BUSINESS issues will come under the spotlight when Huddersfield hosts the first Kirklees Summit later this year.

Leading figures from the business community will face an audience of about 75 delegates in a question-and-answer session at the event, which takes place on May 27 at the town’s Galpharm Stadium.

The panel will comprise Simon Hill, executive director for business at regional development agency Yorkshire Forward; Jill Hague, area commercial director for HSBC in Kirklees and Calderdale; Andrew Hobson, managing director of Birstall-based Fantastic Media; and Kevin Newson, senior partner at Yorkshire Bank.

The summit will run quarterly throughout the year – with the other dates scheduled for August and November this year and February and May, 2011. Each summit will involve a different panel chosen as relevant to the current happenings in the business world.

The summits are being organised by Mirfield-based corporate events, recruitment and sales company Hillrich Ltd.

Managing director Danny Matharu said: “All questions for the panel will be requested prior to the meeting and those chosen will be asked on the night. Questions can be on any aspect and issue of business within Kirklees.”

Email summit@hillrich.co.uk