Conference Programme


KBC 2019 Exhibition.

9.00am - 2.30pm.  Exhibition Open.  Revell Ward Suite, Level 3.  Free to attend.

Come and meet our 43 exhibitors. Grab a coffee and make new contacts and catch up with your existing ones in the networking areas. Get your tweets on the social feed screens using #KirkleesConf on Instagram and Twitter. Networking Café sponsored by Kirklees College.

KBC 2019 Seminars.

The John Smith’s Suite, Level 2.  Free to attend. 

Sponsored by CityFibre

9.30-10.00am. The Psychology of Pricing – David Abbott.

Do you want to learn how to influence your customer and clients to buy or use your service? And how to get a better price than the competition? Then David can help you.

David is an international speaker and experienced marketer who has had senior positions in a wide range of industries. He applies customer psychology to marketing challenges to help you take your marketing to a completely new level. You will take away concrete and simple ideas which you can apply to your business straight away for instant results.

10.10-11.10am. Kirklees: The place to make it. 

Kirklees has a diverse and resilient business base, with enduring strengths in advanced manufacturing and engineering, and a myriad of SMEs rooted in their local place. Our panel of expert speakers and business leaders will provide exclusive insights and updates into why Kirklees is the place to make it. 

11.20-11.50am. The Power of PR - Katrina Cliffe. 

In this session Katrina Cliffe, Managing Director of KC Communications will discuss how you can utilise the power of public relations to raise the profile of you as an individual or your organisation, enabling you to win new business.

Not just limited to sending a press release, Katrina will present how an integrated PR campaign can achieve fantastic results.




KBC 2019 Business Clinics.

9.00am - 2.30pm.  Business Clinics Open.  Corporate Boxes, Level 3.  Free to attend. 

Attercopia. Box 11.


YPO. Box 12.


Huddersfield Business School. Box 13.


Attercopia Internet Business Clinic

Get your marketing strategy on track!

Speak to the experts about getting more sales, footfall, enquiries and leads online.

We’ll audit your site, compare it to a competitor and advise you on the best strategies.

You’ll walk away with a full analysis of your website and a point by point hit list to achieve your goals.

YPO:  Helping you with Public Sector procurement.

For 45 years, YPO has been supplying schools, local authorities, emergency services and the wider public sector with products and services.

We’re 100% publicly-owned governed by 13 local authority members, meaning all our profits go back to the heart of the public sector, where it’s needed most. As one of the largest public sector buying organisations in the UK, we’re a trusted procurement partner to many public sector organisations nationally providing a comprehensive range of goods through the YPO catalogue of over 34,000 product lines and through a range of compliant procurement routes to market for a wide array of services including utilities ,apprenticeships , temporary labour , insurance, facilities management and technology.

Our supply base is vital in helping us to achieve all of this, and so we are keen to develop close working relationships with suppliers of all sizes and locationwho can share and support our responsible approach.

Huddersfield Business School

Huddersfield Business School will be delivering information sessions throughout the day highlighting how they can support your business.  Sessions will include:

9.40am – 10.00am                   Executive education.

10.20am – 10.40am                Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

11.00am – 11.20am                Degree apprenticeships.

12.00pm – 12.20pm                Accessing student talent and placements.

2.00pm – 2.20pm                      How Huddersfield Business School can support your business.

KBC 2019 Networking.

8.00-9.00am. Business Breakfast. Legends Café Bar. £10

Start your day off right with an early morning networking opportunity and delicious breakfast buffet.

12.00–1.00pm. Business Lunch, Fantastic Media Suite. £15

Networking opportunity for business owners/directors/managers. There will be wonderful selection of freshly prepared food made available for you to enjoy.

Until 4.00pm. Post - Conference Drinks. Legends Café Bar. Free to attend.