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YABA is delighted to welcome Canon Keith D Madeley MBE HonF, as Head of Corporate Relations.

‘Keith aka ‘Mr Yorkshire’ has one of the most effective networks in Yorkshire and a high profile in the County of Yorkshire’, said Sharon Jandu, MD Yorkshire Asian Business Association.

‘As head of Corporate Relations YABA will receive the benefit of his wealth of experience in the corporate, not-for profit, charity and financial services sectors and in these troubled and divided times, Keith has an incredible passion for diversity and inclusion, his un-denying commitment  for bringing communities together will be highlighted  through this role.  His success with  www.mryorkshire.com is only one of his greatest achievements.’

His personal achievements include receiving an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in 2011 for service to the communities of Yorkshire and his appointment as Lay Canon of Ripon Cathedral in 2013 for services to business and education. His most recent accolade in 2018 was being made an Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University, again for services to education and business.
He is also currently promoting a series of bestselling and award winning educational children’s books written by his wife, Chris, and has secured sponsorship and support from both regional and global companies enabling them to communicate effective messages to children. The characters are the humble traffic cones www.theconesbooks.co.uk. Keith is the Founder and Chairman of the Unity Club based in Leeds Beckett University’s campus at Cloth Hall Court in the centre of Leeds www.unityclubleeds.com. The business club gives members the chance to meet in a prestigious business environment and also has many benefits at city centre restaurants.