Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Humber Open for Business

eskimosoup are part of a new team running Business Week 2011 who believe they’ve hit a winning formula for this year’s programme of events across the Hull and Humber region.

Organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors have come together to present a week-long showcase of the best practice and opportunities the region has to offer, culminating with the sparkling finale of the Yorkshire International Business Convention (YIBC) which this year has a “winners” theme.

Now in its seventh year, Business Week in the Humber will feature 30 top events and is still the biggest event of its kind anywhere in the world. This year’s Business Week launches on Monday 5th June with the Bondholder Breakfast, and concludes with the YIBC at Spa Bridlington. The YIBC line-up includes Ashes-winning England cricket skipper Andrew Strauss, All-Blacks rugby legend Sean Fitzpatrick, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee; the British physicist and visionary who created the World Wide Web.

New events that look like sure fire winners for Business Week 2011 include a charity football tournament, a 40th anniversary business reception from Business Week brochure sponsors Hugh Rice Jewellers, and a Green Hull City Day that explores the great potential the Hull and Humber has in becoming a global leader in sustainable energy. Top class events returning to Business Week include the Business Celebration Dinner, the Institute of Director’s luncheon and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce Expo.

The Business Week has maintained its high standard of programming through proactive approach of a new team and effective handover from the team that had grown Business Week to become a true world leader. In light of key organisers standing down to focus on their businesses and funding cuts to Yorkshire Forward and Humber Economic Partnership, the mantle has been picked up by Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation (HEYCF). HEYCF have brought in eskimosoup as communication partner, and chair a dedicated Business Week steering group whose role is to ensure that Business Week continues to raise the bar by attracting top class events and speakers.

John Gilbert, Marketing Director of eskimosoup said: “I take my hat off to the team that have achieved so much with Business Week over the past few years. We are very excited and proud to be a part of what is unquestionably the biggest fixture in the business calendar and look forward to helping the ambitious partners make Business Week a continued success.”

Business Week starts on Monday 6th June and ends on Friday 10th June with the Yorkshire International Business Convention. Click here to go to the Business Week website.

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