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Y 17: Yorkshire On Show

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10am - 2pm

Welcome to Yorkshire's annual Y conference is the biggest tourism event in the UK.

This year we are hosting the conference at York Theatre Royal.

The event will celebrate the highlights of Yorkshire tourism last year and also unveil our exciting plans for marketing and promoting Yorkshire to the world in 2017. We aim to energise and empower you for a fantastic year ahead, helping you make the most of this year's big events.



Please contact Philippa Kelly-Bull on 0113 322 3564 or pkellybull@yorkshire.com if you have any queries.

Sponsorship opportunities

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities view our media pack. For further information please contact Nicola Christian at nchristian@yorkshire.com or 07581 575 221.

Timings: Plan Your Day

• 10.00 - Registration and networking
• 10.50 - Show starts
• 13.00 - Networking

Networking sessions provide an opportunity to invite to meet with the Welcome to Yorkshire team, Y30 partners and sponsors. Come and check out special offers and promotions to benefit you and your business.

• Event closes at 14:00

Directions: Plan Your Journey

By Train - The nearest train station is York Station, located a 10 minute walk away from the venue.

By Foot - Turn left from the main entrance of the station and continue past the Royal York Hotel, straight over the cross roads. Follow the road under the city walls, then turn left and over Lendal Bridge. You will see the Minster in front of you as you pass the York Museum Gardens on the left. At the crossroads turn left and York Theatre Royal is in front of you on the right hand side of the road. The De Grey Rooms is immediately adjacent

By Bus - A number of local bus services stop directly outside the theatre including numbers 1, 2, 5, 5A, 6, 19, 29, 30, 31, 31X, 40, 56, 58, 812 and 884. For information on bus routes and times, please visit the First and Transdev websites.

Park & Ride - There are six Park & Ride services in York which allow you to park for free and complete your journey into the centre by bus. For more information on Park & Ride locations see here: http://www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride/

By Road - York Theatre Royal is situated on St Leonard's Place. The nearest car parks are Union Terrace at York St Johns, BBC Radio, Bootham and Marygate. Please note, these car parks will fill up quickly and can be expensive. We would encourage you to use the Park and Ride where possible.

Why not make the most of your time in York?

For things to do in the area visit our York page

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Seabrook Crisps


Based in Bradford Yorkshire, Seabrook Crisps have been manufacturing potato crisps for over 70 years for the UK and now International markets. We are a well-loved Yorkshire heritage brand and famous for its strong flavour and great crunch. Seabrook provide a range of crisps to the UK market supplying all major channels with household penetration of 27%. Seabrook Crisps has a history of innovation, we were the first Crinkle cut crisp in the UK, the first to use sunflower oil, the first to remove MSG from the full range, the first to make their whole range Gluten Free and Vegetarian friendly and the first to launch a peel, share and re-sealable pack.

Whilst our full-on flavour crisps are enjoyed across the UK and now internationally, Seabrook Crisps is proud of its Yorkshire roots and is proud to be the main sponsor of Y17.

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Rossington Hall

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Rossington Hall is a grade II listed Victorian stately home set in a peaceful 250 acre private estate. Nine luxurious bedrooms are accessed off the grand staircase, with the spectacular chandeliered Ballroom playing host to weddings, private events and conferences. Four staterooms are situated at the front of the Hall, where afternoon tea, a la carte dining and Sunday lunch are served on a weekly basis. The sprawling grounds are perfect for an after dinner walk, and are a stunning backdrop for weddings and events.

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Leading Edge Signage and Graphics


Leading Edge Signage and Graphics are an established supplier of signage and display graphics in the UK. Our team can create all types of signage and wall art solutions, including LED illuminated signs, built up MDF, metal and acrylic 3D signs, totem signs, braille and tactile signs, also printed wallpaper and digitally printed graphics up to 3m wide.   

We also offer a complete vehicle wrapping solution - from planning, project management, budget and logistics right through to high quality graphic design, custom production, wrap and finish. As a 3M Gold Select Partner, we are qualified to use quality 3M vinyl - one of the best and most respected materials in the vehicle wrapping industry.

