The Programme

Event opens 11 am

Open to view exhibit stands

Exhibits include a ‘STEM zone’

Lunch 12 – 1pm

1:15 pm   Ray Henshaw – Principal Minsthorpe Academy and, member of the Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Headteacher Advisory Board.

2:00 pm   Annette Valentine – Tomorrows Engineers & Nichola Wallworth – Director of the STEM Ambassador Hub (Region)

  • Inspiring the next Generation of Engineers - Research which backs up the rationale as to why we need to do this and how.

2:20pm   Michelle Whaite – The Leaders-Ship.Com

  • How to improve your level of influence with your pupils, staff and key stakeholders, using the 3 cornerstones of communication ("The ABC's of Leadership")

2:45pm   Jim Farmery – Sector Development Manager, Wakefield Council

  • Current technology trends, the profile of creative and technology companies in Wakefield and the national and international landscape

3:15 – 4:15pm Tours of Wakefield College – Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC)

4:20pm   Ian Wainwright – Wakefield College

  • Wakefield College ASIC building and approach to developing higher level skills development in Wakefield

4:45pm  Ross Bennett - Commercial Director, Engaging Education

Event closes 6.30pm

Who's Coming?

Northern Media



Printer Provider

Engaging Education

Education Workshops




IT Support

Time Communications

Omega Security Systems

Security Systems

Leeds Beckett University

Visual Impact

Heart Medical

Federation of Small Business

Ahead Partnership

Inspiring Skills

Wakefield College

Michael Lewin Solicitors

My Work History

Enabling Enterprise

Hartwell Manufacturing

WMDC Governor Services