Registration and exhibition stands/networking


Conference Open – Kersten England

Solving the productivity puzzle – growing the Leeds City Region economy.

Keynote Speaker – William Rodgers – UKRD

UKRD Group have won ‘The Best Company’ to work for 4 years in a row – No 1 in The Times Top 100. William will share some of the things that have led the group to this success.

Coffee and exhibition stands / networking


Joe Shrimpton – Extreme Lounging

My Story; a young Ilkley entrepreneur tells us his business story.

Workshop Session 1

Workshop 1 – Jonny Ross – How to win business with LinkedIn.

Workshop 2 – Craig Burton – Having the right attitude in business.

Workshop 3 –Heather Robinson – Social Media – Why you’re doing it wrong – top mistakes businesses make.


Lunch and exhibition stands/networking


Ruth Whiteley 

Ruth will give a brief overview about her time on the Apprentice and then give some examples of creating opportunities for fantastic selling, improve conversion ratio, make more profit and enjoy unrivalled repeat and referral business.”

Workshop Session 2

Workshop 1 – Jonny Ross – How to blog to the top of Google.

Workshop 2 – Heather Robinson – Social Media v Email Marketing – Which is Better.

Workshop 3 – Sarah Tulip – Empowering women to achieve.


Coffee and exhibition stands / networking


Gavin Patterson – Valeria Olive Oil & Truffle Co

Gavin tells us his business story as well as key learnings from his time on BBC’s ‘Second Chance Summer’ & how he feels he has now found his true passion.

Conference Close