Humber Business Week 2019 launches as full events programme revealed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 May 2019

The full programme for the 2019 Humber Business Week has been revealed.

Established events including the Bondholders Breakfast, IOD Luncheon, Chamber Expo and Business Day are all confirmed in the line-up.

They are joined by a host of brand new additions to the week, which will run from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7.

The full programme for the 2019 Business Week was revealed at a special event held at the University of Hull on Wednesday.

Speaking at the launch, Humber Business Week chair Kath Lavery said: “We are now at the beginning of the 2019 Business Week, and I am thrilled you are all here.

“The most incredible thing to me is that you all keep turning up. It is a very real thing for me, and I am always surprised you do turn up, put events on and attend those events.

“There is an awful lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, and we could not do the Business Week without the fantastic Steering Group and the University of Hull.”

Kath Lavery at a previous Humber Business Week

The Business Week will kick off on Monday, June 3 with the Bondholder Breakfast.

Other key events on the first day include the Humber IOD luncheon, which includes a talk from former England and Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan, a Bank of England event entitled ‘The Economy Now,’ and Growth Hub Live.

Tuesday’s line-up includes Sewell Group’s ‘The Kid Done Good,’ Andrew Jackson solicitors’ event surrounding the implications of Brexit in the region, and Transforming The Humber 2019 – hosted at Mercure Hull Grange Park in Willerby.

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Wednesday will feature the Humber LEP’s Annual Business Summit, the first day of the Chamber of Commerce Expo, and the Inspiring Women dinner, among other events.

The Chamber’s Expo will finish on Thursday, June 6, on a day which also includes events at the ergo centre in Hessle, the University of Hull and The Deep.

The Humber Business Week Steering Group (Image: Humber Business Week)

As always, the Business Week will be rounded off at Bridlington Spa, with The Business Day.

Speakers at the full-day event this year include Lord Sugar, Siemens UK boss Juergen Maier and writer, broadcaster, actor and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

Ms Lavery said: “The events for this year are all looking great. We really are very proud of it.

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“You have all frightened me to death by coming in with your events late, but we have got there.

“We now have our middle 40 events in place, and full details are now on our website which is live.”

Ms Lavery finished her speech at the launch event by urging people to make the most of the events on offer.

She said: “There is no use in us doing all of this if you don’t book onto the events and get involved.

“We hope you really enjoy the Business Week this year. We do it because we really believe business has a role to play in the community, and is a force for good.

“It is not the big, bad wolf that in many ways I grew up believing it was.”

All the details of the 2019 Business Week can be found at

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