Bingley Business Expo 2019 will feature four seminars from four expert speakers.  Kindly sponsored by Ad:Venture, we’re delighted to be able to expand BBE still further and bring more value to business-owners and decision-makers in Bingley and the Aire Valley.

Our 2019 line up of speakers is: –

10.00 – 10.30am Running a Business – 10 Tips from the Top
Delivered by: Chris Allen, Managing Partner, Blacks Solicitors

Chris Allen qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and joined Blacks Solicitors in 1994, where he has held the position of Managing Partner since 2008.

He specialises in advising on the drafting and negotiation of Settlement Agreements, drafting contracts of employment, and conducting Employment Tribunal proceedings.

Chris is recognised by The Legal 500 for “leading by example” and for being “friendly and reasonable”. He has also been flagged by Chambers & Partners as “an absolutely first‑class communicator, whether that is with his clients or with the community more widely.”

He is a member of the firm’s Sports Law team which acts on behalf of a number of sports clubs, associations, manufacturers and retailers. The Team is recommended by The Legal 500 for providing “a very high level of service.”

Chris is noted as a Leading Individual in this area of law and is described as a “consummate professional and a concise lawyer with a fine eye for detail.”

In addition, Chris received the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the 2018 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

11.00 – 11.30am Social and Environmental Responsibility For Smaller Businesses
Delivered by: Rich Sutcliffe, Founder, Agency For Good


Whilst there is a view that social responsibility is just for large companies (corporate social responsibility), we want to show you how smaller businesses can adopt their own social and environmental programmes.

Not only will this be of huge benefit to your team and your communities, but also to your business in the short and long-term.

This seminar will give you practical and realistic tips so you can bring more purpose into your business.



1.45 – 2.15pm Promoting Your Business for Free

Delivered by: Kate Betts, Director, Capital B Media


Kate Betts is a former journalist who now helps people with the media.

She is the director of award-winning PR and communications agency Capital B Media and a media trainer for various national organisations.

In her talk, Kate will provide valuable insights into promoting your business – all without spending a penny!


2.45 – 3.15pm What Makes a Strong Business
Delivered by: Lisa Whalley, Lead Business Adviser for the Leeds City Region, AD:VENTURE


Lisa specialises in supporting businesses to explore growth opportunities and develop their strategies.

In her talk, she will explore five key strategies for professionals who want to create and maintain a robust business.

Areas of consideration will include market research, your unique proposition, a focused marketing strategy, product service/knowledge and pricing.





Book your free place on any of the seminars by registering to attend BBE HERE