which provides senior marketers pro bono into small charities. He is a Fellow Royal Society of Art, Fellow Institute of Packaging. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bedfordshire in 2012.
Debbie Ives - Executive Council
Holiday Inn Kensington Fourm
A sales specialist who is passionate within the hospitality industry, Debbie has over 20+ years of experience who works in a results driven environment for the all key segments within the UK and internationally. Well organised, focused, very self-motivated and a support networker. Excellent in building and maintaining long term business relationships. Has a real passion for the industry.
Vin Jauhal - Executive Council
WEM Technology Ltd