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BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2022- BOOK NOW!!!

Our 12th Conference, taking place on the 6th October 2022 at the Pavilions of Harrogate, will be another fantastic opportunity to gain many new clients, referral partners and hundreds of new contacts, together with seeing inspirational and knowledgeable speakers.

Brand Yorkshire Speaker line up 2021

BIG IAN DONAGHY

BIG IAN DONAGHY

9:30am to 9:50am

Key Note Speaker

When you need a passionate keynote speaker who will inspire people and empower them to make a difference, look no further than Big Ian Donaghy.

Big Ian is more than a speaker, he is also a doer. He works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness and combat loneliness, always focusing on the individual drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care.

Winner of Care Trainer of the Year at The British Care Awards and accomplished presenter who is able to convey motivational, inspiring & emotive messages through his presentations & film making.

Andy Sherratt

Andy Sherratt

10:00am to 10:20am

Andy Sherratt has worked in Marketing throughout his career, for the last 20 years delivering courses for professional marketing qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing through his private study centre Andy will deliver some really useful marketing tips that will deliver immediate benefits to your profit

DARREN NORTHFIELD

DARREN NORTHFIELD

10:30am to 10:50am

Darren has been owner and Managing Director of Aurora Tech Support since 2003, over the past 17 years they have supported hundreds of Yorkshire businesses IT requirements and helped to keep these businesses innovative and efficient.

Usual working practices have been uprooted requiring businesses to be extremely flexible, efficient and ready to work from anywhere in the world, Darren will give a snapshot of what you can do in your business to work, communicate and collaborate as efficiently remotely as you would in the office.

Duncan Berry

Duncan Berry

11:00am to 11:20am

Duncan has over 20 years of franchise experience behind him, having managed franchises such as Cartridge World, Choice Hotels and Bluebird Care, as well as being appointed twice to the British Franchise Association’s Board of Directors. Duncan has opened the first spa810 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

You may be interested in and have the desire to run your own business, being your own boss and making sure your hard work directly benefits you and your family. But how? A franchise allows you to realise that goal of running your own business by providing a tested model for you to follow with all the procedures and systems in place.

Jim Overend

Jim Overend

11:30am to 11:50am

Do you want to know how to take your team and business to the next level?

Come join this interactive session where Jim Overend, founder of The Gameplan®, will share practical tips for getting staff more engaged to improve your team and business performance.

Tap into Jim’s 25+ years’ experience of working and playing in world class sports environments and turning teams around to achieve record-breaking successes.

His unique, fast-track and no-nonsense Gameplan system helps businesses scale fast, with companies seeing an average 30-40% uplift in turnover in the first three months alone.

This motivating session is suitable for all small businesses, whether you’re a one-person operation or managing a team.

Have you got what it takes to be the best?

Dave Clarkson

Dave Clarkson

12:00 noon to 12:20pm

Profit, purpose, and impact.

Why finding purpose in your business can lead to more profit and sustainability.

Your business is not all about making money, it’s also about how you and your team demonstrate your social value and impact across communities. Get the balance right and your business will outperform those who choose not to put purpose before profit. You cannot spreadsheet your way to passion, but you can learn more about the benefits to your business, your team, and your clients by being more Zebra like – profit + purpose = impact.

Sophie Metcalfe

Sophie Metcalfe

12:30pm to 12:50pm

Your Marketing Doctor – 3 mistakes you’re making right now with your marketing

Many business owners are burning money on marketing. They find it complicated to navigate and waste time on methods that don’t convert. Sophie Metcalfe (AKA, Your Marketing Doctor) helps diagnose your marketing problems and prescribe a simple, effective plan to increase sales. At Brand Yorkshire 2021, Sophie will let you in on the biggest and most expensive mistakes businesses make with their marketing.  Expect a no-nonsense, jargon free session that will help you properly diagnose the problems you know you have.

