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11 - 15 November 2019 yorkbusinessweek.co.uk


Welcome to York Business Week

Sean Bullick Managing Director Make It York

Whether you’re taking your first steps as an entrepreneur or ready to push your business to the next level, the future potential and shape of York’s economy is likely to be central to your thinking. Hear from industry leaders and key players from the business community in our insightful programme of unmissable conferences, workshops and networking events as we challenge ourselves to deliver real change. Throughout the week, speakers and workshop leaders are here to share their knowledge on where to access the right funding to develop your business, how to recruit and retain staff in key city sectors and the leadership lessons we can learn from elite sport. Plus, discover how your business can benefit by adopting the UNSECO designation and how to make your own brand stand out in a crowded marketplace. The scale and quality of this year’s York Business Week would not be possible without the generous support of our principal partners, and through collaboration with exhibitors and speakers. Thank you to all of them; with their help Make It York invites you to celebrate and support business in and around our city.

All event listings are correct at time of print, the organisers reserve the right to alter or withdraw events at any time. Please check yorkbusinessweek.co.uk for the latest information.


Monday 11 November 2019

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Free

York Business Conference: future york

COCO-PRENEURS: THE NEXT GENERATION

Time: 08:30-15:30 Venue: York Racecourse

Time: 10:00-15:00 Venue: York Mansion House Organised by: Time2Resources & York Cocoa Works

York Business Conference kick starts a week of inspiration; speakers and exhibitors share their insight, knowledge and experience as we showcase York’s strengths, encourage growth and work together to shape York’s future. Hosted again by Jon Hammond (broadcaster, public speaker and business mentor), speakers include:

Free, but must be booked in advance: info@time2resources.co.uk

Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Schools from York and the surrounding area are invited to enter teams of four sixth form students to test their entrepreneurial flair and learn about the chocolate industry. The challenge will incorporate current trends, culminating in team presentations where judges will assess the understanding of research data, creative skills and the ability to communicate ideas effectively.

Nicky Spinks, Endurance Athlete

Schools can get in touch at time2resources.co.uk

Juliette Healey, Agent Yorkshire & The Humber, Bank of England

Bethan Vincent, Innovation & Technology Champion Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale A panel discussion, networking lunch and exhibition completes the programme. Join us for a productive and thought-provoking start to York Business Week.


Tuesday 12 November 2019

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BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

CREATING AND MAINTAINING A SALES PIPELINE

Venue: Novotel York Tickets: £15 per workshop or £45 all day (four workshops)

Time: 9:00-10:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Tim Chapman, Sales EQ

Create a bespoke seminar programme to suit your needs and interests with Make It York’s Business Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to leadership and innovation, our local experts are on hand to share practical advice and ideas to implement to make a real difference to your business.

Having a relevant and regular pipeline of new business opportunities is key to success for any business. Learn how to build a sustainable sales pipeline to meet your goals and take away practical tools and an action plan for your business.

Networking Lunch

CREATING A KNOCKOUT MARKETING STRATEGY

Time: 12:30-13:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Federation of Small Businesses & Make It York

Time: 11:00-12:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Rachel Goddard, Intandem Communications

All Business Workshop attendees are invited to a free networking lunch, whether you are joining us for one workshop or all four sessions across the day. Pre-book your free place for lunch with your workshop tickets.

It takes energy and passion to build a successful organisation; running it often gets in the way of marketing it. Plan ahead to maximise your marketing investment, develop a joined up approach and save your business, and team, time and money.


Tuesday 12 November 2019

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

BRAND PERSONALITY

Time: 13:30-15:00 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: West Yorkshire Combined Colleges (WYCC) & BlueRidge Performance Management Ltd.

Time: 15:30-17:00 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Mat Lazenby, LazenbyBrown

This session will provide advice on increasing awareness and understanding of mental health issues. Find initial guidance on promoting a mentally healthy workplace and signposting to useful resources and funding support to train staff.

An insight into how businesses can define and promote their own unique personality. Explore how authentic brand personality can be captured and communicated, looking at the internal and external power of human archetypes and individualism in an increasingly crowded and noisy marketplace.


Tuesday 12 November 2019

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£15

YORK HOSPITALITY CONFERENCE

YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR WAY

Time: 9:15-14:30 Venue: The Principal York, Events Centre Organised by: York BID & the Hospitality Association York

Time: 9:30-12:30 Venue: York Marriott Hotel Organised by: NRG Healing

Free for up to two delegates from every York BID, HAY and Visit York member. £45 for non-member ticket (subject to availability) To book: yorkhospitalityconference.org.uk Email: conference@thetourismbusiness.com

Talks by inspirational women to motivate you to run your business your way; shift out of stress, look after you so you can look after your business, sociable networking and why it works, connect with your target audience on social media and more.

Discover... Develop... Dream £30

A landmark hospitality sector conference focussing on staff recruitment, retention, development and wellbeing in the hospitality workplace. This conference comes hot on the heels of the government announcing the Tourism Sector Deal for the industry. Speakers include Linda Moir (ex-London 2012 and Virgin Atlantic), Philip Bolson (GM, The Grand, York) and John Atherton (former COO, McDonald’s UK).

SEO: What it isn’t, what it is and how to use it to grow your business Time: 17:45–20:30 Venue: York Marriott Hotel Organised by: York Professionals Colin Docherty (Founder and Managing Director of Edge45®) and his team host an engaging SEO workshop. Find out the basics from an expert who will take you through the steps you need to consider and get SEO to work for you.


