York & North Yorkshire Chamber

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

York & North Yorkshire Chamber exists to help businesses like yours.

Our brand values underpin the ethos of the business and the people within it.

  • Partnerships: working with companies and individuals to improve their business performance, by building strong relationships
  • Networking: providing an inclusive and effective network for businesses to do business
  • Intelligence: using our knowledge, intelligence and services to enable business people to work more efficiently and profitably
  • Championing: the voice and needs of local business
  • Supporting: helping to create a sustainable business-friendly and supported environment


The Chamber’s mission statement is:

“To be the champion of business – connecting, supporting and representing.”

Take a look at the range of services on offer to members of the Chamber here or call 08455 240 240 with any questions.

Your York & North Yorkshire Chamber representatives

Andrew Digwood, York & North Yorkshire President and Laurence Beardmore, Vice President (not pictured)

York & North Yorkshire Chamber charity 2020

The charity selected by York & North Yorkshire Chamber President, Andrew Digwood is the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports babies and children born with a heart problem in Yorkshire. They raise money to help the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit provide superb care for its patients and their families.
In 2017, approximately 17,600 babies, children and adults passed through the Congenital Heart Unit. They were all born with heart disease and about 40% of them face a lifetime of treatment and operations. Each year over 460 of the patients treated at the Unit have open heart surgery, and around another 700 have interventional procedures.
All babies and children born with a heart defect in Yorkshire would be treated at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, because this is the only place in the region with the specialist equipment and trained medical professionals able to care for these complex healthcare needs.
If your business is looking for a local charity to support please consider Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Their experienced Corporate Partnership Managers, Fay and Georgie, enjoy working in partnership with Yorkshire businesses to help them achieve their CSR ambitions.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
T: 0113 831 4810
E: corporate@chsf.org.uk
W: www.chsf.org.uk


York Leadership Group

York Leadership Group

  1. David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council – Supported Employment Services
  2. Phil Look, HSBC Bank Plc
  3. Graham Usher, Mattgray Hospitality
  4. James Brennan, York Racecourse
  5. David Dickson, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP
  6. Lee Underwood, Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd
  7. Mary Weastell, City of York Council
  8. Bridget Meynell, Minster FM
  9. Suzanne Burnett, Castle Employment Agency Limited
  10. Matthew Grant, Garbutt + Elliott LLP
  11. Robert Sword, Dawnay Estates
  12. PA To Principal, York College
  13. Alison Birkinshaw, York College
  14. Andrew Digwood, Rollits LLP
  15. Kurt Calder, Shepherd Building Group Ltd
  16. Ian Williams, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  17. Mike Thomas, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (York) Ltd
  18. Catherine Dixon, Askham Bryan College
  19. Mark Fordyce, York Data Services Ltd
  20. Eamonn Keogh, O’Neill Associates
  21. Mark Granger, Pavers Ltd
  22. Philip Bolson, The Grand, York
  23. Craig Scott, TSP Projects Limited
  24. Amanda Selvaratnam, University of York
  25. Sandy Needham, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  26. Joanna Askham, Askham Bryan College
  27. Zoe Wilde, York St John University
  28. Laurence Beardmore, York Emporium
  29. Paul Tyler, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (York) Ltd
  30. Simon Brereton, City of York Council
  31. Martin Bradnam, Hilton York
  32. Lee Probert, York College
  33. Tony O’hagan, Nestle UK