York High Street Forum is a forum for decision making and discussion on issues affecting York City Centre businesses. Our goal is simply to make York the best it can be to work and live and visit. 

We represent the voice of local bricks and mortar businesses of all shapes and sizes. Together we have a much larger influence when dealing with questions relating to the future of York city centre.

We aim to improve, promote & support the interest of businesses in the centre of York.

The Steering Group is run by a volunteer Chair, Secretary and committee members.

Steering Group

David Skaith – Chair of York High Street Forum & Owner of Winstons of York 

Phil Pinder –  Vice Chair of York High Street Forum & Owner The Potions Cauldron 

Judy Illing –  Secretary of York High Street Forum and Founder of Women in Enterprise Hub

Nicola Arthur –  Manager at Boot’s

Andrew Lowson – York BID Director

Carl Alsop – York BID Operations Manager

Carol Hanson – Manager, Betty’s

Adam Wardale – General Manager of Middletons Hotel and Chair of York Hospitality Association.

Sarah Czarnecki – Director of Gray’s Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant & Vice Chair of York Hospitality Association

Angela Horner – Director, Browns Department Store

Brian Littlejohn – City of York Council  Business Growth Manager

Martin Spencer – Owner of Splatt & Kchoom and Chair of Shambles Market Committee

Cllr Peter Kilbane –  Executive Member for Economy & Transport and Deputy Leader of City of York Council

Stuart Wood – General Manager, York Chocolate Story

John McGall – Owner of I am Reusable