What do all these profiles about movers and shakers of commerce and industry in York and North and East Yorkshire have in common?

They are all subjects of our regular Meet The Boss column in the Business Press supplement which is published on the first Tuesday of every month.

And they all appear in this roll of honour so that the business world can use the list as a useful research tool before coming face to face with them at possibly important meetings…

Do you know the perfect candidate? Why don’t you suggest him or her to Business Editor Laura Knowlson at 01904 567144 so that everyone can Meet The Boss.

Andy Baker, chief executive of Plusnet

York Press: Plusnet chief executive Andy Baker

2:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THIS month up to 7,000 runners will take to the streets of York for the second ever Yorkshire Marathon.

Jamie McCall, creative director PLB

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2:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WITH a passion to make our country's heritage accessible for everyone, Jamie McCall leads the creative team at Malton-based PLB.

Gareth Barber, managing director of The Stable Company

York Press: Gareth Barber

2:59pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

BASED in Osbaldwick, timber construction specialist The Stable Company was set up in 2002 with a focus on equestrian buildings.

Juliana Delaney, chief executive of Continuum Leading Attractions

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10:54am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Juliana Delaney has been at the forefront of visitor attractions success stories for the last 30 years, and was a founding member of the company under its first brand – Heritage.

Tom Keeney - BT regional director

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11:12am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

For many people the name BT conjures up images of a telecoms giant, but the company prides itself on having a strong local presence, which it says ensures that Yorkshire’s interests are well recognised by BT and that BT’s interests are well represented to the region.

Trevor Rowley, managing director of Optix software and Viewpoint Opticians

York Press: Meet the boss - Trevor Rowley Viewpoint opticians York (5951434)

10:33am Tuesday 13th May 2014

It was a very brave decision at the age of 22, and before even qualifying as an optometrist, that Trevor Rowley borrowed almost £100,000 to open his own opticians shop.

John Walker of Guest Walker & Co Solicitors

York Press: John Walker

2:22pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

John Walker is senior partner of Guest Walker & Co Solicitors, which is based in Shambles in York's city centre.

Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske

York Press: Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske

10:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Justin Bartlett has worked around the world before settling to take over the reins at bespoke furniture and kitchen manufacturer Treske, in Thirsk.

James and Jonjo Sanderson, of International Racecourse Management

York Press: Jonjo Sanderson, left, and James Sanderson at Jonjo’s wedding, when James was best man

12:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Racing is firmly in the blood for brothers James and Jonjo Sanderson. Following in a family tradition of racecourse management (their father John Sanderson, is a former chief executive and clerk of the course at York Racecourse), James and Jonjo currently manage Thirsk and Wetherby Racecourse respectively, under the management umbrella of International Racecourse Management.

Owen Turner, of United By Design

York Press: Owen Turner, of United By Design

10:40am Tuesday 14th January 2014

LAST year drew to a close with the spotlight well and truly being shone on Owen Turner as he won the crown of Business Personality of the Year at the 2013 Press Business Awards.

Lisa Newitt, newitts.com

York Press: Lisa Newitt

11:09am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

ONLINE sports retailer newitts.com is a fifth-generation family-owned business established in 1902.

David Waterhouse, of Waterhouse Commercial Surveyors

York Press: David Waterhouse, of Waterhouse Commercial Surveyors

9:59am Tuesday 5th November 2013

After working in property in England’s capital and a five-year stint on the other side of the world, David Waterhouse chose York for his own surveying firm.

Veteran runner set to tackle his 100th marathon

York Press: Terry Greene, who will run his 100th – and last – marathon when he takes on the Yorkshire Marathon challenge

8:26am Tuesday 8th October 2013

A RYEDALE runner will complete his 100th marathon this month – to raise money for a cause that lies close to his heart.

Jamie Ford, of Plusnet

York Press: Jamie Ford, of Plusnet

11:25am Tuesday 1st October 2013

Plusnet is a name that will be unmissable in York this month as the company sponsors the city’s first-ever marathon.

Richard Shaw, of Ellis

York Press: Richard Shaw,

11:29am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

TWELVE years at the helm has seen Richard Shaw lead Ellis into more than a decade of year-on-year growth.

Monica Green, director of The Partners Group

York Press: Monica Green, director of The Partners Group

9:20am Tuesday 6th August 2013

Monica Green liked The Partners Group so much she bought the PR and marketing agency in 2006.

Chris Greenall, of DE Ford

York Press: Chris Greenall, managing director of the insurance firm where he started as a teaboy

12:36pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

RISING through the ranks is certainly an opportunity at York insurance broker DE Ford.

