Contacts

Address

CLA East, The Court,

Lanwades Business Park, Kentford,

Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7PN

TEL: 01638 590429

FAX: 01638 552206

TWITTER: @CLAEast 

Your representatives working for you in the eastern region.

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Ben Underwood – Director East
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Ben was appointed CLA East Regional Director in January 2015 following a four-year spell as CLA Wales Director. During his time there, he advanced the impact of the CLA’s lobbying in the country and built relationships with key politicians, and oversaw a significant growth in membership. Ben has worked for the Association for 10 years and, previous to working in Wales, held posts as Conservation Adviser and Assistant Director South East.

T: 01638 590429    |    F: 01638 552206    |    E: ben.underwood@cla.org.uk

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Tim Woodward – Regional Surveyor
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Tim trained at the Royal Agricultural College (RAC), and has practised as a Rural Surveyor for over 25 years, specialising in estate management and advising institutional, charitable, and private landowners. He was the Regional Rural Surveyor for the National Trust in the East of England for eight years and has recently spent time on a consultancy basis as Interim Chief Surveyor for the CLA at Belgrave Square in London.

T: 01638 590429 or 07980 825295    |    F: 01638 552206
E: tim.woodward@cla.org.uk

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Claire Wright CLA
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CLAIRE WRIGHT – REGIONAL SURVEYOR
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Claire read Geography at the University of Birmingham before taking a postgraduate course in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College. She qualified as a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor in 2010 and has spent time in professional practice advising a range of clients on a variety of areas including planning, commercial property and valuation before joining the CLA in November 2013.

T: 01638 590429 | E: claire.wright@cla.org.uk

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Emily-Rose Debenham – Events Manager
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Emily-Rose organises the CLA's events programme for members as well as the organisation's attendance at county shows in the region. She joined the CLA after graduating from Norwich University College of Arts with a degree in textiles, specialising in woven cloth. Having grown up on her family's farm in Suffolk, Emily-Rose is an active member of her local Young Farmers Club, Hadleigh YFC.

T: 01638 590429    |    M: 07702 926250    |    F: 01638 552206    |    E: emily-rose.debenham@cla.org.uk

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Lee Murphy – Communications Manager
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Lee is a former broadcast news editor for a cluster of radio stations in the east of England. He has also held a media and communications role at Stansted Airport and most recently was the Head of Communications at the Youth Sport Trust, where he oversaw national media activity linked to the London 2012 Olympic Legacy and a range of other high profile campaigns.

T: 07702 926696    |    E: lee.murphy@cla.org.uk

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Alexandra Stone
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Alexandra Stone - Regional Coordinator
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Alexandra (Alli) joined the CLA East team in October 2018 and oversees the coordination of our nine branch committees in the region. Alli graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013 with a degree in history. She joined the CLA following a role as Business Support Coordinator for the estates and outdoors teams at the National Trust. Outside of work Alli spends most of her time sewing, horse riding and baking.

T: 01638 590429 | E: alexandra.stone@cla.org.uk

 

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Bernard Pentelow – Territory Manager for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
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Bernard returned to manage the family farm near Wisbech after training in agriculture at Writtle College. Having set up a contract farming agreement he worked firstly for Greenvale Foods before becoming ADER’s (Agricultural Development in the Eastern Region) Project Officer for Cambridgeshire. His interests include supporting local sports teams, savouring regional food and drink and harnessing the power of social media. A keen Twitter user Bernard can be found tweeting @blueberntwo. He would also welcome your calls on 07525 196834 if you live in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk or Norfolk and you are considering joining the CLA.

T: 07525 196834    |     East Office on 01638 590429
E: bernard.pentelow@cla.org.uk

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JAMES MULLENEUX - TERRITORY MANAGER FOR ESSEX
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James is Territory Manager for Essex, as well as Kent, London, Surrey and Sussex. Anyone who would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a CLA member can contact him on:

T: 07702 768 829    |    E: james.mulleneux@cla.org.uk

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Samantha Spencer
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Samantha Spencer - Territory Manager for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire
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A Lincolnshire girl, Samantha is from an agricultural background with many years’ experience working within the animal Health, agricultural and equine sectors. Outside of work Samantha’s main passions include eventing and she also has a keen interest in property development.

T: 07919 371196 | E: Samantha.spencer@cla.org.uk