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Retail Subgroup

Ian Burdekin, Subgroup Head

Ian Burdekin is the Branch Manager of the two Guernsey Waitrose Stores. He is also a Board Director for Waitrose Guernsey Limited. Ian has enjoyed a varied career with Waitrose working centrally at Bracknell in the Store Development team as well as running several UK stores. He is a Qualified Business Coach.

About the Retail Subgroup

Mission (purpose of this subgroup):

  • To gauge opinion and provide a united voice for the retail sector, working as a conduit linking retail to  our influential stakeholders.

Objectives (Term of Office):

  • Improve communication links between retailers and influential stakeholders
  • Provide timely updates and insight relating to the retail sector
  • Encourage networking and the sharing of best practice


  • Establish an up to date data base of the islands retailers
  • Work with stakeholders to put in place an effective communication network across the sector
  • Find opportunities to network, bring the sector closer together, energising, sharing best practice and exploring innovation


  • Review the impact of Chamber’s input on the retail strategy for Guernsey and follow up to maximise satisfactory outcomes
  • Review with other groups the annual retail cycle of events and discuss feedback with them
  • With Chamber staff, to note the annual variation of Chamber members in this category and to identify reasons for change.

Retail Subgroup Members

  • Ian Burdekin
  • John O’Neill
  • Jack Honeybill
  • Andrew Pinsard
  • John Lewis
  • Mel Symondson

Retail Subgroup States Members

  • Deputy Jennifer Merrett
  • Philip Henderson

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