My Yorkshire: Charlie Lancaster, managing director of MyBid4IT

Charlie Lancaster is the managing director of York-based MyBid4IT, an online auction platform which has been developed to partner with estate agents and revolutionise the way properties are bought and sold across the UK.

MyBid4IT is sponsoring TheBusinessDesk.com’s  Property Professionals Lunch in Sheffield on Thursday 2 May, featuring two executive management team members of Sheffield-headquartered property developer Henry Boot Developments. Managing director Ed Hutchinson and director Vivienne Clements will share with delegates their perspectives on the industry.

Lancaster said of the upcoming event: “There is significant investment being delivered on large scale regeneration in the City. Sheffield will be an important location for us to work with Estate Agents and grow our business throughout South Yorkshire.”  To book a ticket for the event click here

My Yorkshire

Where do you live/where are you from?
I was born in Harrogate and now live in York, a born and bred Yorkshireman

What is your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire and why?
I would have to say York. I never seem to get bored of walking around the historic streets, after 15 years of living here I still notice new things on a regular basis and it really offers everything you could want from a City.

What is still on your “to do” list in the region?
I intend to take on the challenge of the Yorkshire three peaks.

What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had in Yorkshire?
I’m spoilt for choice within York, with so many different cultural dishes to enjoy. However, The Durham Ox in Crayke serves great food and my most memorable visit was during my sister’s wedding. We all spent the night in the cottages and on top of the lovely dinner the previous evening, enjoyed a superb breakfast, full of fresh local produce.

What is your most Yorkshire trait?
My accent. Whilst I never feel it to noticeable, it becomes apparent with some of my friends from further afield, as in true Yorkshire fashion I skip and shorten many words and sentences.

Favourite piece of trivia about the region?
Guy Fawkes was born in York and over 400 years later, we still have a night we celebrate the failure of the gunpowder plot to blow up the houses of parliament.

What is your favourite cultural icon to come out of Yorkshire?
The Yorkshire Pudding, you cannot enjoy a roast dinner without them.

Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire?
As a bias Yorkshireman, I’m struggling with this one. I’ll have to be boring and say the weather, as a few sunnier days to enjoy this beautiful county wouldn’t go a miss.

What is one thing you’d steal from Lancashire (or other UK regions) if you could?
The scouse accent – I love it.

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