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Help us to spread the word about YBM19 and you could win a great prize.

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Help us to spread the word about YBM19 and you could win a great prize.

We have three prizes to give away in our prize draw and easy to enter and win. All you have to do is tweet and post in your social media about the event and include #YBM19

We’ll be monitoring social media and everyone who uses #YBM19 will be automatically entered

Once the event closes we’ll choose three at random and each will win one of our great prizes – the more you use #YBM19 the more likely you are to win!

THE PRIZES:

  • Family ticket for The Great Yorkshire Show.
  • Afternoon tea for two at Rudding Park Hotel.
  • Spa Day for two at Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa.

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The winners will be notified directly. You must have attended the event and we will check the register of visitors. Visitors, Exhibitors and Conference delegates are welcome to participate.

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GREAT NEWS! THE YBM19 CONFERENCE IS NOW FREE

We are pleased to announce that due to the generosity of sponsors the Conference at this year’s YBM19 is now FREE.

Those who have already bought delegate places will receive a refund and have a guaranteed seat.

Places are limited and if you would like to book a seat at this event please visit the Conference page of the website, or for more information contact [email protected]

Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

CHANGE OF ROOMS AT PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE

YBM19 is really taking shape and to better serve the anticipated needs of those visiting and exhibiting, for more meetings and get-togethers to discuss and do business, we have decided to move the event to the Calder, Derwent and Nidd rooms at Pavilion of Harrogate.

With a focus on adding value, this year’s event has a very social and informal feel and we have had a huge interest in this aspect of the event. We have said “it’s free to visit so it pays to exhibit” and that seems to have struck a chord. So, you will now find there is more seating and more dining space, with a wider range of food and drink including alcohol on offer, and more space to work or just take a break.

The big Networking Social that rounds off the day is proving very popular and will now be easier to host and access, as will the revised Conference in the Nidd room. With thanks to our sponsors, we are pleased to announce that the Conference is now FREE and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so book your seat here now.

A revised room plan and stand allocation will be published soon. For more information please contact [email protected]

MAKING THE MOST OF YBM19 FOR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS

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There’s no doubt attending exhibitions, conferences and networking events works for business; that’s why there are so many of them and they work when done well.

Yorkshire Business Market has worked well for 14 years and now, in its 15th year it will work even better for those visiting or exhibiting following its acquisition by the not-for-profit Yorkshire Society.

The Yorkshire Society celebrates and promotes everything that’s great about Yorkshire, and brings the people of Yorkshire together, figuratively and literally. Applying this ethos to YBM19 has made it a not-to-be-missed event for any ambitious business in Yorkshire or interested in the Yorkshire market.

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WHAT MAKES YBM19 WORTH ATTENDING?

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4 EVENTS IN 1:  YBM19 has more choice to suit the business needs of buyers and sellers. An exhibition, a conference, a VIP lunch and a large networking social to round the day off means more reasons to visit. And because it’s FREE to visit, it pays to exhibit.

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ADDED VALUE:  Exhibitors at YBM19 can benefit from a number of added value extras before, during and after the event to improve their ROI.

– Featured in YBM19’s social media promotion pre event.

– Interviewed live on Stray FM (limited number) at the event.

– Free promotional video for your own use (limited number).

– Interviewed for Great Yorkshire Radio business podcast post event.

– 500 A5 flyers for use at YBM19 (limited number).

– Inclusion in YBM19 post event editorial feature in Yorkshire’s Topic UK magazine.

– FREE copies of the magazine for own distribution.

– Featured on our coming ‘lead generator’ pages on the YBM website.

– Plus, other benefits to be announced

Full details of these benefits and any terms and conditions will be provided to exhibitors, pre-event.

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A BIGGER AUDIENCE:  YBM19 is going to a wider audience and beyond the borders of Yorkshire with much more marketing through social media and our partners. This year, visitors are expected from across the County and the rest of the UK as we make sure the country knows what’s on offer from Yorkshire and at YBM19.

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This year’s Yorkshire Business Market is attracting new people and from further afield, providing an increased number of visitors and opportunities to sell or connect. For any ambitious business it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

And because it’s FREE to visit, it pays to exhibit.

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Date announced for 2019 Yorkshire Business Market.

Yorkshire Business Market, recently acquired by The Yorkshire Society, was established to create an opportunity for Yorkshire companies, large and small, to promote their business and learn from each other.

After 14 successful years, Yorkshire Business Market has now joined forces with The Yorkshire Society to increase its size, scope and reach, making attendance even more productive.

Exhibitors and visitors to the 2019 Yorkshire Business Market will see the difference this combined effort makes with a new energy and focus on encouraging trade between exhibitors and visitors, a broader range of industries and sectors represented to increase visitor numbers and a host of big names sharing the secrets of their success.

