Giles Babb

Giles Babb joined the committee in 2012, having lived and worked in Emsworth since 1994. A chef by trade, Giles has run the Blue Bell since 2002. He has always been very proactive in promoting Emsworth. He is keen to maintain the wonderful area we live and work in. He supports shopping locally and this reflects in the suppliers he uses at his own business.

Giles became Chairman of the EBA in 2013, and has been working hard to increase membership and improve business-to-business interaction. Networking Breakfasts have proven very popular since he reintroduced them last year. He soon went about adopting a Constitution for the Association and has brought some fresh faces to reinvigorate the committee.

Giles studied at South Downs College and in that time worked at some great local restaurants including Fat Olives as well as for the Royal Family. He has just recently completed a Level 2 course in Wines and Spirits.

He enjoys fine dining and wine, which he rarely has to leave South Street to enjoy, and recently became a member of The PIGS. He is an avid sports fan and a season ticket holder at Fratton Park. When he is not screaming from the terraces, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends and walking his dogs around Chichester Harbour.

Steve Cooper

I have worked in the accountancy industry for over 30 years and specialise in assisting small businesses (whether start ups or existing) in all aspects; this could be maximising the owners income, meeting HMRC/Companies House deadlines, general business advice or tax planning. I have been a partner of KSL Accountants & Business Advisors since 1997, a business with two offices (one in Portsmouth since 1992 and the other in Chichester since 2011) and I manage in excess of 500 clients. I was born in Chichester and initially lived in Emsworth before moving to Selsey; I returned with my wife, Emma, and our children to Prinsted in 2014.

Phoebe Atkinson
Membership Secretary

Phoebe has lived in Emsworth for over 20 years and has been involved in several local groups during that time including the Emsworth British Food Fortnight, the Parish of Warblington with Emsworth, the Emsworth Residents' Association, Good Neighbours, and The EMS newspaper.  She is now the owner of a small business, Mill Pond Cakes.