Scarborough Town Deal board

Meet the Scarborough Town Deal board voting and advisory members.

Voting members

Chair: David Kerfoot MEB DL | Kerfoot Group PLC

Chair, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership

David is a passionate social entrepreneur who founded The Kerfoot Group in 1980 which grew to sales of over £80 million on a global basis exporting to over 50 countries before being sold to Avril in 2015. Current Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, David is also Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire for 2020/21.

Deputy Chair: James Farrar

Chief Operating Officer, York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

James joined the team at the LEP from Yorkshire Forward.

Rt. Hon Robert Goodwill MP 

Robert is the MP for the Scarborough and Whitby constituency.

Richard Flinton

Chief Executive, North Yorkshire Council

Richard has worked for North Yorkshire County Council for 33 years, the last 10 of which have been as Chief Executive. Richard was born in North Yorkshire and attended school and college in Scarborough.

David Stone

Totally Socially Manager, Coast and Vale Community Action 

Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) is a local voluntary community services organisation supporting communities to thrive. David is Co-ordinator of the Totally Socially project which is an initiative to support individuals and groups in local communities to turn their ideas into action. 

Rosie Du-Rose

Chief Executive, Beyond Housing

Beyond Housing is the area’s largest Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and serves customers in more than 15,000 homes in the North East and North Yorkshire. Rosie has been the Chief Executive since the organisation formed in 2018 and has a career background in retail, insurance and telecoms. 

Jackie Mathers

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough

Jackie began her career in the commercial financial sector before moving to education and has over 20 years in both public and private sector higher education. Coventry University established a base in Scarborough in 2016. 

Richard Grunwell

Scarborough Business Ambassadors

Richard is a retired solicitor and used to have his own practice specialising in commercial property and planning policy. He is now a member of the Scarborough Business Ambassadors (SBA) and sits on the SBA sub-group for town centres. He is also the Chair of the Coast and Vale Community Action Board which is a local voluntary services support organisation. 

Mark Williamson

Area Manager, English Heritage 

Mark is the area manager for the Yorkshire Coast group of English Heritage properties which includes Whitby Abbey and Scarborough Castle.  

Steve Bromham

Director, Save9 Ltd

Steve is a Co-founder, Director and IT Consultant at Save9 Ltd, a UK-based cloud computing, rural internet and cyber security services provider based in Scarborough. 

James Goodall

Director, Goodall Group Ltd

James is a local private investor and developer of commercial and residential property in Scarborough with over 20 years experience.

Helen Dowds

Principal, Scarborough University Technical College 

Jenn Crowther

Director, Yorkshire in Business Ltd 

Caroline Routh

Chief Executive, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Advisory members

  • Alex Richards, Regeneration Manager, North Yorkshire Council
  • Helen Jackson, Regeneration Projects Manager, North Yorkshire Council
  • Clare Harrigan, Head of Development and Regeneration, Beyond Housing

Secretary: Ellis Cooper, North Yorkshire Council

Code of conduct

The Scarborough Town Deal Board (STDB) has adopted this code setting out the expected behaviours required of its Board Members. Read the Scarborough Town Deal board code of conduct.

Read the Scarborough Town Deal terms of reference.

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