New Vice President for York & North Yorkshire Chamber

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Czarnecki as its new vice president.

Sarah is a well-known and respected business leader in the region and sits on the York and North Yorkshire Chamber Leadership Group as well as being vice-chair of its Hospitality Forum.

The appointment will see Sarah join the wider West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce board, working alongside current York & North Yorkshire president Laurence Beardmore until his time in office concludes this summer, after which she will assume the office of President.

Outside of the Chamber, Sarah is best known as Director of the award-winning and prestigious Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant in York city centre. She is also a director at York’s Business Improvement District and an advisory board member of York St John University’s business school.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “Becoming vice president of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is both an honour and a privilege. I have dedicated much of my life to business in this region and am looking forward to devoting my time and passion to make York and North Yorkshire as successful and prosperous as it can be.

“North Yorkshire is a gem of the United Kingdom with a strong footing in the industries that have made us the county we are.  Working with, and championing, these industries and businesses will be a prime focus for my role with the Chamber.

“I look forward to shepherding the county into the next chapter of its illustrious history and to working with the region’s stakeholders for its advancement.”

Laurence Beardmore, president of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah as our new vice president for the Chamber.

“Sarah is a passionate advocate for this region and a hugely well-respected business leader.

“She will be an outstanding leader for the Chamber.”

Amanda Beresford, chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to the vice-president’s role.

“Her knowledge, leadership and passion for the region will make her an outstanding addition to the team.”