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The Business of...Selling Yorkshire with Sir Gary Verity DL

Date: 14th Nov 2018, 18:15 to 20:15

Theme: From Start up to Scaleup

Venue: York St John University

Join our guest speaker Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Jon Hammond Booth, former BBC presenter and Governor of York St John and Professor Christopher Moore, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Advancement at York St John University for an insightful and entertaining Q&A session.

Sir Gary led the winning bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France - the world’s largest annual sporting event - to Yorkshire in 2014 and was instrumental in the entire process from start to finish. It has since been hailed as the grandest ever Grand Départ.

In September 2016 Sir Gary spearheaded Welcome to Yorkshire’s successful bid to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Yorkshire in 2019 in partnership with the UK Government, UK Sport and British Cycling. Sir Gary sits as a director on the Board of Yorkshire 2019.

Since his appointment as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire in October 2008 he has successfully raised the profile of Yorkshire at a regional, national and international level. Welcome to Yorkshire has won various national and international awards for its marketing campaigns.

Sir Gary is the Chair of the Great Exhibition of the North Board 2018, former Regional Chair of Yorkshire & Humberside Heritage Lottery Fund and also chaired the Olympics for Yorkshire Committee.

Event Timings:

5.45pm - 6.30pm Arrival drinks and networking in De Grey Foyer

6.30pm Event Begins

7.45pm Drinks and Networking in De Grey Foyer

8.15pm Event closes

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Principal Sponsors

benenden health

Business Switch Gas and Electric

Garbutt and Elliott


Inclusion Housing

Incremental Solutions

Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Penlife Associates Chartered Financial Planners

Rollits LLP

Sparq (part of the Saville Group)

University of York

XPS Solutions Ltd

York Business Improvement District


York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership

Langleys Solicitors

Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd



Ison Harrison Solicitors

Event Partners


Ian Walker & Co Chartered Accountants

FSB Experts in Business

Make It York For Business

York Bid

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce


Beetroot Box Video Content Creation

Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors

City of York Council

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