Agenda and draft minutes

Human Resources Committee - Wednesday, 28th July, 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE.. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes:


17/21 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTES: There were no apologies for absence.

(5.30 pm)


Declarations of Interest:

Members to advise of any declarations of interest.


18/21 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: There were no declarations of interest.


(5.30 pm)


Minutes: pdf icon PDF 221 KB

of the meeting of the 16 June 2021.


19/21 – MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 June 2021 were approved unanimously as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


 (5.31 pm)


Exempt Information:

To determine whether to exclude the press and public during the consideration of any exempt information items.






That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, the meeting be not open to the public during the discussion of Minute 22/21 as there will be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 100I of the Act.


The exempt information in question relates to individuals, financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act. 


(Four Members voted for and there was one abstention.)

(5.32 pm)


Public Arrangements - Questions:

To consider any questions under Standing Order 27.


21/21 – PUBLIC ARRANGEMENTS – QUESTIONS: There were no questions to consider under Standing Order 27.

(5.33 pm)


Destination Management Organisation (DMO) Structure:

The Head of Destination Management to submit a written report.

Additional documents:




22/21 – DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION (DMO) STRUCTURE: The Head of Destination Management submitted a written report the purpose of which was to seek approval of a restructure of the Culture, Tourism (including Visit Harrogate) and Harrogate Convention Centre Marketing teams in order to establish a new Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the Harrogate District. On the 18 September 2019 Cabinet had approved a plan to streamline destination management and marketing for the Harrogate District. Following this decision, in 2021, a new Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the Harrogate District had been established, its purpose was to raise the profile of the Harrogate District as an exceptional place to visit, meet and invest. The DMO required a staffing structure that was fit for purpose and suitably flexible to respond to changing customer expectations/market developments and seasonal demand. The proposed structure would support this and enable the right mix of skills and experience to be in place to deliver the DMO’s vision and strategy.


(Minute dealt with in exempt session)

(5.35 pm – 6.03 pm)