Supermarket boss to address business audience at Chamber Dinner

Bradford Chamber will welcome business leaders, VIPs and guests to their Annual Dinner on Friday 20th November to be held at the Cedar Court Hotel. The audience will hear from Morrisons’ chairman, Andrew Higginson who will provide an update on the supermarket chain’s recent activities. Also speaking is Chamber President, Andy Caton.

The black-tie dinner is sponsored by main sponsor Handelsbanken together with the Business Enterprise Fund, Schofield Sweeney and Christeyns.

Andrew Higginson became Chairman of Morrisons in January 2015. He started his career at Unilever and Guinness before moving into retail in 1990. He was Group Finance Director of Laura Ashley Holdings Plc and The Burton Group plc before joining Tesco PLC in 1997. He was an Executive Director of Tesco for 15 years before retiring in 2012.

This Dinner will be Chamber President Andy Caton’s first, since taking over the reins from Paul Mackie, chairman of Rex Procter & Partners in July. Andy Caton is Corporate Development Director at Yorkshire Building Society and was Vice-President for the last two years. He will outline his ambitions for the Chamber during his presidency and provide an update on services.

Andy Caton commented: “Chamber dinners are always enjoyable occasions and provide an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with Bradford business people. I’m looking forward to hearing our speakers and talking to as many members as possible on the night.”

Entertainment will be provided by ex-policeman, Alfie Moore. Alfie came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat.  

Tickets are priced at £84 inc VAT per person. Details on For information on sponsorship contact Susie Cawood on 

(pic: Andrew Higginson)