Humber Business Week 'new look' programme unveiled

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 5 May 2018

The programme for the 2018 Humber Business Week has been launched with "get connected and be inspired" as its main message.

Around 200 people met at the University of Hull to hear from speakers and see for the first time the “new look” programme ahead of the week in June. Humber Business Week will run from June 4 to June 8, with more than 50 events already confirmed.

Andrew Morton, communications manager for the Red Arrows, gave a speech at the event to celebrate the aerobatic team’s 100 birthday.

Kath Lavery, chairman of the week, said: “The support for Humber Business Week is quite phenomenal and never ceases to amaze me year to year, and once again delegates will find themselves looking though the schedule of events and face the incredibly tough task of planning their week.

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“I feel this year’s schedule is stronger than ever, and it is your choice as delegates to attend the events which you feel will benefit you most. They will certainly educate and inspire, and again celebrate the continued growth and excellence of our region.”

The 2018 programme is looking jam-packed already, with countless events catching the eye. They include the official opening of ergo, a brand new flagship business centre at the Bridgehead site in Hessle .

Andy Morton, communications manager for the Red Arrows

The building will provide high-quality office space, conference facilities and meeting rooms. It will open with a special launch event on June 6.

Also on the agenda is a special speech from Hull’s ‘digital ambassador’ David Keel, who will outline the current digital landscape and share his thoughts on how it could develop.

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Other events will look at mental health in the workplace, the ever-evolving digital market, how to recruit and retain the best employees and time management in business.

There will also be a chance to take ‘The Hull Monopoly Challenge’ – a chance to play in teams or individuals to raise funds for Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust, Hull FC Foundation and The Tigers Trust.

Pictured, from left, Catriona McAuley, Bethany Dean, Daniel Groom and Emma Smith

Lord Haskins, chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “We are proud to once again support such a fantastic week of opportunity for the Humber, and I am sure that this year’s Business Week will be another great success.

“Business Week brings to life the leadership, inspiration and collaboration which have helped businesses to significantly improve our region’s economic performance over the last few years. We are now a more productive and prosperous place, but we still have much further to go.

"This year’s programme of events is as strong as ever, and would be the envy of many other regions.”

The week will again be rounded off on Friday, June 8 at The Bridlington Spa, where The Business Day event returns after a successful inaugural year in 2017, with guest speakers including Sir Bob Geldoff and former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott.

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