York & North Yorkshire Chamber

Hospitality Forum

Giving hospitality a voice

York & North Yorkshire Property & Economic Forum

The Forum acts as a ‘think tank’ for property issues affecting York & North Yorkshire and the wider district.

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 of Commerce representative

Sarah Czarnecki, President, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

York Leadership Group

York Leadership Group

  1. Tim Whitaker, Askham Bryan College
  2. Andy Knowles, Assetiam Business Support
  3. Scott Jenkins, Autohorn Ltd
  4. Bethan Vincent, Bethan Vincent Consulting
  5. Andrew Bishop, Bishopsound
  6. Kerry Hope, Castle Employment Agency
  7. Kathryn Daly, City of York Council
  8. Bruce Heppenstall, Drax
  9. Sarah Czarnecki, Grays Court Hotel / York & North Yorkshire President Elect
  10. Steve Smith, HSBC Bank
  11. Paul Tyler, McArthur Glen York Designer Outlet
  12. Adam Wardale, Middletons Hotel
  13. Judith McNicol, National Railway Museum
  14. Tony O’Hagan, Nestlé UK
  15. David Caulfield, North Yorkshire County Council
  16. Eamonn Keogh, O’Neill Associates
  17. Mark Granger, Pavers
  18. Suzgo Kaluluma, Rollits
  19. Steve Secker, Secker Taylor Associates Ltd / York Property Forum Chair
  20. Ann Hardy, TEC Partnership
  21. Mark Mattinson, The York Dungeon
  22. Amanda Selvaratnam, University of York
  23. James Mason, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  24. David Dickson, York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership
  25. Andrew Lowson, York Business Improvement District
  26. Lee Probert, York College
  27. Mark Fordyce, York Data Services
  28. Laurence Beardmore, York Emporium / York & North Yorkshire Chamber President
  29. James Brennan, York Racecourse
  30. Marc Fleetham, York St John University