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June 20

Alison Clarke, CEO of PR agency Grayling UK & Ireland, will be speaking about the new communications landscape at the DARE Awards, a day-long awards and conference event organised by the Public Relations Consultants’ Association (PRCA). It will take place at The Queens Hotel in Leeds. Ms Clarke will speak at DARE alongside Ian Ratcliffe, Stockport Council head of communications, and PRCA communications director Matt Cartmell. Visit

June 21

Shulmans’ employment team has teamed up with its specialist occupational health partner Clarity Healthcare,to deliver a morning workshop covering the legal and procedural aspects of attendance management. It will take place between 9am and 12pm at Crowne Plaza, Wellington Street, Leeds. To reserve a place, contact Jackie Dawson either on 0113 297 8073 or

June 26

David Scott, a senior stockbroker at Redmayne Bentley, will give a talk entitled ‘Where has all the money gone?’ at Fulneck School in Pudsey. The evening will begin at 6.30pm, followed by tea and coffee in the East Hall. Book by calling 0113 200 6470 or emailing

June 27

Leeds-born Bev Wills, international businessman and lead singer in a rock band Core Critical, is the June speaker at the Yorkshire Talking Heads dinner in Leeds. The two-course dinner will be held at The Leeds Club between 6.30pm and 9pm. Tickets are £25 each or £17 for those in full-time education. Book at

July 11

Clarion will be holding its annual employment law update seminar at Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, from 8.30am until 11am. To reserve a place, contact Jenny Rennocks on 0113 336 3310 or email

July 12

Yorkshire-born RBS chief, Stephen Hester, who has recently announced he is to step down, will speak to members of West Yorkshire IoD next month. Talking at a lunchtime grilling, from 11.30am at Wakefield Town Hall, the banker will be joined by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, MP for Outwood and Morley. The event is open to anyone and tickets can be booked by visiting or by calling 0113 243 0152.

July 17

Dealing with disputes and resolving conflict in the workplace will be the subject of a ‘Mediation Works’ seminar to be held in Barnsley from 12pm to 2pm. This free event is funded and organised by Enterprising Barnsley. It will be held at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre and followed by refreshments and networking opportunities. Visit