Click here to e‘Buy Yorkshire’ is the biggest annual business show in the North of England and receives a footfall of over 4,000 people each year! The conference takes place over two days, bringing together thousands of business professionals looking to network, share experiences and build relationships.
E4 Print, our in-house print and finishing company, which provides supported employment opportunities to people we support in Bradford, secured a stand at this conference by winning the Buy Yorkshire sponsorship competition back in March this year…thank you to those who voted for them to win!
The conference took place on 16 - 17 May, where members of the E4 team enjoyed setting up shop and talking to attendees about the services they offer, while showcasing their printed materials and work samples.
Thomas Armstrong, E4’s Service Manager, was accompanied by Carol Zina, Support Worker, and Malcom Biddle, a person we support who works at E4 twice a week. Malcom took great pride in explaining his work at E4 and how it was the best service on offer. Thomas said: “It was a fantastic day where many different businesses and charities were able to come along and chat to us. We love talking about the fantastic work carried out by the amazing team at E4.”
“Everyone that came to speak to us was really impressed with our person-centred support focus and how we help grow confidence and work skills in people with learning disabilities. We look forward to working with the new companies and organisation we met over the two days.”
Jill Kirkham, our Regional Fundraising Manager for the North region was also on hand, signing up new volunteers and donors to the Hft cause.
With Jill, was Geeta, a lady we support, who did a great job in helping Jill to get people interested in the work of Hft. Jill said: “The event has been a great success for us and Geeta could be a fundraiser!”
E4 came away from the conference with lots of new contacts and raised their profile within the business community. After such a successful couple of days they hope to go back to the conference next year.dit.