Friends

Tina Cerutti

Tina Cerutti has been a key player in the family restaurant business since 1972. She established Cerutti 2 restaurant in 1989 in Station Square, Beverley and it is a firm favourite in the area. The restaurant also has a popular Deli and an outside catering business.

Tina loves what she does, enjoys being part of the community and has always tried to “put something back”. Tina was made a Freewoman of Beverley in 2018 which she considers a great privilege.

 

James Chandler

James Chandler is a Chartered Wealth Manager and the Branch Principal of the Raymond James Investment Services office in Hessle. His time is split between managing client relationships and the day to day running of the business.

James began his career with BAE Systems before moving into financial services with Edward Jones in 2005.

Married with 2 boys, James’s hobbies include being a member of Brough Golf Club and keeping fit.

Linda Clarke

Linda Clarke is a founding member of the MKM Building Supplies start up team and ran MKM Leisure, selling to holiday home manufacturers. Linda set up the design, development and launch of an Online store which has helped to widen the customer audience and has helped to sell products 24 hours a day.

Linda recently has been named Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Woman of the Year, and also received the award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the Hull Women of Achievement awards.

 

Roland Deller

Roland joined St Mary’s Church Beverley as its Director of Development in June 2018 and is tasked with ensuring the restoration in full of this large medieval building by 2030.

Before St Marys, he worked at financial services firm Ocorian, first at its headquarters in Jersey and then in London where Roland was a founder member and director of the City office, heading up both its capital markets and fund administration desks. The industries to which his blue chip clients provided finance included automotive, aviation, healthcare, chemicals, metals, banking, manufacturing, fitness, food and more.

Highlights of his 17 year career at Ocorian included being fund administrator to a leading Scandinavian private equity firm for over a decade, serving on the boards of securitisation companies for one of the world’s leading banks, running a significant Nordic family office including its philanthropic programme, setting up the UK corporate secretariat for a major healthcare real estate investment trust and pioneering the firm’s FCA regulated operator services to a number of leading commercial property fund managers.

In 2016 Roland founded the charity New Paths Music in Beverley which has quickly become one of the UK’s most dynamic arts festivals. He is relishing being back in his hometown.

Martin Doolan

Martin Doolan is vice chair of the PCC at Beverley Minster.

His career in education included 18 years as headteacher of a large comprehensive school and working as an educational consultant with two local authorities and the Department for Education. He has served on the governing bodies of a number of schools which have fallen into Ofsted’s special measures category.

In his retirement he enjoys playing golf (badly!), walking, football and ornithology.

John Doris

John Doris retired in 2018 as Vice Principal Finance & Resources at East Riding College in Beverley. Prior to that he was Finance Director at Hodgson Chemicals Ltd in Beverley from 1992 and previously held a number of finance roles in chemicals and manufacturing across Europe. John supports Two Churches One Town in seeking and applying for funds to deliver its ambitious long-term plans.

John is highly enthusiastic about Beverley, its history and its heritage and wishes to ensure the unique character of the town along with its distinctive two principal churches are preserved and developed for future generations. With his background in education and industry in the town. John is keen to ensure that the youth of Beverley are able to access and appreciate their rich historical and cultural heritage.

Also involved with the Beverley Barge Preservation Society at Beckside and a possible Business Improvement District, John’s interests include rugby and travel.

Paul Downey

Paul Downey is a Trustees of Two Ridings Community Foundation, The Deflog Foundation and  a Director of the East Yorkshire Broadcasting Co.

Before retiring from a career spanning over 50 years he was CE of an educational charity responsible for delivering modern apprenticeships to the Armed Forces,

Previous experience included executive positions in the Newspaper Industry including owning a local newspaper together with having held marketing and sales positions in a variety of organisations with in the Food & Beverage and FMCG  sectors.

A passionate advocate for Education and Training with 25 years experience in various positions as a school and college governor including Chair of two FE Colleges, a Board member of the Association Colleges and a Council member of the Learning and Skills Council.

Paul has lived in the area for many years and is passionate about Beverley as a medieval market town, it’s history and culture.He believes as Beverley grows the culture and traditions should be maintained, whilst progressing forward with the times.

Having seen commissioned service in the TA his interests include history along with running, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, flying, horse racing and photography.