JO TOMLINSON

JO TOMLINSON

1pm to 1:20pm

Jo started Business Works after working in industry as a Commercial/Management Accountant for over 20 years’. Her experience was mainly in blue-chip manufacturing businesses, where she would manage the accounting team and develop profit improvement strategies with the senior management teams. Since starting the practice they have helped hundreds of SME businesses grow, fulfill their ambition and achieve their dreams. Jo qualified as an Accountant in 1992 and also has a degree in Accountancy and Economics. She is a Certified QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, Making Tax Digital ProAdvisor, and is 1 of only 11 Certified QuickBooks Trainers’ that work on behalf of QuickBooks, training accountants across the UK.

James Bailey

James Bailey

1:30pm to 1:50pm

James Bailey established WAVE Refrigeration in 2015. In December 2020 he and his wife Joanne changed the business into an employee-owned operating model. The catalyst for doing so was to reward their team following the impact of COVID-19. Under his leadership, WAVE rank #1 of all small Investors in People accredited organisations. This year James has written his first book – Culture Redefined (endorsed by Investors in People) where he introduces the benefits of operating a business where its values are linked to stakeholder capitalism as opposed to traditional capitalism. Having changed the operating model of WAVE, James will depart at the end of 2021 having set up a new consultancy that amongst many offerings will be providing guidance to help local businesses achieve Net Zero carbon emissions.

Russell Harvey

Russell Harvey

2:00pm to 2:20pm

How to increase Confidence in yourself and others.

Resilience and Confidence are inter-linked, building one of them has a positive impact upon the other. In this talk, Russell will outline the variety of ways and approaches that anyone can use to build their Confidence.

What would a more confident version of you be able to achieve….?”

Russell’s career has spanned the Public, Private and Mutual sectors, where he has successfully led and delivered multiple Leadership and People Development Programmes.As The Resilience Coach he works with individuals and Teams to Coach and Facilitate how to be a Resilient Leader in our Complex and Ambiguous World. His Purpose is to Positively Affect 100 000 people by the year 2025!

RIK COURTNEY

RIK COURTNEY

2:30pm to 2:50pm

Rik is a social media entrepreneur and influencer. He is recognised for his public speaking and being the CEO of the Be More Group as well as establishing Be More Social as one of the first social media consultancy companies. He has successfully helped companies go from zero online presence to being top of the game in their industry using the right social media strategy! Rik’s aim is to educate, entertain and inspire people by using the 5 fundamental basics of social media for lead generation and establishment.

Through his 22 years of marketing experience he speaks about the concepts of art, science and psychology for content curation through his thrilling masterclasses.

Colin Poma-Young

Colin Poma-Young

3:00pm to 3:20pm

Colin is an energetic and entrepreneurial individual with a wealth of experience in business creation, growth, and innovation. He currently supports SMEs in Yorkshire in innovation and growth. Prior to that, he has been a Business Development Manager, business owner, and freelance business consultant. Working within the Economic Development team at the University of York, he works to deliver the Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) across the Leeds City Region (LCR) LEP area. This involves providing advice and support to SMEs seeking to undertake innovation for growth which includes responsibility for increasing both the quantity and quality of grant applications and providing an account management service from initial inquiry through to project completion.

Steve Phillip

Steve Phillip

3:30pm to 3:50pm

The Jordan Legacy

For almost 30 years, Steve Phillip was a successful former consultant, trainer and keynote speaker when he received a call on December 4th 2019 that changed his world forever – his son Jordan had taken his own life.

With a LinkedIn following of more than 35,000 people, Steve’ articles and posts have engaged a global audience of millions and early in 2020, he established The Jordan Legacy CIC, to provide support to those struggling to cope with life or considering suicide.

Steve has delivered talks on the topic of suicide prevention to corporate organisations and communities throughout the UK and Europe. He has also been invited to speak to leaders, employees and policy makers within the following Government departments: Cabinet Office, Department for Health & Social Care, Crown Commercial Service, Home Office, as well as the Ministry of Defence, the RAF and North Yorkshire Police.

Steve’s lived experience of suicide, combined with his reputation as a highly engaging speaker, will help you understand how to better look after your own mental health and how you can support others.