Let's Talk Zoom!
With Connect Yorkshire Partner Sally Roberts

In January 2020 who ever imagined that video conferencing would become a regular part of our day? Face to face meetings replaced with a Zoom call, networking in a room, now conducted over Zoom or attending a conference, now a webinar on Zoom?

Spotting a theme here?

If you’re using Zoom – how hard is it working for you?

In this hour we will look at:

Zoom - a little background
Know how to use Zoom professionally to create a superb impression
8 Zoom tips to enhance your meetings
Book today and let’s meet on Zoom!


Have the Government got it right?
With Connect Yorkshire EIR Kevin Hollinrake

Connect Yorkshire Entrepreneur in residence Kevin Hollinrake is a British Conservative politician and businessman. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thirsk and Malton since May 2015. Kevin has lived and worked in the North of England for most of his life. He started Hunters in 1992, co-founding the business with John Waterhouse, which is now the largest franchised independent estate agency brand in the UK and the 6th largest national estate agency business. Hunters have 200 branches nationwide, 10 owned and 190 franchised, with gross turnover in excess of £13m.

Kevin will discuss the government approach to the Covid:19 pandemic and give an update on Hunters and the harm COVID:19 has caused to The Yorkshire Economy.


The Ten Commandments of Entrepreneurship
With Connect Yorkshire EIR Jonathan Straight.

Yorkshire-based entrepreneur Jonathan Straight is best known as the founder of Straight plc, the UK’s leading supplier of waste and recycling containers and a pioneering purpose-driven business. Jonathan grew the business from a one-man-band to a stock market listing in just ten years, He also transformed the model from selling third part products as a distributor, into an environmentally-conscious manufacturing concern with its own factory. In the almost six years since exiting, he has been involved in several start-ups, including one of his own - The Lupin Company – as well as being Brand Ambassador for on-line food redistribution business, Approved Food. He also holds a portfolio of positions with charities and NGOs and is an enterprise ambassador at the University of Leeds Business School.

His Ten Commandments are universal themes for entrepreneurs, or anyone else wanting to be successful. Jonathan is a frequent speaker about entrepreneurship. A book of his memoirs and thoughts is due later in 2020.


For more information or to book any event contact: louise.dodsworth@connectyorkshire.org