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 Joanna Lumley, as well as social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn, and Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott. The event is hosted throughout by journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty.
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.
FEO helps entrepreneurs in Hull & East Yorkshire to create wealth and jobs. As a Community Interest Company, they aim to motivate, inspire and support others and work hard to promote Hull and East Yorkshire region as a great place to start up and run a private sector business.
They employ 19,000 people and represent successful local businesses of all sectors and sizes. Based in Hull, their goal is to help rebuild the local economy by creating a private sector renaissance.
Hull City Council working hard to ensure the city has a sustainable future with an environment that enhances quality of life for everyone.
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership are driving the growth of the Humber economy for the benefits of their communities in the four local authority areas of Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
They have an unprecedented opportunity to improve the fortunes of the Humber region and have identified three key ambitions that will help the Humber achieve lasting growth and prosperity.
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 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 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 were recognised as a ‘Sunday Times Best Company to Work For‘ three years running and continue to live the core philosophy of ‘a great place to work and a great company to deal with’, year on year.
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.
The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and today has more than 16,000 students. The University has a significant impact on local economic and social growth; it has recently undergone a £200million investment programme, providing new facilities to ensure that it remains at the forefront of high-level research and talent, including the newly opened Allam Medical Building, the heart of the University’s £28-million health campus.
The University is a top UK 50 institution for research power as announced in the last Research Excellence Framework. Their research tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, covering areas from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chains to slavery.
Championing Yorkshire tourism - 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.