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Events

York Business Week brings you events to help you grow your business, learn new skills and develop your workforce.

The Business Week programme is growing all the time and more events will be announced shortly. Check back here for updates, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our mailing list for all the latest news.

Monday 9th November 2020

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Thursday 12th November 2020

Friday 13th November 2020

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Leadership Challenge Launch - Ideation Sprint: Growing your business.

Date: 8th Nov 2021, 7:30 to 8:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Develop winning formulas to grow your business in this week-long challenge. Fifteen lucky delegates will get the opportunity to develop ideas and over the week transform those ideas through to implementation in their business.

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York Business Week Conference

Date: 8th Nov 2021, 9:30 to 12:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: CYC Economic Growth Team

In keeping with the tradition of the week, the programme kicks off with the York Business Conference, welcoming a series of expert speakers sharing their timely insights on how we can maximise York’s sector strengths in this period of revival and renewed focus. The focus for this year’s Conference is rebuilding for growth, exploring the Good Business Charter, The new labour market, and what businesses can do to accelerate growth alongside economic insights from leading experts.

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York Business Week Virtual Networking

Date: 8th Nov 2021, 12:30 to 13:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual networking session on Monday lunchtime to connect with colleagues, peers and businesses in around the city to reflect on topics discussed throughout the morning and share thoughts and experiences as we face the challenges ahead.

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Monday Motivation Virtual Networking

Date: 8th Nov 2021, 15:30 to 17:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Federation of Small Business North Yorkshire

Join us for online networking from the comfort of your own desk. #MondayMotivation is here to help us all keep connecting, collaborating and supporting each other at a time when change is on our doorstep.

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Leadership Challenge - Ideation Sprint: Growing your business.

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 7:30 to 8:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Develop winning formulas to grow your business in this week-long challenge. Fifteen lucky delegates will get the opportunity to develop ideas and over the week transform those ideas through to implementation in their business.

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Business Growth - The elements that create and deliver business growth

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 10:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

Growing is essential to success as a business but knowing how best to grow and what to do can be difficult. Learn about your options and how to plan your business growth with this webinar. The session starts by identifying key potential areas of growth from both existing and new channels looking at the opportunities and potential pitfalls around growth into new or existing markets with new or existing products and services.

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Start Up Strong with AD:VENTURE

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 10:30 to 11:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: AD:VENTURE

Have you started a business or thinking about it in the future? Heard about AD:VENTURE but not sure what it is and how it can help? Wonder no more! Take a break and come and join us for an informal natter about business support and learn how AD:VENTURE can help you build your business at our upcoming York Business Week event.

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City of York Council Skills Partnership - Modelling a thriving business.

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 10:30 to 12:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

An overview of skills programme diagnostic services, process and providers to help your business. Join York Skills Partners on Zoom for a presentation and discussion and, an overview of a 'Thriving Business' skills diagnostic programme

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Delivered by Pro-Development in partnership with The City of York Council Skills Partnership: High performing workplaces – What does that mean?

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 12:30 to 13:15
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

A workshop looking at how to create and embed high performing workplaces: - · Identify the key characteristics of high performing workplaces · Discuss ways to build and embed a high performing workplace · Case study from a local business on their journey to becoming a high performing workplace · Identify actions that support development of high performing workplaces

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Hospitality Aspiration Fayre – Showcasing Office Based and Managerial Careers in Hospitality

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 13:00 to 18:00
Venue: In Person Event @Double Tree by Hilton York - St Maurice's Rd, York YO31 7JA
Organiser: Hospitality Association York

An event to showcase the variety of office based and managerial roles available in the hospitality sector.

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AD:VENTURE Workshop: Business Planning. The essentials for Start Ups

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 13:00 to 15:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: AD:VENTURE

Why is it important to make sure that you have a plan for your business and what do you need to consider?

