Lord Alan Sugar, founder of the hugely successful electronics company Amstrad and famous for his role on BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, is heading to Humber Business Week 2019 as headline speaker at The Business Day.
He will also host a question and answer session with the audience at Bridlington Spa on Friday, 7th June, rounding off this year’s programme of events across the region.
Andrew Aldis, general manager of Bridlington Spa, said: “I’m still pinching myself that Lord Sugar is to be the headline speaker of this year’s event. I had to check the confirmation twice to make sure I was reading it correctly.
“Since 2017, in producing and delivering The Business Day, we have strived for quality in our speaker line-up and the delivery of the event. This announcement serves to only reinforce the great reputation we continue to earn and demonstrates to the business community that Bridlington Spa is a force to be reckoned with in the business event arena.”
Stephen Parnaby, deputy chairman of Humber LEP, added: “It’s hard to imagine finding a more prestigious and appropriate speaker to headline this high quality event.
“The name Lord Sugar is synonymous with business and The Business Day is the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull celebrating business at its best.”
The Business Day is a networking event billed as a tailored day of discovery and insight and is aimed at a business audience.
It has established itself as the traditional end to the Humber Business Week. It is produced by Bridlington Spa on behalf of Humber LEP.
Previous speakers have been Karren Brady (Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge), John Simpson, Alexander Armstrong, Naga Munchetty, Josh Littlejohn and Sir Bob Geldof.
Humber Business Week takes place between Monday, 3rd June and Friday, 7th June, and includes high-profile keynote speakers, expos, conferences, workshops, tours, celebration receptions – and of course the odd networking breakfast and lunch – providing an opportunity for companies of all sizes to acquire new knowledge, gain a better understanding and insights into key regional business developments, and to improve their own network of contacts.