Wakefield businesses take to the stage

Wakefield Business Conference 17

Wakefield Business Conference was voted top performer for creating business links by exhibitors and delegates at a new location this year.

Organised by Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce as part of Wakefield Business Week, it switched from the more central Wakefield locations it has previously enjoyed to Production Park at South Kirby.

But delegates were attracted to Production Park, the internationally famous entertainment rehearsal location by the promise of high quality business speakers and seminars geared towards helping business grow. More than 350 attended this year.

Recognising the importance of Wakefield Business Conference Dr Adam Marshall, gave an update on the economy while Andrew Raby highlighted the importance and contribution that universities can make to business.

Headline sponsor, CityFibre, were on hand to talk about faster broadband and its role in helping businesses grow all designed to support ambitious businesses. Conference partners were Wakefield First, Production Park, Carmel Harrison PR, Design Mechanics, Social Progress, Topic UK and John Steele Photography.

Kelly Smith, a director of Juice Personnel, Wakefield, said: “Juice had a great day at Wakefield Business Conference. Moving the venue to Production Park proved really popular with the exhibitors and the guests, and the footfall was consistent throughout most of the day. We had some really positive conversations and look forward to following these up with potentially new clients.’’

Gareth Hunt of Copiserv and director of Mid Yorkshire Chamber, added: “Businesses in Wakefield have always had ambition. This year’s Wakefield Business Conference demonstrated to them and potential business partners what can be achieved when there are shared goals. Production Park was the perfect location offering delegates the chance to learn and network.”

Photos of the event are now on the Mid Yorkshire Chamber’s website. www.mycci.co.uk.