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Design focus of Venturefest event
BUSINESSES in York are gearing up for the tenth year of science and technology exhibition Venturefest.
The event, which has been “presented” with a birthday cake by accountants Garbutt & Elliott, is expected to attract about 1,500 people to York Racecourse on Thursday.
This year businesses with designs on success will find out just what impact design can have on their business at Venturefest.
Design Differentiates, part of a York Professionals focus on supporting enterprise through the stories of business owners, will be a question-and-answer session featuring York enterrprises which have excelled through design.
LuLin Teas, accompanied by agency United By Design; Rudgate Brewery, accompanied by Lazenby Brown; Physio-Control, accompanied by The Ideas Group; and NiteSite Ltd, accompanied by LTD Design, will all tell their design stories at the event.
Ed Reid, owner of peer-to-peer business support group The Alternative Board (York), will host a second question-and-answer event on exit strategies, with case studies including Seggy Segaran, owner of Tele-Products Ltd, Andy Gambles, owner of ServerTastic and Jane Harrison from YorLab.
The Press will also be distributing the York Report, the comprehensive annual guide to the city’s economy at the event.
Kevin McDougall, group communications manager for Hiscox, said: “Hiscox is delighted to be opening a new multi-function office in York and I felt it was very important for Hiscox to be featured in The York Report.
“It’s packed with useful information on the city’s economy and leaves no one in any doubt about the city’s business ambition.”
Rachel Goddard, chair of York Professionals and managing director of Intandem Communications, said: “The York Report brings together in one place the wealth of activity and ambition of the York business community, encapsulating the city’s aims for the future.
“By having access to such a comprehensive report, all businesses and residents can be ambassadors for their city and its values. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic and forward-looking city.”
If you missed your copy of The York Report, copies are still available from our offices free with a copy of The Press for a limited period.
Bundles are also available for business networks wanting to promote the city, email email@example.com