The University of York is proud to be part of York Business Week from 14-18 November 2011.
York Business Week is a week-long series of events designed to increase awareness of York as a place for business creation, growth and sustainability; to increase positive attitudes and skills towards enterprise; raise awareness of the support services available locally for both existing and new businesses; and celebrate York’s success in business.
Thursday 17th November 11.00am - 4.00pm, Ron Cooke Hub
Do you want to find out what it takes for your company to win Gold?
How about refreshing and enhancing the key business tools that lead to success while meeting dozens of new customers along the way?
Run by the highly-acclaimed and innovative Rambutan bunch and held at the inspiring Ron Cooke Hub, “Growing for Gold” will provide the key secrets to unlocking your company’s future potential and revitalising your business.
As if that wasn’t enough, gold medal Olympian, Ben Hunt-Davis will explain how to take your company to world-class levels by drawing on his own Olympian experiences, giving you the inside knowledge on what really drives success. Using the Hub’s fabulous facilities, you could meet and network with 199 other businesses and make the day a real winner.
The event comprises of four workshops running concurrently with a keynote speech at each end. Attendees can attend the whole event, or individual sessions and take the opportunity to network over lunchtime. The workshops include
Find out more about these engaging workshops
Find out more about Ben's keynote "Will it make the boat go faster?"
No need to wait – book your free place now
The Ron Cooke Hub is supported by investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Yorkshire and the Humber. This development is a key component of a major £19.74M ERDF project, awarded to Science City York via Yorkshire Forward to promote the regional economy.
Tuesday 15th November, 10.00am -12.00pm, CPD Seminar room, Ron Cooke Hub
A highly interactive and fun session that will challenge participants’ thinking around business creativity and commercial innovation.
The objective of the session will be to develop delegate's ability to generate new ideas in the midst of a very busy day job. They will leave with plenty of useful tools and techniques that they can use when they get back to the office, however challenging their workload.
By the end of the session delegates will:
In association with York Science Park
For further information contact Rebecca Dodgson on 01904 435116.
Thursday 17 November 4pm, Ron Cooke Hub
Have you ever read a newspaper article about a competitor and wondered how they got it printed? or thought about how they got interviewed on local news?
The media is a superb tool for generating interest in your company, a new product or an event but it can seem like a dark art to those on the outside.
Patrick Titley, a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, and a very experienced television producer, is on the inside.
As part of York Business Week, this free event will give you the information you need to create opportunities for your business through the media. Find out how to:
Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue: Sir Ron Cooke Hub
The University of York’s IT Academy offers a unique opportunity to explain the proliferation of Cloud Technologies and Tablets and why IT Professionals and IT Managers should take a closer look sooner rather than later.
IT Academy manager and technologists Andrew Bettany and Chris Rhodes will present an interactive discussion introducing the following topics:
The event will include plenty of opportunities for networking with fellow IT managers, service providers, sponsors and supporters of the Yorkshire IT User Group.
Register your free place
Monday 14th November, 4.00-7.30pm
Do you want to find out how to advance your business – with more resources, more expertise and more customers?
Did you know that the University of York delivered over 35,000 hours of professional training last year? Or that York St John University specialises in developing creative companies? Or that York College delivered apprenticeships for over 80 employers last year?
York is blessed with some of the best further and higher education institutions in the country creating opportunity for your business. To celebrate the opening of York Business Week, Higher York has bought together some of the best brains from the local business community to help create opportunities for your business. You can find out:
Keynote speakers include Barry Dodd (Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP) and Greg Dyke (Chancellor of The University of York and renowned media guru).
With over 50 companies due to attend, the event is also a superb networking opportunity.