James Szkiler

James Szkiler

Chair

James is CEO of two local Company’s, Classic & Sportscar Ltd and Malton Coachworks. Having achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management, James was running C&SC at 24 years of age and has lead a growth strategy that has seen sales of over £30M worldwide in the past six years and a new company start up in Malton Coachworks in 2014 who now employ 25 staff over three departments.

James is dedicated to growing Ryedale & District Mencap to improve the range and scope of services it provides whilst safeguarding its long-term future and raising local awareness. As a local businessman, he feels his, energy, skills and enthusiasm are ideally suited to strengthening the foundations of this well-established charity.

James’s elder sister, Victoria, has the most common type of Down’s syndrome – Trisomy 21. James believes Ryedale and District Mencap is a vital part of its service users’ life and health. Whether it be a Zumba class or Disco night, these activities play an important role in improving the wellbeing of its users and has experienced it first hand through Victoria.

Josey Hall

Josey Hall

Activities Coordinator

Josey is the Activities Coordinator for Ryedale and District Mencap. She began working with us in February 2018 and quickly settled in and is enjoying the job.

Josey is a mother of 3 with four dogs and 16 hens. Her interests are cookery and country walks. Her work as coordinator covers all aspects of Mencap local so please feel free to contact her about anything relating to Ryedale and District Mencap and she will do her best to help you.

Andrew Welham

Andrew Welham

Website Coordinator

Classic & Sportscar Centre of Malton were keen to get involved with Ryedale Mencap as their core values are something close to their hearts. CEO James Szkiler has a sister, Victoria Szkiler who has Downs Syndrome who regularly attends Ryedale Mencap events.

Both James and Andrew (James’s right-hand man) have dedicated time and expertise to enable Ryedale Mencap to launch their website and continue to assist to keep it up-to-date. If you have any feedback or questions about the website, Andrew would love to hear from you.