David A. Kerfoot message to businesses as he steps down as LEP Chair

After 10 years as a board member, serving the last three years as LEP Chair, David A. Kerfoot MBE DL stood down today at his final board meeting with York and North Yorkshire LEP. Below is a personal letter to all businesses across the region.

Dear Friends,

Having helped formed the LEP nearly 10 years ago, and been Deputy Chair and now Chair for the last 3 years, it has been a privilege to work alongside you all.

Throughout, I have been a proud and passionate supporter of small and micro business which is the beating heart of our vast region. Having been a small business, I know only too well the challenges faced. This last year, I have watched our region’s businesses struggle through very hard times but the resilience, fortitude and innovation shown to survive has been extraordinary. I have done my very best to champion your voice, and as I stand down, I do so knowing that the Growth Hub will continue to give support to you in starting, growing or scaling a business as it always does in an exemplary manner.

With every good wish in your future endeavours and a huge thank you for your commitment to our wonderful region.

David A. Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair, York & North Yorkshire LEP



29th November 2022FREE

York & Harrogate Business Support Programme : Tourism Business Booster Marketing Planning 2023

With multiple dates in York and Harrogate, these fully funded workshops will help businesses involved in the tourism sector to plan for 2023, with Martin Evans of The Tourism Business. Benefit from dedicated group coaching with this fully funded tourism business booster for hospitality businesses in York & Harrogate.

29th November 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE

29 November - Ian Walker - Importance of Good Numbers

In this session, Ian Walker of Ian Walker & Co. Chartered Accountants will consider why having a tight grasp on your numbers and trading performance is important. Not only historic results but also on projection and budgets. He will detail how to compile such figures and how to interpret them, and also touch upon how good financials (numbers) leads to better decision making.