Last Friday I attended the Insider Yorkshire breakfast conference which gave me a chance to network with well-respected contacts in property development through to blue chip companies giving me a great launch pad to introduce Saracen Interiors.
The very early morning conference was held in the Everyman Cinema inside Trinity Leeds - an awe inspiring piece of architecture with fantastic design creativity from its shell through to sculptures and customer seating and the cinema swiped me away with its fantastic layout and classy design.
Bacon butty in hand, I was able to chat to lots of contacts and discuss the opportunity the Enterprise Zone for the Leeds City Region will bring not only to the economy but also to Saracen Interiors. It is one of three enterprise zones in Yorkshire all working together for the 142 hectares of prime development land set up with government backing to drive investment, growth and job creation for the area.
I quickly realised that Saracen was the type of business the Enterprise Zone wanted to engage with as we are already investing in the region with our office in Wetherby and employing local people
I asked the panel "what support there is for a SME company such as Saracen particularly within the Enterprise Zone?" The panel all replied individually and explained there are many avenues we can use as support from financial grants to employment - they expressed their interest in Saracen investing in the region.
I have attended other Insider events - they always deliver, are worthwhile and include high profile client opportunities. I look forward to the next event which will give me the chance to continue developing our business in the northern region…