Sandy Needham, DL

Sandy Needham is the Chief Executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, the leading business organisation for the Bradford, Leeds, York and North Yorkshire, offering lobbying and a large range of business services. The Chamber formed a fund to lend to companies, built managed offices and industrial units for growing businesses, created manufacturing alliances and an initiative, called Raising the Bar, to encourage and recognise businesses who support the wider community.

Sandy is a Trustee of the John Speak Foreign Languages Foundation and a non-executive director of Business Enterprise Finance Ltd. Other roles include being a member of the Bradford Economic Partnership Board and a Director of the Leeds Business Improvement District Board. Sandy also holds non-executive directorships with the British Chambers of Commerce, Yorkshire & Humber Chambers of Commerce and is a Director and joint Vice Chair of the Bradford Business Improvement District. She was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bradford in 2018 for services to business and education.

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