Corporate members of The Yorkshire Society will have access to exclusive areas of the Yorkshire Business Market, benefit from special offers and activities at the event and enjoy extra promotional opportunities before, during and after it.

A DATE FOR EVERY YORKSHIRE BUSINESS DIARY.

Building on the success to date, the 2019 event will take place on 29th April at the Pavilions, Harrogate and include some changes and innovations designed to make it even better for both exhibitors and visitors.

For further information please write to: [email protected] or visit www.yorkshirebusinessmarket.co.uk

Press Release – New LEP Chairman To Open Yorkshire Business Market 2018

David A Kerfoot, MBE, DL

The newly appointed chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will officially open next Monday’s Yorkshire Business Market. (April 30)

David A Kerfoot, MBE, DL – the founder of The Kerfoot Group, which specialises in the packaging and distribution of oils – will perform the duties at 10am at Pavilions of Harrogate – the fourteenth year the convention has been staged.

This year’s business market, which has a focus on “Growing and Financing Your Business”, is expected to attract in the region of 1,000 business owners and managers and will feature scores of firms and organisations showcasing their unique services.

Headline partner Hornbeam Park Developments Limited has been joined by gold and silver partners CNG, AD:VENTURE, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Stray FM in showing their support for the event, which is considered by many as one of the most important in the Harrogate District’s business calendar.

Yorkshire Business Market Chairman Mark Lancaster said: “With Monday fast approaching, we are delighted that Mr Kerfoot, MBE, DL, will officially open this year’s Yorkshire Business Market.

“He is an outstanding business leader and one who is well respected, highly regarded and an inspiration to many after growing his company from a back bedroom into a global operation.

“Last year’s Yorkshire Business Market was a great success, and this year’s promises to be no different. It’s the perfect opportunity to conduct business, network and learn from industry leaders. We have an impressive line-up of speakers, who will lead seminars on a wide range of topics including raising finance, GDPR and cyber security.

“This format has been key to the success of the Yorkshire Business Market and has ensured its popularity and longevity.”

To register as a visitor to this year’s Yorkshire Business Market, please visit: https://yorkshirebusinessmarket.co.uk/visitor-registration/

For Further Information, please contact:

Mark Lancaster, Yorkshire Business Market, on 07946 380089

Brian Dunsby, Yorkshire Business Market, on 01423 879208

David Simister, Different PR, on 07870 550 760

11 Reasons to Not Miss Yorkshire Business Market 2018

Visitors and exhibitors at Yorkshire Business Market 2017

Now in its 14th year, the Yorkshire Business Market was created to offer a low-cost way for Yorkshire organisations to showcase their products and services. Since the first YBM, this business expo has developed into a go-to event for company decision-makers from all over the county. If you need a bit more convincing before you register to attend, read our top eleven reasons why you shouldn’t miss the Yorkshire Business Market, being held at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Monday, 30th April.

  1. Wide range of exhibitors

Whereas normal trade shows have exhibitors from one industry, YBM is open to any Yorkshire organisation. At YBM18 you’ll find an eclectic mix of products and services, including premium cars, an outstanding wine and beer merchant, and several marketing agencies. Whether you’re looking for accountants, solicitors or even mediation training, you’ll find it at Yorkshire Business Market 2018.

  1. Partners to make us proud

To determine whether our event is worthy of your time, just look at who’s supporting us: Hornbeam Park Developments, DNG, Ad:Venture, Stray FM, fsb, Bettys, and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership. We feel incredibly fortunate to have support from such a fantastic group of organisations, and they will have representatives on their stands to tell you more about their products and services.

  1. Business Growth Hub

Whatever type of advice you need to help your business grow and develop, you’ll find it in the Aire room (stands A44 to A66). Harrogate Borough Council has brought together an impressive collection of 12 organisations who can provide advice, support, and grant funding for businesses across Leeds City Region, York, and North Yorkshire. The hub includes:

  • Coventry University Enterprises
  • Ad:Venture
  • YH Training Services
  • Harrogate College
  • PAPI Project (University of York)
  • Harrogate Borough Council – local authority
  • Harrogate Borough Council – shared ownership housing
  • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
  • Digital Knowledge Exchange
  • NYCC Adult Learning and Skills Service
  • NYCC Trading Standards Service
  • York Science Park
  1. Federation of Small Businesses breakfast meeting

The FSB are back to host their popular networking breakfast meeting, which runs from 7.30am to 9.30am, so that exhibitors and visitors can both attend before the official market opening. This year’s keynote speaker is Paralympian Elizabeth Wright. Tickets are £5 for FSB members and £7.50 for non-members. For more information and to book your place, visit the Eventbrite page.

  1. Expert Seminars

YBM has become known for it’s great selection of expert-led seminars and workshops – which are all FREE to attend! This year is no exception with sessions throughout the day on topics such as funding your business, GDPR and LinkedIn marketing. Visit our Seminar page for more information.

