The recently held Business Day in Bridlington is being called a success by many businesses in the area. This was the first event of its kind in the area and many businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region hailing the achievements made. The event was scheduled right at the end of the Humber Business Week and there were approximately 650 delegates in attendance. The delegates came from many different types of business representing varied interests in the venture. The event, which was being held at the Bridlington Spa, was hosted by the TV personality, Alexander Armstrong.
There were several keynote speeches from the chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Rosie Millard, as well as chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity, BBC world affairs editor, John Simpson CBE and Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE.
The event also proved to be a great networking opportunity for many of those in attendance and it also provided sponsors such as East Riding of Yorkshire Council, KCOM, Welcome to Yorkshire, University of Hull, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Sewell Group who all had stands in the Royal Hall in the Spa. Speaking about the feedback he’s received regarding the event, Councillor Stephen Parnaby, OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council stated that it was very positive.
According to him, the inaugural business day was a resounding success and the feedback he’s received confirmed as much. He expressed pride in being part of the team that helped to organize the event and he also believes that the Bridlington Spa turned out to be the best possible venue. In his opinion, an event of just this nature is one of the things that have been missing from the business calendar in the area and he was particularly pleased to hear from those who attended about how much they enjoyed the mixture of keynote speakers, networking opportunities presented by the event and even the breakout sessions.
The breakout sessions were presented by the University of Hull, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, Sewell Group and Spencer. The session by the University of Hull was on the potential for tapping renewable energy by taking advantage of offshore wind. The University also had a session that was to demonstrate the capabilities of the Logistics Institute Data Observatory and to show the attendees how this venture could be useful to their businesses.