IoD teams up with #ScaleUpHull for Humber business lunch

John Connolly

Business growth specialist John Connolly has joined the line-up for the IoD’s fourth Humber Business Leaders’ Lunch.

The co-founder and managing director of C4Di (The Centre for Digital Innovation) will talk about the #ScaleUpHull initiative at The Deep on 14 November.

C4Di is a privately funded and managed technology incubator based in Hull, which helps tech companies to grow and traditional businesses innovate.

#ScaleUpHull was launched in October at Hull Minster by C4Di in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs. It aims to help fledgling businesses, high-growth scale-ups and traditional organisations through mentoring, business support and advice on investment and finance.

John has extensive experience of setting up technology businesses and taking them from concept through to profitability. He sits on the boards of tech start-ups and charities.

Also speaking at the event will be Jim Jordan, Finance Director at the IoD. Jim is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with 20 years’ experience working across large scale, international, multi-site businesses including KPMG, American Express, Travelex and LGC Group.

Pat Coyle, chairman of the IoD in East Yorkshire, said: “I was hugely enthused by the launch of the partnership between C4Di and Barclays Eagle Labs and I’m delighted that John will be joining us to speak about #ScaleUpHull in more detail.

“Everyone is welcome for what promises to be an excellent networking event with high quality speakers.”

The event starts at Noon. Tickets are £20 for members and £25 for non-members. To book, email


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