"Huddersfield has many thriving businesses but we often overlook what is on our doorstep."
Katrina Cliffe of KC Communications
Huddersfield’s first business week has been hailed a success as hundreds of delegates across the Yorkshire region attended to take part in the 40 events hosted throughout the week.
Organised by Lindley-based PR and Marketing agency, KC Communications, the aim of the week was to bring together the Huddersfield business community to showcase the diverse range of businesses and expertise in the town.
The week launched with a panel session at Magic Rock Brewery, which consisted of leading members of the business community including Claire Paxman of Paxman Scalp Cooling, Simon Bodsworth of Daval Furniture, Ray Woolhead of Divine Gin and Katrina Cliffe of KC Communications and founder of Huddersfield Business Week.
The panel shared stories of their business journeys, challenges faced and their ambitions for Huddersfield during the event which attracted over 100 attendees.
Other events taking place during the week covered a variety of business topics including; culture, HR, student and graduate recruitment, marketing, legal advice, finance, factory tours, workplace wellbeing and many more.
A fundraising quiz night was also held at Revolution in the town centre with the aim of raising money to put four young people through a video game development academy. The workshops are provided by Ocean Spark Studios who are based in The Media Centre. The four-day programme will see young people learn new skills and the opportunities available to them in the town.
Katrina Cliffe commented: “Huddersfield has many thriving businesses but we often overlook what is on our doorstep. Huddersfield Business Week was an opportunity to showcase the great organisations and expertise we have and encourage more local trade. Along with the Huddersfield business community actively engaged, the week attracted delegates from Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield with event hosts sharing feedback that they have already received leads and new clients off the back of the week.”
Huddersfield Business Week returns 5th – 9th October 2020. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.