Brightest and best Yorkshire firms prepare for major exhibition

SOME of the fastest growing companies in Yorkshire are due to take part in a major exhibition in London.

This year’s Innovate UK event is set to attract delegates from the University of Huddersfield, Doncaster-based Transpix, Omnicom Engineering, from York, and Sheffield University.

They are amnong a select group of Yorkshire companies and innovators who will be joining more than 120 other high-growth exhibitors on November 5 and 6 at Old Billingsgate in London.

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The exhibitors will be demonstrating and sharing their products and expertise with more than 3,000 attendees, including investors from 30 markets such as Brazil, China, Japan and the US.

Innovate UK takes place annually and is jointly hosted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Innovate UK, which is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board.

It is the UK’s largest multi-sector conference and exhibition for entrepreneurs, innovators, exporters and investors.

Iain Gray, the chief executive of Innovate UK, said: “The UK is brilliant at innovation and the calibre of exhibitors at this year’s event is testament not only to the UK’s position as a world class centre of excellence, but also the extent to which we are supporting, encouraging and facilitating business growth and technological advancement.

“Having access to the right funding, connections and support is essential for businesses to succeed in today’s global economy, and Innovate UK is playing an integral role in driving and accelerating growth for companies such as these.”

Dominic Jermey, the chief executive of UKTI, added: “Innovation is recognised as a leading driver for economic growth. It fosters new industry developments and creates the right environment to stimulate exports and inward investment.

“The exhibitors at this year’s event have a huge amount of knowledge and expertise to share across multiple sectors; they really do represent the ‘best of the best’.”

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