About Us

The  Directors of Margate Town Team CIC are:

Richard Ash (Chair) is a business man and has been a supporter of Margate town, charities, carnivals, mayors, councils, churches, schools, scouts and businesses for over 30 years.

Alan Brown (Treasurer)  lived and worked in Margate for 23 years, running his own businesses (Brilliant at Bookkeeping and IT Services East Kent Ltd). He has been very involved in local education as a School Governor at Palm Bay Primary School for 20 years and several years  as a Manager at both Canterbury and East Kent Colleges. He is passionate about the  regeneration of the East Kent Coastal towns, in particular helping Margate face the challenges of the future. 

Gary-Paul Derriman is a Local Businessman and Proprietor of Ministry of Pies in Margate. He is also an Independent Food & Hygiene Assessor.  Gary-Paul has over 25 years’ experience as a Chef /Publican and Manager involved in the food, retail and leisure industries. He is also an active community supporter and over several years has worked as a Charity Fundraiser organising events for Red Nose Day.

Pamela Pople (Secretary) is the Co-ordinator of the Cliftonville Partnership supporting businesses, organising/managing street scene projects, applying for funding, sustaining membership, organising community events; referring concerns; and aiming to raise the profile of Northdown Road. She is also the Lead Panel Member for Cliftonville First and Chair of Margate Civic Society. Before training in Community Development, she set up courses and taught vocational subjects for 20 years.

Aaron Wilson (Coordinator) works in support of the Directors of the Town Team in their efforts to improve and regenerate the High Street & Surrounding areas.  He has extensive experience in working with business consultancy and event management.  Aaron is also responsible for overseeing the development of 'POP UP - Margate' - an innovative project to allow new start or early stage business to progress in a low risk and supportive environment.

The other Town Team Members are:


Councillor Iris Johnston 

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The Mayor of Margate - Cllr Rosamund Dixon


Margate Regeneration - Thanet District Council - Kelly Bradshaw

Rory Waitt

Rory is a Qualified Teacher and Graduate Engineer.  As well as an AIr B& B host, Rory also works as Private Tutor, Market Trader and a Ride Operator at Dreamland.  He is excited to have the opportunity to continue his involvement in enabling, supporting and working on programmes for the regeneration & sustainability of  Margate.


Partner Organisations:

TDC (fund holder) (Economic Development and Regeneration).