Steven Spencer, Content Supervisor at the Yorkshire Enterprise Network

Artwork, both traditional and graphic has taken me on some interesting and creative ventures through the years. I began, as most of my generation did, producing artwork in the time-tested traditions of drawing and painting which led me to complete an Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. Since then I have worked in the mail order and News Media businesses, Designing and art working pages for Empire Stores and La Redoute’s Verbadet catalogues. Changing the way the catalogue industry both perceived and presented bicycles along the way. Then progressing to the Telegraph & Argus, Bradford’s daily newspaper, in 1999 where I was Editorial Artist for 16 years.

2016 heralded a new chapter when I was introduced to the inspirational father and son team at Malik House. Nasser and Sheraz Malik are constantly coming up with new ideas and it’s been an amazing eight weeks so far! The possibilities at Yorkshire Enterprise Network are limitless and I’m thrilled to be able to put my knowledge and experience to good use in furthering the aspirations of Malik House.

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Ladies 4 Networking Ltd - L4N UK

Ladies 4 Networking Ltd was established and has been running as an informal women’s network since 2009. It was set up by Marina Simioli, a business owner and consummate networker. From an initial base in Huddersfield, there has been increasing demand to establish the network in other locations outside of Huddersfield. For this reason, Marina has now teamed up with Judith Wright, who runs a successful marketing agency and together they have set up L4N UK Ltd with the intention of establishing groups across the country.

Since L4N was established, it has developed into a vibrant organisation, with all the monthly meetings being regularly attended by up to 40 female business owners and professionals. The meetings take place at the same venue each month, where a one-course lunch and drinks are provided for a nominal charge

L4N UK are dedicated to providing opportunities for women in business to network, gain confidence, new skills, support and collaborations with other businesswomen.

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UKTi - UK Trade and Investment

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Yorkshire and the Humber International Trade Team supports businesse to encourage and support international trade. We help first time and experienced exporters enter new markets.

Our International Trade Advisers (ITAs) provide support to businesses through services tailored to their needs. We have a professional network of staff based in our Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

Telephone: 0300 365 1000

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Robert Lattibeaudiere, Business Strategist and High Performance Consultant at i2i

Described as an inspirational leader with an unrelenting passion to succeed and help others. Robert is a true visionary who has spent over 25 years in business learning and applying the lessons and observations attained from many great, inspirational leaders and speakers.

To this I have added my own unique approach for creating business cultures that have brought me success in sectors such as Telecommunications, the Travel Industry (Co-op Group), large contact centres, direct sales and Retail.

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Bernard Page, Strategic Marketing Practitioner

Bernard Page has over 25 years experience in multi-channel retail marketing and management. His company, Lead Idea, helps organisations generate sustainable growth by providing insightful and impactful marketing consulting services.

25 years experience in marketing will help me quickly get under the skin of your marketing challenge and provide workable, commercial solutions for your organisation. I listen carefully and take the time to understand the critical issues and develop a personalised, honest response designed to drive enduring value at speed.

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Julian Rawel, Chief Executive of Market Echoes

Every Market Echoes consultancy assignment starts with a conversation. We speak with stakeholders to gain a unique insight into the way you operate and your actual focus on the customer and then provide the solutions you need to rethink your strategy to grow and develop your business.

Market Echoes was set up by Julian Rawel, a marketing professional with a track record of customer focused entrepreneurship, management, marketing and education. Julian continues as an in demand international lecturer and mentor and, of course, as Chief Executive of Market Echoes where his specialty service is Strategic Marketing and his passion is to help organisations profit from a genuine focus on the customer.

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