New President – York & North Yorkshire Chamber

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has elected a new President. Andrew Digwood succeeds Bridget Meynell, who has held the post for the last two years.  Andrew, a Partner with law firm Rollits LLP, was elected at the annual meeting of York & North Yorkshire Chamber’s Leadership Group today (Tuesday 26 June).  Andrew had been in the role of Vice-President until the election, and that role is now filled by Laurence Beardmore of York Emporium. The Leadership Group is the main policy-making body of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, and that function is replicated across the other two geographical areas of the business support organisation, in Leeds and Bradford.  The group met before a lunch meeting. Andrew said of his appointment: “It’s been a pleasure to serve as Bridget’s Vice President for the past two years, and she has done an amazing job representing the Chamber and its members. It’s an even greater honour and privilege to now follow Bridget.  York & North Yorkshire is a great region in which to do business. One of the things I enjoy most about my job as a lawyer is getting to know my clients’ businesses, how they work and what their challenges are, and I hope that my time as Chamber President will afford an opportunity to learn even more about some of our members’ businesses, and to help support them in sustaining the economic success of our region.” Andrew will reveal details of his hopes and objectives for the next two years in the weeks and months to come. Chief Executive of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Needham, added: “We continue to have a great team at the head of York & North Yorkshire Chamber and I know that Andrew and Laurence will both do a sterling job in representing our members and tackling the issues of importance in the area. I look forward to working closely with them both as we get to grips with those issues and support the local business community.”

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