Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2019

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Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2019

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York Business Week is bringing you events to help you grow your business, learn new skills and develop your workforce. Find the perfect events for you below.

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York Business Week Conference

Date: 11th Nov 2019, 8:30 to 15:30
Venue: York Racecourse
Organiser: Make It York

The Business Conference kick starts a week of inspiration; speakers and exhibitors share their insight, knowledge and experience as we showcase York’s strengths, encourage growth and work together to shape York’s future.

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Coco-Preneurs: The Next Generation

Date: 11th Nov 2019, 10:00 to 15:00
Venue: York Mansion House
Organiser: Time2Resources in conjunction with York Cocoa Works

Schools are invited to enter teams of four sixth form students to test their entrepreneurial flair and learn about the chocolate industry.

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Skilled York : Grow your business

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 7:45 to 9:30
Venue: George Hudson Room
Organiser: City of York Council

An interactive skills seminar and panel Q&A to discuss skills in York with business people and council officers.

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Business Workshop | Creating and Maintaining a Sales Pipeline

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 9:00 to 10:30
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Tim Chapman, Sales EQ

The importance of having a relevant and regular pipeline of new business opportunities is key to the success of any business. In this workshop, you will learn how to build a sustainable sales pipeline to meet your business goals. You will take away a set of practical tools and an action plan for your own business.

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York Hospitality Conference

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 9:15 to 14:30
Venue: The Principal York, Events Centre
Organiser: York BID and the Hospitality Association York

A landmark hospitality sector conference featuring keynote sessions on recruitment, retention, development and wellbeing in the hospitality workplace.

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Your Business, Your Way

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 9:30 to 12:30
Venue: York Marriott Hotel
Organiser: NRG Healing

Hear from seven amazing women running their successful businesses their way, and who will inspire, educate and motivate you to do the same.

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Business Workshop | Creating a Knockout Marketing Strategy

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 11:00 to 12:30
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Rachel Goddard, Intandem Communications

Learn how to plan your marketing, branding and communications to maximise your marketing investment, develop a more joined up approach and save your business, and team, time and money.

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Business Workshop | Mental Health First Aid: Highlighting Mental Health Awareness and Funding Support To Train Staff

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 15:00
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Partnership between West Yorkshire Combined Colleges (WYCC) & BlueRidge Performance Management Ltd.

This workshop will help you be aware of and deal with mental health issues in the workplace as well as funding support to train staff within your organisation.

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Business Workshop | Brand Personality

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 15:30 to 17:00
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Mat Lazenby, LazenbyBrown

An insight into how businesses can define and promote their own unique personality. Explore how authentic brand personality can be captured and communicated, looking at the internal and external power of human archetypes and individualism in an increasingly crowded and noisy marketplace.

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SEO: What it isn’t, what it is and how to use it to grow your business

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 17:45 to 20:30
Venue: York Marriott Hotel
Organiser: York Professionals

Colin Docherty (Founder and Managing Director of Edge45®) and his team host an engaging SEO workshop. Find out the basics from an expert who will take you through the steps you need to consider and get SEO to work for you.

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Just Say Y.E.P (Young Entrepreneurial Prospects)

Date: 12th Nov 2019, 18:00 to 20:30
Venue: Lakehouse, Heslington East Campus, University of York
Organiser: City of York Council

Aimed at young people interested in starting up a business, this special Business Week event will provide an insight into entrepreneurialism and why York is a great place to start-up your business.

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York Top 100: Showcasing York's Top 100 Businesses

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 8:00 to 11:00
Venue: York St John University
Organiser: Make It York

York Business School at York St John University and Make It York, in conjunction with the York Press, are once again producing a list of the Top 100 Businesses registered in York. With detailed analysis of each business and insightful editorial and business profiles, the list showcases the city’s most significant businesses and celebrates the contribution they make to the city’s economy. This event will bring the leaders of these businesses together with city leaders and leading business support organisations to launch the 2nd publication of the list . As last year, the report will be available as a supplement in Wednesday’s York Press with a glossy version available thereafter. This event is by invitation only. Copies of the report will be made available following the event. By Invitation only

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Young Entrepreneur's Breakfast

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 8:00 to 10:30
Venue: Carluccio’s
Organiser: York Guild of Entrepreneurs Event supported by Hentons

Join York’s top entrepreneurial talent for networking and thought-provoking talks. Hear from accomplished founders about how they’ve built successful businesses here including Brannan Coady (CEO Netsells) and others. Registration required.

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8 ways to improve the health and wellbeing of you and your business

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Garbutt + Elliott
Organiser: Ros Jones & Nicki Campbell

A fun, informative and practical workshop bringing together a range of tools to help build both your personal and business health.

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Hiscox Open Day

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 11:00 to 13:00
Organiser: Make It York

Come to Hiscox to discover the value and the culture of the company and also to have an overview and a walk around the building.

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York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Business Lunch

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 12:00 to 14:00
Venue: National Railway Museum
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Join the Chamber of Commerce monthly Business Lunch in York where Matt Parsons, General Manager External Affairs at Sirius Minerals Plc will give an update on the North Yorkshire project and supply chain opportunities.

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Futures and Foresight - Taster Workshop

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 13:00 to 15:00
Venue: York St John University
Organiser: York Business School

Futures and Foresight is the interdisciplinary process to discover and understand possible, plausible, probable, desirable and creatable long-term futures. For leaders of organisations, the integration of Futures and Foresight skills into their activities means they can more effectively anticipate and influence the future and work towards their preferred future. The purpose of the workshops is to provide an introduction to Futures and Foresight.

