New President for East Midlands Chamber

Robert Mayo (left), with Geoff Poyzer

East Midlands Chamber has announced Robert Mayo as its president for 2017/18.

He received the chains of office from outgoing President Geoff Poyzer at the Chamber’s annual general meeting.

Mayo is Development Director at Nottinghamshire’s historic Welbeck Estate, with responsibility to bring about the transformation of one of the most significant groups of listed buildings in the East Midlands.

He trained and qualified as a chartered surveyor and has spent much of his career involved in the regeneration of historic buildings.

As well as being a director at East Midlands Chamber, Mayo is chair of the D2N2 Rural Reference Group, vice-chair of North Notts BID and a director of St Leger Homes.

He is also place chair at the North Notts Business Improvement District, or BID, the first of its kind in the country as it will cover the whole of the district of Bassetlaw instead of being limited to a very small area. It will have a budget of £3.5m over five years if successful.

Mayo said: “I would like to extend my personal thanks to Geoff Poyzer, my predecessor, for choosing me as his deputy for the past year and for all his hard work during his 12 months in office.

“I promise to uphold the dignity of this office and to be the best ambassador that I can be for the Chamber, for the region and for business generally.”