Bridlington Spa will hold a new annual business event ‘The Business Day‘ on Friday 9 June which aims to place business networking at the heart of a day of discovery and insight; including keynote speeches from Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE and John Simpson CBE. Alexander Armstrong will host throughout as well as chairing a debate element covering local, national and international current affairs.About the Day Running Order Parking
9.30am - 10.00am
Dr Giles Davidson will set out the vision for this exciting initiative; led by the University of Hull and the Humber LEP, Aura is a partnership that includes Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, DONG Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) and other key stakeholders, supported by the Humber local authorities and Green Port Hull.
The University of Hull’s role at the heart of Aura builds on 15 years of experience working in the offshore wind sector and utilises the University’s wide range of relevant expertise and capability in this area.
Attend to hear more about Aura’s vision to create a world leading offshore renewables talent, research and innovation hub. The hub will support the developing offshore wind sector towards sustainability and help establish it as a vibrant industry in the Humber – the UK’s Energy Estuary - for the benefit of the region and the country.
10.15am - 10.45am
This session offers delegates an opportunity to view and explore the capabilities of the new Logistics Institute Data Observatory (LIDO) and to hear about the benefits it can bring to their business.
Logistics Institute Data Observatory (LIDO) was created and is maintained by the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull. LIDO’s aim is to cover all the main Humber logistic assets such as seaports, airports and rail networks, as well as the network of logistic services in the surrounding area, and prominent industries. LIDO is the outcome of a collaborative effort between the University of Hull’s Logistics Institute, the Humber Ports and a number of local authorities. The site was designed to allow individuals and businesses to understand the advantages of using the Humber as a port of call for their logistics and trading needs. LIDO will do this by outlining the strengths and expertise that the Humber region possesses, how these can aid inward investment in the area, and explain how the Humber is a major part of the UK’s trade network with Europe and the rest of the world. It is envisaged LIDO will grow in scope and functionality over time, providing intelligence and tools to help improve the logistics and trade processes in the region and beyond.
2.10pm - 2.40pm
Do you feel passionate about inspiring a hidden workforce to play a significant role in providing the talent of the future?
Demand for great employees is growing in the Humber region within all sectors but particularly within Manufacturing and Engineering (Report on Jobs, May 2017, REC/IHS Markit). However, there are fewer and fewer people available to fill the vacancies as baby boomers retire, the gig economy continues to grow, and younger people are faced with unclear choices about their future of work.
This affects the bottom line of all our businesses.
To thrive we need to address the ever-shrinking pool of suitable candidates in and look to attract and retain talent in our region to meet the demand of professional roles. We know that finding the right people and developing the right skills and competencies is the key to a sustainable future.
It is crucial that business leaders and organisations adapt how they think about Talent and People. This workshop will introduce some of the key themes and initiatives that are taking place in the region to address this War for Talent and have an open Q&A session.
Who should attend? Business Leaders, Directors and Managers concerned with Talent Development, Recruitment and Retention.
Please note to facilitate a valuable discussion, this session will be limited to 40 people.
10.20am, 12.55pm and 1.45pm
Why not step outside your comfort zone and join in a fun, creative half hour to launch Sewell Group as the Presenting Partner for LGBT 50!
As part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, LGBT 50 will mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality and celebrate equality for all in an eight-day festival in Hull, from July 22nd-29th.
Sewell Group have planned three unique, fun and engaging half hour sessions to get everyone in the mood for one of the highlights in this year’s calendar.
Please make your way to the North Entrance at one of the following times, 10.20am, 12.55pm and 1.45pm. Each session will last 30 minutes and places are limited to 15 per session.
Don’t just wonder – come along, join in and see for yourself!
9.20am - 10.00am
Sewell Group has a talent management regime which is nationally recognised. The company has also created value and benefit for the communities they serve whilst doing business. Here they case study how they work with top sportspeople Jamie Peacock and Tommy Coyle, as well huge projects like City of Culture Hull 2017 to pursue these goals.
1.55pm - 2.40pm
Dr Paul Sewell OBE, MD of leading Yorkshire business Sewell Group and international rugby league legend Jamie Peacock MBE will complete six rounds of knowledge exchange in The Anatomy of the Winner, each expressing their opinions on creating winners and leaders and sharing how to reach the top of your game. The event will be hosted by local boxer Tommy Coyle.
7.55am - 8.45am
Do you want to learn more about the risks and rewards of setting up and growing a local business? Join us for breakfast and meet some of the area’s most respected entrepreneurs as well as the ones to watch, as they share their real life stories.
9.15am - 10.00am
Join FEO Founder member David Kilburn, Executive Chairman of MKM Building Supplies for an intimate insight into ‘the heartbeat’ of the local economy
“Hull’s time in the spotlight offers a wonderful platform for both start-ups and established private sector businesses to take great steps forward, taking full advantage of the city’s newfound opportunities. This really is our time, and it’s vital that our business community take the initiative wherever possible to strengthen Hull’s economy for many years to come.”
10.05 am - 10.50am
Presented by FEO Founding member David Hall, this session will be invaluable for anyone looking to improve or grow their business.
David will be joined by one of the best CEO’s he has ever worked with, Geoff Spencer who worked his way up from Traction Trainee with British Rail to CEO of DB Schenker rail UK in 2013.
David and Geoff have devised a special toolkit for this session that delegates can take away to help them build a really great business.
12.40pm - 1.25pm
This FEO informal session will focus on entrepreneurship in the creative and cultural sector, where it can be especially hard to find the money and the talent to start and grow a business. We will also have a unique opportunity to enjoy Hull’s BAFTA winning film producer’s delightful short film ‘How I didn’t become a piano player’
Led by FEO member Jonathan Elvidge, creator of The Gadget Shop and co-founder of Red5, this interactive workshop will be crammed full of entrepreneurial ‘gold-nuggets’ to educate and inspire delegates. Entrepreneurs from around the region will be sharing Just1Thing, whether it’s the best piece of advice they were ever given, a massive mistake they made, an inspirational book they recommend, an invaluable mentor who helped them or just plain real-life experience of ‘learning by risk taking’.
10.10am - 10.55am
Does your organisation struggle to find talent within the regional workforce? Do you want to be able to influence and shape the skills and knowledge within the local and regional areas? You can find out how Ron Dearing UTC is working with employers in the industry to identify what they need from their workers and developing these skills in their own students. Join us in educating the talent of tomorrow.
1.00pm - 1.45pm
Energy Works is the Humber region’s largest current development – a £200m investment in one of the UK’s most innovative green energy facilities.
Taking shape on the east bank of the River Hull, Energy Works is the latest piece in the jigsaw of Hull’s remarkable regeneration and reinforces the Humber’s ever-growing reputation as the UK’s renewables region.
Leading engineering business Spencer Group has taken Energy Works from concept through to development and is now playing a key part in this huge construction project in the company’s home city.
This is your opportunity to learn about the seven-year journey of a pioneering project to power Hull’s green energy future and the success of an entrepreneurial, private sector-led approach to major infrastructure investment.