In addition to other activities and events, the Quarterly Forums are the main public events of the ONE HULL Business Forum.
These are meetings are open to all members and include a mixture of informative presentations, discussions and debates that regularly attract around 100 business people. Each meeting focuses on the major issues facing the city and are opportunities for local business people to find out what is happening and to make their views known. They are a good way to find out about new developments in the city as well as a great place to network with other local businesses.
Full details of our Quarterly Forums can be found on our Events pages.
So far in 2012 we have been joined by:
- Cllr Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration & Employment at Hull City Council discussing issues facing the economy such as the Humber LEP, Siemens Development and Regional Growth Fund;
- Hull College discussing their plans for a Studio School, set to open in September 2012;
- Bill Walker, Director of the Knowledge Exchange at the University of Hull, discussing the economic impact of the University, opportunities and challenges ahead, future priorities and the University’s interaction with the business community.
Previous speakers include:
ECONOMY & REGENERATION:
Cllr Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council addressing Forum members for the first time in July 2011 by sharing his thoughts about the changes that have taken place so far at Hull City Council, what is in store for the future, and working with the business community.
Andrew Carter, Director of Policy & Research at Centre for Cities discussing incentives for growth and organising for economic development.
Richard Kendall, manager of the Humber LEP providing up-to-date information from the Partnership, including updates on the selection process for private sector Board members, future focus and on the Humber Enterprise Zone.
Carl Minns, former Leader of Hull City Council, has given his annual 'State of the City' address in January 2011.
Alistair Doxat-Purser, Head of Partnership Working at Hull City Council gave an update on the changes that have taken place within the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) ONE HULLsince the change in leadership of Hull City Council, as well as the future direction of Partnership working will also be discussed
Charles Cracknell, Employment and Youth Enterprise Manager, Hull City Council discussing Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Jim Dick, Chair of CAT.ZERO, on how an inspirational concept has delivered life changing experiences for Hull’s young people.
Young Enterprise teams from schools and colleges from around the region have exhibited and presented on their experiences of setting up a business.
Nigel Richardson, Hull City Council, on the Diploma and the work being done to drive forward improvements in Hull's schools.
Healthy Lifestyles & Healthy Profits - a joint presentation by Alex Norman, Public Health Manager for NHS Hull, Julia Potts, Programme Manager for BHF Hearty Lives Hull, Sarah Tague, Sports Development Officer at Humber Sports Partnership and Evelyn Krasner, Public Health Lead for improving mental health in Hull.
Mitch Upfold, Hull City Council, on the CompeteFor Olympic procurement portal.
Lauren Pigg, Yorkshire Gold Business Club, on how Hull's businesses can benefit from the Olympics.
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES:
Bob Ferraby, Hull City Council, on the Grow – Local Work Guarantee project.
David Street of Construction Works on the Local Employment Charter.
Paula Gouldthorpe, Business Link Yorkshire, updated the Forum on the changes in Business Link.
Colin Brown, Chief Executive of The Deep on 'Culture, Business & the Economy'.
John Gilbert of Eskimo Soup on the Hull Comedy Festival
Janet Reuben from VHEY on the work being done to increase tourism in Hull.
John Meehan, Editor of the Hull Daily Mail on the role of the media in the city’s regeneration.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSILITY
John Netherwood, Hull Civic Society presented on the efforts of the Society, why it matters for business and what its aims are for the future.
Neil Cavill of npower and Paul Gregory of Leonardo’s, spoke about the plans for Business Week 2011.
Liz Barran, NSPCC Corporate Manager Yorkshire, on the new business led campaign group being set up in Hull.
Carolyn Burgess, Chief Executive of Language is Everything and former President of Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, updated on the Business Week Victoria Climbié fundraising project.
Peter Shipp, Chairman of EYMS, on the issue of public transport in Hull.
Paul Litten from InterBulk, on the importance of transport to Hull's economy.
If you have an idea of who you would like to see, let us know via the form below.