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Wakefield Business Week went off with a Bang!

Published 9th Jun 2014 by Rebecca Greenhough

​Wakefield Business Week 2014 has come to an end winning the title of a record year for the business event.

The week kicked off with a fabulous first Friday event hosted by Wakefield First providing a lively debate on Good Growth. Followed by a range of ‘Meet the Leader’ events throughout the week including a fascinating behind the scenes visit with Ian Johnson, Director of Coca Cola Enterprises, and an extraordinary insight to Wakefield Theatre Royal from Sir Rodney Wallace and Murray Walker.

Overall, over 1,000 businesses got involved in Wakefield Business Week. The main event, the conference, on Wednesday saw record numbers through the door with over 600 registrations, nearly 700 businesses participating and a day of world class speakers, clinics and local exhibitors.

Organisers have received fantastic feedback regarding the conference, Darren Peters from Leeds Bradford Airport commented: “It really was a fantastic day for us which generated lots of leads and enquiries for Leeds Bradford Airport, both for the corporate client and also for personal holidays. I attend lots of these events and Wakefield Business Conference 2014 was one of the best that I have ever attended.”

Speaker, Founder of the Big Issue, John Bird said: “I’ve spoken at a lot of events and this one has a rare buzz and energy to it – fantastic”.

Sponsors of the event Chadwick Lawrence appreciated the lack of hard sellers this time around: “Excellent organisation and we only had two hard sellers – even they were soft approaches – usually we have absolutely loads!”

Thursday 5th saw a packed Chamber Connections Count event accompanied by the Yorkshire Post Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright sharing his tips for a top business press release and a Q&A for delegates.

Greg Wright Tweeted of Connections Count: “Fantastic event this morning with local businesses that have great stories to tell at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber.”

Wakefield Business Weekshowcased all that is great about the district’s businesses, showing what is to come in the upcoming Kirklees Business Week in October and Calderdale Business Week in November.

Get involved now, members receive a £100 discount on exhibition stands, or share your knowledge and submit an event to run as part of either business week by contacting tour conferences team.


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