Town Kicks-Off Kirklees Business Week Date: 14/10/2014

Huddersfield Town kicked-off Kirklees Business Week 2014 on Monday morning with help from club partner Kirklees College!

Businesses descended upon the College’s new Waterfront Quarter facility at 8.30am on Monday to hear from the ‘Masters of Growth’; a panel put together by Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis to ‘bang the drum’ for the quality of firms in the Huddersfield area.

Organised by the Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Kirklees Business Week is an annual event that places the spotlight on the vast range of businesses that have established a base around Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Batley – Yorkshire’s traditional textile heartland.

Throughout the week, seminars will focus on sectors such as manufacturing, creative and digital – all significant employers in the region.

Town’s ‘Masters of Growth’ panel got the debate started yesterday. Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis was joined by entrepreneur Graham Leslie, Fantastic Media’s Managing Director Andy Hobson, Yorkshire Post Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright and Sue Cooke, the head of skills and employment at the Leeds City Region local enterprise partnership.

Over 100 people attended the seminar, after which Sean told

“At yesterday’s meeting, Graham Leslie described Huddersfield as ‘the greatest little city’ – and I couldn’t agree with him more!

“The debate was very varied and ranged from housing to how to tap into funds, to ecommerce and superfast broadband.

“The main point that came out was the importance of collaboration; if we can encourage collaboration within our community, then we can only be stronger.

“That is the ethos behind our approach to business-to-business relationships at Huddersfield Town. We want to be the local ‘hub’ for businesses in our area, because together we can all thrive.

“I would like to thank everyone that attended yesterday’s seminar and in particular our partner Kirklees College for organising the event with us. I’m sure everyone took something away that is practically useful in their day-to-day business life. It was a great way to kick-off Kirklees Business Week 2014!”

Picture courtesy of The Yorkshire Post