A very proud Yorkshire lass, Mandy has dedicated her skill and goodwill to numerous good causes across the region for over 16 years. Recognised and respected in the charity sector, particularly for being instrumental in the establishment of a dedicated children’s Hospice in Huddersfield, Mandy is an award-winning fundraiser who has experience in working across all sectors. A recognised face in Yorkshire, Mandy is passionate about all things that make this great county shine, and cares deeply about The Piece Hall and the diverse, safe and unrivalled opportunities it offers to all.


What makes you proud to be from Yorkshire?

I truly am a very proud Yorkshire Lass with my Yorkshire Rose pinned firmly to my sleeve. What’s not to love about Yorkshire? With its beautiful scenery - dales, moors, wolds and coastlines to name but a few, vibrant cities, thriving towns and quaint villages steeped in history, as well as boasting inventors, scientists, artists and sports people - it is a county which has an abundance of talent. And how can I not mention the remarkable range of historic buildings, visitor attractions and the great people who live and work in it too. 


What’s your favourite element of The Piece Hall?

My favourite element of The Piece Hall is the central courtyard, no matter what the season, as soon as I enter it, I sense a virtual hug, a warm welcoming feeling and a sense of peace and safety.


When did you first visit The Piece Hall?

I first visited The Piece Hall back in 1993 when I opened a business only a short stroll away. Back then, it was clear what huge potential the site had, and what could be achieved with the right level of investment, passion and care. I’m thrilled to see that vision has been realised and continues to be strengthened!  


What opportunities does The Piece Hall bring to Yorkshire?

The Piece Hall is a stunning heritage building that has been re-purposed for the 21st century and acts as an economic driver not only for Halifax, but for Yorkshire as a whole by providing a unique and unrivalled destination point. Rated by Historic England as one of the 100 most important buildings in the country, it ensures that Yorkshire businesses and individuals have a platform from which they can showcase their work, creativity and talents to a diverse and significant audience.


What make you proud to be an ambassador for The Piece Hall?

To play a part in protecting The Piece Hall is an absolute honour, especially as the operation of this historic site is under the remit of the charity, The Piece Hall Trust. With my vast experience in this sector, I appreciate how much effort and dedication is required and I trust that my knowledge may be able to contribute to the ongoing conservation, protection and improvement of the environment.


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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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