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The Different Faces of Small Business

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: National Centre for Early Music
Organiser: Federation of Small Businesses & City of York Council

Explore the many different sides to running a small business.

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Skills Networking and Celebration

Date: 13th Nov 2019, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall
Organiser: City of York Council

This special event hosted by City of York Council provides an opportunity for delegates to network with one another and collectively celebrate skills achievements in York.

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National STEM Learning Centre Open Day

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 8:30 to 10:00
Organiser: Make It York

Come to the STEM Learning Centre to understand and discover what they do and the national importance of all of that.

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Business Workshop | Creating and Managing High Performing Teams

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 9:00 to 10:30
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Michelle Mook, Pro Development

What does a high performing team look like and what would one do for your business? Explore the key characteristics that make a high performing team and understand what it takes to become a great team who deliver great results.

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Business Workshop | Leadership Lessons From Elite Sport

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 11:00 to 12:30
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Matt Messias Impact Leadership

Learn about winning techniques to achieve sustained success for leaders. In this workshop you will gain an understanding of the leadership qualities and competencies of winning sports coaches and teams and use them to motivate you and your own team to perform at their best.

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Meet the Funder Networking

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 12:00 to 14:30
Venue: Novotel York
Organiser: Make It York

Speak to business funders and support providers for one to one help with development and growth. Suitable for everyone from start-ups to established businesses.

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Business Workshop | Business Strategy and Innovation

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 15:00
Venue: Novotel York Centre
Organiser: Paul Slater, The Growth Shed

Ideas are your competitive currency. They are what make you and your business different from anybody else or any other business. Learn how to innovate to grow your business, reflect on your ideas and identify how to accelerate your innovation approach for growth.

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Netsells Open Day

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser: Make It York

This session will provide an exclusive access to behind the scenes at Netsells, one of York’s fastest growing technology companies.

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Business Workshop | Public Speaking

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 15:30 to 17:00
Venue: Novotel York
Organiser: Nick Bramley, Impactus Group

Public speaking can be at internal meetings, client pitches or even social situations. If you want to learn how to inspire your audience, whatever the size or whatever the situation, this practical session will really deliver. Take away a host of practical tips to build your confidence and skills.

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The Business of... The BBC with Tim Smith

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 17:45 to 20:15
Venue: York St John University
Organiser: York Business School

Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been at the heart of every major national and international news story in its 96 year history. With over 22,000 employees and revenue of £4.889 Billion, it is one of largest players in communications across the world. The three letters ‘BBC’ are recognised instantly by most of the world’s population. As a business majority funded by licence fees it faces many challenges from an ever changing broadcast world. Tim Smith started as a journalist and recently left the role of Head of BBC Yorkshire to take up a role concentrating on BBC Business. Tim will be joining us for the latest in the York Business School series ‘The Business Of…’ for an insightful and interesting conversation with Jon Hammond Booth, former Radio and TV presenter and Governor of York St John University.

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November Drinks with Make York

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 18:00 to 22:00
Venue: The Botanist
Organiser: Make York

Join us this November for some drinks and mingling at the fantastic Botanist, York. We'll be hosting the event upstairs with welcome drinks included in the ticket price.

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Company Open Days

Date: 15th Nov 2019, 8:00 to 16:00
Venue: Various

Taking place across the week, some of York’s most interesting companies are throwing open their doors to welcome you inside. Get behind the scenes and learn from some of the city’s biggest success stories.

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Barnstorming Business Broadcasting

Date: 15th Nov 2019, 9:00 to 11:30
Venue: Bedern Hall

Experts in PR, Social Media and Broadcasting have teamed up for a late breakfast at Bedern Hall York on Friday 15th November - 9.00am to 11.30am.

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The Future of Cities

Date: 15th Nov 2019, 9:30 to 12:00
Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall
Organiser: City of York Council

An insightful discussion on the future of cities and what this means for York. Topics will include innovation and the importance of the knowledge economy, university-led growth and the impact that consumer behaviour has on the way that cities function. Free but registration required.

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Bricks or Clicks: Can Estate Agents Survive the Online Revolution?

Date: 15th Nov 2019, 11:00 to 14:00
Venue: York St John Business School Launch Pad
Organiser: York Business School

Within the deeply competitive property industry, a battle is underway. Who will win - brick or clicks? In this York Business Week 2019 event, we’ll bring together some of North Yorkshire’s most influential property professionals to share their perspective on the future of the industry, covering topics such as: • What has been the impact of online estate agents? • How has the tenant fee ban affected the industry? • Should new technology transform traditional ways of working? • How can estate agents stay agile and adapt in their marketing, service and approach? • Will online replace the high street, or is there still a place for window displays and local service on the high street?

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York: Sustainable Place and Property

Date: 15th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 16:00
Venue: Merchant Taylors’ Hall
Organiser: City of York Council

The impacts of climate change and resource management will have a profound effect on how we live our lives. Join City of York Council and BioVale to explore how local employers such as Nestlé and Hiscox are investing in sustainability, and learn about bio-based innovation taking place in Yorkshire. Free but registration required.

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Principal Sponsors

Make It York

Autohorn Fleet Services

BHP

Business Inspired Growth

Garbutt and Elliott

H2h

Langleys

LEP

PenLifE

Sparq

The Grand York

University of York

XPS Solutions

York BID

York Data Services

LNER

Ison Harrison Solicitors

Clive Owen LLP

Eboracum Security

Hentons

York St John’s University Business School

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