CHANGE OF DATE: Now 11th – 15th November 2019


CHANGE OF DATE: Now 11th – 15th November 2019


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York Business Week Conference

York Business Week Conference (incorporating SuperNetworking)

Date: 13th Nov 2018, 8:30 to 15:00

Theme: World Class York

Venue: York Racecourse

York Business Week will get off with a bang with a major business conference!  Join us as we showcase 'World Class York'. An array of top-class speakers will inspire, engage and share their experiences and succeses. All the speakers will have a connection to York – they will live here, work here or have set up a business here – and all will have a world-class story to tell.

The conference incorporates the ever popular SuperNetworking business exhibition and networking event, brought to you by our partners at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, Ian Walker and Co Chartered Accountants, and the fsb. SuperNetworking takes place alongside the main conference line up bringing you 30 exhibitors and a networking lunch - all in the rarefied surroundings of York's very own world class racecourse!  

Hosted by Jon Hammond DL, former BBC presenter and Governor at York St John University our speakers will include: 

William Derby, Chief Executive, York Racecourse 

Richard Harpin, Founder and CEO, Homeserve

Noirin Carmody, Co-Founder and COO, Revolution Software

Tim Leigh, Marketing Director, Stage One

Andrew Swift, CEO FERA Science Ltd

Lee Statham, Global Innovation Lead Confectionary R&D, Nestle

Peter Cowling, Director Digital Creativity Labs

Isabel Jago, Product and Communications Lead, York Instruments 

Mark Christie, CTO Piksel

James Browne, Managing Director, Hiscox Direct UK

Further details on our speakers and exhibitors can be found by using the navigation on the left hand side of this page

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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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