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27 September 2012

Pinnacle Conference event takes place at Stadium

The final week of September has seen the Stadium play host to Kirklees Business Week – and Huddersfield Town has been at the core of the activity.
 
The week’s pinnacle event, the Kirklees Business Conference, took place today – with huge numbers coming through the doors to learn from and exchange best practise with the best and brightest business minds in the region.
 
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial team took a stand in the exhibition hall this afternoon and in addition to information about the Club’s fantastic corporate offerings, attendees could do something a little different – the chance to play Club Ambassador and Huddersfield legend Andy Booth at FIFA 12!
 
Town’s stand was the latest in a string of events and activities that the Club has participated in throughout this week; Chairman Dean Hoyle was part of today’s ‘Kirklees Business Titans’ question and answer session and the Terriers’ First Team sported special Kirklees Business Week t-shirts in their pre-match warm-up on the live televised win over Blackpool on Monday night (click HERE for more info) 
 
Commercial Director Sean Jarvis has been a fulcrum of the week too; as well as co-presenting a talk on Huddersfield’s ‘Place To Make It’ campaign alongside Mandi Taylor of the Sharp Agency, Sean has also formed part of the panel for a kids entrepreneurial scheme and taken part in a Japanese presentation!
 
Sean told htafc.com that he believes Huddersfield Town has a vital part to play in promoting Kirklees business:
 
“As any follower of Huddersfield Town will know, we pride ourselves as much for the performances on the football pitch as we do on our work in the community away from match days.
 
“The Club is generating a real reputation as a ‘business hub’ throughout Kirklees, with over 50 businesses now on board with us as official commercial partners, and we use our privileged, high-profile position in Kirklees to bring businesses together.
 
“That ethos is shared by Kirklees Business Week and we believed it was vital we were at the heart of the activity from the outset. If Dean Hoyle’s appearance as part of the ‘Kirklees Business Titans’ panel, or the chance to play ‘Boothy’ at FIFA, has brought extra bodies through the door, we consider it ‘mission accomplished’.
 
“The ideas, initiatives and networking that I’ve experienced during my involvement in Kirklees Business Week is very encouraging in terms of the region’s progression.”
 
Kirklees Business Week has been a full 'Open Source' week of Business Events running from Monday 24 September through Friday 28 September.
 
The ethos is to offer a greater support mechanism to Kirklees businesses and encourage them to trade with each other more. 
 
The Kirklees Business Conference 2012 provided business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-ups across Kirklees and beyond the opportunity to improve skill sets not only for themselves, but also within their companies at a single location where advice and assistance are readily available across one day via the seminars, the exhibition hall and the unparalleled local networking opportunities with hundreds of companies present on the day.
 
Kirklees Business Conference is part of the wider 'Yorkshire Business Conferences' programme, covering Wakefield, Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees, Barnsley and Sheffield Business Conferences. So far, the YBC programme has involved more than 1,900 people, had more than 140 exhibitors and over 25,000 website hits.

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