My Yorkshire: Arsalan Karim of Clinova

Arsalan Karim was born in Yorkshire and is director of development and research at the healthcare company Clinova.

Where do you live/where are you from?


What is your favourite place to visit in Yorkshire and why?

Malham. I love the fresh air and the hills.

What is still on your “to do” list in the region?

Competing in the Tour de Yorkshire cycling event.

What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had in Yorkshire?

A picnic at Great Whernside.

What is your most Yorkshire trait?

I am very direct.

Favourite piece of trivia about the region?

Three British Prime Ministers have come from Yorkshire.

What is your favourite cultural icon to come out of Yorkshire?

William Wilberforce.

Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire? 

Rain in the summer.

What is one thing you’d steal from Lancashire (or other UK regions) if you could?

A long haul connection to an airport in the Middle East from Manchester Airport.

What is the most overrated thing about Yorkshire?

Some of the coastal areas could be improved.