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Creative Trends for Visual Marketing

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 13:00 to 14:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Federation of Small Business

In conjunction with York Business Week, Jacqui Bourke, Head of Creative Insights at iStock by Getty Images will explain how to ensure that the visual messages your business presents are the right ones, have the desired impact on potential customers and create the right image for your business.

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City of York Council Skills Partnership - Succession planning and managing a talent pipeline.

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 13:30 to 14:15
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

Advice and guidance on all methods of recruitment and training from a selection of Providers and case study businesses that have invested in managing both these issues, and the current common skill areas such as digital.

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City of York Council Skills Partnership - Sustainable Skills to meet a green agenda

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 14:30 to 15:15
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

What can be done to invest in green skills for all types of businesses with and input from other businesses.

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York & North Yorkshire Business Hub - Show me the money!

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 15:00 to 16:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

As part of York Business Week, this webinar will guide you through the funding options that are available to new and early-stage businesses, to help your business thrive now and in the future. Knowing your funding options as a start-up or early-stage business can be incredibly vital to your success, both now and for the future. By understanding the financial support available to you, you can help your business thrive and fulfil the vision you’ve put in place. As part of York Business Week, we are delivering this webinar, which will prove to be a useful primer for new and early-stage businesses on the funding options available to you.

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City of York Council Skills Partnership - Summary Session

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 15:30 to 16:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

Summary Session to capture themes from the day. Overview of already planned follow up sessions and events around the Skills themes.

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City of York Council/York St John University – Mental Health & Wellbeing – Healthy Minds at Work

Date: 9th Nov 2021, 17:00 to 19:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council / York St John University

Research shows that each year one in four of all adults face mental health challenges, so it is vital that all businesses do what they can to support their people to have healthy minds. In this session, we will explore the experience of business owners and employees in looking after their mental health while at work.

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Leadership Challenge - Ideation Sprint: Growing your business.

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 7:30 to 8:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Develop winning formulas to grow your business in this week-long challenge. Fifteen lucky delegates will get the opportunity to develop ideas and over the week transform those ideas through to implementation in their business.

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University of York – Guildhall Tours – 1 hour bookable slot

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 15:00
Venue: In Person Event
Organiser: University of York / Guildhall Tours

Wednesday & Friday. The Guildhall is one of York’s most prestigious and historically significant buildings. Built in the 15th century, the Guildhall will serve a 21st century purpose. With expertise and vision from the University of York, the building will be transformed into an area for enterprise development, knowledge exchange, individual and collective transformation, whilst honouring the aesthetic of this unique building.

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Mental Health Awareness for Leaders

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 10:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

This webinar will provide you with information and practical tips on how to spot signs of poor mental health and approach conversations about mental health with your employees and co-workers, giving you the confidence to support them.

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City of York Council Carbon Reduction Team – Net Zero Building Solutions Presentation, Q&A, and Exhibition

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 9:30 to 16:30
Venue: In Person Event @York Community Stadium
Organiser: City of York Council

As part of York Business Week, City of York Council and York Climate Commission are hosting the first York Net Zero Building Solutions event, connecting solution providers with local businesses, home owners and property managers who are interested in retrofitting their buildings to build a cleaner, greener city for York

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Small Business Peer to Peer Network Programme

What keeps you awake at night?

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 9:30 to 11:30
Venue: In Person Event @Spark, York
Organiser: Small Business Peer to Peer Network Programme

Let’s face it, running your own small business can be a lonely place especially when things get tough. There are few places where you can breathe, stop, be yourself, share what is going on for you with other likeminded small business owners, and find the support you need to grow your business. Whether it’s overthinking, worrying about what others are doing, being unable to switch off thinking about your business, through to knowing where to start with marketing, sharing ideas on how to get more clients, or clarifying what your “next step” might be - in other words, the life and times of a small business owner!

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Re-igniting Your Career

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 10:45 to 11:45
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Coaching York, Rob Cooper

Many people have taken the time during the pandemic to think about their careers and whether they are still ‘in the right place’ This workshop will give you the tools and the practical help to review your career and develop plans and strategies for a brighter future!

