Red Arrows event set to get Business Week off to a flying start!

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Apr 2018

AS THE Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the “teamwork, dedication and skills” of the Red Arrows display team will be highlighted at the programme launch of Humber Business Week. 

Andrew Morton, communications manager for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, will speak at the event, highlighting the achievements of the world-renowned flight team. 

With its base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and the Hawk jet used by the Red Arrows  long linked with BAE Systems in Brough, the event organisers say that the Red Arrows have an intrinsic link with the Humber region. 

Mr Morton, pictured left, has been responsible for the publicity and engagement strategy for the Red Arrows for the past five years.

He will speak at the Humber Business Week programme launch, which will take place in the Kingsley Suite at Canham Turner on the University of Hull’s Cottingham Road campus from 5.30pm on Tuesday, May 1,  one month before the week takes place from June 4 to 8.

Mr Morton said: “Having attended previous Humber Business Weeks, I know how well-regarded its events are – being highlights in the region’s business calendar – and I’m delighted to be asked to participate in its 2018 programme launch.

“One of the key aims of Business Week is to inspire and this is also an objective shared by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.

“The Red Arrows strive to inspire people, especially the next generation, through a display of teamwork, dedication and engineering excellence, both in the air and on the ground.

“The team also plays an ever-greater role in supporting the UK’s interests overseas, particularly in promoting business, trade and education.

“Given these themes, and with activities to mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary in 2018 just getting under way, it’s a good opportunity to join with the Humber Business Week community for its programme launch.”

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It is the first time a preview night has been held ahead of the week itself, and guests will be able to network, as well as catch a glimpse of the week’s new branding when it is unveiled for the first time.

With the announcement of the programme on May 1, the deadline to submit details for events has been extended from Friday, April 13, to Friday, April 20. Any events submitted after this date may not be included in printed literature for the week.

Kath Lavery, chair of Humber Business Week, said: “The programme launch will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to make the most of the week by planning ahead, filling their diaries with the events they wish to attend and promoting their own events.”

To reserve a place at the 2018 Humber Business Week programme launch, or to discuss holding an event as part of the week, call Lindsey Nicklin, at the University of Hull, on 01482 464963 or e-mail

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