Join more than 60 delegates at next week’s Yorkshire Summer Networking BBQ

Join for a relaxed summer networking afternoon next Friday, August 2; and with more than 60 delegates already booked to attend it promises to be a great opportunity to meet new and familiar contacts.

Hosted between 12noon and 3pm, guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival at The Lock, on the ground floor of the Hilton Doubletree in Leeds, where a BBQ lunch is also included.

The CEO of the Piece Hall in Halifax is confirmed as the speaker at this year’s event, which is sponsored by Cityfibre.

Nicky Chance-Thompson has led the team through the transformation of the outstanding Georgian building.  Opening on Yorkshire Day two years ago, the Piece Hall has attracted successful independent retailers and boosted footfall for the town centre.

Nicky Chance-Thompson at The Piece Hall.
Photo credit: Joan Russell Photography

Chance-Thompson will talk about why and how Yorkshire is doing so well in promoting itself to attract businesses and large events to the region. She said: “Yorkshire is a fantastic place to do business and is home to so many great cultural events that put the region on the map. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts on why and how a strong cultural offer is so important to our success.”


This year sees celebrate its 12th anniversary, with a rising number of subscribers receiving the very latest business news. The event will enable subscribers to meet team and network with leading professionals from across Yorkshire.

Kayley Worsley, Yorkshire editor at, said: “We have enjoyed hosting our summer networking events over the last few years. They provide an informal opportunity to meet other senior professionals and to catch up with team members.

“We have welcomed new members to our editorial, commercial and events team in the past 12 months and we all look forward to meeting both established and new connections at the BBQ. Hopefully the sun will shine for what has become an annual relaxed summer event for our subscribers and partners to enjoy!”

Tickets are priced at £45 plus VAT, which includes the drink on arrival and BBQ lunch.