Adam Beaumont on the Billion Pound Panel

The Royal Armouries In Leeds has just hosted the Buy Yorkshire Conference 2014, the North of England’s Biggest B2B Conference and Exhibition.

Based over two days, the event was a showcase of many fantastic local businesses and what they can offer.

Exhibitors ranged from universities, security firms, digital and food & drink companies.

As part of the conference The Billion Dollar Panel was chaired by Janet Street-Porter, and contained our very own Dr Adam Beaumont, along side notable local business people, including Government ‘entrepreneur in residence’ Lawrence Tomlinson.

Run in the style of the BBC’s question time, with the chair moderating the panelists and audience, to ensure that everyone had the opportunity of being heard. Questions were fielded in advance to the chair and then opened to the audience and panel and covered subjects such as: “What would you do with your last £500? What was your worst PR nightmare? What have you ever wasted money on? Social media – friend or foe? – all on the spot questions from Janet S-P to the panel!

Adam said “This was another fantastic opportunity for aql to show support of Leeds and Yorkshire, as well as raising the company profile with local businesses in attendance, such as Superconnected Cities, who are running the Free Wifi voucher scheme in Leeds and Bradford. It was a great experience and honour to be invited to be on the panel, and Janet Street-Porter is every bit as acerbic as she appears to be on television.

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