A dream has come true for two Yorkshire women who have launched their own events company to fill what they see as a gap in the market.

Angela Gault, left, and Sue Johansson serve up a new event company for the Yorkshire and Humber region outside Harrogate's Majestic Hotel which will host the new firm's first major event, the regional CBI annual dinner

The Yorkshire Event Company, owned by Angela Gault and Sue Johansson, who both worked at Yorkshire Electricity, has secured the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as its first client.

The company has signed a two-year deal to manage the CBI's Yorkshire and Humber regional event programme, kicking off with the annual dinner in Harrogate in April.

Penny Hemming, Yorkshire and Humber regional CBI director, said: "When we decided to out-source our events programme we were obviously keen to use a regional company. I was very impressed by the professionalism and commitment shown by Sue and Angela.

"They came up with some excellent ideas for our events programme and I'm sure their business will go from strength to strength."

The Yorkshire and Humber CBI annual dinner will take place at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, on April 15.

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