Yorkshire business icon David Kerfoot has been confirmed to join ex-Deputy Prime Minister Lord John Prescott as a guest speaker at the first Scarborough & Coast Business Day.
The University of Hull has created and is running the Business Day, in association with the Business Awards and the Business Ambassadors, at The Spa in Scarborough, on November 30.
It will take place during the day ahead of that evening's prestigious Scarborough Business Awards.
The Scarborough & Coast Business Day aims to bring the small, medium and larger business community together to tackle business challenges, as well as providing inspiration for innovation.
Mr Kerfoot is Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.
He founded The Kerfoot Group, which produces and supplies natural oils for food, personal care and technical industries, has a passion for social entrepreneurship and was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to business and the community
Lord Prescott, an alumnus of the University of Hull, well- known for his engaging accounts of life in Parliament and sharing his sometimes controversial opinions, will also address guests.
Professor Susan Lea, Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull said: “The University of Hull is delighted to be working with Scarborough Business Awards and Scarborough Business Ambassadors to create the first Scarborough & Coast Business Day 2018.
"We have been proud to be part of the prestigious awards event for several years. They have proven to be a great opportunity to celebrate the success of local businesses.
"We hope that this year’s addition of the Scarborough & Coast Business Day will give organisations even greater opportunity to come together to explore new ways to innovate and accelerate business growth along the Yorkshire Coast.
"it promises to be an informative and insightful event. I hope you will be able to join us and look forward to meeting you on the day.”
For more information email Tracy Blundell, Strategic Relationships at the University of Hull, North Yorkshire Partnership Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
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