The University of Hull is to host the second Scarborough & Coast Business Day at Scarborough Spa – building on the success of last year’s inaugural event.
The University is working in partnership with York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund delivered by British Business Bank and Scarborough Business Ambassadors, to create the event on Friday 29 November.
It is based on the theme “Inspiring Enterprise on the Yorkshire Coast”.
The Scarborough & Coast Business Day is just one of the ways that the University of Hull’s Scarborough-based North Yorkshire Partnership Hub works alongside a diverse range of organisations to support and develop business in the region.
Tracy Blundell, Strategic Relationships Manager for the partnership hub said: “The University of Hull is thrilled to be hosting this event again. Last year, over 100 business stakeholders attended and gave really positive feedback about how they had been inspired by the event. This year, we hope to have even more small and large organisations take part so that they can benefit from the wide range of entrepreneurial and enterprise stories, ideas and practical solutions. ”
Confirmed guest speakers include David Kerfoot MBE, Chair of the YNYER LEP and Deputy Lieutenant, along with Mike Greene, Scarborough Borough Council’s newly appointed Chief Executive and other leading industry and academic speakers.
David Kerfoot said: “Scarborough is an exemplar in the region when it comes to business inspired growth. The ambitions of the business community are setting the ambition for the town. Scarborough Business Day gives a perfect opportunity for network building, making the connections that inspire collaboration and realise good growth.”
The agenda for this year’s event will include sessions focusing on “What Makes a successful Entrepreneur?”, “Business and Tech: Risks and Rewards”, “Promoting Women in Business” and “Business as a Force for Good”. In addition to talks throughout the day, there will also be an exhibition zone where businesses will get the chance to speak with experts from across the region about how to access support and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with other business people over lunch.