Wakefield Business Week starts on 13 June

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Date:01/06/2016

Wakefield Business Week takes place this month (13 June) with a packed programme of events highlighting global opportunities, job creation, entrepreneurs, and investment in the district.

The event is organised by Wakefield first and Wakefield Bondholders, Wakefield Council and Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

At Wakefield Business Week, partners will deliver a schedule of events seminars, and speakers as well as the Wakefield MY Conference which are all aimed at supporting Wakefield's business community in creating new networks, generating sales and promoting the district as the place to do business.

Businesses from all over the district can get involved to discuss the future of Wakefield on a regional, national and international scale.

This year's programme starts with a leadership breakfast event The Kings Croft Hotel, Wakefield Road, Pontefract and focuses on Wakefield's global ambitions.

It will be an opportunity for business leaders to network and also to hear from Wakefield Council's Leader Cllr Peter Box CBE, Wakefield Council Chief Executive Joanne Roney  OBE, Paul Reid, Director of Reid Aviation Solutions and Chair of Wakefield First and UKTI's Regional Director Mark Robson.

Cllr Box said: "We want to see more jobs, more opportunities and more investment in our district. This year's programme is designed to stretch ambitions and to act as a catalyst for the district's public and private sector to identify and capitalise on the many opportunities available to business.

"I believe that by coming together to trade ideas, offer support and provide inspiration, we can make this district much stronger and more competitive."

Ms Roney said: "Wakefield Business Week is established as an essential event in the regional business calendar. We look forward to welcoming all businesses. I am pleased that this year's launch highlights the international opportunities available and the week is focused on how we all have a role in enhancing the economic positioning of the district."

"Business Week is a major platform for taking the district forward and I hope it will be well supported."

A wide range of other seminars will be taking place including advice and tips on communications for business, planning for future business growth, cyber security and indepth advice for the retail and hospital industries.

To find out more and book places visit www.wakefieldbusinessweek.co.uk