Friday 5 June 2020 - Bridlington Spa

More than 650 business leaders from across the region hearing from model, actress, singer, fashion designer, writer and TV presenter Dame Twiggy Lawson, Entrepreneur and Campaigner Gina Miller, TV Presenter and Charity Ambassador Nick Knowles, Juergen Maier, Board Member for The Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Penny Marshall from the Institution of Civil Engineers and newly appointed Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, James Mason.

The event is hosted throughout by journalist and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

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Full line-up announced for The Business Day 2020

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Dame Twiggy Lawson, entrepreneur and campaigner Gina Miller and TV Presenter Nick Knowles, are just some of the speakers that have been announced for The Business Day 2020, to be held at Bridlington Spa on Friday 5 June.

Other speakers include Penny Marshall, Regional Director for the Institution of Civil Engineers, James Mason, newly appointed Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire and Professor Juergen Maier, former Chief Executive of Siemens plc and current board member for The Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The event will be hosted throughout by Gyles Brandreth, who returns for a second year.

Twiggy’s iconic name and face has been at the forefront of fashion, the entertainment world and media for the past 50 years after being discovered and catapulted to fame in the mid-1960s at the age of 16, and named ‘The Face of ‘66’. She went on to become the world’s first supermodel, appearing on the cover of most major fashion magazines around the world.

Now also an acclaimed actress, singer, fashion designer, writer and TV presenter, Twiggy won two Golden Globe awards for her appearance in the film The Boyfriend and a Tony Award nomination for her NY Broadway debut in My One and Only.

As a designer, Twiggy has created fashion ranges in the UK, the USA and Japan, and is a brand ambassador for M&S womenswear. The Twiggy brand is a global phenomenon that continues to flourish. In 2019, Twiggy was honoured with a Damehood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to fashion, the performing arts and charity.

Entrepreneur and campaigner, Gina Miller is best known for not just bringing but winning the two most significant British constitutional cases since the 1700s, resulting in two UK Prime Ministers failing to put themselves above the law. However, Gina has been a transparency and rights campaigning for over 20 years and has campaigned, funded and written text in both UK and EU law that have vastly improves the lives of consumers and some of the most vulnerable in our communities.

Stephen Parnaby OBE, Event Director said “2020 sees the strongest line up of speakers to date. This year we will have a question time panel hosted by Gyles Brandreth, a talk by Nick Knowles, insights from Gina Miller and a talk with Twiggy.

“Now in its fourth year, The Business Day is a networking event tailored to a day of discovery and insight. It has firmly established itself as the traditional end to Humber Business Week and I am looking forward to celebrating the best of business in Hull and East Yorkshire.”

The Business Day is organised by Stephen Parnaby and under-written by For Entrepreneurs Only, along with other main sponsors, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Eon Visual Media, Hull City Council, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, KCOM, J.R. Rix & Son, Sewell Group, Spencer Group, University of Hull and Welcome to Yorkshire.

Previous speakers have included Lord Sugar, Karren Brady (Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge), Sir Bob Geldof, John Simpson, Alexander Armstrong, Naga Munchetty and Josh Littlejohn.