On Tuesday evening, I attended an event organised by Yorkshire Forward: Going Global: Innovation in the Global Market Place, held at the Met Hotel Leeds. At this event there were two guest speakers: Sir Richard Needham, one of the part-time directors at the vacuum cleaner manufaturer Dyson. He spoke about innovation and how a company like Dyson was so successful. His talk was followed by Charles Leadbeater, a government advisor who talked about innovation in the global economy. These two speakers did not differ very much in their message, despite their difference in political affiliation.
It should also be noted that the salmon at the buffet was excellent!