Ambassador role for York’s David Dickson
David Dickson, chairman of leading Yorkshire accountants Garbutt & Elliott, has vowed to be “an ambassador for York” after his re-election to the World Governing Council of global accountancy organisation Praxity.
David has been a partner of Garbutt & Elliott, who have offices in York and Leeds, since 1990 and became senior partner and chairman four years ago, having previously been managing partner.
“It is a tremendous honour to be re-elected as Praxity’s European at-large representative on the governing council for the next three years. It also gives me the perfect opportunity to develop my role as an ambassador for the great city of York.
“York – and, indeed, Yorkshire - has so much to offer, not just to England, but also to Europe. Science City York and the University of York are both shining examples of the city’s thriving knowledge-based economy and illustrate the breadth and depth of talent here, and the value of public/private sector partnerships.
“One of the key tasks in my new role is to spread the message that York and Yorkshire are superb places in which to invest. We have the skills, the infrastructure and the dedicated workforce, together with superb transport links, to make us the perfect locations in which to do business,” he explained.
As part of his role at Garbutt & Elliott, David specialises in family business strategy, succession planning and exits and the digital sector, most recently leading the firm’s creative sector industry group.
He is a great believer in putting something back and is currently a director to several local organisations. In addition he is Treasurer of the University of York and a Director of Science City York and a member of the CBI SME Council.
Praxity, which is based in Belgium, is a global alliance of independent European accountancy firms.
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