Bradford Chamber President
Andy Caton, Corporate Development Director at Yorkshire Building Society
Andy, who has been with YBS since 1991, is Corporate Development Director with responsibility for Treasury & Corporate Affairs functions. Trained as an economist, Andy already works closely with key agencies such as the Bank of England, senior civil servants and government ministers.
Leeds Chamber President
Gerald Jennings, GRJ Properties Ltd
Gerald runs GRJ Properties having recently left his role at Land Securities as Retail Portfolio Director.
Gerald and his team were responsible for city centre retail assets in Leeds and Cardiff. In Leeds Land Securities owns and manages the flagship centres, White Rose and Trinity Leeds, the city’s first 1 million ft² regional shopping and leisure destination, which opened in Spring 2013. In Cardiff the St David’s Centre extends to 1.4 million ft² and dominates retail in the Welsh capital.
Gerald is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has worked in the retail property sector for over 25 years. He joined Land Securities in 1999 after spending 14 years with the Burton Group now known as Arcadia.
York & North Yorkshire Chamber President
Ed Everard – President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber
Ed is an independent marketing consultant, who continues to work part-time with Saville Audio Visual, the company where he worked from the age of 17. In 1996 he and colleagues completed a management buy-out from the Saville family.
He helped to build Saville Audio Visual as a market leader in the UK professional audio visual and videoconferencing industry, with a unique nationwide network of offices and a growing turnover currently in excess of £40 million.