Wednesday 13 November 2019

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YORK TOP 100

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ BREAKFAST

Time: 8:00-11:00 Venue: York St John University

Time: 8:00-10:30 Venue: Carluccio’s Organised by: York Guild of Entrepreneurs Event supported by Hentons

A chance to recognise and celebrate the rich diversity of businesses driving the economic prosperity of the city.

Join York’s top entrepreneurial talent for networking and thought-provoking talks. Hear from accomplished founders about how they’ve built successful businesses here including Brannan Coady (CEO Netsells) and others. Registration required.

By invitation only

£30

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8 WAYS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS LUNCH

Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: Garbutt + Elliott Organised by: Ros Jones & Nicki Campbell

Time: 12:00-14:00 Venue: National Railway Museum

Leading business coach, Ros Jones, and health and wellbeing coach, Nicki Campbell, will share world class tips and strategies in a fun, informative and practical workshop bringing together a range of tools to help build both your personal and business health.

Join the Chamber of Commerce monthly Business Lunch where Matt Parsons, General Manager External Affairs at Sirius Minerals Plc will give an update on the North Yorkshire project and supply chain opportunities.


Wednesday 13 November 2019 FREE

THE DIFFERENT FACES OF SMALL BUSINESS Time: 14:00-17:30 Venue: National Centre for Early Music Organised by: Federation of Small Businesses & City of York Council Explore the many sides of running a small business. Hear from successful local business owners and get valuable 1-2-1 support from industry experts on marketing, local and national funding support, apprenticeships and cybersecurity.

Free

SKILLS NETWORKING AND CELEBRATION Time: 18:00-20:00 Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall Organised by: City of York Council This special event provides an opportunity for delegates to network and collectively celebrate skills achievements in York. Employers are invited to share their experiences, information and advice around skills development, whilst receiving insights on the benefits of flexible employment opportunities.


Thursday 14 November 2019

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BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

CREATING AND MANAGING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

Venue: Novotel York Tickets: £15 per workshop or £45 all day (four workshops)

Time: 9:00-10:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Michelle Mook, Pro Development

Create a bespoke seminar programme to suit your needs and interests with Make It York’s Business Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to leadership and innovation, our local experts are on hand to share practical advice and ideas to implement to make a real difference to your business.

Research shows a direct link between high performing teams and high productivity and profitability. So, what does a high performing team look like and what would one do for your business? Explore what it takes to become a great team who deliver great results.

Networking Lunch

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ELITE SPORT

Time: 12:30-13:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Make It York

Time: 11:00-12:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Matt Messias, Impact Leadership

All Business Workshop attendees are invited to a free networking lunch, whether you are joining us for one workshop or all four sessions across the day. Please prebook your free place for lunch with your workshop tickets.

Learn about winning techniques to achieve sustained success for leaders. Gain an understanding of the leadership qualities and competencies of winning sports coaches and teams, and use them to motivate you and your own team to perform at their best.


Thursday 14 November 2019

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND INNOVATION Time: 13:30-15:00 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Paul Slater, The Growth Shed Ideas are your competitive currency. They are what make you and your business different from anybody else or any other business. Learn how to innovate to grow your business, reflect on your ideas and identify how to accelerate your innovation approach for growth.

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Meet the Funder networking, hosted by Make It York Time: 12:00-14:30 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Make It York Speak to business funders and support providers for one to one help with development and growth. Suitable for everyone from start-ups to established businesses. Funders include:

Public Speaking Time: 15:30-17:00 Venue: Novotel York Delivered by: Nick Bramley, Impactus Group

Ad:Venture, Angel Groups, Barclays, BEF, BRDC, Digital Enterprise, DIT, Leeds City Region, Let’s Grow, Lloyds, Make It York, Manufacturing Growth Programme, Mercia, PAPI / University of York, Pinpoint Finance, Red Sky, RTC North, Santander, Skills Support for the Workforce, Spark Fund, TML, Winning Pitch, YNYER LEP Free, but registration required.

Public speaking can be at internal meetings, client pitches or even social situations. If you want to learn how to inspire your audience, whatever the size or whatever the situation, this practical session will really deliver. Take away a host of practical tips to build your confidence and skills.


Friday 15 November 2019

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FUTURE OF CITIES

COMPANY OPEN DAYS

Time: 9:30-12:00 Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall Delivered by: City of York Council

Time: Various Venue: Various

An insightful discussion on the future of cities and what this means for York. Topics will include innovation and the importance of the knowledge economy, university-led growth and the impact that consumer behaviour has on the way that cities function. Free but registration required.

Free

YORK: SUSTAINABLE PLACE AND PROPERTY Time: 13:30-16:00 Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall Delivered by: City of York Council The impacts of climate change and resource management will have a profound effect on how we live our lives. Join City of York Council and BioVale to explore how local employers such as Nestlé and Hiscox are investing in sustainability, and learn about bio-based innovation taking place in Yorkshire. Free but registration required.

Taking place across the week, some of York’s most interesting companies are throwing open their doors to welcome you inside. Get behind the scenes and learn from some of the city’s biggest success stories. Companies taking part include: 12 Nov 08:00-09:30 York College 14 Nov 08:30-10:30 National STEM Learning Centre 14 Nov 14:00-15:30 Netsells 14 Nov 14:00-16:00 York City FC 15 Nov 13:00-15:00 Nestlé 15 Nov 14:00-15:30 Hiscox Free but registration required.


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