Events Calendar

Friday 21st June 2019

Wakefield Business Week 2019 - Celebrating Business Growth and the closing of Wakefield Business Week 2019 by Wakefield Bondholders

Wakefield Business Week 2019 - Celebrating Business Growth and the closing of Wakefield Business Week 2019 by Wakefield Bondholders

As Wakefield Business Week comes to a close join the Bondholders at the Centre for Creativity Theatre Royal Wakefield to hear inspiring speeches from some of the district’s newest and most renown industry stars.

Find out why they chose the district and the support they accessed to deliver their vision.

Hear first-hand how these key businesses have grown and transformed their Businesses and prepare to be inspired…

Speakers: Rashik Parmar from IBM and Oliver Winstanley – Head of Business Relations Torque


Rashik Parmar from IBM

Rashik is a contemporary technical leader with 35 years’ experience in implementing latest technologies that deliver tangible business outcomes, his services to Innovation and Business resulted an MBE award which he was awarded in 2016. Rashik is an author of articles in leading publications such as Harvard Business Review and is highly skilled in Enterprise Architecture, Agile, DevOps, Innovation Management.

Hear Rashik discuss his expertise in terms of technological developments and find out key developments he has been involved in such as heading the IBM Academy of Technology during a transformative period through inspiring volunteers and getting them to believe that they could change IBM, He was awarded an MBE in 2016 for his services to Innovation and Business.

Come along and hear Rashik discuss innovation and growth in the regional economy with a focus on the Wakefield District!


Oliver Winstanley – Head of Business Relations Torque

Torque are proud sponsors of Wakefield Business Week 2019 and are award-winning, end-to-end supply chain specialists, providing exceptional solutions to fashion brands and retailers for over 25 years. Customers include Crew Clothing, I Saw It First, Hush, Sunspel, Kiltane, Thread, The Fold, Sweaty Betty, Mountain Warehouse and many more. Torque provide a vast number of services to their customers including warehousing, order fulfilment, freight, processing, QC and returns management to name but a few. They understand there is not a one size fits all approach to logistics which is why they take the time to understand what their partners need, and tailor their services accordingly. Torque always go the extra mile to help their customers’ businesses succeed which is why some of them have been with them since the very start. Whilst the solutions they provide customers with may be different, they are always framed by our core values: Honesty. Transparency. Commitment. And service. Torque make promises they can keep, meet their deadlines, and pay attention to detail. Delivering a service with that all-important personal touch.

Over the past year, work has been taking place at Torque’s Wakefield (Kettlethorpe) site to expand the warehouse and allow more room for their growing customer base. The expansion will create a warehouse footprint of 187,700 sq ft. with a total available floor space of 463,000 sq ft.

Find out how this move has benefitted Torque in recruitment, investment and overall growth.

If you are interested in this event & would like to attend book here!

Or if you would like to view other Wakefield Business Week 2019 events view here!

Venue: Centre for creativity, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, WF1 2TE
8:30 am - 10:30 am