Rollits Partner appointed as the new President of York Chamber

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Andrew Digwood, a partner in Rollits’ Dispute Resolution team has been elected as the new President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew succeeds Bridget Meynell from Minster FM, who has held the post for the last two years, with Laurence Beardmore of York Emporium as his Vice President..

The York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce plays an important role representing its member businesses from across the region. As part of the combined West & North Yorkshire Chamber, it carries out research on the state of the region’s economy through its Quarterly Economic Survey, the results of which are fed back to the Government and the Bank of England, it provides regular updates to members on key policy issues affecting them and their businesses, and it gives member businesses a voice either by lobbying directly on issues like skills, transport and investment in the region, or by providing opportunities for local business leaders to sit down with local, regional and national political figures.

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.

“In addition, the Chamber also runs some fantastic events giving members an opportunity to network with each other. For me, since coming to York in 2004, the Chamber has always been the core of the business community in York and North Yorkshire, and through the Chamber that I’ve made some great friends and business contacts.”

Posted on: 02/07/2019

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