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In October 2022, Make It York put a call out to their 800+ Visit York members, inviting them to apply to join the new voluntary Members Advisory Board.

The introduction of the Make It York Members Advisory Board aims to support with the organisation’s activities, encourage membership and champion the city as the best place to live, work and stay.

The Members Advisory Board will also take the role of constructive feedback, offering their insight into what they feel Make It York could do better and what they feel is most beneficial from their membership with Visit York.

After 75 expressions of interest, 15 people have been appointed to the board with representatives from a wide range of sectors including attractions, accommodation, retail, corporate services, tours, advertising, blogs and more.

The members of the voluntary board are:

  • James Dickinson, Nettl Of York
  • John Gallery, World of James Herriot
  • Martha Morley, Yorkshire Air Museum
  • Jay Commins, Pyper
  • Emily Pickard, York Mumbler
  • Matthew Greenwood, Exploring York
  • Alan Wellock, Your Creative Source
  • Janet Scally, The Grand, York
  • John Wright, York Carriage Awaits
  • Neringa Didzgalvyte, The Star Inn the City
  • Polly Bennett, Little Vikings
  • Emma Godivala, York Gin
  • Lorraine Wilson, YorGuest
  • Stuart Jarman, The Potions Cauldron
  • Lee Miles, Mountain Goat

Sarah Loftus, managing director at Make It York, said: “We are introducing the Members Advisory Board to allow us to gain a more detailed cross-sector insight into what our members think we are doing well, and any areas that they think we could improve on.

“We are incredibly pleased with the response and support we have received from members so far, and we look forward to working even more closely together in the future. My thanks to Philip Bolson, who has helped us to develop and implement the board.”

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