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Managing menopause and andropause in the workplace.

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 12:00 to 13:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Institute of Directors North Yorkshire

As many organisations increase emphasis on mental health and well-being support in the workplace, issues surrounding the menopause have become even more prevalent. This event aims to tackles the taboos surrounding menopause and andropause, inform of how you can improve your working environment, and highlight the impact on today’s workforce. The event will cover what you need to know about the physical symptoms, psychological impact and support requirements for employees facing menopause and andropause challenges.

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University of York / York & North Yorkshire LEP - Re-writing the Rules; What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur?

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 13:30 to 15:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: University of York / York & North Yorkshire LEP

The aim of the event is to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of a diverse range of entrepreneurs and explore how productivity, place and collaboration foster a culture which inspires entrepreneurial ambition, delivers economic and social prosperity, and in doing so helps to create entrepreneurial ambitions. The event is open to anyone interested in starting or growing their own business. Participants will be able to learn more about what it takes to be an entrepreneur through real-life stories from people who have lived the experience.

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Connect Over Coffee

Date: 10th Nov 2021, 15:00 to 16:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

In this strange, new ‘normal’ are you looking for a business networking opportunity to re-connect with other businesses out there facing similar unprecedented challenges and questions? Or are you just missing the invaluable opportunity to make links with other like-minded business people, to spark new ideas and creativity? Come and ‘Connect Over Coffee’ with us…

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Leadership Challenge - Ideation Sprint: Growing your business.

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 7:30 to 8:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Develop winning formulas to grow your business in this week-long challenge. Fifteen lucky delegates will get the opportunity to develop ideas and over the week transform those ideas through to implementation in their business.

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Re-igniting your team's synergistic spark

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 10:15
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Coaching York, Steve Gorton

This last year or so has seen teams move from physical to virtual and many people become used to and preferring homeworking. As some sense of the new normal comes over the hybrid horizon most organisations are challenged with rebuilding high performing teams (HPTs) for their future success.

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Marketing Planning Masterclass 1 - Starting the marketing planning process

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 10:00 to 11:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

(Part 1 of a 3-part series continuing at the same time weekly) This three-part interactive webinar series will guide you through the marketing planning process, giving you all the necessary tools to create your own effective marketing plan for your business. As we recover from the effects of the pandemic, it’s likely that the way you do business and engage with your customers has changed, with much more of our work moving into the digital realm. For a lot of businesses, this means rethinking your marketing strategy, tailoring it to our ‘new normal’ and reaching audiences whose behaviours have changed – a process that can be difficult to even begin.

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City of York Council & York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership – The Benefits of Doing Business Sustainably

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 11:02 to 12:32
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council & York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Bringing together a handful of York businesses who have implemented sustainability measures within their business and/or have developed products and services aimed at improving businesses’ resource efficiency to share their learning. Attendees will also hear from both LEPs on what support is available to help them to decarbonise their business. Chaired by Sue Jefferson (Chair of Y&NY LEP’s Business Board), this event will bring together a selection of York businesses who have implemented sustainability measures within their business. Hear about their journey, lessons learnt and how going green has improved their bottom line.

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Growing Managers and Leaders Workshop

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 13:00 to 15:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: Coaching York, Fiona Smith, Geoff Ashton, Joanne Rule

A highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Coaching York’s experienced coaches. The group will explore the challenges and opportunities of being a manager, the challenges and opportunities of managing managers and the power of a group coaching approach to developing management and leadership skills.

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A solution to the skills crisis

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: The Armed Forces Covenant

Note: 11th November is Armistice’s Day. The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) in Yorkshire and the Humber is an independent, community-based organisation with the responsibility of advising and assisting the Defence Council on issues concerning the 3,000 reservists and more than 8,000 cadets in the region.

