Growth, creativity and innovation – 6 key events for York Business Week 2020

York Business Week returns virtually. Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash
9 Nov 2020 @ 9.24 am
| Business

York Business Week is back for its tenth year with a week-long programme of free virtual events.

For 2020, the week has an overarching theme of ‘Build Back Better’ with events that bring together business and industry leaders to look at economic recovery across York’s key sector.

The focus will be to meet current challenges with growth, creativity and innovation. York Business Week will take place from Monday, 9 November to Friday, 13 November. The week will take place entirely virtually.

York Business Week

York Business Week
Mon Nov 9 - Fri Nov 13
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

York Business Week is organised by Make It York and hosted in conjunction with City of York Council, the University of York, the York BID, York St John University, and many more. A full list of hosts and principal partners can be found on the York Business Week website.

This year, all events during York Business Week are completely free to make the week as accessible as possible to all businesses.

Events will include online seminars, workshops, networking opportunities and the city’s first virtual York Business Conference – all from the comfort of your own home, office or working space.

Greg Dyke, chair of Make It York, said: “Many businesses have faced overwhelming challenges in recent months, across all aspects of their operations.

“It is important now, in this time of economic recovery, that we look forward as a city, showcase our collective strengths and be ambitious about how we drive growth for the future.

“York Business Week is an important annual event in the city’s business calendar which reminds us of our city’s strengths and supports our businesses to build back better.’

With over 20 events in the programme, we’ve put together a Mix Six highlights of events you won’t want to miss: from information about funding, how to look after your wellbeing during Covid times, how to create good working habits while working remotely and more.

Take a look below…

For more information and to book your free tickets please visit the York Business Week website. Check out our full event listings for York Business Week 2020 here.

Highlights

Funding Your Start Up

York Business Week Conference
Tue Nov 10 @ 10.30 am - 11.30 am
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

This session will take you through the variety of funding and finance options available to your business.

Addressing the STEM Skills Shortage – It is everybody’s business

Addressing the STEM Skills Shortage – It is everybody’s business
Tue Nov 10 @ 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Partnership working - now more than ever - can help address the STEM Skills Shortage. Join us to discuss how we can work together to help.

Working remotely: how to create good habits to help you in work and life

York Business Week Conference
Wed Nov 11 @ 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Working remotely brings many challenges, including keeping a healthy work life balance. It is important to establish structure and balance.

Looking After You: 10 keys to mental Wellbeing

York Business Week Conference
Wed Nov 11 @ 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Mark Willis from York Mind leads an interactive session to help calm your mind in this Covid storm.

Yorkshire as a national focus for innovation in food manufacturing sustainability

Yorkshire as a national focus for innovation in food manufacturing sustainability
Thu Nov 12 @ 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Exploring opportunities and challenges for the food manufacturing sector to develop higher value products from food production side streams.

Institute of Directors North Yorkshire / Launch Young Directors Forum

Institute of Directors North Yorkshire / Launch Young Directors Forum
Fri Nov 13 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Join this IoD Webinar as part of York Business Week, to hear the plans for the launch of the Young Directors' Forum in the region.