Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2019


Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2019


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Date: Thursday 14th November
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Venue: Novotel City Centre
Price: £15 or £45 for a full day

Business Workshops

Create a bespoke seminar programme to suit your needs and interests with Make It York’s Business Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to leadership and innovation, our local experts are on hand to share practical advice and ideas to implement to make a real difference to your business.

Networking Lunch

Time: 12:30-13:30

Delivered by: Make It York 

All Business Workshop attendees are invited to a free networking lunch, whether you are joining us for one workshop or all four sessions across the day. Pre-book your free place for lunch with your workshop tickets.

Business Workshop | Leadership Lessons From Elite Sport

Date: 14th Nov 2019, 11:00 to 12:30

Theme: Business Workshop

Venue: Novotel York Centre

Organiser: Matt Messias Impact Leadership

Part of the York Business Week Business Workshop series. Tickets are £15 per session or £45 for four  sessions across the day.

Winning techniques to achieve sustained success for leaders

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.

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Understand how culture precedes performance
  • Learn strategies elite sports coaches and athletes master to make consistent, clear decisions under pressure, and apply them in your own business context
  • Recognise the values, visions and behaviours in elite sportsmen and women and develop a winning culture in your own organisation
  • Obtain inspirational examples of organisational excellence


The workshop is aimed at:

Lovers of sport and business, leaders, CEOs, MDs, aspiring leaders

Delivery Partner

Former FA Premier League & FIFA International referee and international education leader, Matt Messias is now Director of Matt Messias Impact Leadership Ltd inspiring and developing leaders across business, education and sport.

Incorporating his personal stories Matt will inspire you towards organisational excellence by presenting the strategies used by leading sports coaches and athletes, allowing you to apply them to both yourself and those in your team.

Principal Sponsors

Make It York

Autohorn Fleet Services


Business Inspired Growth

Garbutt and Elliott






The Grand York

University of York

XPS Solutions

York BID

York Data Services


Ison Harrison Solicitors

Clive Owen LLP

Eboracum Security


York St John’s University Business School


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