VALUABLE TIPS TAKEN ON BOARD AT HTEA EVENT Date: 20/07/2018

Members of the Huddersfield Hundred and other business people in the local area took away some valuable tips on mindfulness in business from the final Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy event of the 2017/18 season.

The Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy, held in association with Kirklees College, meet four times a season, with the final one of the 2017/18 campaign taking place on Thursday 19 July 2018 to discuss how your mind and matter can affect your business.

The event themed ‘Wellbeing and Mindfulness’ took place at Kirklees College’s Springfield Sixthform Centre in Dewsbury (Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2NP) and saw over 60 people thoroughly engaged and inspired by what the key note speakers had to say.

Whilst the networking began at between 8am, the guests also indulged in a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

The HTEA event kicked off with the panellists discussing how a positive atmosphere at their place of work has benefitted them and their employees, whilst explaining how employees are more productive if they are happy in their place of work.

“I work at Kirklees Active Leisure because of the community feel around the business, which takes care of the mental and social factors,” said panellist Craig Simpson who explains why he’s been happy at KAL for the last six years.

Alongside Craig, Maxine from Float-ology and Kelly Thistlewaite from Yorkshire Yogi continued to give expert advice for a healthy mind and body revealing how that can help you in a workplace.

“Everybody knows that if you’re happy in your job, you’re more productive,” explained Kelly.

When discussing diets, Maxine shared the changes she made to her diet and how it helped her: “It is important to have a balanced diet and I have felt better for watching my sugar intake.”

The Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy events will continue to run throughout the 2018/19 season.

Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Manager for Hospitality, Tracy Nelson commented:

“It’s safe to say that everyone came away from this morning’s HTEA event with a lot more knowledge on how a healthy lifestyle can really benefit your work and productivity.

“The information shared by Craig, Maxine and Kelly was really interesting and thought provoking and I’m sure it will have benefited everyone who attended.

“I would like to thank all our panellists for sharing their valuable insights and the Club Partners for attending.”

HTEA events are ran in conjunction with Kirklees College, which is a top of the league in West Yorkshire when it comes to courses for 16 to 18 year olds in further education colleges in the Government’s recently published National Achievement Rate Tables for 2015/16. The college’s achievement rate was 83.3 per cent – the highest figure of the further education colleges in this area and higher than the national average of 79.1 per cent.