‘Resilient Yorkshire firms can shine in post-Brexit world’

Business leaders gathered to hear analysis of the Budget, with a keynote speech  from Chris Cahill . 20 March 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Business leaders gathered to hear analysis of the Budget, with a keynote speech from Chris Cahill . 20 March 2017. Picture Bruce Rollinson
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YORKSHIRE has a large number of innovative entrepreneurs who are well-placed to deal with the challenges and opportunities of the post-Brexit world, a major business event was told.

Huddersfield Town Football Club joined forces with Louise Woollard Financial to host a Post-Budget business breakfast to discuss the prospects for Yorkshire’s economy.

Business leaders gather to hear analysis of the Budget  20 March 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Business leaders gather to hear analysis of the Budget 20 March 2017. Picture Bruce Rollinson

The event, which was held at the club’s training venue, PPG Canalside, in Huddersfield, heard that Yorkshire needed to see significant investment in transport and skills to help the region achieve its potential.

One of the keynote speakers. Greg Wright, the deputy business editor of The Yorkshire Post, stressed the importance of investing in modern apprenticeships. He also highlighted Huddersfield’s great potential as a commercial centre. The event also heard a detailed analysis of the recent Budget from Chris Cahill of Louise Woollard Financial.

Louise Woollard, of Louise Woollard Financial, said: “It was rewarding to see many commercial partners alongside other businesses and individuals, all of whom had a very keen interest in the outcome of the recent announcements made in the Budget.

“It was interesting to hear Greg’s views on the strength of the regional economy, its resilience and its ability to innovate and inspire. My experience is that local businesses are quick to adapt and spot opportunities in ever changing markets, and my responsibility is to develop a financial plan that can meet these changing needs.”

Yorkshire business leaders gathered to hear analysis of the Budget. The speakers included Chris Cahill 20 March 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire business leaders gathered to hear analysis of the Budget. The speakers included Chris Cahill 20 March 2017. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Sean Jarvis, the commercial director of Huddersfield Town said: “Forging ties with the business community through vehicles like this are very important to us. It allows them to meet and share best practice with each other and gives them new ideas to move their own businesses forward.”

Huddersfield Town recently signed its 100th commercial business partner. The club has formed strategic alliances with a wide range of leading local firms in recent years.

Ronan Developments became the final business to sign a partnership with the club, completing the “Huddersfield hundred”.