Leeds Chamber of Commerce appoints new president
The Leeds Chamber of Commerce appointed him the last president.
Mike Briffet will succeed Amanda Beresford as 78th president of the chamber as the organization celebrates 170 years of supporting and representing businesses in the region.
Briffet was recently appointed Project Director at affordable housing provider Clarion Housing Group, after leading the renovation and relocation of Leeds Building Society to its new headquarters on Sovereign Street.
Briffet said: “I would like to thank Amanda for her passion and commitment to representing the Leeds business community over the past two years. The last fifteen months have been the most difficult in peacetime and Amanda has played a role. essential in ensuring the voice of business was heard by regional and national policymakers as businesses sought to adapt and survive.
“History has shown that crises bring out the best in each of us, and we have seen firsthand throughout the pandemic the increased levels of collaboration between the public and private sectors. Innovation and agility demonstrated by companies to be able to negotiate against a backdrop of crippling uncertainty and volatility, while the virus and the government’s response to its evolution have been a source of great pride. ”
Dan Murray, Managing Director of Leeds-List.com, has been elected Vice President.