Agile Yorkshire is run by the Yorkshire agile community for Yorkshire agile community. Over the years its leadership has passed through several hands but those people have always been enthusiastic practitioners themselves. Nothing has changed in that respect.

Royd Brayshay

Making Agile Yorkshire happen does require effort. Lining up a stream of speakers together with a working projector plus buying beer and sandwiches for fifty people every month, all swallow more time than you would think. The current team of organisers and volunteers is listed below. If you would like to get more involved then drop an email to or chat to Royd/Neil at a meetup.

Royd Brayshay is an agile coach and trainer based in Leeds. He works with all kinds of agile coaching clients around Yorkshire and across the north of England to help them become more commercially effective at building software. He co-owns NewRedo, a software company based in Leeds with clients including the Lotus Formula 1 racing team, easyJet, Walmart and some growing lean startups. Royd was nominated for an agile coaching award in 2012. You can find him on LinkedIn or follow his tweets on @RoydBrayshay.

Neil McLaughlin


Neil McLaughlin is an independent software developer/coach who enjoys building stuff and helping teams to enjoy building stuff. He caught the agile bug after finding his way to Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained via Hunt and Thomas’ The Pragmatic Programmer in 2001. He has been learning and sharing ever since. He attended the first ever Agile Yorkshire (née Extreme Programming Club) in the back room of a Leeds pub on 8th Feb 2007 and became actively involved in the organisation shortly after.

He is passionate about effective software delivery and has worked with many organisations to bring agile engineering practices to their teams, helping them work with the rest of the business to deliver value to customers. He can be contacted via twitter @neilbmclaughlin or email