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Arrow Self Drive


Arrow Self Drive is a family run business and the largest independent provider of vehicle hire in Yorkshire. The Company began in 1988 with only three vans for hire, today it carries a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, employing close to a hundred people with eight depots across the region. In 2015 the company was accredited with ISO 2001, recognition of their international standards. Unlike many other local other providers, Arrow Self Drive operates both daily and long term business hire, allowing them the flexibility to pull vehicles off fleet and respond to customer needs quickly and efficiently. For businesses with fluctuating vehicle needs their flexible hire is an ideal solution as it carries no commitment to fleet size or hire period.

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eviivo only works with independent accommodation providers, hotels, B&Bs and Inns. We say we're for anyone with rooms to sell and a story to tell. We provide the original ALL-in-ONE booking suite for independent accommodation which is trusted by over 6,200 properties across Europe with an independent review score of 8.8/10 on Trustpilot. eviivo suite helps you to manage bookings from your website and all the leading travel sites (Expedia, Laterooms, Booking.com etc.) in one simple click, while staying in control of your rates and policies. Confirm bookings and take payment anytime, anywhere, on any device, also in ONE CLICK. You can even save thousands of pounds on essentials for running your business with eviivo marketplace giving you exclusive offers ranging from fuel to electronics.

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Alzheimer's Society


Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

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Aspire-igen is a Yorkshire based social enterprise committed to changing lives for the better through learning and work. For the past 25 years, we have successfully helped individuals, organisations and communities to achieve their ambitions by providing them with the high quality tools, motivation and support they need, whenever and however they need it. We are extremely proud of our achievements. We work in partnership with numerous organisations in education, training, employability and skills to generate positive outcomes for a broad range of client groups from all ages and backgrounds. We work tirelessly to support the social and economic regeneration of our region, recognising the skills priorities set by our Local Enterprise Partnerships in order to promote investment in education and training that is properly informed by real labour market demand.

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Vale of Mowbray

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The Vale of Mowbray have been baking their gloriously tasty Pork Pies in the heart of Yorkshire since 1928. Only the freshest ingredients find their way into a Vale of Mowbray Pork Pie, our classic hot water pastry encases tender, cured pork, delicately seasoned with an irresistible blend of herbs and spices. All topped with a golden pastry lid and baked to mouth-watering perfection.

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Julyan The Baker

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Yorkshire Baker produce a range of delicious all butter pastry products, handcrafted and literally filled to brim with the finest ingredients.Yorkshire Baker products stand out from the crowd, grab attention and deliver an authentic taste experience. Once tried the distinctive taste is never forgotten. The products have quickly become a destination brand for deli customers seeking real artisan quality pastry.

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Storthes Hall Park


Storthes Hall Park is recently refurbished, unique venue set in beautiful surroundings that can cater for any type of event. From conferences to weddings or team building to summer activities, our facilities are versatile enough to fit the bill. Only ten minutes from the centre of Huddersfield and easily accessible from the M62 and M1, we're the perfect rural escape combined with on-site accommodation. Set in 44 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside Storthes Hall is an ideal business environment. Our competitive day and 24 hour delegate rates with excellent facilities, including a gaming room and private cinema, make us particularly suitable for away days, team building and meetings. We have walking and cycling trails on-site and can also arrange many other on-site activities including archery, orienteering, team building and football. Our wealth of events experience, high quality in-house catering and affordable accommodation offers a plethora of opportunities to make your event run smoothly.

