Local Board members

The Board determines the Chamber’s vision for the future. They look at current operations and set the pace for change. They will also review goals and determine strategies and targets for growth.

The Chamber Board consists of some of West & North Yorkshire’s leading business people, local representation can be seen here:

Andy Caton
Yorkshire Building Society
Bradford Chamber President

Bradford Chamber Vice-President, Andy Caton










Andy became President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce in July 2015. He is Corporate Development Director of Yorkshire Building Society. Andy joined YBS in 1991 as an economist and was appointed to the General Management team in 1998. He was appointed to his current position in 2004 and is responsible for Treasury, Corporate Affairs and Legal & Secretarial functions. Andy is a trustee of Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation and a trustee of Norwich & Peterborough Building Society Pension Scheme.

Nick Garthwaite, Christeyns




Nick is Managing Director of Bradford-based chemical manufacturer Christeyns.  Belgian-owned, the company has been prominent in the city for a number of years.  In 2012 Christeyns bought a 50% stake in Warrington food hygiene specialist Klenzan, enabling it to increase its manufacturing for the food, dairy and brewing sectors.

Vicky Wainwright
Director at Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants

Vicky Fryer









Vicky is the Managing Partner of Naylor Wintersgill chartered accountants based in Bradford city centre. Vicky specialises in strategic and financial planning for small-medium owner managed businesses. Vicky is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Finance presenter on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme hosted by Leeds University and an Ambassador for Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford.

Stephen Wright
MD of Thorite

Stephen Wright



Stephen is Managing Director of the Thorite Group.  He sits on the Distributor Committee of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and is a member of EEF and Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Council. Stephen is a Past President of Bradford Chamber.


Paul Mackie
Rex Procter & Partners
Past President



Paul was Bradford Chamber President July 2013-15.  He is Chairman of construction consultants Rex Procter & Partners, comprising six companies across the property sector. Paul sits on the Producer City Board and chairs its Prosperity Board and E3 Bradford.




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