TOWN chairman Dean Hoyle is backing plans for a major business initiative in Yorkshire.
A powerful networking group, known as The Yorkshire Mafia, is set to launch Yorkshire Business Week, which will run during March next year.
The Yorkshire Mafia, which began as a LinkedIn group communicating online, now has more than 7,300 members and works with partners across the whole region.
And it is planning an action-packed week of business events to be held from Monday, March 19, 2012. Huddersfield’s Galpharm Stadium is set to be one of the venues.
Organiser Danny Matharu, of Birstall-based events business Hillrich, said: “Celebrating success stories, sharing ideas and developing business relationships will be high on the agenda for the week-long programme. The team from The Yorkshire Mafia expects massive support and turn-out from the many businesses who want to grow, develop and prosper – believing that we are stronger together.”
The Yorkshire Business Week follows the success of the Yorkshire Mafia Conference, which was held in Leeds during March this year.
The Yorkshire Mafia Conference will take place in the middle of the Yorkshire Business Week. It will include an exhibition featuring up to 168 organisations, a line-up of top speakers and a Billion Pound Panel, made up of leading business figures, who will talk about their success and debate key business issues.
Dean Hoyle, a member of the panel this year, said: “The Yorkshire Mafia continues to fly the flag for Yorkshire businesses and this initiative is not only a fantastic idea, it is greatly required.
“Much like the Yorkshire Mafia Conference did last March, Yorkshire Business Week promises to bring together even more businesses than before – and with Huddersfield Town being based in Kirklees, it is great that we will have events that will cater to a local audience as well as the wider Yorkshire business community.”
Ajaz Ahmed, Huddersfield-based entrepreneur and founder of Freeserve, said: “The first Yorkshire Mafia Conference was a great success and the announcement about Yorkshire Business Week is another great example of the teams all-encompassing approach to business.
“Yorkshire Business Week will cover a broad range of business sectors across the whole of our county and I look forward to seeing this build whilst supporting the event where I can.”