Posted On: 30 Apr 2018

On Wednesday 17 April, Nicky Chance-Thompson was invited to speak at the Business for Calderdale 10th Anniversary dinner at Bertie’s in Elland where Nicky shared the stage with other guest speakers including Peter Dodd, Commercial Director of Welcome to Yorkshire. Spencer Stokes, Business and Transport Correspondent for BBC Look North was master of ceremonies.

In his speech about the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, Peter Dodd praised the Trust’s accomplishments, including its prestigious role as starting venue for the fourth leg of the Halifax to Leeds ‘Yorkshire Terrier’ race.  Welcome to Yorkshire not only see The Piece Hall as the jewel in the crown for Halifax but also as one of the crown jewels of Yorkshire. In a very short space of time, The Piece Hall is successfully putting Calderdale on the international map. In his talk, Peter made reference to their recent overseas trips where audiences were 'blown away' by images of the historic Grade I listed building and the events that have taken place so far.

Nicky spoke of The Piece Hall’s amazing journey and achievements so far and the impact the transformed and repurposed destination has made in the wider area to date.

Over 200 businesses from the Calder Valley attended the dinner that celebrated ten years of Business for Calderdale providing opportunities for local businesses to work together, build links and form relationships.

Nicky commented "I was honoured to be asked to speak at such an important event side by side with some of the region's top industry professionals. It is clear there is a lot of pride from the business community in what we have created and delivered at The Piece Hall in such a short space of time. It is heartening to have received such great feedback less than a year on from The Piece Hall's re-opening."

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