York & North Yorkshire Chamber

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

Laurence Beardmore, York & North Yorkshire President and, Andrew Digwood, Vice President

York & North Yorkshire Chamber charity 2021

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. Mark Fordyce, York Data Services Ltd
  2. Kurt Calder, Shepherd Building Group
  3. Laurence Beardmore, York Emporium
  4. Paul Tyler, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (York) Ltd
  5. Lee Underwood, Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd
  6. Tony O’hagan, Nestle UK
  7. Bridget Meynell, Firesure Yorkshire Limited
  8. Eamonn Keogh, O’Neill Associates
  9. Matthew Grant, Garbutt + Elliott LLP
  10. Andrew Digwood, Rollits LLP
  11. Tim Whitaker, Askham Bryan College
  12. Simon Brereton, City of York Council
  13. Matt O’Neill, North Yorkshire County Council
  14. Amanda Selvaratnam, University of York
  15. Lee Probert, York College
  16. Marc Fleetham, York St John
  17. David Dickson, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP
  18. Steve Secker, Secker Taylor Associates (Chair of YNY Property Forum)
  19. Andrew Lowson, York Business Improvement District Company Ltd
  20. Kerry Hope, Castle Employment
  21. Steve Smith, HSBC
  22. James Brennan, York Racecourse
  23. Mark Granger, Pavers

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