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17 October 2013

Manager guest speaker at well attended Q&A

Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins spent Wednesday afternoon talking business at this year’s Kirklees Business Conference.

After working with his players in preparation for Saturday’s return to league action at Leicester during the morning, he spent an hour in the afternoon at the #KBC discussing his success as a manager to give attendees an insight into how the techniques and strategies he applies in football can be applied to other walks of life. 

Robins covered a number of topics including recruitment, benchmarking and training – see below for tweets produced during his Q&A:

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MR on playing under Sir Alex: "He gave youth an opportunity and created a culture that will outlive him" #htafc

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MR: "You need an overriding plan in any job; we are looking for long term sustainability by working with our younger players" #htafc

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MR: "Management is about maximising your workforce through training and recruitment" #htafc #kbc13

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MR: "We do a lot of benchmarking and today I will go back to @htafccanalside and look at our last month compared to the previous one" #kbc13

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MR: "We try and make training objective to improve on the areas that may have dipped when looking at our benchmarks" #htafc #kbc13

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MR: "The owner and supporters want to see value for money and my challenge is to improve our style of football to eventually be successful"

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MR: "We are a progressive football club and we have plans for every area of work such as: recruitment, nutrition, training programmes" #kbc

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MR: "The better players can deal with change and adapt; during a game we change formation on a number of occasions" #htafc #kbc13

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MR: "I trust my staff and it is about understanding their expertise and maximising those" #htafc

Town’s Commercial Team was also at #KBC13 and networked throughout the day from its stand in the Revell Ward Suite in the John Smith’s Stadium.

Senior Commercial Manager Tracy Nelson commented: “Mark’s Q&A was really well received; the feedback that we have had has been very positive. He was insightful and informative and provided the attendees new ideas to think about when it comes to managing people in business.

“The Conference itself was, as always, very well attended and provided our team opportunities to meet and network with a variety of companies from the local area.”

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