Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire who had the vision to bring the world’s greatest road race, Le Tour de France, to Yorkshire in 2014 was the keynote speaker at Raworths Solicitors’ Breakfast Club event on Wednesday at Bettys Imperial Rooms.
The bi-annual Breakfast Club was attended by over 70 guests keen to hear how Le Grand Depart 2014 would bring opportunities for local businesses of all sizes to join in one of the biggest events ever staged in Yorkshire. With television audiences of 3.5 billion in over 188 countries, the start of Le Tour in 2014 will be a unique opportunity to put Yorkshire on the map all over the world and, for two days, Harrogate will play a starring role.
The invited audience also heard from Bob Philpin of PI Europe on how to recruit and retain staff performing to their highest level. Bob is a leadership coach and business adviser working across Europe with small to medium sized companies.
Zoe Robinson, managing partner at Raworths said:
We were delighted to have two such inspirational speakers at our event and it demonstrates very clearly how much local businesses are keen to make the most of opportunities coming to our area.