Friday 10 June 2022 - Bridlington Spa

The Business Day at Bridlington Spa on Friday 10 June 2022, with business networking at the heart of a day of discovery and insight.

More than 700 business leaders from across the region hearing from headline speaker Jo Malone, CBE Founder & Creative Director of Jo Loves, economist Noreena Hertz, education professional Sir John Jones & impressionist Darren Farley. The event is hosted throughout by journalist and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

Book tickets

Breakout sessions

  • Hull City Council

    Save Money On Energy Costs and Help the Environment at the Same Time

    9am-9:45am Harbour One

    Does your business want to save money on energy costs and help the environment at the same time?

    Delivered by the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES) and Oh Yes Net Zero.

    Given the recent increase in energy costs come and hear from the HBEES Team how we can identify ways to reduce your energy consumption and bills and how to access grant funding to help pay for these changes which makes it even more cost effective to reduce your company's carbon footprint. In addition to this HBEES are launching four new services to support businesses in Hull to understand and reduce their impact on the Environment.

    You will also hear from the Oh Yes Net Zero campaign which will outline how Hull City Council and the local private sector are coming together to address Climate Change in order that as a city we can achieve our ambition of being Carbon Neutral by 2030 and Carbon Net Zero by 2040 some 10 years ahead of national targets.

  • J.R. RIX & Son

    Building Sustainable Businesses for Future Generations

    9am-9:45am Sessions

    This interactive session promises to engage as a 6th generation family business owner, Harry Rix, discusses the impacts climate change and the energy transition will have on a 150-year-old Hull based business.

    Join the session to be involved in a live poll about the common challenges faced by businesses, engage in a dialogue for how they can be overcome and hear some of the benefits of taking positive action towards responsible business practices.

    The host of the talk, Harry, Founder of Accountable and shareholder of J.R. Rix & Sons, will discuss the steps his family business is taking, as part of a diversification strategy, to ensure continuity for the next generation.

  • Eon Visual Media

    Presents... What the F*** is the Metaverse?

    9am-9:45am Bay View Lounge

    Last year the world witnessed one of the biggest and boldest announcements in technology as Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision and plans for the Metaverse. Question is... what impact will this have on me and my business? If you or are looking to continue efficiently engaging with all stakeholders in an innovative way, gaining an understanding of the impact of the Metaverse is vital.

    Join Matt and James from Eon Visual Media as the pair explore the future of virtual environments including the Metaverse and Spatial. Featuring a plethora of practical demonstrations, the team will explore the many benefits of virtual environments, and what impact these will have on businesses operating in retail, manufacturing, and professional services.

  • Jas Athwal

    Jas Athwal in conversation with Gyles Brandreth

    9am-9:45am Theatre

    A self-titled shopkeeper from Bradford, Jas was a sofa speaker at the virtual event in 2021. This year we will hear more about his life and the opportunity to ask questions.

  • University of Hull

    Climate Change and How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive

    10am-10:45am Harbour One

    Worried about how flooding will affect your business? Want to understand how your business can become economically and environmentally sustainable?

    Whether you're confused about your carbon footprint, concerned about the effects of climate change on your business, have an idea to make your business greener or just fancy finding out more about the cutting-edge facilities at the Aura Innovation Centre, we can help.

    Come along to our breakout session and meet friendly team members from the Flood Innovation Centre, Aura Innovation Centre, Hull University Business School, Humber Internships Programme and Sparkfund, to find out how your business can adapt and thrive despite the effects of climate change.

  • J.R. RIX & Son

    Lagoon Hull

    10am-10:45am Sessions

    Join us at the Lagoon Hull stand for an informative and inspirational breakout session with Tim Rix - the man behind the visionary proposal - and Paul Hatley, Project Director. During the session, you'll learn more about the proposed scheme, hear the latest important updates and there will also be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

    Will Lagoon Hull impact flooding further down the estuary? How will it improve traffic flow through Hull? What will it mean for investment in our region?

