Inaugural business day hailed a success
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, Alexander Armstrong and Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity
By East Riding of Yorkshire Council | Posted: 16 Jun 2017
Businesses across the Yorkshire and Humber region have been reflecting on the success of the inaugural The Business Day which was held recently.
Coming at the end of Humber Business Week, around 650 delegates from a cross-section of businesses attended The Business Day, which was held at Bridlington Spa and hosted by television personality Alexander Armstrong.
Delegates also heard keynote speeches from Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE, BBC world affairs editor John Simpson CBE, Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire and Rosie Millard, chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
The event also providing networking opportunities as well as sponsors, including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, University of Hull, KCOM, Welcome to Yorkshire, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Sewell Group, to have interactive stands in the Spa’s Royal Hall.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby, OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said the feedback he had received from the event had all been very positive.
He said: “The first Business Day was, in my view, absolutely tremendous and the feedback has been very positive.
“I was proud to be part of a great team that helped developed this event and Bridlington Spa proved to be the perfect venue.
“The people I’ve spoken to who attended the day have been telling me how they enjoyed the mix of networking, keynote speakers and the breakout sessions which is pleasing to hear as I do think an event on this scale has been missing from the business calendar.”