As published in Hull Daily Mail:
Lawyer appointed chamber of commerce president;
Movers & Shakers
Leadership: A top lawyer has become the 177th president of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce. Tim Durkin, senior partner of Myer Wolff Solicitors, has taken up the post.
He is also a director of the Hull Incorporated Law Society and former chairman of national charity Mind.
Mr Durkin has taken over the presidency from BP Chemicals communications manager Dr Malcolm Joslin.
The chamber’s new vice president is Simon Clarke, a senior business director at Young’s Seafoods in Grimsby.
Mr Durkin said: “My theme for the year is to put the emphasis on the word “Humber”, as it’s really important all the businesses realise the chamber’s services cover the whole area and our views are aimed at reflecting the key business interests on both banks of the river.”
MP David Davis was guest speaker at the chamber’s AGM lunch where Mr Durkin was appointed.
He said the region’s prospects would be good regardless of whether Britain voted to stay within the European Union or leave it if there is a referendum during the next Parliament.
Mr Davis confirmed his opposition to onshore wind turbines but said he supported offshore wind.