In your time of need, I’ve always found that people will help you out, and they’ll bend over backwards to see you succeed. It suddenly dawned on me last night whilst I was laid in bed that I’ve never actually thanked these guys in public for their continued support of the Great Yorkshire Stairclimb. So here goes, a post to show our appreciated for the event partners, without these guys we wouldn’t be here today, our very own Three Musketeers are…
I initially saw Howard and Kathy’s handy work when G-Rex Fitness sponsored Geoff Major and his trip to the North Pole earlier this year. I didn’t really know that much about them other than they specialised in branding (and amazing at it I might add!). The work that they produced for Geoff was exceptional, and I really liked the style that they brought, it had both a playful manner to it showing that it was meant to be fun, but it also showcased the challenge side of the expedition. Following this there was the Yorkshire Mafia Conference, a conference for business men and women to show the world what Yorkshire has to offer, and once again the Rushfirths were heavily involved, and I loved it!
It is for both of these reasons that we didn’t just want; we needed them involved with the Great Yorkshire Stairclimb! We were approached by a number of local businesses and organisations to work on the event, but as far as we were concerned there could be only one, Rushfirth Creative. You’ve seen the posters (or at least I hope you have!), you can see the banner on this page, all this was inspired by the husband and wife team. Aside from the event’s identity, they continue to support us with the event, plugging it where possible, and keeping the GYSC ideas flowing.
It couldn’t have been here without you guys, massive thank you.
The Yorkshire Mafia
The Yorkshire Mafia is a Yorkshire LinkedIn based networking group that I’ve been a part of for over a year now, and have seen both my knowledge and connections expand since joining. No amount of networking has served me quite as well as my membership to the group, having access to people who have been there and done it is invaluable. Since joining the group, I have been privileged enough to be take over the Yorkshire Mafia Young Guns group, a sub group which houses some of the best business minds under 30 years old. There are many things in the pipeline for this group, and if you’re not in it you need to be!
When we were first throwing around the idea of putting the event together, there was a major sticking point, bookings. There’s various websites out there that can offer this, but with this being a charity fundraiser, we didn’t want to outlay our donations on a booking system, which would mean many man-hours to manually input our data. I posted on the YM discussion board that we were after a booking system, Geoff Shepherd stepped in and offered us free use of theirs that they use for the networking evenings and the conference, happy days!
Without the Yorkshire Mafia getting involved, we would be pulling our hair out number crunching, or incurring massive costs. They’ve stepped in on something that was a pipe dream, seen the potential, and helped us drive it forward to the point we’re at now, expanding! Becky Black, events coordinator for the group has also joined the management team, and her knowledge and experience has helped us put together a solid sponsorship package as well.
Massive thank you to the guys, they took a punt on an idea and it’s getting bigger by the day!
Innovate Contract Furniture
As a personal trainer by trade, I’ve done a lot of work for this company since it’s creation. It’s a young, innovative company that is quickly emerging as a dominant force to be reckoned with in the world of shop, office and home outfitting! The company is owned and directed by my brother, John Butterfield, and as a brother, and a man who enjoys lifting heavy things, I’ve done a fair bit of laboring for him in the past. This has taken me all over the country, and if I play my cards right for one of his contracts, maybe even Monaco, keep your fingers crossed for me!
Innovate’s time on the GYSC hasn’t yet come to fruition other than plugging it for us where he can, Innovate will be providing the stage on the day where the warm up sessions will be taking place. Can you imagine being at an event, and not being able to see the guys leading the warm up? Neither can we, so Innovate have stepped in to donate their services on the day and save us from a logistical nightmare!
I’d like to send out a thank you in advance to Innovate Contract Furniture, the event would be a whole different story if it weren’t for your eventual involvement.
They always say that it’s not what you know; it’s who you know. I never thought that were true until I started working for myself, and it’s clear to see that if I didn’t know these people, the Great Yorkshire Stairclimb wouldn’t be taking place. Please take this opportunity to check out their websites, all market leaders in their fields. And if you haven’t booked on to the event yet, what are you waiting for?!