Friday 11 June 2021 - Bridlington Spa

Gyles Brandreth will be hosting The Business Day once again as organisers have announced this year will go ahead as a virtual event, live-streamed from Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June.

The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show, hosted in-person by Gyles Brandreth.

Whilst maintaining COVID restrictions, speakers will be live from Bridlington Spa and delegates will able to watch the free to air event online.

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Keynote speaker canters into The Business Day

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Organisers of The Business Day have announced that internationally renowned Horsemaster, Mark Atkinson will be the keynote speaker for the event at Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June. Mark will join host Gyles Brandreth in-person at the venue, which will be a free to watch, live-streamed show.

The Atkinson family have been providing horses and riders for TV & Film, photo shoots and live events for over 25 years. Based in the heart of Yorkshire, 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 & Riding School in 1996.

He started providing horses for re-enactment and jousting, his work expanded into the field of TV and film and has since provided horses, carriages and riders taking on the role of Horsemaster on many productions across the UK and internationally including Peaky Blinders, Victoria, The Witcher, The Larkins (due for release later this year) plus many more.

The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show.

The Business Day is organised by Stephen Parnaby OBE, Event Director on behalf of For Entrepreneurs Only and in conjunction with Bridlington Spa.

Stephen Parnaby said "Mark's story demonstrates the huge variety of successful businesses in the area. Based in the heart of Yorkshire, this family run business provides an outstanding professional service for any production team or event. It will be fascinating to find out more about the history behind Atkinson Action Horses and just what is involved before we see these amazing animals on the big screen.

Mark Lonsdale, General Manager, Bridlington Spa said, "As a big fan of Peaky Blinders I'm excited to find out how Mark trains the horses for such an iconic TV show, bringing the world of television and film back to the stage at Bridlington Spa!"

Business Leaders to join Gyles Brandreth on the sofa for The Business Day

Thursday 20 May 2021

The first group of speakers have been announced for The Business Day at Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June. The event will be hosted in-person by Gyles Brandreth, there will be nine local and regional business leaders joining Gyles on the sofa throughout the event, which will be a free to watch, live-streamed show.

The sofa speakers joining Gyles throughout the event include:

  • Jaz Athwal, a self-titled shop keeper from Bradford
  • Tina Cerutti, Managing Director, Cerutti 2
  • Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director, Wykeland Group
  • Andrew Horncastle, Chairman, Horncastle Group plc and Founder, For Entrepreneurs Only
  • Sally Iggulden, Chief Executive, Beverley Racecourse
  • Thomas Martin, Chairman, Arco
  • James Mason, Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Tim Rix, Managing Director, J R Rix & Sons
  • Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Marketing Humber

The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show.

The Business Day is organised by Stephen Parnaby OBE, Event Director on behalf of For Entrepreneurs Only and in conjunction with Bridlington Spa.

Stephen Parnaby said, "We wanted to make sure that The Business Day took place in 2021, and despite the current COVID restrictions I'm delighted that with the support of local businesses it returns for 2021.

With the speakers we have confirmed, we can continue to provide a day of discovery and insight that The Business Day has become known for."

Mark Lonsdale, General Manager, Bridlington Spa said, "The speakers announced will provide insights, inspire and amuse as they share their stories. Although the event will be virtual; with Gyles at the helm it will be an engaging and interactive show with delegates feeling like they're watching a TV lifestyle and magazine show."

Further announcements for The Business Day, including the keynote speaker will be announced in due course.

The Business Day 2021

Thursday 22 April 2021

Gyles Brandreth will be hosting The Business Day once again as organisers have announced this year will go ahead as a virtual event, live-streamed from Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June.

The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show, hosted in-person by Gyles Brandreth.

Whilst maintaining COVID restrictions, speakers will be live from Bridlington Spa and delegates will able to watch the free to air event online.

The Business Day is organised by Stephen Parnaby, Event Director, on behalf of For Entrepreneurs Only and in conjunction with Bridlington Spa. The event has the support of over 20 businesses that have sponsored the event.

Stephen Parnaby OBE, said, "Following the cancellation in 2020 it was important we still had an event for 2021, whilst ensuring the quality and calibre of speakers and content that The Business Day has become known for.

"This year's event would not have been possible without the support of the business community, to which I am incredibly grateful and I am excited about the plans for this year, which we will be announcing in due course."

Mark Lonsdale, General Manager, Bridlington Spa said: The Business Day has firmly established itself as the end to Humber Business Week and I am pleased we have been able to uphold that tradition in supporting this event once again"

Further announcements and speaker line-up will be announced in due course.

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