February 2016 | Midland Hotel

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The Yorkshire Enterprise Network (YEN) and The Telegraph & Argus have set a date for their first Bradford Means Business networking event of 2016. The Midland Hotel previously hosted two different events with YEN in March and October of 2014, but on Thursday 25th February 2016, we will once again visit the majestic Prince’s Ballroom at The Midland Hotel for an evening of networking, expert speakers, canapés and drinks reception. Registration is FREE and will begin at 6pm.

The event will also host a panel session (Similar to BBC’s ‘Question Time’) titled ‘Finance – New Options For SME’s’, the panel will advise on Yorkshire funding available for businesses and organisations of all sectors and sizes. Experts in the field have already been confirmed for the panel to discuss new and existing funding opportunities.


Sheraz Malik – Director of the Yorkshire Enterprise Network
Gary Peacock – General Manager of The Midland Hotel
Alan Tisch – Managing Director of Sync Media (YEN TV)


Andy Davidson – Head of Business & Private Banking (West Yorkshire) at Yorkshire Bank
Andy’s team covers Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford and the Craven districts. Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank are the UK’s largest ‘Challenger’ Bank delivering fast, innovative solutions to local businesses.

Wayne Spratt – Senior Regional Sales Manager at Aldermore Bank PLC
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Peter Beresford – Managing Director of RedSky Corporate Services
independent business finance specialist with access to the whole market, including grants and new alternative finance such as crowdfunding.

David Guild – Business Development Manager of the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF)
Yorkshire’s ethical lender to any small business that requires more finance than high street banks provide.

The prestigious Midland Hotel is located on Cheapside, Bradford, BD1 4HU, opposite the new Broadway Shopping Centre.

This event has now ended, we would like to thank all involved for their attendance and support.

7 Responses

  1. Stephanie Brooks
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    Really looking forward to this one!

  2. Asghar Mazar
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    Will we be able to ask our own questions to the funding panel? Or will they just be talking about the schemes available in Bradford/Yorkshire?


    • Nathan Walker
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      Hi Asghar,

      Our panellists will take turns introducing their business and expertise, then we’ll be opening the floor to any funding relating questions people have.

  3. Scott Rhodes
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    I’ve just registered for the event, will I be getting a confirmation email soon?


    • Nathan Walker
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      Hi Scott,

      We’ll be sending out an RSVP via email on the morning of the event. Thank you for registering your attendance, we hope to see you there tomorrow!

  4. Richard Coldham
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    Hi, I have also registered. It says registration starts at 6pm, but what time does it kick off please?

    • Nathan Walker
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      Hi Richard,

      Registration lasts from 6pm until 7pm, this will be a chance to network and enjoy the free drinks reception before the speakers and panellists come on. After the panel, a light buffet will be provided during further networking.


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