Brian Dunsby

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Brian Leslie Dunsby, BSc, CEng, FIChemE, FIM, FCIM, FIAM, FIBC, is the principal, Perlex Associates, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He is the chief executive of the non-profit Yorkshire Business Market Ltd.[1]

Dunsby is a successful entrepreneur.[2] He founded a perlite business which he sold to a major agricultural supplier. Afterwards he channelled much of his energies thorough Perlex Associates, which outsourced organisational tasks.

He has helped other entrepreneurs to create and grow new businesses.[2] He has provided a significant amount of this help at his own cost.[2]

In 1992 Dunsby became Chief Executive of the Institute of Business Advisers.[2]

Dunsby was elected director of the International Council of Small Business in 1999, organising the 2003 World Conference.[2]

2001-2006, he was on the governing body of the World Association of SMEs.[2]

In 2001, he was elected director of the UK Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and organised the International Entrepreneurship Conferences from 2004-2008.[2]

Dunsby has been the Chief Executive of the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce since 2002,[3] though he has announced will step down in spring 2016.[4]

In 2008, he was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.[5][6]

Dunsby organised the Harrogate Christmas Market in 2013, an award winning event put on by Perlex Associates and Harrogate Chamber of Commerce, under the auspices of the non-profit Yorkshire Business Market Ltd.[1]

Dunsby was the secretary of the John Innes Manufactures Association (JIMA), until he retired form that role after 32 years involvement with the organization in 2010.[7]


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