Wakefield Business Week launches on June 13

17/05/2017, PR8559

Wakefield Business Week 2017 takes place in June with a packed programme of events - highlighting investment, job creation and entrepreneurship - and promoting the district as the place to do business.

Wakefield Business Week

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

At Wakefield Business Week, which runs from June 13 – 16, people will have the opportunity to network, share information and ideas at a variety of events and seminars.

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 on Tuesday June 13 at Production Park in Wakefield, to discuss insights into industry and the future of the district's economy.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

​The speakers at the event will be Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, Andrew Wallhead, Interim Chief Executive of Wakefield Council, Adrian Brooks, Founder Production Park, Mike Pickles owner of Really Useful Products and Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) speaking on behalf of AD:Venture.

Cllr Peter Box said: "Wakefield Business Week is an established event in the business calendar which provides strong opportunities for people to come together to share their ideas, offer support and provide inspiration to others.

"By forging strong links across the business community, I believe we can make this district much stronger, more competitive and help to drive forward prosperity now and in the future."

More than 1,000 businesses are expected to attend the event from Wakefield and from across the Leeds City Region.

Gareth Hunt, Chairman of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber Wakefield Area Board, said: "We are delighted to be delivering and be part of Wakefield Business Week. The week, and Wakefield Business Conference, are committed to supporting ambitious growing businesses and with a calendar full of events there is something for everyone. Wakefield Business Week and Wakefield Business Conference provide fantastic opportunities for the local business community to raise their profile, make new connections and learn from others as well as helping put Wakefield and district on the map. I would encourage as many businesses to get involved to make 2017 the biggest and best business week to date."

The week of free activities includes admittance to the Wakefield Business Conference, a wealth of networking opportunities, and practical advice from industry experts across different sectors on leadership. They will also learn more about the hospitality and retail industries and investment.

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