Church and Business Join Forces

Lord Digby Jones is a well known supporter of British business and has written his new book ‘Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All’. He is now undertaking a promotional book tour for his book and is coming to North Yorkshire. Trained as a lawyer and long champion of business, Lord Digby has had notable appointments as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry and has served in Government as a cross bench Life Peer, appointed as Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment.

All Saints Church, Old Byland in North Yorkshire is a 12th Century Norman building and the ravages of time have taken their toll of the fabric. The church bells have recently been refurbished, depleting the limited resources of the Church, and further major works are in preparation. These include repairs to the windows, major improvements to the external drainage to dry out the structure and re-pointing the external walls to reduce weathering of the ancient stones.

So the Church has joined forces with Lord Digby Jones and are organising an event to support both causes. This will be ‘An evening with Lord Digby Jones’, hosted by Jake and Raffa Duncombe at their historic family home at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, when Lord Digby Jones, known as ‘New Business Trouble Shooter’, will speak about his latest book. The event will be chaired by Martin Vander Weyer, a major contributor to the Spectator magazine.

The evening is on Friday, 13th October 2017 at 7.00pm. All proceeds from the evening will go towards the restoration works to the Church at Old Byland . Tickets are £20 for the evening and include a signed copy of the book, together with canap├ęs and Prosecco, before and after the talk. There will be the opportunity to question Lord Digby after his presentation and take the occasion to network amongst those present.

Tickets can be obtained on-line from or details and tickets from Mal Gyte 01439798992 or

Digby Jones in North Yorkshire Church fundraiser