Business Events

January 10

Langleys Solicitors is holding a seminar giving employers a chance to brush up on their employment law knowledge. The York-based firm is holding a free seminar from 8.30am until 11am  at Langleys’ offices, Queens House, York to discuss two key areas of business – restructuring and redundancy. It is hosted by Stephen Elliott, partner in Langleys’ Employment Law unit. To book contact Ella Daniels on 01904 683123 or email [email protected]

January 11

The Batley group of national organisation 4Networking will be coming together to commemorate and celebrate its first anniversary at Hannah’s Tea Rooms, The Mill Village, from 8am to 10am. The group, which meets every fortnight, regularly welcoming small to medium-sized businesses to its business breakfast group. Visit to find out more.

January 14

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Leeds Metropolitan University is to launch a report designed to strengthen business links between Leeds and the Zheijang province of China. Speakers due to present at the launch event, held by Leeds Metropolitan University with Zhejiang University of Technology, include Dr John Law, director of the PMI2 Programme at the British Council, as well as Paul Stephens, from the UK Trade & Investment, and Barbara Colledge, Dean of Leeds Business School. The event takes place from 11.15am to 1pm in RB355, the Rose Bowl, Leeds. To book a place or for more information email [email protected]

January 16

Card Factory founder Dean Hoyle will be addressing business leaders on how he created and built the company into the largest card retailer in the UK at a Masterclass event organised by the Connect Gazelles. The event will be taking place at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham near Wetherby, just off the A1, from 5.50pm for 6pm-8pm; it is for Connect Gazelle members but non-member companies that wish to attend as guests can [email protected] for more details. 

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

January 31

The deputy agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire & the Humber, Will Holman, will be the guest speaker at the Met Club lunch at Doubletree by Hilton, in Granary Wharf, Leeds, between noon and 2.30pm. The event is also open to non-Met Club members. The lunch is £35+vat for members, and £45+vat for non-members. Further information is available from Lorraine Malatesta on 01423 525622 or email [email protected]

February 13

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Training and development organisation Dale Carnegie is joining forces with Huddersfield Town to give businesses team talks in the club’s home changing room. The ‘Team Talk’ sessions are aimed at business leaders looking to boost their leadership skills and improve their team’s success. The first session in the Terriers’ changing room at the John Smith’s Stadium takes place on February 13. The session runs from 9am to 11am. To book, contact Linda Parkes at [email protected] or on 0845 658 2288 or visit