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.
“The Business Day was a great event, relaxed and informative with the some fantastic key speakers.”
The event was sponsored by a number of Yorkshire organisations including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, University of Hull, KCOM, Welcome to Yorkshire, Humber LEP, Sewell Group, For Entrepreneurs Only and Spencer Group along with a number of associate sponsors.
For Entrepreneurs Only devised five breakout sessions for the day and dressed a room within the venue from which to deliver them to form their #FEOFEST event within the event.
“Having seen firsthand what FEO is all about and the fact that local entrepreneurs, like myself give up our time for free to help local businesses either setting out on their journey or looking to grow their business.”
“It makes you proud to be part of such a great organisation and to see it communicated to the business community here in Bridlington shows that FEO really has something to shout about.”
Jess Clark from Divine Clark PR said;
“#FEOFest at The Business Day got off to a great start with some fantastic feedback from local business people who understand that FEO is a support network helping to grow businesses to increase wealth and employment in Hull and the surrounding area.”
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 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.”
Andrew Aldis, general manager of Bridlington Spa; reflecting on the run up to the day, said,
“It was working with the wealth of sponsors who supported this event that highlighted to me the teamwork that exists in the region. With everyone pulling in one direction we have created a superb event that has significant possibilities for the future. We’re already planning The Business Day 2018 on Friday 8 June 2018!”