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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  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council Logo

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a local authority covering 930 square miles and serving a population of 337,000 people.

    The council provides more than 600 services to residents and businesses, from education, adoption and fostering to roads maintenance, planning and huge infrastructure projects.

    Its vision is to continually strive to improve the quality of life for local people and communities, making the East Riding a great place to live, work, invest in and visit.

    The council does this through its priorities of: maximising economic growth; valuing the environment and safeguarding the East Riding heritage; supporting vulnerable people and reducing inequalities; promoting health, wellbeing and independence; and reducing costs, raising performance and delivering excellent service and value for money through innovative business transformation and workforce development.

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council employs more than 12,500 people and is committed to a Live Well Work Well employee health and wellbeing programme.

    There are a huge number of career opportunities at the council which has been recognised nationally on numerous occasions as a leader in service delivery.

  • EON Visual Media Logo

    Eon Visual Media are in the inspiration business. Through their core services of App Development, Animation, Design, Video and Website Design & Build, they create inspiring digital content tailored to the client’s exact requirements.

    Their mission is simple... that's because they based it on what Eon are passionate about and want to deliver to their clients. They want to put smiles on faces or sometimes tears in your eyes, and produce digital content that inspires their clients and their clients’ customers.

  • For Entrepreneurs Only Logo

    FEO is made up of like-minded local entrepreneurs who collectively turn over £3.5bn each year. They employ over 22,000 people and represent successful local businesses of all sectors and sizes. FEO is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Hull. Their goal is to help build the local economy by creating a private sector renaissance.

    FEO help entrepreneurs in Hull & East Yorkshire create wealth and jobs. Through regular events and initiatives, they aim to motivate, educate, inspire and support others. Their members give their time, energy, passion and resources and everyone at FEO works hard to promote Hull and the Humber region as a great place to start up and run a business.

  • Hull City Council Logo

    Hull City Council are the local government authority for the city of Kingston upon Hull working to improve the lives for residents, visitors and customers in the city.

  • Humber LEP Logo

    The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is at the forefront driving growth and prosperity.

    They are a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth.

  • J R Rix & Sons Ltd Logo

    J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd is a very proud business founded in East Yorkshire in 1873; involved in a large range of business activities ranging from commercial, residential, industrial and marine fuel distribution, fuel cards, ship owning, stevedoring, warehousing and off shore wind farm support to holiday home manufacturing, car retail and property, through a number of subsidiaries of which the largest is Rix Petroleum Ltd.

    The Rix Group employs 600 staff and is regularly featured in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 awards.

  • KCOM Logo

    KCOM provides a range of communications services to consumers and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire and has done for over a hundred years.

    But there‘s nothing old-fashioned about KCOM – they‘ve survived and thrived since then by staying in touch with their customers‘ changing needs. They were the first in the UK to offer untimed internet access, for example, as well as the first to provide a UK broadband service.

    Today, they‘re proud to offer great value services to their customers that make it easier for them to communicate, both at home and at work.

  • Sewell Group Logo

    Sewell Group has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1876, demonstrating sound management, financial stability and an ability to respond to customers’ changing needs.

    They have been recognised as a ‘Sunday Times Best Company to Work For’ and continue to live the core philosophy of ‘a great place to work and a great company to deal with’, year on year.

  • SPENCER British Engineering Logo

    Spencer Group is one of the UK's largest privately owned multi-disciplinary engineering businesses.

    They provide pioneering engineering solutions across the transport and infrastructure and energy and industrial sectors.

    Safety, innovation and value creation are at the heart of everything they do and they have a robust skill set which can be deployed at any stage of the project life cycle, from concept design through to commissioning, operation and maintenance.

  • University of Hull Logo

    The University of Hull is shaping a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future for its students, our region and beyond.

    To deliver that, the University is constantly evolving, forming valuable partnerships and creating new opportunities for students.

    They welcome over 15,000 students from the UK from a variety of backgrounds. When it comes to equal access to higher education, they’re ranked number 1.

    The University of Hull believes that the extraordinary lies within everyone: that given the right challenges and opportunities, dedication and a supportive team, anyone can achieve their goals and ambitions, and their personal best.

    This shared ethos is the foundation of their 6-year partnership with Team GB, one the UK’s leading aspirational brands. They are the first and only University to become an Official Partner of Team GB.

    And that’s not all. Everywhere you look on campus there is evidence of a £300-million investment programme to help deliver the best possible student experience, teaching and research.

    For the second year running, the University has been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which was introduced by Government to recognise excellence in learning and teaching universities and colleges in the UK.

    Equally, the University is helping to shape a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future through their research from addressing healthcare inequalities, tackling modern day slavery and environmental challenges.

  • Welcome to Yorkshire Logo

    Forget flat caps and whippets, Yorkshire is a contemporary destination which hasn't neglected its roots. Welcome to Yorkshire has created a fresh, dynamic view of the UK's largest county with its innovative marketing and PR campaigns, not forgetting its contagious enthusiasm which has garnered fans of Yorkshire from across the globe.

    Their award winning team has achieved this by being creative and forward thinking but more importantly by working closely with members and partners to build a new confidence in the county.