New names join Mid Yorkshire Chamber

New names join Mid Yorkshire Chamber

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has added three new faces to its board of directors.

Alison Palmer, corporate partner at Eaton Smith, Mark Evans, director of Better Telecoms, and Jan Szczepanski, director of the SFB Group Wakefield office, have joined the organisaiton.

They will work with the existing team to strengthen the chamber's support and representation of businesses across Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield.

Palmer joined Eaton Smith in 2006 to advise clients on all corporate law matters, including: business sales and purchases; joint ventures; venture capital investments; corporate finance and re-financing; shareholders and partnership agreements; EMI schemes; exit planning and offering strategic advice to SMEs.

Evans runs Better Telecoms, a Huddersfield-based independent consultancy, with his wife Sara.

Szczepanski joined the SFB group in 2014 following a merger with his own business, Sanders Geeson, which he founded in 2005.

The trio will take the board to ten members, joining Martin Hathaway, managing director (MD) of Mid Yorkshire Chamber; Brian Stahelin MD of Stafflex; Gareth Hunt, MD of Copiserv; Andy Turner of First Choice Recruitment; Stefanie MD of Faith PR; Jason McCartney, head of Public Affairs at the University of Huddersfield; and Tim Welton, partner at Williams & Co.

Martin Hathaway said: "The new board members will strengthen our existing team and will support our growth going into 2019 and our vision to support more businesses within the local districts."