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Yorkshire Association of Blue Badge Guides


The Yorkshire Association of Blue Badge Guides is a network of highly qualified tourist guides, with an expertise in all things Yorkshire. The coveted Blue Badge - the highest accreditation in tourist guiding - is a mark of quality and re-assurance; our guides not only know their stuff, but can communicate it in a professional, engaging and entertaining manner, whilst following guiding best practice. By hiring a Yorkshire Blue Badge Guide - you can guarantee a knowledgeable, friendly guide dedicated to providing a great day out. Our guides are proud of the fact that they can bring Yorkshire to life by creating brilliant visitor experiences. We create tours for individuals and groups by coach, minibus, driver-guide or walking, multi-lingual, special interest and tailored tours, conference and incentive programmes; all of our guides have public liability insurance.
We are great ambassadors for a great county - we really are Yorkshire's Best Guides.

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What better way to say thank you to your clients, partners or customers than a unique, luxury treat from Bettys?
Since we were founded in 1919, we've devoted ourselves to doing things beautifully - from the quality ingredients used in our Craft Bakery to our careful sourcing of the world's best teas and coffees.
We think you'll be just as impressed by the impeccable standards of our corporate services.
Choose from our luxurious range of hampers, gift boxes, cakes, chocolates and other irresistible treats.
And whether you're looking for employee rewards, corporate gifts or sales incentives, we'll find the perfect match from our collection of beautiful, delicious products.
To place an order, or make an enquiry, call our dedicated Corporate Team, on 0845 600 1919

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Crathorne Hall Hotel


Following a £4million restoration the historic Crathorne Hall Hotel, situated just 1 mile from the A19 in Crathorne near Yarm, offers the perfect setting for your business meeting or conference.

Crathorne Hall has a range of versatile meeting and conference facilities including the newly refurbished County Suite hosting three stunning meeting rooms, each named after a local region. These rooms are interconnecting to provide a larger meeting area perfect for conferences or private functions. The main Hall provides a further three function rooms offering a more traditional setting; the Drawing Room, with capacity for 100 people, the Edwardian Room, with room for 90 people, and the Presidents' Lounge, suitable for boardroom or dining events for up to 28 delegates. In addition, the property is situated on 15 acres of land, ideal for team building activities.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council


East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a unitary authority covering approximately 930 square miles and serving over 334,000 residents. The beautiful countryside, gently rolling Yorkshire Wolds and flat agricultural landscape of the East Riding with quiet roads and numerous traffic free routes means that cycling is popular with local residents. Cycling in the East Riding has been boosted by the Tour de Yorkshire cycle races in 2015 and 2016, which started from Bridlington and Beverley respectively, and residents are now gearing up for the start of the 2017 Tour which will begin in Bridlington on 28 April 2017.

As a local authority East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to promoting walking and cycling, and we make every effort to encourage local residents and visitors to the area to make more short local trips on foot or by bike. To support this, the Council has produced a series of free walking and cycling maps and leisure cycling maps which have been extremely popular with residents and visitors to the area.

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At Arriva Yorkshire our aim is to ensure that all of our passengers have the best journey, whether it's to work or on a day out around Yorkshire. We are currently in the process of upgrading our fleet by purchasing 37 new buses all of which will have extra comfy e-leather seating, on board Wi-Fi and USB charging points. So if you're running out of power or you need a spot of Wi-Fi why not use one of our buses for your next journey? Arriva Yorkshire is part of Arriva plc, one of the largest passenger transport providers in Europe, employing some 54,500 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries every year. It currently operates a fleet of some 5,900 vehicles in the UK alone, providing services in the North East, North West and South East of England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales.

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Rockliffe Hall


Rockliffe Hall is an award-winning 5 AA red-star hotel, golf and spa resort located on the County Durham and North Yorkshire border in the picturesque village of Hurworth-on-Tees. The resort offers 61 luxurious bedrooms; a multi award-winning Spa ; an 18 hole Championship golf course; three unique restaurants and ten meeting and event rooms that can cater for up to 250 guests. Rockliffe Hall has built an exceptional reputation for corporate business thanks to the outstanding facilities, high levels of service and convenient location and has notched up a number of awards for business amenities. As well as a range of accommodating meeting rooms, Rockliffe Hall offers a selection of onsite activities including Nordic walking, clay pigeon shooting and access to Premiership standard football training facilities.

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