The CMBA Board Walk

The CMBA Board Walk

The CMBA Board Walk

DID YOU KNOW THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (CMBA) HAS A BOARD WHICH MEETS ONCE A MONTH? WELL HERE THEY ARE, STEPPING OUT FOR BUSINESS. WE ASKED THEM THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO LEARN MORE...

Q. WHO MAKES UP THE BOARD?
A. Philip Lewis Ogden (Chairman), Adrian McClaren, Elizabeth Lebeter, Martin Poole, Shirley McIntosh, Mark Mills, Andy Douse, and Clare Hutchison.

Q. WHAT DOES THE BOARD DO?
A. The Board members meet to discuss issues concerning the Clifton Moor area and to organise a programme of events.

Q. WHERE DO THEY MEET?
A. At the chairman’s office at Harrowells on Clifton Moorgate.

Q. WHY DO WE HAVE A BOARD?
A. To oversee the development and growth of the business association.

Q. WHAT RECENT SUCCESSES HAS THE BOARD ACHIEVED?
A. Liaising with the police and press regarding antisocial behaviour on the retail park, working with Red Publications to create a new and much-improved newsletter (which will hopefully drive membership and become a talking point around Clifton Moor), bringing representatives from First Bus around the meeting table to discuss potential new bus routes in and out of the Clifton Moor estate.

Q. WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
A. Recruiting new members.

Q. WHAT CAN MEMBERS DO TO HELP?
A. Spread the word – if the business next door isn’t a member, please tell them all about the benefits of joining.

Q. WHAT IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO JOIN THE BOARD?
A. Feel free – please speak to Philip at the next event.


Meet the Board

NAME: Shirley McIntosh
JOB TITLE: Facilities Manager
COMPANY: Best Western
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
Amy Johnson Way
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
Support the Best Western Hotels in the UK.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
Encourage and promote the Clifton Moor business community to share knowledge, skills and information to secure their future competitiveness and development.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
I have around 80 pairs of shoes.

NAME: Martin Poole
JOB TITLE: Associate Director
COMPANY: Morrell Middleton
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
George Cayley Court
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
We are accountants and business advisors. I won’t try to ‘sex it up’!
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
Creating a community spirit on Clifton Moor to such a level where it is known as the place in York where businesses want to be.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
In my younger days I competed in Geoff Cape’s UK Strongest Man, and my pets are Howard (a cat) and Charlie (a tortoise).

NAME: Adrian McClaren
JOB TITLE: Whole of Market Mortgage Specialist
COMPANY: Pen-Life Associates
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
York
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
Chartered Financial Advisers. We provide all financial advice.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
To grow and help to build business-to-business relationships.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
At the age of 10, I sang solo in York Minster Christmas Service.

NAME: Clare Hutchison
JOB TITLE: Managing Director
COMPANY: One to One Recruitment
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
Recruitment Agency (see feature page 4)
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
I would like to see all the companies on the Clifton Moor Industrial Estate working together as a business community, assisting each other with leads, recommendations and inter-business dealings, so that we become a strong area of business again in York like it used to be.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
I used to be a club rep and DJ in Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife.

NAME: Philip Lewis Ogden
JOB TITLE: Solicitor – Partner, Corporate
COMPANY: Harrowells
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
Clifton Moor(as well as York, Haxby, Easingwold, Pocklington and Thirsk).
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
Solicitors
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
To create an effective association, which not only reflects the diversity of trade on the retail park and industrial estate, but which can also represent each business sector with confidence and ensure that the members have given us a proper mandate so that they are better equipped to do business together.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
I have been at Harrowells for 22 years and at Clifton Moor since 1995. In my spare time I enjoy riding horses with my family.

NAME: Elizabeth Lebeter
JOB TITLE: Tax Consultant
COMPANY: Lynda Elizabeth Lebeter Tax Consultant
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
Willow House, 20 Ryburn Close, Moorgate Park
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
Taxation advice on UK and overseas taxes, accountancy, tax investigations and forensic review.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
To see the CMBA representing as many businesses as possible on Clifton Moor and in the YO30 area. And that those businesses are able to form strategic alliances and relationships with each other that are mutually beneficial. I’d also like the CMBA to become a strong voice for businesses, both large and small on appropriate issues.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
I am an avid lover of film and theatre (and if truth be told, a bit of a sci-fi geek really).

NAME: Andy Douse
JOB TITLE: Director
COMPANY: Red Publications
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
We improve the business performance of companies by ‘engaging’ their employees with fabulously crafted newsletters and magazines.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
To bring people and companies together so that we can talk, share, learn and support each other. If we can do this, then ultimately, where appropriate, we can do business.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
Zippy and George invited me to join them for rehearsals of the children’s television show Rainbow.

NAME: Mark Mills
JOB TITLE: Director
COMPANY: Local Telecom Service Ltd
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY?
2 Chessingham Court
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?
At LTS we supply and support business telephone systems, as well as associated software. We also supply phone lines, broadband, fibre and wireless internet services and mobile phones.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR THE CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?
It would be great to have every business on Clifton Moor working together, sharing experience and being a single voice to be listened to and acted on by local agencies.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
When I was in the Royal Navy I once drove HMS Intrepid a 158m, 11,000 ton warship from a steering room with no windows.

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