Secrets of success to be revealed at business masterclass in North Ferriby

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Jun 2017

A teenage racing sensation, a digital entrepreneur and a leading businesswoman will reveal the secrets of their success at a business masterclass in East Yorkshire next week.

Katie Milner, 17, a junior racing driver from Huggate, Kit Hargreaves, who runs the Hull media agency KlicknTap, and Maureen Foers OBE, boss of local business solutions company Durban Limited and a sponsor of Women's Enterprise in the Humber, will share the floor at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, on Wednesday, June 28.

The event is the latest in a series of masterclasses organised by Hull law firm James Legal as part of its The Business 2017 campaign, which is aimed at supporting business growth in the Hull area during the City of Culture year.

The speakers will present their views on what the future holds for business in the Yorkshire and Humber region, the latest trends, emerging industries and what they believe are the key ingredients of business success at the "Back to the future" event.

Nick Miller, managing director of James Legal, said: "We're running these masterclasses as a vehicle for connecting businesses, and knowledge sharing, to help create fresh opportunities during what is an extra-special year for commerce in the Hull and Humber region."

Kit Hargreaves works closely with Youth Enterprise in the region, from the OneSixOne Hull Youth Support Trust centre in High Street and as vice-chair of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, helping promising young businesspeople to get started.

He said: "There is a creative undercurrent of real potential in Hull which is unique from anywhere else."We have young men and women coming up with all sorts of innovations – including apparently simple technological solutions to typical issues we face in daily life.

"Those young entrepreneurs need a support framework to help them take their ideas out beyond the environs of Hull and really put the city on the map."

Maureen Foers, a council member with the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, will be talking about her experience as only the second female businesswoman ever to set up in the area, 40 years ago.

Katie Milner, whose father is two-times British rally championship Jonny Milner, last year became the first girl to win the Junior Saloon Car Championship and has now moved up into the Ginetta Championship series, bringing her one step closer to her ultimate goal of become a pro racing driver.

James Legal has teamed up with a number of partners to run The Business Campaign 2017, which includes a Business Booster competition with a prize fund worth over £40,000. This will be shared between two standout businesses who need support in reaching their next stage of growth.

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Visit Eventbrite to book a free place at the masterclass.

To exhibit at the event, call Lindsey Nicklin at James Legal, on 01482 225566.

Visit James Legal for more information about The Business 2017 campaign.

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