A FREE coach to York is being laid on for representatives of 50 thrusting new businesses in the Hull area.

The coach, provided by management consultancy Business Improvement Solutions, will be heading for Venturefest Yorkshire 2007 at York Racecourse on Wednesday, February 7.

The exhibition and conference aims to bring together technology-based entrepreneurs in the region with investors and professional helpers.

Debbie Simpson, general manager of Business Improvement Solutions, said: "We are laying on this coach because Venturefest provides value to all types and stages of business "Venturefest is a fantastic opportunity to invigorate business ambitions.

"It is a great opportunity to learn about every aspect of business from successful Yorkshire companies "The workshops cover subjects ranging from working with global partners and protecting intellectual property, to investment deal structures and enterprise development."