Earlier this week we unveiled the next Bradford Means Business networking event at The Provident Stadium this May. After almost a full year since our last visit, we are ready to return to one of our most popular venues with a new cast of speakers. The humorous presentation from Robbie Paul-Hunter last May is one of YEN's most memorable highlight of 2014; this time around though, he has been substituted for Marc Green, who completed his takeover of the Bradford Bulls in March 2014.
We also have Neil Wilson and Asma Iqbal representing Chadwick Lawrence, a Yorkshire solicitor firm that specialises in management of business, personal finance and family affairs. Chadwick Lawrence's tagline proudly boasts that they are "Yorkshire's Legal People", a claim strengthened by the fact that nine of their thirteen offices are located in Yorkshire.
Finally, we have the Director of the Yorkshire Enterprise Network, Sheraz Malik, who will be hosting the event and providing the evening's introduction. We have complied more in-depth profiles for each speaker below:
An introduction to the evening
The aim is to create a Network of businesses throughout the whole of Yorkshire with a view to creating and maintaining reciprocal working relationships with all associated business groups. The Yorkshire Enterprise Network aims to keep true to its values of conducting business with professionalism and honesty to support businesses within the local community and Yorkshire.
Our networking meetings will aim to provide not only the opportunity for members to meet each other, but also to build business relationships and exchange business ideas in a friendly environment.
• Extensive experience in creating strategic and commercial relationships
• Experienced in the set-up and delivery of outsourcing, recruitment and serviced sector businesses
• Management of commercial contracts within telecoms, construction and B2B services
• Project managed multi-million pound sites from initial planning stages to completion and managing of services
Speaking About: The Bradford Bulls and business
As Chairman of the club, I am responsible for developing a strategy to focus the club on achieving the goals set and for ensuring the right people are positioned within the club to achieve these results. World club champions only 8 years ago, I see it as my obligation to turn the club round and to not only return it to, but to surpass these former glories. I am also responsible for ensuring a business model is developed and delivered to ensure not only short-term stability is achieved but longevity is maintained.
Also: Managing Director of Smarta Renewables Ltd,
Managing Director of Smarta Environment Ltd,
Group Managing Director of Safeguard Security Group,
Managing Director of Leasing UK Ltd
Speaking About: Performance management
Neil Wilson is Managing Partner at Chadwick Lawrence and is in his second career as a solicitor having previously been a manager in a large organisation. Neil has developed most of the employment law training material and his management experience has influenced this, providing a very practical edge.
Neil takes the lead in delivering training material on behalf of the team and also has responsibility for the business development of the team. Neil also specialises in sports law, acting for a number of high profile professional sports clubs and sports persons.
Speaking About: Business health warning signs
Asma is a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence LLP and heads the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Department. Asma qualified in 1999 and has extensive experience in Insolvency having spent 7 years at a Commercial Law firm in Leeds before joining Chadwick Lawrence LLP as a Partner in 2008.
Asma’s main areas of practice include advising business, Directors and Insolvency Practitioners in Corporate pre-insolvency and insolvency situations. Areas of expertise include the corporate restructuring of companies with a view to rescuing the business where commercially viable. Asma advises individuals and insolvency practitioners in personal insolvency matters and acts for foreign creditors in recovering substantial sums due from debtors based in the United Kingdom.
Asma is also chair of the R3 Yorkshire Women in Business Recovery Group and a member of the R3 Regional Committee.
The event will be held on Thursday 14th May 2015 at Bradford Bulls, Provident Stadium, Bradford, BD6 1BS.
Drinks reception and registration begins at 6:00pm.
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