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Business School Chief to help York Professionals branch out

York Professionals new Directors (Jackie Mathers, front row third from left)

York St John University Business School Dean, Jackie Mathers, has been appointed to the board of York Professionals.

In her role as head of the city’s first Business School, which launched 18 months ago, Jackie has developed strong links between the University and businesses across Yorkshire; working closely with the business community to deliver support that is helping firms develop and grow. 

This, according to York Professionals chairman John Yeomans, is exactly why Jackie has so much to offer York Professionals:

“Jackie is incredibly well connected and has done a fantastic job of putting the Business School on the map, both at a local level and internationally,” he said.

“Our vision for York Professionals is to continue strengthening awareness of the professional and financial services expertise within the York business community and to provide more opportunities for our members to win business outside the city.

“Jackie’s expertise will add tremendous value to this work, enabling us to help more of our members by expanding our reach across Yorkshire and beyond.”

Jackie said:

“The work we’ve done at the Business School over the last 18 months has shown that there’s so much talent in the York business community, and I’m passionate about helping these businesses find ways of developing and growing.

“I’m very excited about the opportunities that getting more closely involved with York Professionals – and its flagship Venturefest Yorkshire event in February next year – will generate for businesses in the city.”

Jackie is one of four new appointments to the York Professionals board.  The other new directors are York Science Park general manager, Tracey Smith, Venturefest Yorkshire chairman Professor Tony Hardy and Chris Chittock of Dragonfly Acoustics.

Picture shows: Back row (L-R): Prof Tony Hardy, Rachel Goddard (vice chair), Front row (L-R): Chris Chittock, Tracey Smith, Jackie Mathers, John Yeomans (chair)