Chamber Patrons

The Chamber is proud to have the following patrons. If you want to know more about the benefits of becoming a patron contact the Chamber on 08455 240 240.

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It has taken more than 20 years but Amplitude now enjoys an enviable position of authority and respect in the world of events, conferences and exhibitions! Our impressive array of in-house resources enables us to provide the whole package – rarely do we need to outsource anything. If we do there will be a sound reason for doing so.

We also have our range of marquees to cater for every imaginable event, our own stock of furniture for hire and we produce display graphics, roller banners and pop-up stands.

Why? To ensure quality, consistency and satisfaction. Aside from the obvious advantages of seamless coordination our under-one roof capability enables us to control time, quality and cost efficiently. Our current list of clients have certainly benefited from this approach to service excellence.

It’s time to join them!

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Established in 1905, with its headquarters based in York, the not-for-profit benenden health,is one of the UK’s leading health and wellbeing mutual communities.

We offer a range of discretionary healthcare and well-being services to individuals and businesses. Our aim is to provide physical and emotional wellbeing to all our members. For more information visit

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Bradford College

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A leading commercial law firm with a national reputation. We provide legal services for corporate, commercial, public sector and private clients across the UK.

As well as providing quality legal services to our clients, we also offer a range of added value professional services including a dedicated investments and pensions team and an integrated town and country planning service.

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A leading provider of communications solutions serving customers throughout the world. BT continues to work in the region delivering ICT solutions to businesses and community organisations which focus on the success and growth of the regional economy.

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First is the leading transport provider across West & North Yorkshire providing over 100m customer journeys by bus every year. Our vision is to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people moving and communities prospering.

We offer a network of services across the region with a fleet of over 1000 vehicles connecting people with access to work, education and leisure including the successful Park & Ride sites in York and Leeds.

With over 3000 employees, our local bus services are the vitality of our towns and cities and we work closely with our transport partners to introduce innovative improvements to our services including new, low emission and electric buses, Wi-Fi and smart ticketing.

Our value for money services are helping grow passenger numbers every year and help reduce congestion on our roads. Successful bus services are crucial to supporting a local economy and First is proud to be driving public transport forward in our region.

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Garbutt & Elliott accountancy

A leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants with 9 partners and approximately 100 staff. We advise and support forward thinking SMEs, owner-managed and family businesses and their owners across Yorkshire. Our key aims are to build trusted relationships and consistently deliver success and wealth for our clients based on a strong understanding of their business and personal needs and objectives.

In addition to audit and accounting support we provide a range of specialist services including tax, corporate finance, trusts and inheritance tax. Many of our specialist advisors have joined us from large national firms. We regularly find we can generate tax savings for new clients from the outset of the relationship. The vast majority of our clients stay with us for many years which we believe is testament to the standard of service we can offer business and personal clients in the Yorkshire region. Garbutt & Elliott is also an associate of Praxity, a worldwide alliance of similar firms enabling us to provide expertise to clients on a global scale where required.

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Multi-award winning Gordons is one of the UK’s most successful law firms. We understand that clients want straightforward, practical advice from people they value and trust.

But with us it’s not business as usual.

We work in partnership with businesses and individuals needing fast, effective legal advice. We have a straightforward, personable approach that allows us to clarify rather than complicate, rapidly identifying issues and creating opportunities for clients.

We aim to be lawyers who clients want to deal with and come back to – trusted as people and valued as lawyers.

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Leeds City Council

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Formed in 2004, Northern Rail operates local and regional train services every day in the north of England. Since they were created they have attracted 34% more passengers, improved punctuality to more than 91% of trains on time and invested, with partners, £100m in better trains and stations for the communities they serve. With 4,800 employees providing nearly 2,550 local and regional train services every weekday, makes Northern Rail the largest train operator in the UK.

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Established over 100 years ago, initially to oversee the well-being of the Territorial Army Reserves. Over time the RFCA have widened their role to assisting three services and the Cadet organisations. The reserve forces play a vital and active role in supporting the country’s defences, with over 300 soldiers, sailors and airmen routinely mobilised each year to serve in Afghanistan. These men and women gain invaluable skills from their training which in turn contributes to their employers and the economy. Likewise, the cadet organisations help develop young people and improve their employability. It is this contribution by the RFCA to the wider economy and individual communities which is of huge importance to communities and business alike.

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York’s first five star hotel. Based in the 1906 railway headquarters of Britain, a £25m investment has transformed this magnificent Edwardian building into a luxury hotel, complete with a vaulted spa, two Rosette Grill Room Restaurant, Whisky lounge, outdoor terrace and the finest guest rooms and suites in York. Overlooking the city’s historic wall and with stunning views of the Minster, The Grand is brilliantly located for a citybreak taking in York’s many attractions or as a base to explore Yorkshire. The 107 guest rooms – including 13 suites – are individually designed and furnished to a high specification, creating an indulgent yet unpretentious environment for both leisure and business travellers. The Grand’s graceful Edwardian architecture and distinctive meeting event space provide a unique and memorable setting for corporate meetings and events.

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uni of York

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Established in 1865 York St John University has successfully grown to meet the diverse needs of an ever changing population and business environment. York St John University Business School welcomes partnerships with all sectors of the York and North Yorkshire business community and offers a range of services to our client partners from leadership and management education through to consultancy. In the current complex and rapidly changing business environment, organisations need to be sure that they are developing their people in line with demands – not just for today, but also for tomorrow and into the future. Whatever your company size, we can transform the strategic development of your business through our talented individuals. We are committed to inspiring and achieving excellence, underpinned by our philosophy of transferring theory into practice, advancing management knowledge and solving real-world business and management problems.

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Yorkshire Bank Ltd – Leeds Yorkshire Bank, part of the National Australia Bank Group, combines global strength with the local service of a well established regional bank. The Bank offers a range of services for personal and business customers through our network of branches and Financial Solutions Centres.

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