  1. Mentoring

We’re delighted that experienced business mentor Julian Horrocks is with us again this year. Julian is offering FREE, 40-minute mentoring sessions throughout the day. These valuable sessions ideally should be pre-booked by emailing [email protected], or by enquiring at Reception on the day, should there be any still available.

  1. Grand Opening

We’re extremely pleased that this year’s Yorkshire Business Market is to be officially opened at 10am by David A. Kerfoot, MBE, DL, the newly appointed chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

  1. Small but perfectly formed

We receive a lot of positive feedback about YBM being a manageable size. Event centres are normally like aircraft-hangars, so you only see a tiny percentage of what’s on offer. At YBM visitors can see nearly 100 stands and still have plenty of time for meaningful discussions and negotiations. Despite not being a sprawling exhibition, we attract over 1,000 decision-makers every year.

  1. The Three FREES

YBM is not only FREE to attend, there is plenty of FREE parking in proximity to the venue. And to make it a hat-trick, FREE WiFi is available to check your emails.

  1. Competitions galore

As you’re chatting to exhibitors, don’t forget to enter their competitions. You’ll find everything from simple business card draws to really challenging quizzes, and there are some great prizes on offer. You gotta be in it to win it!

  1. Friendly event

We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest business events out there. Our community spirit shines through as we emphasise the importance of what Yorkshire organisations bring to the marketplace. It’s not about hard selling tactics with our exhibitors; they will want to get to know you and your company to determine whether their products or services are a good fit for your goals.

Don’t forget to register your attendance on our website, and your name badge will be waiting for you at reception.

Business Seminars for CPD at YBM18

Seminar at Yorkshire Business Market

On Monday 30th April, around 100 exhibitors and 1,000 decision-makers will be at the Harrogate Pavilions for the 14th annual Yorkshire Business Market. While the event is a fantastic networking opportunity (which is why so many exhibitors keep coming back), it’s not all about sales. YBM is also the perfect place to learn, as free business seminars for CPD run all day, starting at 10.30am. This year we have a fantastic line-up of speakers and topics as follows:

1. AD:VENTURE – Grant Funding and Debunking the Myths Around Barriers to Accessing Grants: Daneile Moore

This presentation will give you practical insights into how the grants element works, as well as debunking a few misconceptions linked to public funding. We’ll explain how we can help you access the grants and, and where that’s not suitable, help you access alternative finance options. The seminar will also give a brief overview of the wider programme offer and will allow the audience to interact and ask questions. #ThinkBig #ThinkAdventure

2. FSB – Business Finance Made Approachable – become confident in raising finance: Florian Reinhardt

Speaking to financial professionals can be intimidating if you lack a finance degree. Consequently, hundreds of people are losing out on better deals every year as they take the first offer coming their way to get it over with. It shouldn’t be like this. Drawing from years of experience in finance, Florian Reinhardt, Head of Partnerships at the FSB Funding Platform, will demystify the funding world and provide some useful advice on how you can step up your game to get the funding you require.

3. Agenci Limited – GDPR Requires Action; Stop Thinking About It. Make a Plan. Take action: Gary Hibberd, MD

Covering Cyber Security and the GDPR in one presentation, Gary will explain why we need this regulation and how it improves our businesses and will provide practical advice on steps you need to take NOW to prepare for the changes ahead.

4. Yorkshire Energy Systems – Renewables for Business: Chris Wilde, Director

Renewables are now mainstream; they are the future, offering cheaper and more secure alternatives to traditional fossil fuel sources of energy. Yet many businesses are not taking advantage of the opportunities they offer to cut overheads, improve the bottom line, help the environment, and enhance their public image. Part of the problem is poor media coverage leading to myths such as, “There is no subsidy for solar, so there’s no point now,” and “Heat pumps only work with underfloor heating.” This talk will dispel some of these myths and explain why every business                                                               should be looking at renewables to tap into the great potential they hold.

5. Bee Social Marketing – Killing it with LinkedIn; speaker John Ranby, Director

John Ranby, Director of Bee Social Marketing based in Harrogate will be sharing some of their LinkedIn secrets that help generate leads on LinkedIn for their clients. LinkedIn has become one of the best places online to generate leads for your business and actually grow your business. If you’re struggling, or just want to brush up your skills, this talk is for you.

Whatever your organisation and sector, the Yorkshire Business Market’s business seminars for CPD provide valuable opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to help your business prosper. You don’t want to miss this exciting day, so follow the link to register. (And if you’re quick, there are a few stands left if you’d like to be part of this successful event.)

Yorkshire Business Market visitor registration button

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Press Release – CNG’s Gold Partnership Helps Energise Yorkshire Business Market 2018

Organisers of this year’s Yorkshire Business Market have been “energised” with the news that at a major Harrogate business is once again supporting the event.

