York President celebrates district’s success

The President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has set out to the business community what she wants to see happen over the next two years of her term of office.

Bridget Davies, Managing Director of Minster FM radio station, gave a heartfelt and impassioned speech at the annual dinner of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 22 March.  Aswell as highlighting the many great facets and attractions that the city has, Bridget called for firm and prompt action in a number of policy areas that will make York & North Yorkshire even more successful.

Bridget noted that, due to the region’s already successful reputation, York’s talent pool is stretched, forcing employers to cast their net ever wider for quality staff; she also reminded those present that the city recently won the Sunday Times’ ‘best place to live in the UK’ award for 2018.  The Chamber president also stressed the areas that are hampering businesses from being more successful: transport, planning, housing, and digital connectivity all being underlined.  In particular, Bridget mentioned the continued lack of a Local Plan, the dualling of the A64, devolution, and developing mobile connectivity in rural areas as being of importance.

Keynote speaker at the event, held once more at the city’s National Railway Museum, was radio and TV presenter, Jeremy Vine.   Event sponsors were: HSBC, the Business Enterprise Fund, Chamber International, Lupton Fawcett, Portakabin, Saville Audio Visual, Shepherd Group, Seat and Uber.

Bridget became President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber in 2017; her Vice-President is Andrew Digwood of Rollitts LLP.