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December 13

SME businesses in the Barnsley area are invited to attend InnovateBetter, a European Regional Development Funded project which is supporting food and drink businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region to invest in automation and robotics. To be held at the Barnsley Business Innovation Centre at 9.30am. Anyone interested in attending the event, should register by visiting the website or calling 0800 1981166.

December 19

Chartered financial planners, Gecko Wealth, will welcome Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management to East Yorkshire. Justin will be speaking at a free breakfast seminar at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby in East Yorkshire.To register for this event, please email or call us on 01482 678519.

January 8

Social enterprise Global Promise is to host its 7th anniversary and fund-raiser event at Deeva Restaurant in Farsley, Leeds, at 7pm. Tickets cost £25 each, include all food and entertainment and £5 per ticket will go to charity.

To buy tickets, contact Global Promise founder Zulfi Hussain on 07802920642. Global Promise is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together local businesses to make a positive contribution within communities they serve. It has raised more than £6m for charity, visit to find out more.

January 10 (for GP practices) or January 18 (for small businesses)

Real-Time Information changes – payroll training for small and medium-sized businesses from IRIS Software. Both sessions run from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Location: Hull – the address will be made available after booking. Go to or call IRIS on 0844 815 5656.

January 29

Yorkshire Talking Heads – The Leeds Club. from 6.30pm. Tom Riordan, former CEO of Yorkshire Forward, will be talking about his career, his views on the challenges faced by Leeds and the business community. Tickets £25 including a two-course dinner. Reduced price options available. See