Come along to the Newhaven Chamber breakfast and meet Kate Chappell on Wednesday 4th December to out your questions to the parliamentary candidate for Labour.

Kate grew up in Plumpton and has recently returned to live in Lewes with her husband and three daughters.

Between finishing her studies and beginning to work in community development, she founded three successful social enterprises in a new field of recycling carpets. The first of these, Spruce Carpets in Glasgow, collected unwanted carpets in good condition and refurbished them with the help of homeless volunteers in order to supply them at low cost to people resettling from homelessness.

An Experienced Councillor
Most recently Kate was a Labour Councillor on the Executive at Manchester City Council for three years, and before that a backbench member for four years. On the Executive at Manchester City Council, she held the Environment portfolio which encompassed climate change, planning policy, licensing policy and highways. She was successful in introducing segregated cycle lanes on several key arterial routes, as well as leading an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan on behalf of the city.

Championing Residents
As a Councillor, she was a champion for residents’ groups and the community groups within Rusholme ward, changing key pieces of city policy based on their demands. She successfully lobbied to introduce selective landlord licensing in an area of the ward blighted by poor quality private sector rentals. She regularly advocated for individual residents who came to her advice surgeries, making tangible improvements for them and their families.

Labour have our strongest ever manifesto and message this time round. Our Brexit policy is the only sensible way through the Brexit mess the Tories have left us in. From affordable homes and ending homelessness to increasing funding for the NHS, a Labour Government would create a green economy – improving all our lives whilst taking the pressure off the planet. – Kate Chappell 2019


The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business. Although the meetings are structured they are friendly and informal with the emphasis on developing relationships to help each member’s business interests.

Guests and visitors can come and network with our regular Chamber members, you’ll be made very welcome!


  • to promote members businesses through regular networking meetings
  • to generate business referrals for member businesses
  • to learn about other member businesses
  • to develop relationships with members to build goodwill and trust
  • to increase awareness and membership of the Chamber
When and where

Every Wednesday 7.00am – 8.30am

Woody’s Bar & Grill / Peacehaven Golf Club
Brighton Road

Telephone: 01273 515566

What is involved?

The members arrive at around 7am, meet for a chat and have tea or coffee, at 7:30am when everyone is seated and breakfast is served. Everyone is given the opportunity to give a 60 second presentation to the group about their business. Each week one chamber member is given the opportunity to give a fuller 10 minute presentation if they wish.


Breakfast club members pay £41.17 per month (equivalent to £9.50 per breakfast) by standing order.

Guests are very welcome and can pay on the day £9.50 per breakfast for a maximum of 3 visits, thereafter breakfast is £12.00.
Non-breakfast club chamber members £12.00 per breakfast.
We’d love to welcome you to our weekly breakfast networking, why not give it a try, you’ll be in good company!