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Kirklees Business Week

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.


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Monday 13th October

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    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 October

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    8:15 10:45 Employment Law update and tackling social media     11:00 12:00 The hidden issue of stress     14:00 17:00 Featured: Yorkshire’s Got Talent Final Pitch                
        10:00 13:00 Featured: Peter Jones Enterprise Academy for pre starts and start ups       14:00 15:30 How to become a supplier to public organisations                

Wednesday 15th October

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The Conference 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 October

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    8:30 10:00 Featured: Breakfast with the BBC         13:45 14:30 Social media measurement   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                        

Friday 17th October

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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                      

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