Welcome to Kirklees Business Week, an open-source business week FREE and open to all.
Kirklees Business Week (KBW14) is here to showcase the knowledge of our businesses. Run by Kirklees businesses for Kirklees businesses, it is a clear message to all that Kirklees is very much open for business and collaboration.
KBW14 takes place between 13th and 17th October 2014 and is a week-long 'celebration' of the Kirklees district's business community. As well as hosting a major business conference and trade exhibition there will be a series of tours of leading businesses, a visit of key sites in the district for investors, developers and agents and breakfast bytes seminars. Monday and Tuesday focus on manufacturing and innovation with smaller seminars around finance, legal and people. Thursday and Friday focus on creative and digital with smaller seminars around marketing and IT.
One of the main attractions of KBW14 is Kirklees Business Conference (KBC14), which takes place bang in the middle of the week on Wednesday 15th October. The conference is leadership themed, a full day event and consists of a packed programme of leadership specific seminars, an exhibition involving 50+ businesses, clinics to target specific leadership issues along with unlimited networking for all leaders involved.
Monday 13th OctoberSee all of Monday
|8:30 10:30 Featured: The Great Kirklees Economic Debate 2014||11:00 11:45 The changing demographic of the workplace||12:30 13:30 Lead your people to grow your business||14:00 14:45 Manufacturers: Raise your game||15:30 16:15 How to get free publicity in the media||19:30 21:00 Convert strangers into client or colleagues|
Tuesday 14th OctoberSee all of Tuesday
|8:15 10:45 Employment Law update and tackling social media||11:00 12:00 The hidden issue of stress||14:00 15:30 How to become a supplier to public organisations||16:00 16:45 Accessing finance for business|
|10:00 13:00 Featured: Peter Jones Enterprise Academy for pre starts and start ups|
|12:30 13:30 What happens if there’s a data disaster in your office?|
Wednesday 15th OctoberSee all of Wednesday
This year's featured event
Kirklees Business Conference
Kirklees Business Conference consists of a full day programme of business specific seminars, an exhibition involving 50+ businesses, a clinic where you can cure your business ailments along with unlimited networking for all involved.
Thursday 16th OctoberSee all of Thursday
|8:30 10:00 Featured: Breakfast with the BBC||12:15 13:15 Out of sight, top of mind||15:00 15:45 How to make New Business Development Easy||16:00 17:30 No lycra in sight||18:30 21:00 Featured: Chamber Annual Dinner|
|10:00 12:00 Explore the power of peer board groups||13:45 14:30 Social media measurement|
Friday 17th OctoberSee all of Friday
|6:45 8:30 Featured: Networking for the ambitious||9:00 9:45 Once upon a time||10:00 11:00 Social Feeder - an Introduction to Digital Marketing||14:00 16:30 Featured: Grand Finale Event|
|11:30 13:00 Innovation with improvised comedy|
New Commerce House,
168 Westgate, Wakefield, WF2 9SR