Board Profiles

Louise Wall (Interim CEO)

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Louise Wall was appointed as Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s Interim CEO effective from Thursday 18th June 2020.

Louise became the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber’s Group Commercial Director in the summer of 2014 and is responsible for overseeing all operations within the Chamber ranging from membership services, business support programmes and international trade.

Louise is a fully qualified HR professional with a breadth of experience across the public and private sector having headed up a successful small HR and IT consultancy business for nearly ten years, as well as key roles within Local Authorities, with an emphasis on the economy and enterprise.

She was previously Head of Sustainable Communities at Warwickshire County Council and founder member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Executive board.


Darren Millis (Vice President)

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Partner, Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP

Darren is Partner at Geoffrey Leaver LLP, a firm of solicitors at the heart of Milton Keynes’ business community. As team leader of the commercial property team, Darren has day-to-day contact with the businesses and entrepreneurs driving Milton Keynes’ successful growth. Darren joined Geoffrey Leaver in January 2014 after 16 years as a solicitor and partner with a Legal 200 firm in Kent. Darren has worked with developers on both local and national level, as well as on the property aspects of corporate and finance deals. He has a wealth of experience in more complicated land acquisition work including options and conditional contracts together with leases and licenses for both landlord and tenant. In his spare time Darren enjoys traveling and walking. As a keen linguist he is currently studying German for business (and leisure !).



Jacqui Wilkins (President)
Managing Director, Visual Identity Creative Ltd

After gaining a degree from the world renowned University of the Arts, Chelsea, Jacqui spent over a decade as a successful designer for a number of agencies in London and the South East including a multi award-winning design consultancy based in Hertfordshire. Over that period Jacqui worked with some of the world’s best-known brands to not only deliver a number of high profile projects but help interpret brand direction, deliver creative concepts and execute a marketing plan.

Jacqui is an experienced Owner/Director, specialising in Brand Development and Ideas Generation for both B2C and B2B markets. She set up Visual Identity with her partner, Jon Newham, in 1989 and has worked in Milton Keynes for over 25 years.

Jacqui has a strong communications with solid background and passion for creativity, ideas generation and concept building. With an extensive managerial experience and a wide range of skills gained over 30 years, she is well organised with a proven experience to manage large projects.

As a supporter of all areas of the creative industry, she believes the interaction between business and the arts can be leveraged to change the perception of MK to the outside world.


Steve Robinson
Business Advisory Partner, Mercer & Hole

Steve is a Audit and Business Advisory Partner based at Mercer & Hole’s Milton Keynes office. He has significant experience in the Northampton and Milton Keynes market working with corporate businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Steve has a strong background of working for independent schools and academies, ranging from single schools to large education groups. Within the corporate sector, he focuses on working with owners to achieve their ambitions across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, property, construction, freight & logistics, retail and professional practices.

In 2016, Steve joined Mercer & Hole from Grant Thornton, where he had worked since 1986 and had been a Partner for the previous 18 years. He is a past President of both the Milton Keynes and Northampton Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of work, Steve has held the post of Governor at a Secondary School Academy for the past three years and is a Cub Scout Leader in the Northamptonshire village of Brixworth. Steve enjoys supporting Northampton Saints Rugby Union Club and Liverpool Football Club. He is married with three children.


Scott Jones
CEO, 123 Internet Group

After a short career within the insurance market working within the MIS team supporting the merger of Aviva, Scott moved to online automation developing web platforms and early digital marketing concepts within the car rental industry and was pivotal in developing and launching the Government Scrappage Scheme.

For more than 15 years he has worked within the Digital space, helping to support big brands with their online strategies reaching an accredited fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR).

As a leading local agency owner, his team of 20 professionals offer a full suite of services including branding, web design, social media and SEO. The agency has grown to support a local, national and international audience and activity works with a number of local businesses. Scott and his team are also the official digital partners of MK Lightning Ice Hockey and a Platinum founding member of SproutSocial.

After a short career within the insurance market working within the MIS team supporting the merger of Aviva, Scott moved to online automation developing web platforms and early digital marketing concepts within the car rental industry and was pivotal in developing and launching the Government Scrappage Scheme.

For more than 15 years he has worked within the Digital space, helping to support big brands with their online strategies reaching an accredited fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR).

As a leading local agency owner, his team of 20 professionals offer a full suite of services including branding, web design, social media and SEO. The agency has grown to support a local, national and international audience and activity works with a number of local businesses. Scott and his team are also the official digital partners of MK Lightning Ice Hockey and a Platinum founding member of SproutSocial.

Outside of his active work life, Scott enjoys motor racing and has been taking flying lessons to broaden his reach and passion for travelling.

Scott Jones




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