YORKSHIRE firms completing contracts for the 2012 London Olympics are set to help other companies in the region go for gold.

Some 100 delegates to a meeting of the Yorkshire Business Club on Friday will have the chance to hear about the experience of companies which landed contracts for next summer’s sporting extravaganza.

With many of the larger contracts already completed, it’s an opportunity for smaller or niche Yorkshire businesses to learn how to capitalise on the opportunities. About half of contracts are based outside London – and more than half of suppliers are small and medium-sized firms.

The event, entitled 365 Days and Counting, will be held at The Rose Bowl in Leeds and will be opened by Emma Tiernan, manager of the Yorkshire Gold Business Club, which has organised the event in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Other speakers will include Paralympic swimmer Claire Cashmore and women’s boxer Nikki Adams.

The event is free, but registration is required. Go to www.ygbc.co.uk