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Voice of business on BBC 5 Live set for Kirklees Business Conference

Danni Hewson, the voice of business on BBC 5 Live, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Kirklees Business Conference.

The conference is organised by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and returns to the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield on March 18, 2020.

Danni hosts BBC 5 Live’s flagship business programme, Wake Up To Money, and unpicks complex consumer issues during the drivetime show.

A large part of her career was spent reporting and presenting for BBC Look North as their award-winning business and money correspondent. She’s broadcast from fishing boats in the North Sea, deep down in our last remaining coal mines, and from a whole host of the region’s manufacturing bases.

Despite commuting across the Pennines for work, Danni still lives in Huddersfield.

She will be interviewed on stage at Kirklees Business Conference by Kate Betts, director of the event’s PR partner, Capital B Media.

Danni said: “I was delighted to be asked to come along to this year’s Kirklees Business Conference. Living in Huddersfield I know first-hand the vast array of companies that have a home in Kirklees. The last few years have thrown up just a few hurdles for every business to navigate and I’m always in awe of the resilience and creativity they display.

“I always get a kick from stepping into different workplaces, no two are the same and all have a story to tell. I’m lucky I get a chance to help them tell those stories to a national audience.”

Martin Hathaway, managing director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Danni on board. It’s such an exciting event for the business community and we’re proud to have such a prestigious speaker joining us.

“This year’s event is even bigger and better. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design an exhibition space which reflects the vibrant and innovative key sectors of the local business landscape.”

There will be three expert seminars at this year’s conference covering areas including funding and finance for SMEs, social media marketing and PR, as well as how to write winning bids and manage tenders.

Kirklees Business Conference runs from 8am-2.30pm on March 18, 2020. Free tickets for the event can be booked through the website at

Spaces for ‘Danni Hewson in conversation with Capital B Media’ will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The session starts at 1pm.

Information on available sponsorship and exhibition spaces can be found on the Kirklees Business Conference website at

Kirklees Business Conference is sponsored by AD:VENTURE and Wilby Insurance Brokers. The creative partners for the event include Beanie Media, Breaking Free Design, Capital B Media, DSM Productions, John Steel Photography, Social Progress and 404 Studios.

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