Make it York have published their Annual Review. Sean Bullick, Managing Director said:
Make It York has had another great year, as I hope you can see. This is down to the hard work of our highly supportive Board of Directors, and of the fantastic team running the business and delivering the programme. It is also of course due to my predecessor, Steve Brown, whose drive and leadership allows me to find myself in the fortunate position now of inheriting a dynamic, highly respected business with a solid financial base.
And speaking of good fortune, as I have said before, it is a fantastic time to be coming to York. The city feels like it is on the cusp of great things, with the York Central project having secured outline planning approval, the closely-related branding work being undertaken by internationally-renowned For the Love of Place and Hemingway Design, and all the potential the UNESCO City of Media Arts designation offers.
That’s not to say, of course, that York isn’t already great; the city was voted Best Place to Live in Britain by the Sunday Times precisely because it sets the bar incredibly high. The enthusiasm of those I have met in York to raise that bar further still is inspiring and has been invaluable as we consider Make It York’s future strategic priorities. These are still being finalised as we talk to key partners, but will include working on the positioning and national and international profile of York, playing our part in
network-building and attracting inward investment, making sure the city centre is a vibrant, exciting place to be throughout the year, and helping to deliver the city’s Cultural Strategy.
Thank you all very much for your support to date, and I very much look forward to working with you.