Region Says Farewell to President

26 Apr 2013

Dave Noble today stood down as the regional president for the Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region, a position that he has held for the last 4 years. 

Dave announced his decision at the Regional Council meeting held in the newly refurbished conference suite at Grove Hall. Tributes poured in for Dave from those delegates who were in attendance and Tim Roache, regional secretary, spoke of the tremendous support given by the outgoing president.


After a contested vote, Andy Irving, convenor at the giant BASF chemical plant in Bradford, was elected as the new regional president for the next 4 years.  Andy said: “He was looking forward to building on the good foundation and continuing to grow the region, even in these times of austerity.” 

Lesley Day and John Gibson were elected onto the Commercial Services section of the Regional Executive Committee, Paul Harvey and Rob Whitehead onto Manufacturing and Stacey Booth and Garry Warwick onto Public Services.