New faces join business group

New recruits have joined one of Bradford Chamber of Commerce’s key policy-making bodies.

Six new faces have been added to the business organisation’s Leadership Group, which helps to develop policy positions on issues affecting its members.  The group also receives regular information on the state of the economy (including on Brexit and Covid-19) and is made up of representatives from all walks of the local business community.  The new additions to the group follow the election of a new President and Vice-President in July.

The six new representatives are:

  • Anthony Cope, Virgin Money
  • Wayne Cowley, Packetts Insurance
  • David Crossley, Midland Hotel
  • Nasar Hussain, ITC
  • Jag Panesar, Xpand Marketing
  • Scott Wilson, Christeyns

As well as key business representatives on the group, it also includes other relevant stakeholders such as education establishments and the local authority.

New President Vicky Wainwright, Managing Director of Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants, said of the new appointments:

“The new blood that we have added to an already strong group ensures that the Chamber’s policy-making and representation activities remain fresh and current, and reflect the wider make-up of Bradford’s business community.  The group ensures that the Chamber is picking up on local economic trends and activities, what’s working well for business and what needs challenging, and helps maintain the Chamber as the best possible voice of business.  I’m looking forward to working with the new team on being advocates for the District and supporting businesses through the post-Covid recovery phase.”

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