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November 6

Yorkshire businessman Carl Hopkins will be discussing ‘The Seven Deadly Sins of Selling’ at the Connect Gazelles’ event. Featured in the Secret Millionaire TV programme, Carl brings 25 years of experience in the business world. It is free and will take place at 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm at The Quadrant, 99 Parkway Avenue in Sheffield and is for Connect Gazelle members; non-member SMEs turning over in excess of £250,000 are welcome to attend as guests. For more details call 0113 384 5638 or visit

York’s 4Networking business group is holding its next meeting at Fulford Golf Club from 8am-10am. The business networking group has moved to Fulford Golf Club in Heslington Lane, where members meet fortnightly on Tuesday mornings over breakfast. 4Networking is open to members and non-members and costs £12 per session, which includes the choice of a continental or full English breakfast. For further information or to book a place, visit

November 12

Harrogate Chamber of Trade & Commerce’s next members’ meeting will be on ‘How to Increase Sales of your Products and Services – low cost business promotion techniques for both B2B and B2C sales and marketing’. Harrogate businesses are welcome to attend and non-members are welcome as a guest, but attendance is strictly by pre-booking via e-mail to Further information at

November 15

IoD guest lecture – ‘The Olympic Legacy: How Business Leaders Can Still Go For Gold’. At Lecture Theatre A, The Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University, from 6pm until 8pm. Guest speakers: Nick Ramshaw, managing director at Thompson Brand Partners; Malcolm Brown, high performance consultant in sport; and Gary Hetherington, of Leeds Rhinos. Places are free. Contact Bea

In the wake of this summer’s London Olympics, Leeds law firm Clarion is hosting a breakfast seminar that will provide an insight into the procurement processes that went into making this year’s games a global success. Taking place from 8.30am-10am (with registration at 8am) at Clarion’s new Elizabeth House offices in Leeds city centre, the seminar’s key speaker will be Paul Dickinson, from the Olympic Delivery Authority. To reserve a place, contact Sarah Prendergast on 0113 222 3247 or email

November 16

Visit York’s annual tourism conference 2012: ‘Sharpening York’s Competitive Edge’. Bringing York Business Week to a close, and held at York Racecourse, the event will see the launch of a consultation on York’s new tourism strategy. Visit or for more details call Alison Ruddick –, 01904 554458.