Nick Garthwaite, managing director of Christeyns UK, was elected as the new president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce on 18 July. His role will involve chairing regular policy development meetings of the Chamber, representing the local business community at external meetings, and acting as general business ambassador for the wider District.

With Christeyns’ headquarters located in central Bradford, Garthwaite has been involved with the Chamber’s policy development and lobbying activities for several years and is passionate about supporting local firms and helping to make Bradford an even better place in which to do business.

 “I’m delighted to have been elected to head up Bradford Chamber for the next two years,” he said. “My predecessor, Andy Caton, has been a wonderful ambassador for Bradford, so I’ve got big boots to fill; but these are both exciting and challenging times for Bradford and the wider region of West & North Yorkshire, which our organisation represents, and I’m up for the job.”

Christeyns UK has its head quarters in Rutland Street, Bradford and is part of the Christeyns group, based in Ghent, Belgium. Its principal focus is the manufacture and supply of detergents and supporting chemicals for the commercial laundry sector across the UK.