Meet the new high-profile patrons of the Piece Hall in Halifax

The Piece Hall Trust has named six high-profile figures with Yorkshire and Calderdale connections as the latest ambassadors to join its expanding line-up of patrons.

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 3:23 pm
Updated Friday, 27th November 2020, 1:12 pm

Award-winning business people and established charity fundraisers are amongst the individuals to raise the profile of The Piece Hall,

The appointments follow Good Morning Britain presenter and Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray being named a patron joining other patrons including DJ Graeme Park and television writer, producer and director Sally Wainwright.

Here are the new patrons

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO at The Piece Hall Trust,

Noor Ali

Noor Ale possesses a wealth of reputable business accolades including 2011 Businesswoman of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and June 2017 British Empire Medal for Service to Diversity in the Retail Industry.

Tony Kenny

Tony has a strong cross-sector reputation as founder of Huddersfield’s Code Blue Group and a strong affiliation with the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour charity and rugby league.

Mandy Taylor

Mandy played a key role in establishing a dedicated children’s hospice in Huddersfield

Stephen Naylor

Stephen is a former journalist and founder and director of Calderdale-based consultancy Waverley.

Andy Barton

Andy Barron has strong roots in The Piece Hall dating back to 1970 when his family had a stall at the wholesale market,

Frederick Lloyd

Completing the line-up, Frederick Lloyd of Halifax-based VCEP LTD having previously co-organised RNLI charity events with high-profile attendees and supported other Yorkshire art organisations.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO at The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We are thrilled to welcome such a highly-respected and notable group of figures into their important roles as Ambassadors of The Piece Hall, bringing their considerable collective knowledge to help our cause. These are challenging times for everyone, but with our new Ambassadors shouting from the rooftops about The Piece Hall, we’ll emerge from the current situation stronger than ever.

“With recognised voices across business, charity and other spheres, we are certain that Noor, Tony, Mandy, Stephen, Andy and Frederick will make an enormous impact in developing The Piece Hall’s profile, helping to raise greater awareness of all that our fantastic cultural destination has to offer for everyone.”