HTEA set to put economy right? Date: 22/08/2013

Town’s Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy (HTEA) in association with Kirklees College, will hold its first event of the new season next month in which it is set to feature a lively debate on the state of the local economy – titled the ‘Kirklees Economic Debate’.

The event, held over lunchtime on Wednesday 25 September, at the new College facilities at the Waterfront in Huddersfield, will feature a top table of representatives of all areas of local business including an educationalist, an accountant, a retailer, a manufacturer, an MP and the CEO of Kirklees Council.

Chairing the event will be Town’s Commercial Director, Sean Jarvis who commented:

“The state of our local economy and its success is very close to everyone’s hearts and minds particularly at these difficult times. In bringing together a blend of different sectors, I am sure we will learn a lot from each other, which may help us work together to improve things.

“Knowing the individuals who make up the panel, I am certain it will be an open and frank debate too. What’s more the recent BBC documentary on Huddersfield put us in a good light – is this a true reflection of our economy?”

The event is free to members of the HTEA which is an online discussion group run via the popular Linkedin site. To join the group, which currently has over 1500 members, simply visit the Linkedin site ( search for HTEA and request to join.

The free event is also open to the general public and you can register by clicking HERE. The event will start at 12noon and conclude at 2:30 with light lunch included.

The ‘heavyweight’ panel will comprise of, Peter McCann, Kirklees College Principal, Adrian Lythgo, CEO of Kirklees Council, Nick Glynne Chairman of the Buyitdirect Group, Mark Young, MD of engineering firm John Walton (Machine Tools)Ltd, Karen Borowski, Partner at Accountancy firm Revell Ward and local MP Jason McCartney

Jason Taylor, Commercial Manager at Kirklees College added:

“As partners of the HTEA we are delighted to be holding this season’s first event. I am certain it will be a very interesting one but also a great opportunity for like-minded local businesses to meet each other.”

For this the first event there are a limited number of 100 places available and priority will be given to HTEA members first.

The HTEA was formed 3 years ago as a vehicle for businesses to meet and to get to know Huddersfield Town and its club partners better.