Kelleythorpe business event

As part of its commitment to supporting East Riding businesses and boosting the local economy, the East Ridingt of Yorkshire Council will be hosting an event at the Driffield Showground on Tuesday, October 23 with business entrepreneur mentor Mike Southon as a guest speaker.

The event is a collaborative effort between the council’s business services team and the Federation of Small Businesses, in association with Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) and the Yorkshire Enterprise Club. The free event will get underway from 5.30pm and is aimed at inspiring business growth and development.

The event, which includes refreshments and a local food buffet, is suitable for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding their existing business and will be attended by Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development, tourism and rural issues.

Councillor Parnaby said: “The uncertain financial climate is proving to be a challenge for both the public and private sector but can also provide great opportunity.

“This council is making every effort to support and assist our local business community and is delighted to have an entrepreneur of Mike’s calibre attending an event to share his insight and experience.

“His presentation will show how, without spending money on expensive marketing campaigns, businesses can generate more profitable sales and increase revenue, helping the East Riding to develop a more vibrant business economy.”

Places are free, but limited. To register your place, visit

For further information about the council’s business services team, visit or contact your local business centre.