Friday 7 June 2019 - Bridlington Spa

The Business Day at Bridlington Spa on Friday 7 June 2019, with business networking at the heart of a day of discovery and insight.

650 business leaders from across the region hearing from headline speaker Lord Sugar, Chief Executive of Siemens UK Juergen Maier, with further speakers to be announced. 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.

  • University of Hull Logo

    The University of Hull has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff.

    They’re committed to providing students with top-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn, which is why they are undergoing a £200-million project to dramatically improve their buildings and facilities.

    The University’s new luxury student accommodation, The Courtyard, is now open, with an even bigger, £130-million accommodation complex coming on to the west campus soon. Their £28-million health campus, spearheaded by the state-of-the-art Allam Medical Building, opened last September. And they’ve also spent £9.5 million on turning Middleton Hall into one of the region’s best performance venues and cinemas.

    The University has particular research expertise in social justice, environmental technologies and maritime history. Their work in healthcare, 3D visualization and nanotechnology is widely respected. In research terms, they are perhaps best known for developing liquid-crystal technology. For that breakthrough, The University received the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement.

    In the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework (REF), 62% of their research was judged to be internationally excellent.

  • 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.