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Ian Barlow

Ian Barlow

My career started in the Catering industry as a Trainee Manager. I went on to become a Catering Manager, Assistant Hotel Manager, Hotel Manager and then Area Catering Director.

Over the years I catered for many top personalities including Miss World. Following this, I moved on to a career in Sales and Marketing including in the latter years online marketing and web promotion.

Having been a Managing Director for many years I have a full understanding of the need for Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, and this helps me understand the problems that all business has these days.

Adding to this the experience that I have had during my career of 61 years, which included traveling regularly for many years to meet clients in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the States, has helped me to both assimilate and understand diverse cultures.

I am a Public Governor for Harrogate and District Foundation Trust for the rest of North Yorkshire and York, plus being part of Future NHS Collaboration Platform transforming how health and social care work together, also part of the Participation Platform of Care Quality Commission CQC. I am a member of the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce, the Harrogate Civic Society and the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce I am also connected to thirty other Yorkshire Groups.

I publish the following online guides Harrogate Guide, Visiting Harrogate and Harrogate News UK now aim to become more involved with community health.

If you would like to contact Ian on a matter related to his role as a Governor, please email Thank you.