Inspirational talks as IBF networking returns to award-winning West End venues.
IBF and The Telegraph & Argus return to Bradford’s Brew Haus and Stein Bierkeller for the next Bradford Means Business event on Thursday 5th May. Registration is entirely free and our hosts will provide canapés after the speaker’s keynotes.

The event will take place at The Brew Haus, located at Randall Well Street, Bradford, BD7 1AQ.

Registration will begin at 6pm.

Parking is available nearby at: The National Media Museum, Bradford Hall Ings NCP, Bradford Southgate NCP

The theme of the May event is inspirational leadership and a key speaker will be Bradford City legend Wayne Jacobs. Wayne is Co-founder of One In A Million, a charity which creates pathways in life for youngsters who have faced difficulties, motivating them to take control, be more confident and achieve their full potential.

Wayne enjoyed 26 memorable years in professional football, both as a player and manager spanning all tiers of English football including Premier League, Championship, League 1 & 2 and the National League. He is now Chair of Active Bradford, a partnership of organisations that helps formulate the strategy for Sport and Physical Activity in the Bradford District. His connection with Bradford City is still as strong today, as the club is a community partner of One In A Million, alongside Bradford Bulls and Yorkshire Cricket Community Foundation.

In a Q&A-style session, Wayne will speak about his life and career, showing slides and footage from his footballing days and will tell the story of how One In A Million was born.

He will be followed by Craig McHugh, Executive Director and Trustee of One In A Million. Craig leads the Corporate Events & Sponsorship team, following a successful 22-year career in sales and sales management which involved extensive international travel. He is passionate about making a difference to Bradford’s children and young people and will explain how he achieves this by forging strong relationships with the local business community.

Aaron Mellor is Managing Director of Tokyo Industries which owns and runs 32 of the UK’s ‘coolest’ bars, clubs and festivals – including Bradford’s BrewHaus, Stein Bierkeller, Tiki-O and Circle Nightclub. Aaron will give an insight into the intriguing world of the vibrant and fast-moving nightlife sector and share with delegates some secrets of what it takes to succeed in one of the world’s toughest and ever-changing industries

Director Nigel Holliday will give delegates some history about Stein Bierkeller and BrewHaus, off Great Horton Road, which has recently been named as Best Pub in West Yorkshire in the National Pub & Bar awards. Delegates will get chance to view the recently- refurbished private dining area and presentation facilities, now available for meetings and events.

Director of Yorkshire Enterprise Network Sheraz Malik will make some exciting announcements about this year’s Bradford Business Conference. Sheraz was recently named as one of Business Insider magazine’s “42 under 42” top young entrepeneurs in Yorkshire and he will also be saying a few words about the experience.

Mr Malik said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Brew Haus and Stein Bierkeller, having held an extremely successful networking event there in September 2015 to launch the venues. Just a few short months later we will be celebrating them receiving a prestigious award. It’s fantastic to see the investment and confidence they’ve shown in Bradford paying off with national recognition and I hope their success will be an inspiration to others to build on this momentum and continue bringing their businesses into Bradford.

“We’re also extremely excited to welcome a great key speaker like Wayne Jacobs who was always a huge favourite among Bantams fans. He now applies his heart and endeavours to letting the children and young people of our region know they are unique and valued through his work with On in a Million’. I’m sure that delegates will find the talks to be extremely motivational and inspiring.”

Growing your business overseas can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect, but it needn’t. Business who choose to export become 34% more productive in their first year. The world is hungry for ‘Brand Britain’ so there has never been a better time to develop your global network!

The event will take place at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, LS1 1PJ, from 9am until 2pm.

Click here to register for this free event

Whether you have already begun your export journey or consider exporting for the first time, this event will give you direction on how to achieve global success and overcome any barriers to achieving this.

Speaking at the event will be two local businesses that will share their export experiences and provide examples on how they have succeeded in international markets. Throughout the day you are invited to attend interactive seminars with UKTI and our partners who will provide practical advice and support on the following areas:

What’s in it for you?
• Practical advice on how to develop your export strategy
• Valuable advice and support provided to you from a wide range of sources to help your business succeed overseas
• How to research markets and achieve global success
• Overcome barriers and learn about the support available
• Avoid making mistakes with top tips from local businesses on their lessons learnt
• Made the sale? Now let’s make sure you get paid!
• Access real business opportunities across the globe

Seminars include:
• Deciding to go for it: Business support available from the LEP
• Deciding where to go: How to research export markets
• Getting out there: The tax and legal implications of trading overseas
• Completing the deal: Making sure you get paid, documentation and litigation
• Growing your business further: How to increase your global presence

This free event during the ever growing Exporting is GREAT week has been brought to you by UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber, it is part of a joint initiative between UKTI Yorkshire, Leeds City Region LEP and Enterprise Europe Network and aims to help grow the economy by helping every business fulfil their export potential.