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Andy was born in Sheffield and joined the RAF as an aircraft technician in 1979.
He served 10 years on jet aircraft before leaving to pursue a career in financial services.
Andy moved to Cornwall with his wife Babs and 5 children in 1998 and set up St Columb Financial Services on The 5th July 2000 (His Independence Day)
He is a member of Newquay Town Council (mayor in 2012) a Board member of the Newquay Business Improvement District, a Trustee of Newquay Football Club and a member of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions. Despite living in Newquay he chooses to have his business based in St Columb Major because he enjoys the Community spirit of the Town.
In his spare time he supports Babs as a Foster carer, enjoys motor cycling and spending time with his grandchildren.
Andy Hannan - President
Lauren Gillespie - Treasurer
Beason Bespoke Frames
“I grew up on the edge of “The Potteries” as a country boy. I then travelled a lot in my youth and I have seen many different cultures and countries around the world, so I’ve come a long way since moving to Cornwall, about eighteen years ago. I married and had children here, and we live opposite "Glanville's, Builders Merchant" almost in the middle of St Columb Major.
Cornwall is a place that asks something of you, so if you are prepared to give some of yourself, and work a bit, then what you get back in return is priceless. I love living here, and have found great friends hidden in this rare and rugged peninsular. In 2006, my wife and I bought a small corner shop in St Columb because we wanted to work where we lived. My wife is an artist, and I am a guild commended Picture Framer ("Beason Bespoke"). Shortly after renovating our little shop, the recession hit, and it is hard even now for us to fully commit to running a business in St Columb Major. Therefore we both currently work part time in Art & Design within the Cornwall College Group.
I know that much can be done to improve conditions for business in this area. I have always been a supporter of reinstating a local Chamber of Commerce, so I am thrilled to be Vice Chair. I have recently been co-opted onto the Town Council, and so you could say I have plenty on.
An active local Chamber of Commerce plays a crucial role in helping to establish and safeguard local economies. My role within The Chamber, is to carry concerns raised by members, to local government, with one objective in mind:
'A brighter economic climate for business in the district of St Columb Major'.”
Max Beason - Chairman
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