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Former ITFC Chairman David Sheepshanks shares business advice

Ipswich Suffolk Business Club was delighted to host a lunch with former Ipswich Town Football Club chairman David Sheepshanks CBE DL who spoke to Suffolk business leaders at Ipswich Town Football Club on 12th April.

Best known for chairing Ipswich Town Football Club 1995-2009 and leading the building of St George’s Park The FA National Football Centre, David spoke to local business leaders about his many senior business and leadership roles and his current role as a leadership coach.

He also spoke about founding and chairing the Suffolk Community Foundation for eight years and the charitable work he continues to do, including chairing the UK Community Foundation for six years, being the Patron of the Ipswich and East Suffolk branch of the Samaritans and serving as President of the Ipswich Citizens Advice Bureau. 

Luke Morris, Chairman of the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club, said: “It was a delight to have David Sheepshanks join us and hear about his tremendous life from building businesses, to chairing Ipswich Town Football Club and being involved with the FA, to his phenomenal charity work. He was a great guest speaker and had a wealth of knowledge to share with our members.”

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Toby Kramers

Committee Chair

Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.