Martin Couchie, of Style Flooring

York Press: Martin Couchie at Style Flooring in Heworth

11:49am Tuesday 14th May 2013

MARTIN Couchie set up Style Flooring in Heworth at the beginning of the recession.

Matthew Lamb, managing director of Potter Logistics

York Press: Matthew Lamb, managing director of Potter Logistics

10:41am Tuesday 5th February 2013

Matthew Lamb joined family business Potter Logistics in 2005 after experience in a number of large logistics and business services companies.

Tim Taylor, global finance director, Cellhire

York Press: Tim Taylor

10:43am Tuesday 8th January 2013

A CHARTERED accountant who has found his calling in business is playing a vital role in a growing York business.

Rita Leaman

York Press: Rita Leaman with the toilet she took to London's fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to promote Wateraid

9:46am Tuesday 2nd October 2012

PSYCHOTHERAPIST and self-confessed publicist Rita Leaman’s most prominent stunt saw her sitting on a toilet in public on the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square.

Andrew Follington

York Press: Andrew  Follington

11:55am Tuesday 4th September 2012

ANDREW Follington became the new area commercial director for North Yorkshire for HSBC in March.

James Booth, MD, PPL Training

York Press: James Booth saw a gap in the market for training tradespeople in 2005

2:41pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

James Booth started PPL Training in 2005 when he saw a gap in the market for training for tradespeople during the housing boom.

Ann Scott, managing director of S Harrison Group

York Press: Ann Scott

9:48am Tuesday 12th June 2012

Ann Scott is a numbers woman. An accountant thrust into the public domain when she was appointed managing director, Ann is noted for her straightforwardness.

Ian Reed, director of the Yorkshire Air Museum and Visit York’s York Ambassador Of The Year 2012

York Press: Ian Reed

10:05am Tuesday 1st May 2012

Ian Reed, the newly-crowned York Ambassador at the Visit York Tourism Awards last week, has headed a period of change for the Yorkshire Air Museum as it has had to transform into a business.

Liv Garfield, BT OpenReach

York Press: Liv Garfield, BT OpenReach

11:59am Tuesday 3rd April 2012

A NORTH Yorkshire woman is the force behind the broadband revolution, leading the installation of fibre broadband into two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014.

Paul Ainscough, head of the Northern Rural team at Savills

York Press: Paul Ainscough

10:30am Tuesday 6th March 2012

Paul Ainscough, a chartered surveyor, moved to Savills’ York office from the East Midlands to build up the Yorkshire team.

Simon Crack, Hethertons Solicitors

York Press: Simon Crack

10:20am Tuesday 10th January 2012

SIMON Crack, head of the business support unit at York law firm Hetherton’s, has been instrumental in the firm’s move to bigger premises after growing the unit.

Rachel Goddard - Intandem Communications

York Press: Rachel Goddard - Intandem Communications

1:07pm Tuesday 6th December 2011

Rachel Goddard, founder of public relations and marketing agency Intandem Communications, has just taken over as chairman of York Professionals.

David Beattie, senior partner, Quantum Estate Agency

York Press: David Beattie

10:41am Tuesday 1st November 2011

GOLF-mad estate agent and valuer David Beattie hasn’t been playing as often as he would like just lately and that suits him fine.

Rob Burns, managing director of digital agency 9xb.com

York Press: Rob Burns

9:43am Tuesday 4th October 2011

STARTING out at 16 years of age working in a cattle market, then as a builder’s labourer and for the civil service, Rob Burns finally found his calling in design and print and set up 9xb.com in 2004.

Jim Sanderson - Eco Flooring and Restoration UK

York Press: Jim Sanderson of Eco Flooring and Restoration UK

10:25am Tuesday 6th September 2011

JIM Sanderson invokes all the elements - fire, earth, wind or water - to make his busy life complete.

Elaine Ball, managing director of Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), York

York Press: Elaine Ball, managing director of Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) of York

10:59am Tuesday 2nd August 2011

STARTING working life breaking in race horses in Texas helped prepare Elaine Ball for taking the reins at the family business in York.

Jane Cook, managing director of The Rocking Horse Shop

York Press: Jane Cook. managing director of The Rocking Horse Shop

2:43pm Tuesday 5th July 2011

FOR Jane Cook, what began as a nightmare ended in happy horses.

Dr Paul Gibson, chief executive, Pure Net

York Press: Dr Paul Gibson

12:37pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

IT IS a busier day than most for Dr Paul Gibson and his 22 staff at the award-winning IT firm PureNet.

