Thrive Yorkshire, Business Growth Conference is back for its third year!
Based at The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, on 29th September 2016. THRIVE YORKSHIRE 2016 is once again brought to you by the Ilkley Business Forum, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to help its members THRIVE – and we’d like to help you do the same!
We are delighted to announce that Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, is opening the conference this year and that our 2016 key media sponsor is Stray FM – North Yorkshire’s no.1 commercial radio station.
Who is THRIVE YORKSHIRE for?
Aimed at SMEs across Yorkshire, the event is a full day of learning, with four exceptional-quality Yorkshire-based speakers – who will share practical tools, tips, and strategies on how to grow your business.
Speakers include; go to business expert & Keynote speaker, Kate Hardcastle (Insight with Passion) on the subject “Putting the #OOMPH in your business” and best-selling author, Jennifer Holloway on “People Buy People, are they buying you?” There will also be two successful Yorkshire businesses who will share their own growth stories; local venue, Ilkley Cinema and 'Young entrepreneur of the year', Joe Carnell from U-got.
A choice of further workshops is also available on key business topics. Please make sure you book on these when registering as spaces are limited and select no more than one option per time slot.
'10 Management Tips from the Top' - Chris Allen (Blacks Solicitors) - 12.15-12.45pm & 2.15-2.45pm
Chris has been the Managing Partner of Blacks for 8 years. In this workshop, he will share his top tips for successful management and will be challenging the attendees to review their own actions and conduct, with a view to leaving them all with “food for thought”
**PLEASE NOTE 12.15 WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL FOR CHRIS ALLEN**
'Get some umph into your sales' – Ruth Whiteley (Impact Sales Training) - 12.15-12.45pm & 2.15-2.45pm
The workshop will give you hints and tips about how to make real improvements in your sales performance and after her appearance on 2015 BBC Apprentice Series 11, she will share some of the insights from her time on the show.
'How to inflict serious damage on your business in front of a live audience' – Mike Ward (Mike Ward Media) 12.15-12.45pm & 2.15-2.45pm
In this workshop, Mike explains the pitfalls of the company website, and how to avoid them
Financing Business Growth – Airedale Enterprises - 12.15-12.45pm
Aimed at TRADING businesses looking to grow, this presentation will provide information and guidance on:
- Options for financing your business growth
- Is a loan right for me?
- Applying for a loan, including eligibility criteria
- Putting together the proposal
- Constructing the financial case
- Compiling the supporting evidence
Standing out from the crowd – Kevin McMaw (Impact Sales Training) - 2.15-2.45pm
The workshop will focus on business-to-business marketing. Kevin will provide clear tips on how to establish a clear route to market and make sure that your business stands out from the crowd and succeeds against its competitors, whatever the size of your business.