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Date: Monday 11th November
Time: 08:30 - 15:30
Venue: York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX
Price: £45

Conference Programme

York Business Week Conference

Date: 11th Nov 2019, 8:30 to 15:30

Theme: Business Workshop

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. Hosted again by Jon Hammond (broadcaster, public speaker and business mentor), speakers include:

  • Juliette Healey – Agent Yorkshire & The Humber, Bank of England
  • Henri Murison – Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Nicky Spinks - Endurance Athlete
  • Bethan Vincent – Innovation & Technology Champion
  • Sarah Hickingbottom – CEO, BioVale
  • Tom Bird, Executive Director, York Theatre Royal

A panel discussion, networking lunch and exhibition completes the programme. Join us for a productive and thought-provoking start to York Business Week.

08.30     Arrival/Networking

09.30     Welcome by Jon Hammond

09.40     Juliette Healey, Agent Yorkshire and The Humber, Bank of England

              Economic overview & key issues

10.00     Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

              What does the Northern Powerhouse mean for York?

10.20     Nicky Spinks, Endurance Athlete

              What can business learn from endurance sport?

10.40     Q&A with Juliette Healey, Henri Murison and Nicky Spinks

11.00     2 minutes silence Remembrance Day followed by Refreshments and Networking

11.40     Tom Bird, Executive Director, York Theatre Royal

              A business road map to maximise Unesco designation potential

12.00     Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale

              How can we make York the national bio-cluster?

12.20     Bethan Vincent, Innovation & Technology Champion

              How can York capitalise on tech trends?

12.40     Q&A with Tom Bird, Sarah Hickingbottom and Bethan Vincent

13.00     Lunch/ Networking

2019 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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