My Yorkshire: Emma Davies, Partner at Grant Thornton

Emma Davies is a partner at business advisory firm Grant Thornton, where she leads the special projects team in Yorkshire.

Where do you live/where are you from? 

I am from Sheffield and have lived in both the North and South of the city, I am now settled with my family in Dore.

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

It has be anywhere near the sea as I live in a city. Whitby is my favourite spot these days for the lovely beaches and the quaint town. When I was a child we had a caravan in Flamborough and I have lots of fond memories there.

What is still on your ‘to do’ list in the region?

Harewood House, The Deep, Magna and a tour of the Yorkshire Dales

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

The tasting menu at Rafters restaurant in Sheffield

What is your most Yorkshire trait?

Being very straightforward, oh and I am always nesh!

Favourite piece of trivia about the region 

Not many people know this, but the story goes that in Dore in AD 829 King Ecgbert of Wessex won a battle on the village green to become the first King of England.

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

I can’t choose – either Henderson’s Relish (can’t eat a pie without it) or Yorkshire pudding

Worst experience or thing about Yorkshire?

We always underplay our achievements and don’t shout about all the good things going on enough, and there are lots. I find this especially true of Sheffield folk.

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

Fewer hills!  Especially now that I have just taken up running

What is the most overrated thing about Yorkshire? 

Nothing, I am a proud Yorkshire woman!