Chamber Means Business is an annual exhibition which has been put together to give member businesses the opportunity to promote themselves and their products and services.
Register for our Chamber Means Business Seminars. this is a fantastic opportunity to hear from our key note speaker James Mason, Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire. You’ll be able to build upon his expertise and establish a fresh perspective for your business, register your free ticket today.
James Mason joined Welcome to Yorkshire in January 2020 as chief executive and was very much looking forward to working with the team, building on previous successes, showcasing Yorkshire across the globe and welcoming visitors to exciting world-class events. However, the coronavirus crisis has meant that Welcome to Yorkshire is collaboratively working with the county’s tourism sector on a robust recovery plan, to support and promote businesses and attractions, to enable them to reopen, recover and rebuild, following Government guidelines. The ultimate goal being to Welcome BACK to Yorkshire all visitors.
Welcome to Yorkshire promotes the county as a place to Visit, Live, Work and Study through many initiatives and launched the year-long Walkshire campaign on 1st January, highlighting a walk for every day of the year (and more) exploring the county’s breathtaking countryside, spectacular coast, vibrant cities and so much more. An experienced business leader, James has worked in the education, sport, public relations, broadcasting, and charitable sectors. Formerly chief operating officer of a global sport scholarships business, he has also held senior leadership roles at Bradford City and Rochdale Football Clubs.
Bradford-born James, 41, began his career in sports journalism, becoming a familiar face on the BBC’s Final Score programme and has been a business owner, setting up his first company at 21 years of age before selling this prior to joining Bradford City in 2014.
In 2019 James founded a new café for dementia sufferers in Bradford (Bradford Memories) in association with the Sporting Memories Foundation, where he is a trustee. As a keen fundraiser, James ran the Great North Run in September 2019 and has hosted numerous dinners to raise both awareness and money for these good causes. He is an avid sports fan who loves football and cricket in particular and has travelled extensively in recent years.