President and Vice President

The Chamber's President and Vice President are elected annually at the Chamber's AGM.

Phil Ascough Chamber PresidentPresident


Ascough Associates

PHIL Ascough first became aware of the Chamber as a journalist with the Yorkshire Post in Hull during the 1980s.

A decade later, as Business Editor of the Hull Daily Mail, he enjoyed direct involvement, attending Hull Area Council meetings as an observer and reporting on the Chamber’s role as the "Voice of Business" in the region.

On setting up his own media and PR consultancy, Ascough Associates, in 2009, the first thing he did was join the Chamber.

He is passionate about the Chamber’s pedigree and potential, and about the Hull and Humber region.

Sally Booker Vice PresidentVice President


P&O Ferries

OUR Vice President is Sally Booker, P&O Ferries’ Port Manager for Hull & Teesport.

Sally has enjoyed a varied career which began as a clerk in the NHS, before progressing to roles as a Personal Assistant in construction, roofing and food manufacturing industries.  Sally then moved into Human Resources and worked through various roles to become the Head of HR for what was then one of the Rank Hovis McDougall (RHM) companies.

In 2005 she took up a role as Head of HR for the UK and Republic of Ireland with P&O Ferries, before moving into an operations role as Port Manager for Hull and Teesport in 2010.

Sally is married to Tim and has four children, ranging in ages from 13 to 25.

Talking about her role as Vice President, Sally says she is looking forward to meeting members of the Chamber and learning more about their businesses and the challenges they face and seeing how the Chamber can support them.

SMG Europe
On Line Design Engineering Group Ltd
Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Kennett Insurance & Risk Management
Streets Chartered Accountants
Ludo Studio Ltd
SPS Group
Hull News and Pictures
James Legal
Associated British Ports
Oaklands Hall Hotel
Tiger Events
The Insurance Partnership
University of Hull
96.9 Viking FM
Rapid Accommodation
C Spencer Ltd
Wilkin Chapman Grange Solicitors