Mike Thomas, centre manager at York Designer Outlet

York Press: Mike Thomas

4:02pm Tuesday 10th May 2011

IF retail therapy is a shortcut to sanity, then Mike Thomas, 53, must be the sanest man alive.

Iqbal Chowdhury, general manager of York-based Bengal Brasserie Group

York Press: Iqbal Chowdhury with staff

10:32am Tuesday 5th April 2011

FIRST there came the dearth of US tourists in the wake of 9/11, then the York floods, then a fire. Then the economic downturn came to test Iqbal Chowdhury.

Philip Thake of HPH Chartered Accountants

York Press: HPH Chartered Accountants managing partner, Philip Thake (front) with some of his staff

12:27pm Tuesday 1st March 2011

A CAREER change set chartered accountant Philip Thake on the path to becoming one of York’s best-known business figures and helped shape his management style.

Liz Philip, principal of Askham Bryan College

York Press: Liz Philip

11:39am Tuesday 8th February 2011

LIZ Philip is a countrywoman to her fingertips – an equine expert, an award-winning point-to-point racer, trained in agricultural business studies and now principal of Askham Bryan College, one of Britain’s finest land-based learning institutions.

Duncan Williams, Partner – Williams Investment Management LLP

York Press: Duncan Williams

11:51am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

DUNCAN Williams is not your typical boss. He prefers to see himself presiding over an old-fashioned democracy in which he and his three partners take decisions jointly.

LHL Group managing director John Denton

York Press: LHL Group managing director John Denton, left, outside the company’s York office at Clifton Moor with (left to right) administration assistant Juliet Atton; receptionist, Margaret Brown, administration assistant  Adele Dyson and chartered surveyor Steph

10:47am Tuesday 5th October 2010

FIVE years after the merger which created the LHL Group – one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent firms of surveyors and architects – John Denton, its managing director, is preparing for the next stage in its development.

Russell Turner, managing director, Garbutt & Elliott

York Press: Russell Turner

2:54pm Tuesday 7th September 2010

NO LONGER does Russell Turner have the Peak District on his doorstep. It’s a stones throw from the village near Sheffield where he grew up and he still loves occasionally mountain biking there.

Stacey McVeighty, of CGA accountants

York Press: Stacey McVeighty

11:52am Tuesday 3rd August 2010

STACEY McVeighty reveals a strange irony about CGA accountants, where she is one of an all-female partnership in Riccall Road, Escrick.

Rick Warburton, managing partner, Yorkshire Bank North Yorkshire Financial Solutions Centre

York Press: Rick Warburton

2:28pm Tuesday 6th July 2010

AS MANAGING partner of the Yorkshire Bank North Yorkshire Financial Solutions Centre, Rick Warburton is able to identify the key challenges for his staff over the past two years.

Julie Lodrick, Principal, The Mount School, York

York Press: Julie Lodrick

1:10pm Tuesday 1st June 2010

IT HAS been eight months since Julie Lodrick was appointed principal of The Mount School in York and she is still loving every minute of it.

Tom Sharp, Creative Director, Stone Soup

York Press: Tom Sharp

2:35pm Tuesday 4th May 2010

Even though he has a wife and two small daughters, Tom Sharp, creative director of Stone Soup, the York design and advertising agency, maintains his air of rebellion.

Stuart Oxtoby

York Press: Stuart Oxtoby relaxing in one of the many mysterious corners of The Mount Royale

11:59am Tuesday 13th April 2010

THERE was never any hint of silver spoons in the mouth when it came to Stuart Oxtoby taking over the three star 24 bedroom Mount Royale that his family had built up.

Jane Tyler

York Press: Jane Tyler, right, of Redblack Software, with some members of her team, from left, Muneeb Waseem, Chris Roberts, Andy Throup, Keith Hillsden and Andrea Duempelmann.

11:50am Tuesday 2nd March 2010

NOTHING strange about it. First Jane Tyler achieved her linguistic degree in French and Hindi at the University of York; then… she took her master’s degree there in computer science.

Scott Littlefair

York Press: Scott Littlefair, with golden retriever, Archie.

11:43am Tuesday 2nd February 2010

AS the younger half of a father-son venture, 29-year-old Scott Littlefair tackles the work for their letting agency, Letters of Distinction, with the same verve and energy he displays on the rugby pitch.

Ken Hesketh

York Press: Ken Hesketh

11:36am Tuesday 12th January 2010

HEALTHCARE has played a huge part in the life of Ken Hesketh, which is why he revels in being chief executive of Benenden Healthcare Society in York.


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