CNG – the largest independent shipper of gas, and a major employer in the town – has joined the growing number of companies in the district to become an official partner.

The focus of this year’s Yorkshire Business Market, which is being staged at Pavilions of Harrogate on Monday, April 30, is “Growing and Financing Your Business”.

Last year, more than 1,000 delegates attended the Yorkshire Business Market, and organisers predicted a similar figure for this month’s event. And with just three weeks to go, nearly all the exhibition stands have been taken.

In addition to scores of firms and organisations showcasing their unique services, the event, now in its fourteenth year, will feature keynote speakers, seminars and plenty of networking opportunities.

CNG join AD:VENTURE, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Stray FM as gold and silver partners, whilst Hornbeam Park Developments Limited is this year’s Headline Partner.

Martin Needham, CNG Commercial Director, said: “The Yorkshire Business Market is always a superb occasion and one that we are very happy to be supporting as a gold partner.

“We have customers across Harrogate and Yorkshire, and the Yorkshire Business Market presents us with the perfect opportunity to get our name out and to meet other businesses. There’s always lots of great seminars and plenty of networking opportunities.”

Yorkshire Business Market Chairman Mark Lancaster said: “We are delighted to announce the continued support of CNG, an integral member of the local business community, and an extremely well-known name.

“This year’s Yorkshire Business Market is only a few weeks away and only a few stands remain. We are also advising visitors to pre-book as it will speed up the arrival process.

“Those who have registered will have a name badge awaiting them and they will be able to gain access immediately.”

To register as a visitor to this year’s Yorkshire Business Market, please visit: https://yorkshirebusinessmarket.co.uk/visitor-registration/

For Further Information, please contact:

Mark Lancaster, Yorkshire Business Market, on 07946 380089

Brian Dunsby, Yorkshire Business Market, on 01423 879208

David Simister, Different PR, on 07870 550 760

Why the Yorkshire Business Market Stands Out

The Yorkshire Business Market has been a leading business expo for 13 years, with many organisations returning every year. This vibrant, community-driven event was created to showcase the array of exceptional SMEs based in Yorkshire. Exhibitors have the opportunity to meet and engage with over 1,000 decision-makers. Detailed below are comments from just four of the organisations who’ve experienced the benefits of exhibiting at YBM. There are only a handful of spaces left, so don’t miss out.

Wild and Co, Chartered Accountants, Harrogate

Digital Plus, visual graphics specialists, Leeds

“Digital Plus first exhibited at the Yorkshire Business Market over 10 years ago and since then, have found it to be a very valuable way to reach out to new customers within a very professionally run and managed exhibition. We have gained numerous clients who are still working with us, for example, the first year we exhibited we gained Martin House Hospice (who exhibited opposite us also) as a new client, as well as Leeds Bradford Airport and Wetherby Racecourse, to name just a few. Every year brings new opportunities to meet new prospects and to also catch up with ‘old acquaintances’ that you meet almost every year. We would encourage anyone looking to gain new customers or indeed just to raise their brand profile to make attending Yorkshire Business Market a No1 priority on their yearly ‘to do’ list.” Ian Thomas – Sector Sales Manager – Digital Plus

Storyteller Marketing, Otley

“I exhibited in 2017 for the very first time. My company was just a year old and I hadn’t taken a stand at any other business exhibition before. I heard about it on the grapevine, being Yorkshire based and all. I took the smallest stand and met some lovely people surrounding me while setting up. The team were on standby to help me with anything I needed and to make sure all was in order with the stand I had booked. I had a constant flurry of people coming by all day and from all kinds of sectors, such as retail to property. I left the day thrilled with 14 enquiries, of which I turned 4 in to clients. All in all, the event was well worth doing, from the social media promotion in the run up to the event, all the way through to the post-event communication to check on how I felt the event went and of course, the new clients I accrued! I think this is a no brainer, great exposure for your brand and a great sales-driver. Tip – get promotional merchandise to make your exhibition area stand out from the rest! Happy Exhibiting.” Olivia Scott, owner

OSR Medical, Ripon

“OSR Medical decided to attend Yorkshire Business Market, as we are a new company, looking to create new business contacts. We have confidence that YBM will be a great place to create contacts, after hearing such great things from previous YBM attendees. We need to make our brand known and are excited to attend. After working with StrayFM over the past few months, we think YBM will be a great success for our business. YBM is a great annual event, where local businesses can connect with lots of contacts on one day and under one roof. So, we are excited to meet other businesses by making our stand fun and interactive, with a great challenging competition. We look forward to seeing you there.” Damien Longley, Director

Whatever your business, it’s clear that exhibiting at the Yorkshire Business Market on 30th April will raise your profile and give you the opportunity to add new clients to your portfolio. The businesses who keep coming back know it’s the ideal environment.