Richard Cooper has chaired the Harrogate Convention Centre Board since
June 2014. He is the Leader of Harrogate Borough Council and works for
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones. Richard is keen to welcome
new and existing clients to experience Harrogate and the first-class service
the Convention Centre offers.
was first elected to Harrogate Council in 1999; the youngest councillor on the
authority at 27 years old. Richard occupied several senior positions
before being elected Leader of the Council in 2014.
from Huddersfield, Richard is proud to call Harrogate home. He works with local
people, groups and businesses to introduce more and more people to the town
regularly voted the happiest place to live in England.
it is the award-winning Valley Gardens, the splendour of the Sun Pavilion, the
luxurious Turkish Baths, the world-renowned Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate or
one of the many other iconic places, Harrogate – supported by the convention
Centre – provides an unforgettable experience for business and leisure visitors
Richard see his role
within the Harrogate Convention Centre team as ensuring that the Convention Centre meets and exceeds
customer expectations and that Harrogate gives a great Yorkshire welcome to our