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IoD Young Director Forum – Sprint Session

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 17:00 to 18:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: IoD North Yorkshire

Join us for this Ideation Sprint Session at York Business Week! This exciting sprint session will help you discover the support out there to help grow your business. • Experience the efficiency and relevancy of sprint workshop design, content, timings and the value they offer to you and clients. • Live practice session working through an unseen brief with a time limit. • Network with like-mind entrepreneurs, founders and new directors.

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The Future of Bricks & Clicks

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 18:00 to 19:30
Venue: In Person Event @Malmaison, 'Work & Play' room
Organiser: York BID

Jack Stratten is an experienced retail expert and trends speaker who has worked with some of the biggest UK brands to help them with their digital offer. See more HERE York BID has invited Jack to present on how retail and the high street is evolving, how the growth of online retail is affecting the market and what this change means for businesses both locally in York and across the rest of the UK.

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Leadership Challenge - Ideation Sprint: Growing your business.

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 7:30 to 8:30
Venue: Virtual Event

Develop winning formulas to grow your business in this week-long challenge. Fifteen lucky delegates will get the opportunity to develop ideas and over the week transform those ideas through to implementation in their business.

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Networking for your Development – Leadership & Management change.

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 10:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

By connecting with others, we learn things that enrich our lives. We can share our talents and skills, discover different perspectives, and understand better how organisations work. As part of York Business Week and brought to you in partnership with Pro-Development – experts in people and leadership development – this workshop will explore how you can network to support your professional and personal development.

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University of York – Guildhall Tours – 1 hour bookable slot

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 9:00 to 15:00

Wednesday & Friday. The Guildhall is one of York’s most prestigious and historically significant buildings. Built in the 15th century, the Guildhall will serve a 21st century purpose. With expertise and vision from the University of York, the building will be transformed into an area for enterprise development, knowledge exchange, individual and collective transformation, whilst honouring the aesthetic of this unique building.

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Grow your business: maximise the support on offer

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 10:30 to 11:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council Growth Managers

Are you a business in York that trades on a business to business basis (B2B)? If yes, are you maximising the business support on offer including business grants? Or are you confused by the maze of support? Come and hear from York’s Business Growth Managers: Louise Saw and Brian Littlejohn about how they can find you the support to grow your business

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Rethinking Your Workspace Post-Covid

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 11:30 to 13:00
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

Attendees will hear from local businesses on how they are adapting their workspaces following the pandemic. Jo Ward (Head of Workspace and Wellbeing, Nestlé UK and Ireland) will talk about how they’re upgrading their Haxby Road site to encourage collaboration, increase employee wellbeing and improve energy efficiency. Attendees will also hear from Olivia Chatten, the Business Development Manager at York Science Park , on how occupier requirements have changed as a result of the pandemic, as well as sharing an insight into their latest workspace project in York. Finally, Shaun Gibbons, Head of Carbon Reduction at City of York Council, will share details of the Council’s emerging Climate Change Strategy, what businesses can do to reduce their building emissions, and why that’s important in achieving York’s net zero ambitions. A Q&A panel with the audience will follow.

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York’s Smart Transport Evolution – the past, present and future of transport in York.

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 14:00 to 15:30
Venue: Virtual Event
Organiser: City of York Council

The SMART transport team at City of York Council is proud to present on the past, present, and future of transport in the City. We will be looking at our public EV Strategy and key projects such as Hyperhubs that are helping York’s efforts to secure a greener future for residents, with a look into how the systems we are developing are furthering York’s goal to become a SMART city. Join us on the 12th of November to hear our take on how best to prepare York for the future, the team will be fielding questions at the end of the session so feel free to prepare!

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Leadership Challenge round up and Networking at the Biltmore Bar & Grill - In Collaboration with The Chamber of Commerce, FSB, IoD, York BID

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 17:00 to 19:00
Venue: In Person Event @The Biltmore Bar & Grill - 29 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ

York Business Week Partnership - Networking – An in-person event

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Hosted in conjunction with

City of York Council

See Green

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Institute of Directors

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