Barbara English

Professor Emeritus Barbara English, MBE, FSA, FRHistS, has lived in Beverley for more than 50 years, and has been increasingly drawn to research the town’s amazing history. She was brought up in York, and has an MA and PhD from St Andrews University.  For some years after graduating she worked as an archivist in the West Riding, including years at Harewood House, and then joined an Edinburgh publishing company, Nelsons, to assist in the editing of their medieval texts’ series (now edited at Oxford University Press).  Later she worked for the Open University in Hull, and in the history department at the University of Hull. On retirement she worked at Princeton University for two years as a research fellow.  She is a member of many local societies, including the Friends of Beverley Minster and the Friends of St Mary’s, and Beverley Civic Society; she is also an Honorary Freewoman of Beverley. 

She is regularly consulted on matters of medieval and early modern history, particularly with reference to the East Riding and Beverley. 

Martin Hall

Martin Hall was born in the East Riding and educated at Hymers College. He joined the British Army in 1975 and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1976. He left in the rank of Captain in 1987, his last post being in Oman. Prior to this he saw service in a variety of roles in Kenya, Germany, Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands and Brunei.

He studied Civil Engineering at The Royal Military College of Science and is now Chairman of BATTY Joinery Manufacturing, based in Hull and is a Trustee of various charities and has been involved in many fundraising activities.

In his spare time Martin enjoys long distance running /walking/hobbling ,skiing , motorbike touring and field sports.

Pamela Hopkins

Pamela and her family moved to Beverley almost 50 years ago. After completing a BEd degree at Hull University (studying history and communications) she, for 15 years, worked as a full-time lecturer at Beverley College of Further Education teaching History and English. On taking early retirement she ran courses in Local History for Beverley College and WEA. Wishing to share her knowledge of the history of Beverley she began writing. Her first publication was in 1987 Beverley: A Stroll Through Twelve Centuries. Next in 1991 was The Diary of John Jackson – sometime macebearer in seventeenth Century Beverley (fact and fiction).

For 15 years Pamela was Secretary of the Friends of Beverley Minster. During this time, she wrote two booklets about the Minster – St John of Beverley and Exploring Beverley Minster (a guide for children). Pamela was also part of the committee which came together to create the Beverley Town Trail. She, with Berna Moody, in 2010 produced The Beverley Town Trail Guide. When Blackthorn Press approached her about writing the history of Beverley she took up the challenge and the book The History of Beverley, East Yorkshire from earliest times to the year 2003 was published (Updated to 2011 for 2nd edition).

She has always been concerned for the welfare of the town and for many years was a member of the executive of the Beverley Civic Society – for a number of years she was its secretary. Now retired Pamela’s interests remain in the history of this remarkable town and its two great churches. She is a Welcomer for St Mary’s Church. Other interests are her family, her friends and enjoying her garden which occasionally is opened for NGS.

Mervyn King

Mervyn King grew up in Lincoln and trained as a teacher in Hull. He joined Beverley Minster choir in 1969 and retired as Assistant Director of Music in 2015. His background is in secondary education in the roles of Head of Performing Arts, Assistant Headteacher, School Inspector and Chair of a Governing Body.

He is a member of the Friends of Beverley Minster Council and a Board Member for the Minster’s Sanctuary Project as the Interpretation Officer.

He currently works as a graphic designer and is the content manager for the Minster’s website as well as the one you are looking at now.

His interests are in all things Italian, church music, art and drama. He exhibits his artwork regularly in the Minster. 

Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin is a Non- Executive Director of Arco Ltd, where he has been a member of the Board for 55 years, over half of which as a Joint Managing Director.  He is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

Stephen was a Governor of Hymers College in Hull for 41 years, nearly half as Chairman.  He has been closely involved in the Restoration Programs at Holy Trinity Church Hull, now Hull Minster, for over 20 years.  He has worked with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in the creation and subsequent development of North Cave Wetlands Reserve and with other charities in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Chris Morris

Chris Morris is a retired Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner having worked in various store and area management roles. His interests include church and family life, music, cycling, hiking, golf and football.

Mary Walker

Mary Walker is a partner of Gordons LLP in their Employment and Retail teams.

With over 20 years of experience in employment law, Mary specialises in corporate support, TUPE, high-level recruitment, severance and remuneration packages and high-worth employee negotiations. Mary’s experience covers retail, food, manufacturing, transport and public sectors. She has previously been a specialist advocate in the criminal courts.

Mary is a trusted advisor to many large employers including Wren Kitchens and Heron Foods.