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INSPIRE GROW CELEBRATE – York Business Week is BACK

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The York Business Week Team is bringing you a selection of carefully crafted events focused around four key themes. From showcasing ‘World Class York’ to helping you take the practical steps to start your business with a bang, we will help you take your business to the next level. As well as our own core events we have partnered with some of the city’s brightest businesses and support organisations to bring you a series of insightful and inspirational hosted events.

It’s set to be a fantastic week – Check out York Business Week for full information, but here are a few highlights!

CONFERENCE

On the 13th of November, there is a TOP CLASS business conference on the theme of ‘World Class York’. There is an excellent line-up of speakers in and the event will be hosted by Jon Hammond, former BBC journalist and Governor at York St John University our speakers will include:

William Derby, Chief Executive, York Racecourse , Richard Harpin, Founder and CEO, Homeserve, Noirin Carmody, Co-Founder and COO, Revolution Software, Tim Leigh, Marketing Director, Stage One, Andrew Swift, CEO FERA Science Ltd, Lee Statham, Global Innovation Lead Confectionary R&D, Nestle, Peter Cowling, Director Digital Creativity Labs, Isabel Jago, Product and Communications Lead, York Instruments, Mark Christie, CTO Piksel, and James Browne, Managing Director, Hiscox Direct UK.

You can find the full details here.

START UPS

For newer businesses, there is the Business Growth Showcase…from start up to scale up. Learn how to start, fund and scale your business! York Business Week have teamed up with Make It York, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce & AD:VENTURE to bring you an exciting showcase event focused on all you need to know to start up and grow your early stage business.

Taking place at the recently refurbished De Grey Rooms, the event will feature inspirational talks from founders and business leaders and a series of panel sessions designed to give you all the information and encouragement you need to go away and do it yourself.

Our speakers will include David Kerfoot, Chair of York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP who built up a hugely successful North Yorkshire business. He will share ‘Kerf’s Top Ten Tips’ illustrated by stories and mistakes he made but learnt from along the way. You will also hear from Dr John Park, a serial technology entrepreneur and award-winning academic who has successfully developed and launched products with some of the world’s biggest companies including Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo.

Our panel sessions will provide you with a wealth of expertise, business advice, featuring a range of York based businesses alongside experts from Business Enterprise Fund and the AD:VENTURE Start-up programme, amongst others.

OPEN DAYS

Through the week, 10 companies have ‘open days’ to showcase their business and offer an insight to how they work : You can find more details here.

TEDX

There’s also a TedX event, two themed days (business growth and skills) and a whole range of other events to participate in. The full programme can be found here.

Creating opportunities from Digital Disruption TED style @ Wakefield Business Week 2018

SME Advice

As technology evolves at increasing speed, so too do the threats and opportunities to businesses…of all shapes and sizes.  So in this constantly shifting digital world, how do you future proof your business, to both manage the threats and seize the opportunities?

As part of the diverse events offering at Wakefield Business Week 2018, AD:VENTURE is delivering an innovative event offering businesses the chance to hear from Silicone Valley experts on innovation practice, Herman Gyr Ph.D. and Laszlo Gyorffy M.S.  on how  to positively deal with dramatic disruption brought about by technological developments.

The event is the brainchild of Keith Evans and Cara Brundle , sector development manager’s for Wakefield Council, who run a range of specialist sector support programmes for Wakefield District as part of the wider AD:VENTURE offer of supporting new and young businesses to thrive in the Leeds City Region.

Keith comments “Wakefield Business Week is a perfect opportunity to bring new business owners together and offer them practical and valuable insights on how to develop their products and services in a cost effective and forward thinking way. We  wanted to deliver something a bit different, and we are delighted to have secured Herman and Laszlo to deliver this TED style talk . They  have the experience and knowledge to empower our districts businesses to take hold of the opportunities presented by digital disruption, and not to fall victim to the pitfalls of failing to future proof for change.

Cara says “I would highly recommend businesses from across the Wakefield District and wider Leeds City Region come along to this event. It’s not only an opportunity to hear from global leaders on digital change and innovation, but delegates will also have the opportunity to network with each other and connect with us and the wider team to access the wide range of support we can through the AD:VENTURE programme”

Digital Disruption: Survival or Growth?

What, Who , Where and When?

Herman Gyr Ph.D. and Laszlo Gyorffy M.S. are among Silicon Valley’s leading experts on innovation practice, change management and helping business deal with dramatic disruption.

 

For over 20 years they have worked across the globe helping businesses refocus, redesign and re-energise their business strategies, ensuring that even in periods of considerable change, they are able to reach their full potential.

Their knowledge and insight is invaluable, they are also published authors, highly skilled facilitators and presenters. Their client list reads like a who’s, who of global corporate giants and include Apple, the BBC, Intel, EDF Energy, Swisscom and Toyota.

 

 

Their TED-style keynote will inspire you to embrace innovation, to find out what digital technologies are transforming business across the world and how you could apply these innovations.

Leave with the confidence to:

  • Cut costs and improve productivity
  • Transform your customer experience
  • Create new products and opportunities
  • Improve customer experience

The event will include a panel discussion with leading experts in this field and a light buffet with networking.

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE HERE

Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre
Wakefield College
Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield
WF1 2DH

This event is delivered by AD:VENTURE as part of Wakefield Business Week

AD:VENTURE offers a range of growth support to pre-start, new and young businesses under 3 years old across the Leeds City Region. You will be able to discuss support options with the AD:VENTURE team at this event.