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First wave of Kirklees Business Conference speakers announced

Published 29th Jul 2014 by Rebecca Walker

​Kirklees Business Conference is fast approaching in October and the first wave of key business speakers has been announced.

This years Kirklees Business Conference speaker line up is the best yet with familiar faces from Yorkshire's hit TV show Educating Yorkshire to SuperJam entrepreneur who started his journey at just sixteen years old and Green and Blacks founder, Jo Fairley.

The conference will take place on the 15th October at John Smith's Stadium and also introduces the International Trade Festival, clinics to cure your business ills, over 50 exhibitors showcasing what they can offer.

At sixteen, Fraser Doherty MBE presented his brand, SuperJam, to Waitrose and went on to become the youngest ever suppliers to a major supermarket.

Regarded as "One of the UK's leading motivational speakers", delegates will hear how Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. 

After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother's kitchen in Scotland, he came up with a way of making jam from 100% fruit.

Jo Fairley, Co-Founder of pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s will showcase how she is changing the world of business, one square at a time. 

In 1991, Jo Fairley co-founded the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s with her husband Craig Sams. It has now gone on to be ‘bigger than Marmite’ and ‘cooler than Prada’, in the Coolbrands Survey 2009, Green & Black’s was the only food brand in the top 20.

All delegate places are free at the conference and throughout Kirklees Business Week where attendees get the chance to expand their knowledge on topics such as work stress and social media to manufacturing and employment law.

Visit the Kirklees Business Conference website for more speaker announcements and book you place now.


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