Serial entrepreneur Graham Leslie will be among business leaders running the rule over the local economy at this year’s Kirklees Business Week (KBW).
The founder of pharmaceutical firm Galpharm, who went on to create a clutch of successful companies, is one of the Masters of Growth taking part in The Great Kirklees Economic Debate from 8.30am to 10.30am on Monday, October 13, at Kirklees College, Manchester Road, Huddersfield.
The debate, which kicks off a week of activities across the district, will be chaired by Sean Jarvis, commercial director of Huddersfield Town Football Club, director of PPG Canalside, trustee for the Town Foundation and chairman of the Place to Make It campaign.
The panel members will explain how their businesses have grown and provide exclusive tips – particularly useful in everyday working life. The free to attend meeting will also allow for businesses to network after the debate.
Among other achievements, Graham was involved in creating the Galpharm Stadium – now the John Smith’s Stadium. He is also the first-ever Resident Professor of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Huddersfield University, based at the pioneering 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.
Alongside Graham on the panel will be Sue Cooke, who joined the Leeds City Region Partnership in 2009 to set up the Employment & Skills Board; and Greg Wright, deputy business editor of the Yorkshire Post.
KBW, organised by the Lockwood-based Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, is fast approaching – and bookings are streaming in.
Chrissie Slater, conferences manager, said: “Kirklees Business Week features every aspect of growth and how this can be achieved through many different forms of learning throughout the week.
“Our opening event focuses on growing existing business in various sectors. The experience that the panel members bring to this event is invaluable, first-rate and not to be missed.”
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