Yorkshire Business Market

Where people go to start, grow, develop and find new business

Save The Date... YBM18: 10am - 4pm Monday 30th April 2018 at Pavilions of Harrogate

Federation of Small Businesses

Breakfast Meeting

from 7.30am

The Federation of Small Businesses will again be hosting a breakfast meeting to get the Yorkshire Business Market off to a good start.

The breakfast meeting will start at 7.30am and finish by 9.30am, leaving plenty of time to get to the official opening of the YBM. 

The theme of the meeting will be “Do ex-military personnel make good employees?”  We will have a very senior officer from one of the services showing the strengths of the military gives to its service personnel and then we will have a business owner sharing with us why he employs, out of choice, ex-service personnel.  Also with us will be a representative of The Officers Association.  

If you are thinking about your next employee or you are in recruitment, you really should make every effort to attend this meeting. 

The FSB is a member led organisation and give very many benefits to its members that far outweigh the membership cost.  See fsb.org.uk

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Colonel Andy Hadfield

Colonel Andy Hadfield

Deputy Commander, Headquarters 4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East

Colonel Andy Hadfield was born, bred and educated in Staffordshire.  Joining the Army in 1986 he attended RMAS in 1988-89 and commissioned into the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s), then serving in Germany.  Col Hadfield also served in Northern Ireland, Lichfield and Kosovo before, Basra and Afghanistan.

Colonel Hadfield was Mentioned in Dispatches in 2005, was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States of America in 2008 and received a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2011.

He is married to Rachel, and they have two children (Tom and Molly).  His hobbies include sailing, military history, and DIY.

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Motivational speaker, Powerpoint surgeon, Presentation coach, Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and President of PSA Yorkshire

How to present like a pro – in 15 minutes!

In this candid, funny and down-to-earth taster session Lee Jackson will share the Presentation tips that you need to know to present and speak up front more effectively. Learn how to stand out from the ‘death-by-powerpoint’ crowd and engage your audience and customers better. Lee will share key wisdom from over 20 years of speaking up-front in some of the most challenging situations.

Lee Jackson is a Motivational Speaker, Presentation Coach, PowerPoint Surgeon, and author of 11 books. Having worked in the voluntary, public and private sectors over the years he now works in businesses and education helping people to enjoy and succeed in challenging times. He is also the President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK & Ireland. He lives with his wife and twins in West Yorkshire.

Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson

Programme Manager for Continental DataGraphics

Currently working as the Programme Manager for Continental DataGraphics (A Boeing Company), in Knaresborough.  Today CDG has a global presence and is recognised as a market leader that offers a high level of quality that reflects the Boeing pedigree. The Company employs 1,200 staff with offices in the UK, USA and India, a large number of these are ex-service personnel.

Steve joined the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers in 1977. My military service of 23 years saw me spend the majority of my time in serving with various Vehicle Workshops in various locations throughout Northern Germany.

I completed several tours in Bosnia in support of the Tank Transporting Workshops.  I also served with the Foreign Office for 6 months working with BMATT (British Military Advisory Training Team) in Zimbabwe teaching personnel from Mozambique basic mechanics.

I started work for Continental DataGraphics (CDG) in May 2002 producing technical publications.  I took on the role of Programme Manager for the Knaresborough site in July 2011.

I currently live in Bedale in North Yorkshire with my wife Deb and my 2 Labrador dogs.  I have two children Victoria and Stephen and a 2½ year old Granddaughter Francesca.

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