Laurence Beardmore

Vice President, York & North Yorkshire Chamber

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Laurence Beardmore
Vice President, York & North Yorkshire Chamber

Laurence is the Group Commercial Director for the Upton Group and runs York Emporium the coffee roasting arm of the group. After a period in the Army and 20 years in the technology & consulting sector in the disciplines of Sales, Programme Management and Strategy for both medium and large Multinationals Laurence decided on a complete change fulfilling a long term ambition to set up his own business, York Coffee Emporium with wife Philippa 2012 . Since that time the Company has grown significantly and now operates nationally. Having qualified in 2015 and re-calibrated in 2018 as a licensed Q-Grader ( A sort of coffee sommelier) the business was sold to the Upton Group in 2016.