    Find out the answers to all these questions and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Hull & East Yorkshire LEP sponsored by Made Smarter presents

    Digital Horizons: Preparing Your Business for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    10am-10:45am Bay View Lounge

    Digital technology is widely seen as the key that will unlock the UK's productivity puzzle; helping to create a new generation of efficient, lean and innovative SMEs in doing so. As we move towards so called "Industry 4.0", the Hull & East Yorkshire LEP will explore the role of digital tech, industry solutions and skills within the region's economy, and will showcase the support available for local businesses on their journey to Industry 4.0 and increased productivity.

    With a panel of speakers from industry, academia and government, this breakout session will inform and inspire, as well as entertain with a lively interactive quiz to test the digital knowledge of Business Day delegates.

    This breakout session is co-sponsored by the Made Smarter: Yorkshire programme, and delegates will hear how manufacturing businesses can access the cutting-edge technical support provided by the programme to aid their journey to Industry 4.0.

  • Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council

    The Leaders Debate

    10am-10:45am Theatre

    This will be the first time both Leaders have been together in a public forum, with questions from the audience, and chaired by Gyles Brandreth, the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Jonathan Owen, and leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Mike Ross, will debate.

  • Hull Trains

    The World of Travel Has Changed, Have You?

    1:50pm-2:35pm Harbour One

    The rail industry continues to recover and adapt following the challenges of the pandemic. It has returned to a far different landscape, one where business and leisure customer needs have drastically changed.

    Let us share with you how Hull Trains has bounced back to deliver our highest ever number of daily services. How we have introduced a range of new products in line with changing customer demand and added extra capacity to our fleet. Hear about our achievements to date on carbon reduction and our plans to continue this positive trend.

    After meeting the team, please join our session to learn how the rail industry is evolving in line with work and leisure trends, and how Hull Trains plans to further support Hull and the Humber in both areas.

    This will be a great opportunity for the business community to engage with our senior leaders and Managing Director to help shape future plans and product offerings. We look forward to seeing you all.

  • Wykeland Beal

    Changing Places - How Culture can help local and regional economies thrive

    1:50pm-2:35pm Sessions

    In the new economy, culture is a huge and ever-growing factor and where culture thrives, so too does business.

    A vibrant cultural scene powers successful places. It generates confidence, local pride, creativity, investment and growth. It also retains and attracts talent, providing businesses with the people they need to prosper.

    Sponsored by Wykeland Beal, regeneration partners of Hull's Fruit Market cultural hotspot, this session focuses on the importance of culture to the economy.

    Join Chris Murray, Director of Core Cities UK, Pete Massey, Director for Northern Economy and Partnerships at Arts Council England and Dominic Gibbons, Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Cultural Compact to learn how culture can boost your business, your city and your region.

  • Quickline

    How 5G and gigabit technology can really transform your business?

    1:50pm-2:35pm Bay View Lounge

    As we embark on the biggest shift in connectivity and technology we have seen in a generation - which will completely transform how we live, work and play - we look at how 5G is set to revolutionise communications and how your business can utilise the power of 5G to really make a difference and stand out.

    There are any many myths about 5G, but the reality is that it will be an absolutely game changer for us all and an essential element for the evolution of product and services in an ever-increasing data-driven world.

  • Mark Atkinson

    Mark Atkinson in conversation with Gyles Brandreth

    1:50pm-2:35pm Theatre

    Mark was the keynote speaker at the virtual event in 2021. He returns to share more of his stories and give you the opportunity to ask him questions.

    Mark was a dairy farmer who diversified from agriculture into equestrian and has never looked back. Having ridden all his life and spending many years show jumping Mark opened Asselby Grange Livery Yard and Riding School in 1996. He then started providing horses re re-enactment and jousting. His worked expanded into the field of TV & Film and has since provided horses, carriages and riders taking on the role of Horsemaster on many productions across the UK and internationally. Credits include Peaky Blinders, Victoria, Poldark and The Larkins, The Midwich Cuckoos (Sky Original Drama) and The Gallows Pole from the BBC due for release soon, and Mark is currently working on Channel 5's All Creatures Great and Small.