Debbie Williams, co-founder of one of Wiltshire’s most successful heating and plumbing companies, has become the new president of the Chippenham Chamber of Commerce.
Debbie (45) took over from outgoing president Chris Bonser at the Chamber’s annual general meeting on Wednesday March 2. She’s been a member of the Chamber for four years.
She said: “I’m delighted to take on this role to represent and support the diverse and growing business community we have in our town. I hope to reach out to more local enterprises and to showcase the economic vitality of this area.”
Among Debbie’s objectives during her time as president are:
- Supporting the Chamber to become even more proactive in engaging with the town’s business community.
- Raising greater awareness among the town’s businesses of the Chamber and its work.
- Ensuring the Chamber sets clear goals for 2016 and beyond.
Debbie Williams set up John Williams Heating Services Ltd with her husband John more than ten years ago. At the time, Debbie was already an established businesswoman running her own beauty salon from home – a business she later sold to devote herself full time the heating and plumbing company. Today, with John, she runs a team of 18 people, working all over Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.
She believes excellent customer service is the key to sustainable and continued success. She is also a passionate advocate of apprenticeships and she believes strongly employers and educators need to embrace and value apprenticeships far more.
Originally from Birmingham, Debbie moved to Wiltshire with her family and met John, aged just 15. They married when she was 21 and have two daughters Georgina, and Katie.
John Williams Heating Services is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham. The company has won multiple business awards and is currently a finalist in the upcoming Enterprising Wiltshire Awards for Apprentice Employer of the Year. John Williams Heating Services is a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com. For more details visit www.jwheating.co.uk