Friday 8 June 2018 - Bridlington Spa

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The Business Day at Bridlington Spa on Friday 8 June 2018, with business networking at the heart of a day of discovery and insight.

650 business leaders from across the region hearing from headline speaker Sir Bob Geldof, as well as social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn, and Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott. The event is hosted throughout by journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty.

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Breakout Sessions

  • The Leaders Debate

    2.20pm - 3.05pm Theatre

    For the first time, the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, and leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady OBE, will debate with each other; chaired by The Right Honourable Alan Johnson, with business leaders given the opportunity to ask questions of both Leaders.

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    Breakfast with FEO

    7.45am - 8.30am Gallery

    An opportunity for early birds to enjoy an informal breakfast with FEO Directors, staff and members in the Gallery Suite. Along with the breakfast butties, there'll be an opportunity to hear more about FEO's plans for the day, including their exciting and inspirational series of themed breakout workshops.

    Is blood thicker than water? Led by Andrew Horncastle

    9am - 9.45am Gallery

    Join FEO Chairman Andrew Horncastle and some of FEO's Family Businesses taking a refreshingly honest look at The Family Business!

    • Is it a golden opportunity or a poisoned challis?
    • Are there more advantages or disadvantages in family working together?
    • Family run businesses can be incredibly strong and successful whilst others can produce conflict and be very challenging - why?
    • How do you overcome the biggest challenges within the family business and maintain enthusiasm, drive and sanity?

    The Disruptive Generation! Led by Phil Benson

    10am - 10.45am Gallery

    Disruption!! It's a trending buzzword in the business world. Corporates, Councils, Innovators, Entrepreneurs - What are you waiting for?

    Expect the Unexpected! Led by James Ash and Jonathan Elvidge

    1.15pm - 2pm Gallery

    The road to success is paved with disasters, dramas, catastrophes and c**k-ups, and entrepreneurs aren't afraid to share theirs, warts and all! After all, it's the best way to learn and grow. This interactive, high-energy game-show themed session will provide an endless supply of inspiration and smiles! Grab your seat and enjoy the ride.

    A problem shared - Led by David Kilburn

    2.20pm - 3.05pm Gallery

    Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely place - so peer support, encouragement and mentoring is a must for any business owner who wants to be challenged by someone who knows how it feels when times are tough. Sharing knowledge and experience and providing emotional and practical help is extremely important. You're invited to join FEO founder member David Kilburn and some of the successful entrepreneurs he has mentored, to find out more about why peer-mentoring is so important.

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    Workforce of the Future - Closing skills gaps in the Humber

    10am - 10.45am Harbour One

    Do you struggle to find the right talent to make your company thrive? Come and hear how companies across the region have been taking a different approach to inspiring their future workforce. Women into Manufacturing and Engineering is a Green Port Hull initiative where small, medium and large firms decided to collaborate to close their skills gap. Listen to WiME Partners such as the Apprentices at Airco about the fabulous opportunities they are pursuing and what it takes to attract people like them to your team - it might surprise you. They believe they've learned what can be transferred to other industries to help you close your skills gaps.

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    100 things that make a Sunday Times Top 100 Company

    1.15pm - 2pm Harbour One

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work For - and stay there?

    What are the main drivers, beliefs, actions and attitudes behind achieving such a prestigious accolade?

    This breakout session will reveal 100 points which have contributed to the business becoming the only company in Hull to be named in the internationally recognised list and ranked number one in Yorkshire.

    It is designed to encourage conversation and inspire delegates to ask questions, with the Sewell Group Senior Leadership Team also sharing their thoughts.

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    UTC: Mind the gap! Addressing the skills shortage

    9am - 9.45am Bay View

    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.

    How to Wrap a Nuclear Reactor

    10am - 10.45am Bay View

    Would you like to know how to wrap a nuclear reactor? And not with wrapping paper! Gain an insight into sealing a 1950s-built nuclear power station.

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    Generating value from the Apprenticeship levy

    1.15pm - 2pm Bay View

    This session will explore how the levy can be used to help deliver on your business strategy as well as highlighting the importance of planning levy spend over a number of years in line with skills needs.

    The challenges for organisations using the levy, as well as non-levy businesses required to co-invest in apprenticeships, will be discussed along with how Degree Apprenticeships can form part of the mix.

    Delegates will be able to share their experiences of apprenticeships and gain new insight into how the greatest

    Collaborating with the Aura Innovation Centre

    2.20pm - 3.05pm Bay View

    The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is a joint initiative from the University of Hull, the European Regional Development Fund and Green Port Growth, to help small to medium enterprises enter the low carbon supply chain.

    However, what do we mean when we say the low carbon supply chain? How far does that go? Who do we work with? What are the potential benefits to you? How do you engage now if the AIC building is not open at Bridgehead until late 2019? Meet some of the team and find out the answers to those questions.

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    How to harness the power of 'Yorkshire' for your business

    9am - 9.45am Harbour One

    Formed in 2009, Welcome to Yorkshire has taken the concept of a Tourist Board to the next level by becoming a leading example of destination marketing.

    Yorkshire is England's biggest and most glorious county. The work they do promoting Yorkshire nationally and internationally not only helps to achieve £8billion in tourism spend for the Yorkshire economy each year, but also highlights our great county as the perfect destination to base a business. The spin-off benefits of Yorkshire's fantastic visitor numbers are manifold - and they cascade to almost every type of business in the county.

    Join Welcome to Yorkshire as they discuss how to harness 'Brand Yorkshire' for the benefit of your company, and take you through the journey they've been on as they approach 10 years of Welcome to Yorkshire.

    Welcome to Yorkshire believe that by working together we can build a stronger positioning for our county - and they'd love for you to join them on this journey.

  • Rene Carayol

    TBC (same session twice)

    9am - 10am & 1pm - 1.45pm Theatre