Chris Southcombe

It is with great sadness that we said farewell to one of our founder members Chris Southcombe, who passed away earlier this month. Chris had an illustrious career in the Fire Service before setting up Crammer Safety, offering bespoke Health and Safety solutions for all types of businesses. Chris was our first chairman when we became Exeter Business Club and with his inimitable calm manner and wonderful sense of humour, he set the tone for what the Club has become today.

As well as being an expert in his field, he was much respected by all of us as a terrific human being. He took a genuine interest in everyone’s businesses and was always there to help support in any way he could. The tributes have flowed in since we heard the sad news. We will all miss his expertise, wisdom and above all, his wonderful sense of humour.

Our thoughts are with his wife Vera, sons Dan and Adam and their families. RIP Chris. You were simply brilliant.